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Flying Star Cafe - Rio Grande

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4026 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-3146
+1 505-344-6714
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06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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172 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Flying Star is a great place for a casual lunch. The food is good and it has a unique atmosphere. There is always a crowd but you can generally get a table and served fairly quickly.

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Thank cbrsantafe
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good combination- don't you agree? We were comfortable and relaxed sitting outside munching on our well prepared salad. Mine contained a handful of roasted chickpeas and a few lovely mini falafels with dill sauce. Lovely! Boyfriend had tossed Cobb. Scrumptious, he said! Bread pudding was tasty but, we were told it would be served warm with rum sauce, however, it... More 

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Thank cordelia11
Las Vegas, Nevada
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met my sister recently for lunch and enjoyed the relaxed pace in the heart of Albuquerque. The menu has options for all appetities, and the desert display makes it almost impossible not to order a sweet treat to accompany the meal. Service was fast and friendly, and the food was satisfying. There is plenty of seating indoors and out, and... More 

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Thank Seymour2013
Kansas City, MO
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We have enjoyed Flying Star Cafe for many visits! Today we make a special stop before leaving town for their wonderful carrot cake. What a disappointment. Clearly something has changed -- the carrot cake was simply inedible -- totally awful. It lacked flavor - no cinnamon, no cloves, apparently no carrots, no nuts. The frosting lacked any flavor much less... More 

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Thank kcscrapper
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Now that I'm living in Albuquerque... for now... and not knowing how long this "now" is going to last... I have recently gone here twice in a week with my (now former) housemate. As I'm staying at a corporate/extended stay hotel for what will likely be at least a few months while I finish my assignment--and as this was my... More 

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Thank Rachel K
Santa Fe
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97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch and shared a juicy burger topped with onion rings and Swiss cheese. We were happy to share the extraordinary burger. The fries were perfectly seasoned. It was a little difficult parking on a mid-day Saturday but the food and atmosphere are with it. Out other favorite stops in this little mall are Bookworks... More 

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Thank ValSantaFe
Cortez, Colorado
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Never been to any of these cafes - I was amazed at the selection they had. Breakfast all day or choose a burger...it's all your choice!

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Thank Eric K
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The salads at Flying Star are good, but expensive. The portions for the other items are quite small, especially at $11.00 and higher. The food is quite good, the locations are nice, clean, and modern. The staff is friendly, but although the tables are bussed frequently, they definitely aren't wiped down routinely. All in all, just fair...

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Thank TimnRenae C
Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Never disappointed each and every time. Beautiful location and outdoor patio with fireplace. Extensive menu with a large variety of good, healthy and tasty selections. Bakery items are to die for!

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Thank Steve H
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 23:00
Saturday
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4026 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-3146
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-344-6714

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?