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Golden Light Cafe & Cantina

2906 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106
806-374-9237
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Ranked #13 of 419 restaurants in Amarillo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Shamrock, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

It's a little out of the way for some but the burgers are out of this world! I'm partial to the habanero burger but they are all delicious. The fries are hand cut and homemade and awesome.

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Austin, Texas
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142 reviews 142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This place makes it worth coming to the route 66 district in Amarillo which otherwise is a real let down. Get the burger (of course!) and i can also recommend the frito pie and the BLT. The place is a real slice of Americana.

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Amarillo, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Best greasy burger in town. Cold beer, too! This institution serves up a wide menu of burgers, Mexican and other dishes. Great old bar. Fit for families with or without kids.

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