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Frontier Restaurant
Frontier Restaurant

Frontier Restaurant

9.428 reviews
$$$$
American, Southern / Soul, Diners
Local Favorite
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  • 9.8
    Foodies
  • 8.4
    Students
  • 8.4
    Family Travelers
  • 6.9
    Nightlife Lovers
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2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 266-0550
http://www.frontierrestaurant.com/
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The Frontier Restaurant has happily served the Albuquerque area and the University of New Mexico community since 1971.The Frontier Restaurant continues to be a safe and clean environment for college ... Read more
students to spend hours studying or just relaxing with great Frontier food after long study sessions.

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Great local, cheap eats. You MUST try the Cinnamon Roll! It's famous around here.

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Rio Rancho

Delicious and cheap food. Great for anytime of day since open for almost 24 hours a day. Must try the orange juice and their famous sweet rolls.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Delicious affordable New Mexican food just across the street from the university. If you visit Albuquerque, you have to try this place!

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The five-star rating is for more than just the food. This local landmark restaurant has been and Albuquerque "go-to" for decades, with an eclectic menu from which one orders at the counter, then picks up when your number is shown on a board. Between its extended hours of operation, and kitchy decor, which leans heavily on John Wayne themed art, is a delight. It is located just two miles from the cottage, on a bus route and immediately across the street from the University of New Mexico.

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Denver

A friend told me to go and after looking at the menu I wondered what was so special. It was quick good food at a good price. It was busy but I enjoyed my breakfast and a cinnamon roll.

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Local from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

A local institution next to the university - great place to people watch while enjoying local cuisine

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Local from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

What an amazing restaurant-art exhibit. Don't worry about the long lines. The wait is never longer than 5-10 minutes and it is worth it to try their Huevos Rancheros or their Carne Adovada Burrito, YUM!!! My Guest October 27 to November 2, 2015 made a documentary of this treasure. It is often featured on the Food Network and national magazines.

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The food is cheap and not too bad! The atmosphere is really authentic and perfect for hangouts, etc.

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West Covina, California, USA

ohhhhhh, their burritos are so amazing ! The cheese melted and cover every single inch of the inside. when you bite into it was incredibly juicy that you can't help but let out amazing sigh of happiness, just writing about it makes me want to make a visit to new mexico just for this place!
They have vending machine where you can order whatever flavor sodas from pink lemonade with cherry flavor to whatever you can think of

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Local from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ah, so many memories of this place throughout the years. I usually have the huevos with green chile stew (not red or green, the stew is better) and a side of bacon. Fiesta burger is also fabulous, and #9 burrito can't be beat if you're on the move. Colorful crowd, local flavor! Almost always open!

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Oakland, California, USA

Frontier is an Albuquerque staple - it has been around for almost 50 years, and it hasn't changed much.
Your order at the counter - the line is often long but moves incredibly fast. The food comes up fast as well, and it is good!
Simple menu - lots of Mexican and New Mexican influence. The breakfast burrito with green chili is definitely a safe bet, but everything is delicious and plentiful.
Open late, tons of seating, family atmosphere - don't miss this piece of UNM culture!
Oh, and do yourself a favor and order a cinnamon bun. It's worth it.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, USA

Has everything... homemade tortillas, burgers, enchilladas, chile, salsa, coffee, students, nightlifers, church goers. So much history. If anything happens in this city, it happens at Frontier.

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New YORK!

The heartbeat of Albuquerque. This humongous diner serves fantastic green-chile stew, breakfast burritos and cheeseburgers, and you can sit next to one of, oh, 20? portraits of John Wayne. Pretty much everyone who lives in Albuquerque comes in here at some point, so the people-watching is great too. Oh--and the cinnamon rolls will kill you just for looking at them. But there's fresh OJ to offset the badness.

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A cheap New Mexican Fast Food. Fast Food well-described this place as they served you really quickly and it s pretty healthy. For people who don't like fast-food, go there you will be seduced.

Un fast-food pas comme les autres. Je n'aime pas les fast food mais Frontier porte bien son nom. La nourriture est servie rapidement et est bonne, pas spécialement grasse. Des plats typiquement New Mexican vous seront servis en moins de deux. A essayer absolument.

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Albuquerque, NM

Unique atmosphere, great burritos, and very reasonable prices. Found this one through Sasha Samaio's nextstop recommendation. Thanks Sasha you were right!

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Awesome local food and chili. On the edge of UNM campus.

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Don't leave without having one of their cinnamon rolls!

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Classic ABQ, NM !

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Local from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Great place for breakfast burritos.

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Local from Albuquerque

Hometown favorite!

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