For the last 20 years the restaurant has slowly acquired the better part of the block facing Central Avenue across from the UNM campus. You will see ... More
For the last 20 years the restaurant has slowly acquired the better part of the block facing Central Avenue across from the UNM campus. You will see study groups, people having coffee, and lunch or the famous Frontier Cinnamon Roll, which is a huge, fresh sweet roll swimming in butter. The atmosphere is western and simple, with booths and tables. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served anytime. New Mexican dishes, sandwiches, soups, stew and salads, chicken, ribs, fresh squeezed juice, sodas, tea and cappuccino are also offered.
The food was the "Bomb" the service was fast.
The Tortillia Soup was outstanding. Do not leave without having one of the best cinnamon rolls you will ever eat in your like. Order milk with ice to wash it down. Yeah Baby!!!!
I absolutely love the Frontier. I am a student at UNM and have been eating there for about ten years. This is a great place to get food any time of the day. The only thing I would warn people about is that downtown and University area Albuquerque always have some interesting people lurking around. There are two bus stops immediately outside the Frontier and there are bound to be a few homeless people. I've never had any trouble from anyone but be prepared to be asked for some change, etc. If you're scared of homeless people, don't bother going. I tried to take friends from out of town and they locked the car doors and refused to get out. If you can handle the occasional bum, you'll love the Frontier
This is a FANTASTIC, unique restaurant. If you're in Albuquerque...you must make a visit here. No fancy white table linens - just excellent food. I went there for breakfast on the recommendation of a friend. You must try one of the Frontier's famous Honey Rolls, and then also a breakfast burrito. Some of the best food I had during my stay (at a price that can't be beat!). Don't hesitate...go try it if you're in the area!!!
Amazing Place. Strange, true, but great! The orange juice is freshly squeezed - they have machine that dumps barrels of oranges by the minute - so you know it's fresh. YOU MUST HAVE THE SWEET ROLL - period. Also, the Western Hash Browns are great (green chile and cheese on top is standard). My meal is always the green chile stew, western hash browns, and a sweet roll. PARADISE! It is a hoky environment, ie employees wearing bandanas on their heads and aprons and stuff, cafeteria clanging of silverware, old picnic style tables, etc. BUT -- it certainly adds to the ambiance and ensures you are there to eat good grub. What I particularly enjoy is that everytime I am there, I ALWAYS see a local celebrity (newscasters, etc) -- this is a place where EVERYONE goes in Abq to have some good food at a cheap price. Great place to people watch. Have fun and fill your tummy without emptying your wallet.
Rated #2? This is a fast food diner located across from UNM - just down from Presbyterian hospital and the meth labs. It has had shooting out in front in the past. They serve nice large cinnamon rolls, and thier food isn't bad- but it is not the #2 restaurant in Albuquerque! It very well could be when compared to comperable eateries like Wendy's, Duncan Donuts, Wenchells, McDonalds, etc. It has far more "atmosphere" than the fast food chains, but that's the correct classification for this restaurant- not fine dining!
My favorite thing is the breakfast burrito. Its delicious. Also I love the orange juice! You can go whenever for my favorite, the breakfast burrito, because they serve breakfast all day. So whenever you go is fine. You'll definetly enjoy.
The Frontier is a one-of-a-kind restaurant and local college favorite. It's as close to UNM as possible, without actually being on campus, and offers some excellent local foods, as well as some unique specialties. My favorites are green chile stew, and the sweet rolls that everyone talks about!
This is the place for green chili with breakfast burrito, carne avodado, and the best fresh tortillas.
When in Albuquerque, we go as often as possible.
I take away 2 doz. tortillas...mmmmm-good.
Was just there Nov.28,'05! L&B Florida