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Flying Star Cafe - Rio Grande

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4026 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-3146
(505) 344-6714
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a decent lunch on a Saturday. it was not to crowded. There was a family group in the middle of the outdoor space that were enjoying each other's company, so it was a rowdier environment athan usual. Falafel salad was delicious but very large. Had to take some home, which is sometimes hard if you are not headed right... More 

Thank RoamNHoliday
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, fresh and tasty. Menu is limited. Maybe the specials could rotate more often. More meat and potatoes, my husband requests. Service is generally good, though, meal delivery can be rushed. By the time you can answer the question, "do you need anything else", the server's back is to you and they're gone. We do enjoy FS and hope... More 

Thank Happy2012005
Sacramento, California
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We settled here after a day of sightseeing Albuquerque. They have a great menu for desserts. Our group had pie, milkshakes, tea, and coffee. Pastries are second-to-none. The staff was friendly. This could be a morning ritual.

Thank Cameron B
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered take out from here during our visit to Albuquerque. It came highly recommended & we were not sorry for taking a chance. The food was delicious & the pie was wonderful. We highly recommend this restaurant & will be eating there again on our next visit!

Thank TravlerND
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a chain of restaurants in Albuquerque. Oddly, it seems to matter which location one goes to as to the quality that is served. We have found Rio Grande and Almeda are the best. Corrales is consistently underwhelming and extremely slow.

Thank c0wgirlm0m
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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175 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We were 9 again, and Sunday breakfast after church services. We were all seated together, and there was something for everyone, even those who needed gluten free, and vegetarian. We were crowded but able to converse along the table.

Thank Berenice G
Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Found this on Tripadvisor and the reviews made us want to look at the menu - so glad we did! We actually ate their twice. Dinner and breakfast (after our hot air ballon ride with Rainbow Ryders) and was SO GOOD! Their food is excellent and very fresh. My family each had something different and we each enjoyed our meals.... More 

Thank clakdl
Kenmore, Washington
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

A locals favorite that was a pleasant find for this visitor. The line was long at lunchtime but it moved quickly. The food came to the table fast, which was appreciated by the pre-schooler with us.

Thank walterandcharlie
Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Looking for Fast food but not your usual greasy burger? Come to this place. This chain has wonderful food served quickly but is so fresh and very high quality. Service was very friendly and helpful. Fresh salads, soups, or many sandwiches to choose from, this is a great alternative stop for someone on the go.

Thank Sue A
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

How sweet can this be --- family dinner on the patio at the flying star. The red stuff drink is to drive all day for! Loving the cool evening on the pet friendly patio. The great menu gives plenty of choices. This lace is a must stop in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Awesome food and ambience.

Thank Barbara M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4026 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-3146
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: (505) 344-6714

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?