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Flying Star Cafe - Rio Grande

4026 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-3146
+1 505-344-6714
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  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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4026 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-3146
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Reviewed February 27, 2017

Good recipes, but often poorly executed. The food is very good about 60% of the time. However, expect your food to often taste like whatever was on the grill beforehand (ex. hamburger-flavored toast, garlicky pancakes). Some of the staff is great, but others seem poorly...More

Thank michelsa834
Reviewed February 16, 2017

I have been to the Rio Grande location of Flying Star probably 10 times over the past few years, mostly when I drive down from Colorado. Casual and yet upscale. This is a neighborhood cafe or bistro where some come to read, use their laptop...More

Thank John G
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Flying Star is a local favorite and has something for almost everyone in your troop. Specializing in what we used to call "California Style" cuisine, you can order at the counter and they bring your food (or pasty & coffee) out to your table when...More

Thank ChrisNWeller
Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

Of all the amazing food choices in Albuquerque, the Flying Star on Rio Grande is where we end up time after time. Food is amazing...service is friendly and the atmosphere draws from all walks of life. Our favorite!!

Thank Steve H
Reviewed December 8, 2016 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.

Thank cbrsantafe
Reviewed November 21, 2016 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...More

Thank TownsendTravels
Reviewed November 15, 2016

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...More

Thank Seymour2013
Reviewed October 11, 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...More

Thank kcscrapper
Reviewed September 30, 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...More

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed September 25, 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...More

Thank ValSantaFe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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