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Frontier Restaurant

2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3507
+1 505-266-0550
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cinnamon rolls” (234 reviews)
“tortillas” (170 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-3507
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Reviewed yesterday

We went here as it was a "novelty" we'd read about. Soooooo busy. Cafeteria style and pretty fast, but but was a bit crazy for me. Food was good, but the place was a mess due to the mass of people. Not relaxing by any...More

Thank dawnlangl
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must stop across the campus from New Mexico Univ. New Mexican food is excellent and affordable. Do not miss the huge awesome cinnamon rolls. Totally unique experience!

Thank Laurence M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in to grab a quick bit before hitting the road. A couple of great burgers. Didn't have it but their New Mexican food and breakfasts look great too. Had a giant Cinnamon Roll for desert.

Thank StoneCreek
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love this unique diner and always visit when I'm in Albuquerque. They have kettles of green Chile sala heated for you self serve! And if that didn't tip the boat they have new soda machines where you choose your flavors. Don't just take my...More

Thank Carmalita1010
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very good food, our server was very nice, That restaurent is in business since 1971...enjoy! We were there for breakfast

Thank danboubou
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, great breakfast and very good cinnamon rolls. I live in Albuquerque and go here often. It is right across UNM, Parking can be tricky especially during weekdays when classes are in session.

Thank kcbruder
Reviewed 1 week ago

Frontier has been a staple of the 'Q' for some years now. We hadn't ever dined here despite living in ABQ for almost 4 years. We're glad we finally stopped in! Folks love their tortillas and in fact, make a special stop just to pick...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Albuquerque many times and have passed by this place but never gone in. What a mistake. The Frontier Restaurant is rather large. I believe I counted 3 rooms so there is plenty of space to sit. Overall the restaurant was clean even...More

Thank Kirk10100
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this place is the most popular place in Albuquerque or at least by University of NM area. This restaurant was recommended by at least 3 people to us when we asked where to go for dinner. Service was fast and food was really...More

Thank Info M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is amazing, but an absolute must is getting the tortillas to take with you. I brought back 6 dozen because so many friends in Arizona requested them. The tortillas are all gone a week later and regret not bringing back twice as many.

Thank Melissa G
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Do they take reservations or a call ahead?
26 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
Do you guys Deliver
24 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
USD 5 - USD 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 01:00
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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