Eating at the Frontier

in albuquerque •  3 months ago 

You will be hard pressed to find a local that would speak ill of this establishment, as it is a true Albuquerque tradition. The Frontier is located directly across the University of New Mexico, but it is frequented by more than just college students. People from all walks of life, from all over the state, from every corner of the city, come to enjoy the food and atmosphere distinct to the Frontier.


The Frontier

To an outsider, it may seem like an unimpressive eatery, which is understandable. The unpretentious setting of the Frontier may not be impressive on first glance, but one taste of their food, and you can understand why this establishment is at the forefront of Albuquerque culture. Open since 1971, the Frontier is famous in town for it’s crispy french fries, the fantastic fresh squeezed orange juice, and soft, fresh made tortillas. Their menu has American staples like hamburgers and pancakes (breakfast is served all day), as well as New Mexican cuisine favorites like breakfast burritos and green chile smothered enchiladas.


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When I was growing up, the Frontier was legendary for being open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, since 2006, it is now open from 5 a.m to 1 a.m, which still offers plenty of late/early opportunities to indulge in a sticky sweet roll.

Casual, cheap, and a treasured, local tradition, you can’t skip a visit to the Frontier if you should find yourself in Albuquerque.

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Look like some COOL place to have some good food. ☺️👍

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Sounds awesome. I like the decor on the walls - the blankets and what look like rugs or horse blankets that go under the saddle when you ride a horse (whatever those are called). Looks cool

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Awesome! We used to go there after punk shows in the late 80s and early 90s. It was always a wild scene late at night, and all walks of life hanging out just as you said.

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Looks like a nice place. Good review and photos.

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Lindo

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That decor inside is really impressive! I might have to do a little more digging to find some pictures of the food from this place. I am sure they have been featured on several travel channel and food network shows over the years as well. Thanks for sharing this. I have a list going of all the places you have shared in NM in case I ever make it out that way!

Every town always has a hole in the wall restaurant that's amazing. This one sounds really good as well

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