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Flying Star Cafe - Rio Grande

) #114 of 1,386 Restaurants in Albuquerque $$ - $$$, American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
4026 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-3146
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“buddha bowl” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4026 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-3146
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place! Serves fun healthy food, great atmosphere, casual, patio is dog friendly with their own water bowls, and the day we were there - must have been the senior cycling tour - Lots of older folks in their bicycle gear enjoying a...More

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant had a jetsons cartoon feel to it. The theme really came together throughout the establishment and the food was really good. I had the shrimp tacos and would definitely recommend. It's organic healthy choices was almost overshadowed by the seconds it took me...More

Thank Jesus O
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Flying Star has lots of fresh food selections, including gluten free choices (try the carrot cake!). The staff is friendly and helpful, the indoor atmosphere is a little crowded, but everyone has a good time. We particularly like the huge outdoor partially covered patio with...More

Thank Crista2010
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is one of the only places to get food in this part of ABQ, NM . Great food , this places is always full and packed with people , Parking in back. Nice outside sitting area with a working Fireplace . Great food ....More

Thank micha22
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Good, contemporary and healthy food -- but you can still get some excellent desserts. And the room is open and inviting. Also, it is right next to a great bookstore called Bookworks.

Thank sewkap
Reviewed 28 February 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 17 February 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 30 January 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 25 December 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 9 December 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
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: 5052551128
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