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Golden Light Cafe & Cantina

Mexican, American
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2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106
806-374-9237
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
EVEN THOUGH IT'S AN OLD FAVORITE...

Even though it's an old favorite...it never gets old!! Our family absolutely loves the burgers. My wife recently got braces so she had the chili this last time. She explained it had the right about of spice without being too greasy. If you want a special experience with excellent staff(and if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
David B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Even though it's an old favorite...it never gets old!! Our family absolutely loves the burgers. My wife recently got braces so she had the chili this last time. She explained it had the right about of spice without being too greasy. If you want a special experience with excellent staff(and if you like cold beer) we would highly recommend eating... More 

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Thank David B
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Hamburgers are juicy and very good. We've only been once because they allowed smoking and we can't handle smoke. Lots of bikers go there. Bikers are so friendly. While there take a stroll down 6th street to the antique store also known as old Hwy 66.

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Thank Nana R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We had lunch there on a Saturday. It's a great little dive type of place. Their hamburgers are great and the beer cold. Located on 6th Street, it's a nice break from antique shopping. We will definitely go back!

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Thank TxBrian
Dallas, Texas
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

This place opened in 1947 and has been a landmark in Amarillo on Route 66 since, with famous burgers, grilled cheese and fries. Nights and weekends buzz with the patio and beer crowd. Food is affordable and consistently good. The atmosphere uber casual and the walls are covered in history and nostalgia. For four burgers, two small fry baskets, four... More 

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1 Thank ckingw
Moline, Illinois
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We hit this place at the height of the lunch rush and had a 45 minute wait for our food, but that was all right with us. While not noted for it's decor, the Golden Light makes one heck of a burger. We sat at the bar (speeded up ordering) and watched the ballet behind the counter with the grill... More 

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1 Thank wolfcookie
Monroe City, Missouri
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I really like this place, their BLTs are super, and the service is supper ! The service is great, I never have to wait long for a meal !

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Thank Carol B
Amarillo, Texas, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good ole' grilled hamburgers and delicious fries. Very small inside the restaurant but cozy. Great service

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1 Thank Regena L
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The folks at golden light are extremely friendly and go above and beyond. They are quick to get you drinks, they always seem to be near when needed & if they have orders that you are behind they inform you so you don't get frustrated on the time. That and the food is incredible. As I feel Amarillo is a... More 

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1 Thank David B
Flower Mound
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

The food is not Mexican (as stated on Trip Advisor) it is good old classic American fare. It was featured on Texas Bucket List and their recommendation did not disappoint. Juicy burgers and addictive fries, cold beers, quick friendly service. My husband was thrilled that one of the locals featured on TBL was sitting at the bar when we walked... More 

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1 Thank jixers
Amarillo, Texas
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Love this place. Load up on cholesterol and beer. You won't be disappointed. Great service too. The green chili patty melt is great. This place is an Amarillo to institution!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Amarillo
  • Phone Number: 806-374-9237

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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