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112 E Main St, Tucumcari, NM 88401-2221
08:00 - 19:30
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 19:30
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2 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The food here is great and alote of it and great price.good down to earth mexican food.nice and clean salsa is good everything is good.😁

Thank Regina B
Prescott, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We wanted to see if we could find the Blue Swallow Motel, which was featured in a Route 66 book that I read many years ago, and decided to look for somewhere to have lunch. We both ordered a hamburger, which was served wrapped inside of a tortilla. Absolutely delicious. Am hoping to stop there again on the trip back... More 

Thank darlene5149
New Jersey
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422 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I have passed Tucumcari many times traveling back and forth between the coasts. When I have eaten it has always been a fast food option. Today I filled up with gas and hit google to see 'restaurants' instead of the fast food options of this town. Came up with this place. The downtown street is empty and I saw a... More 

Thank jansjourneys
1 review
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a lunch spot while driving on I40 on Christmas Eve. El Herradero was a bit off the main drag but were intrigued by the "made from scratch" description of the food. The description was highly accurate and had some of the best chicken enchiladas with salsa verde we'd ever eaten. We also had bistec tacos, French... More 

Thank Tom C
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128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We bypassed the Mexican place right on 66 to visit this authentic, family run restaurant and it was excellent. Between us, we ordered the Choose 3 and Choose 4 plates and got to try tacos, enchiladas, chile rellenos and tamales. They were all VERY good as were the homemade and warm tortilla chips and the homemade salsa (spicy!). The tacos... More 

Thank Kim G
Tucumcari, New Mexico
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The mexican food is delicious with lots of flavor, not bland at all. We were having lunch and noticed burgers being delivered to another table…."HUGE". I will have a burger next time.

Thank Bob B
Sapulpa, OK
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We were lucky that the town of Tucumcari was having it's Fire Festival on the evening of Saturday, September 27, 2015, otherwise Peggy and her mother would have closed at 3:00 p.m. I'd called the restaurant several times over a two-week period to speak with the owner, Miss Peggy (No, not Romper Room). My most recent call had been placed... More 

1 Thank SapulpaBoy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Thanks to Trip Advisor we found this wonderful family-owned business, which is just a little off the beaten path. The food was home cooked and piping hot, and the chile rellenos were quite possibly the best I've ever had. The cheese enchiladas were amazing as well. Qué Rico!!

1 Thank Dena S
fort worth,texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

This place is a little hard to find, but definitely worth the effort. I had a tamale and chicken enchilada with green chili sauce, beans and rice. All were excellent! Tasted homemade. Will stop here again.

3 Thank foodexplorer
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2014

I liked the food, really loved the people. So warm and wonderful, small-town folks. Nice murals along the walls.

1 Thank Jennifer K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 E Main St, Tucumcari, NM 88401-2221
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Tucumcari

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