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Golden Light Cafe & Cantina

2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106
806-374-9237
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Ranked #19 of 423 restaurants in Amarillo
Hours:
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Quebec City, Canada
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very good food at a very good price in the oldest restaurant still operating on Route 66! This place is historic! We got a special map at the Visitor Center for Route 66 in Amarillo. We were so happy about the food that we went there again on the next day. The meat from the hamburgers is much healthier than... More

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Atlanta, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Oldest restaurant in Amarillo and located on Route 66. Got the Green Chili Cheeseburger and is was delicious. So were the fries! An old restaurant with character and charm!

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Saint Joseph
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My sister and I were doing Rt 66 and this restaurant was recommended in one of our guidebooks. As far as I could see there was only one waitress for the room and an outside eating area. She seemed very efficient and I think the kitchen was having a hard time keeping up. Anyway my green chili cheeseburger was excellent.... More

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Shamrock, Texas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I have eaten here several times and have never had a bad anything, (or even a mediocre anything for that matter). It is all great and cooked the way it used to be cooked! DON'T EXPECT FAST FOOD HERE. It is cooked to perfection as it is ordered. Don't expect "health food" either, there are plenty of other places to... More

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Tucumcari, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Indeed, the burger here was quite possibly the best I have EVER had, ANYWHERE. Don't be put off by the rich character of the place, it is a greasy spoon in the very best sense of the words. The food is excellent! The 'Shroom Burger was heavenly, right off the grill in front of us, even the bun was grilled... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love the Golden Light for lunch or happy hour on the big back patio or at the bar but I especially love it for the live music from local bands as well as nationally touring acts. You never know who you'll find performing there!

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Amarillo
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

If this isn't burger perfection, it's as close as you can get! I honestly wasn't expecting very much because I'm picky about burgers and prefer fire grilled over your diner griddle type burger. But this place changed my mind about that. I've searched for great burgers at the most well known places in Sante Fe, as well as all the... More

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Beecharmer1982
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I went here for lunch with my in-laws last month and really enjoyed it! They serve the best BLT ever! I even had a bite of someone else's cheeseburger and it was delish! The picnic tables out back make a fun atmosphere for a family outing.

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Pecos, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Get away from the big chains on the I-40 and head down to 6th street. Cafe has great burgers and fries, nd an even better green chili patty melt! Sit at te ar and watch the great staff cook up you meal or order at the cafe and head next door to the cantina for some live music and ice... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Hole-in-the-Wall restaurant on old Route 66 specializing in burgers, chili, and other tasty item. Have had everything on the menu, my favorite is their All The Way to L.A. (that name is copyrighted to them) which is a large burrito with chili and jalapenos that is off the scale delicious. The décor reflects the age of the business - love... More

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