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Del's Restaurant

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1202 E Route 66 Blvd., Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
+1 575-461-1740
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed an excellent meal here, tasty and well- served. My wide is coeliac, which can cause problems, but a chicken and mango dish was produced, and well- received, with a minimum of fuss which itself is always a relief. The place was obviously popular with both visitors and locals, and deservedly so.

Thank 606johnpr
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131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I rarely disagree on ratings but this is one time we do. He is at four and I would go closer to five. His reasoning for four is that it seems that an entrée would come with a potato and then you would choose an additional side. A small chicken breast and small dish of green beans... More 

Thank suebruno
Windsor, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Surprising and quirky find on Route 66! First of 11 more days of Margueritas! Food was fine, atmosphere fun and obviously enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Very friendly staff. Clean. Would not hesitate to eat here again should I find myself in Tucumcari!

Thank HappyCanadianSheila
Rochester, Minnesota
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We wanted to see some of the historical New Mexican section of Route 66. Del's has been here for many years. The service was exceptional and the Mexican food we ordered was good. There was a salad bar. The space might be snug for a wheelchair. Small gift shop inside. Near the city murals.

Thank Sharon S
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129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the opportunity to eat at Del's twice recently and it was great. The homemade soups are good and the salad bar is fresh and has many items. I had the catfish the first visit and the beef kabob the 2nd.......both were good choices. Jackie is an excellent server and we always enjoy her. The gift shop is worth... More 

Thank Mamasans
Lemont, Illinois
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692 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was definitely a surprise to us as we were leaving, I lingered and took some really cute photos of their route 66 display inside. There are not a lot of places to eat in Tucumcari. At one time, there were a lot more, being on old Route 66. So you feel like "Well, this is where we have to... More 

Thank sandra n
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Del's was recommended to us by our motel & was ranked 2nd on Trip Advisor. The online menu said they served wine & you could take an unfinished bottle home. Great! Off we went. My husband ordered a beer & I ordered a bottle of Pinot to be shared. His beer arrived. After another 10 minutes, still no wine. I... More 

Thank linda m
Lewisburg, Tennessee
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After another long day of driving, this place was a welcome relief for good meals. My wife ordered Grilled chicken with Raspberry Jalapeno Pepper sauce(a house specialty), she loved it. I had a Chicken fried steak, Mashed potatoes, salad(very good). Our waiter (David) was very friendly, fast, and polite. We definitely recommend Del's for a great meal.

Thank Steve P
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cute family friendly restaurant. Great soup & salad bar. Very fresh & clean. Wide variety of items to choose from. One person in our party ordered the liver & onions & said it was best she's had. Chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes & gravy was very good. Someone else got the 3 item Mexican combo of an enchilada,... More 

Thank HerndonOkies
Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We agree with all those reviewers who praise this place. The food was varied and our chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy was super. They have one of the best salad and soup bars I've had in awhile. All the staff seemed super friendly and efficient. I didn't gave time to peruse the gift shop, but it looked very nice, too.... More 

Thank Cheryl S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Mexican, American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1202 E Route 66 Blvd., Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Tucumcari
  • Phone Number: +1 575-461-1740
Since 1956, Del's Restaurant has been a destination break on Historic Route 66. Stop in and meet our friendly staff and enjoy delicious food, an attractive setting and over the top service. Whether your hunger is more on the light side, or you've worked up a vigorous appetite, we have a delicious fare for all. Make Del's Restaurant a major stop when seeking the flavor of Historic Route 66, you'll be glad you did!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?