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Frontier

2400 Central SE, Albuquerque, NM - (505) 266-0550
Posted By Anne Ritchings on 6/29/2007 11:12:00 AM
The Frontier is a classic that continues to please. The menu is displayed above the large counter where you place your order. Once you have decided on your selection from the extensive menu you step up to the next open spot (with the blinking green light) and tell the very polite man or woman what you want. Your drinks are served at the counter and you are given a number for the rest of your order. Select a place to sit in one of the rooms and wait for your order number to flash on the screen. We've never had to wait more than five minutes for our food to appear and it is always piping hot and delicious.

The french fries here are some of the best I have ever had. They are crisp, crunchy and fluffy all at once. I've even been known to order them at breakfast just because they are so good. The breakfast burrito is one of the best in town (and that is saying something). If Albuquerque has a single representative food, the breakfast burrito is it. It is smothered in red or green chile (and if you can't make up your mind, you can always order it "Christmas" - some of each). The contents within are a distinctly Southwestern blend of eggs, hash browns and cheddar cheese and green chile. If you wish, you can add bacon, or sausage, or carne adovada.

You can count on the Frontier at any time of day or night to satisfy your cravings for good Southwestern food.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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The Frontier sells 'six packs' of sweet rolls frozen, ready to take home and nuke.
"The Frontier sells 'six packs' of sweet rolls frozen, ready to take home and nuke."
Michael Stern





With a menu this big, it is easy to forget how good the burgers are here.  This Bonanza Burger comes dressed with cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce, pickle and Thousand Island dressing.
"With a menu this big, it is easy to forget how good the burgers are here. This Bonanza Burger comes dressed with cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce, pickle and Thousand Island dressing."
Cliff Strutz


A hearty filling breakfast with enough zing to start your day.
"A hearty filling breakfast with enough zing to start your day."
Dale Fine


Unmistakably New Mexican, the green chile stew is more flavorful than spicy hot.
"Unmistakably New Mexican, the green chile stew is more flavorful than spicy hot."
Cliff Strutz


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"Posole"
BSamuelson


Simple, full-flavored and elegant, Frontier's tortillas come hot off the flame just moments before they are put on your tray.
"Simple, full-flavored and elegant, Frontier's tortillas come hot off the flame just moments before they are put on your tray."
Michael Stern


Buried underneath the cheese and fiery green chile are a couple of sunnyside-up eggs. I mashed my warm tortilla down and sopped up some yolk, which was a pretty good damper for the chilies' heat. The flavor mix of this dish is spectacular: rich, brilliant, exciting and immensely satisfying.
"Buried underneath the cheese and fiery green chile are a couple of sunnyside-up eggs. I mashed my warm tortilla down and sopped up some yolk, which was a pretty good damper for the chilies' heat. The flavor mix of this dish is spectacular: rich, brilliant, exciting and immensely satisfying."
Michael Stern


Here's the one-man assembly line turning out four tortillas for breakfast. The aroma around this fiery machine is intoxicating.
"Here's the one-man assembly line turning out four tortillas for breakfast. The aroma around this fiery machine is intoxicating."
Michael Stern


The breakfast crowd has yet to arrive.  Note the portrait of Duke Wayne on the far wall.
"The breakfast crowd has yet to arrive. Note the portrait of Duke Wayne on the far wall."
Michael Stern


The Frontier isn't exactly at the cutting edge of New Mexican cuisine, but you haven't really tasted Albuquerque until you've been there ... especially at 4am!
"The Frontier isn't exactly at the cutting edge of New Mexican cuisine, but you haven't really tasted Albuquerque until you've been there ... especially at 4am!"
Michael Stern


View of back entrance to the restaurant
"View of back entrance to the restaurant"
BSamuelson


The sun is rising in the east and the late-night crowd is mostly gone from the always-open Frontier while break-of-day people come for breakfast.
"The sun is rising in the east and the late-night crowd is mostly gone from the always-open Frontier while break-of-day people come for breakfast."
Michael Stern



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