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Frontier Restaurant

2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3507
+1 505-266-0550
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cinnamon rolls” (253 reviews)
“tortillas” (157 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3507
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Frontier has risen to the perch of institution in Albuquerque. It is across the street from the University which seems to keep the place busy at all hours. And because students don't have money to burn, the costs are kept exceptionally low. Have been there...More

Thank SteveHereNow
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here on New Year's Day (evening). The selection of local and craft beer was impressive and varied. The food was excellent, both for omnivores and vegetarians. The service was prompt and cheerful, the price reasonable.

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here based on recommendations, and while the experience was, well, an experience, I wouldn't go here again. I hate to say that as I understand the place is locally owned, but it was easily the worst food we had on our entire state...More

Thank Kristen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here for breakfast as many people had told me how great the cinnamon rolls are but I found them to be fairly generic. It tasted more like processed baked goods you get at a grocery. The rest of the breakfast was ok, but...More

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know why the Frontier gets such good reviews unless it is because it is relatively cheap. This place is filthy! After waiting for a table we finally found an empty one; however, the table top was so dirty that we refused it -...More

1  Thank stonecuttingedge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here based on the reviews as well as the location, as we were headed to the airport for a flight home. Upon approaching The Frontier, I was charmed by the old-timey ambiance of the restaurant which was established in 1971. The place was...More

Thank kristyjt9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Frontier gets rave reviews just about every year in every Albuquerque publication. On this site one Reviewer's comment of "Funky!" says it all. The Frontier is located near UNM and in the overall funky, hippie/hipster, groovy-cool-organic University/Nob Hill area and so has a largely...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, once you order everything is self serve which I like because I could do coffe refills at any time. Green chile sause is awesome. I ate so much, too tasty. Nice place always packed with people but ordering is pretty fast. Those guys...More

Thank Victor G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve been there for breakfast and their breakfast burritos are fabulous. The fresh sqeezed orange juice is a little pricy due to the recent weather conditions in the growing area but well worth it. Vitamin C and delicious at the same time. Dinner was Fiesta...More

Thank lilkittysmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awful coffee. Very very strong. Cinnamon rolls look fake and tasted factory made. Couldn’t eat it - too hard/stale. Place had lots of business- maybe because prices were cheap. We wouldn’t come here again. Staff was pleasant.

Thank kechkaren
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25 September 2016|
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Response from destinationknown | Reviewed this property |
Not that kind of eatery. Think "diner" not "dining", think "greasy spoon" not "silver spoon".
Lurissa M
23 October 2015|
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Response from Edie F | Reviewed this property |
I don't think Frontier Restaurant has delivery service, but I'm not positive. Certainly have not seen any signs of delivery service any of the times I've been there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
5:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3507
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-266-0550
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