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Rockin Y's Roadhouse

1806 E Route 66 Blvd, Rt 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
+1 575-461-9947
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Ranked #5 of 28 restaurants in Tucumcari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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76 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
Tucumcari, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great meals with great service. Best Green Chili Cheese Burgers around and an award winning restaurant!

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Grant, Michigan
Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
438 helpful votes 438 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stopped on again on a three week across the US trip, hoping to get another great meal. This one was just about as average as you could ask for, nothing stood out. Friendly staff and unique place, maybe it will be better later this fall when we are in town again. You do get a great value for your money... More

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Mena, Arkansas
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I found this gem by driving up and down Route 66 in Tucumcari and stopping at the restaurant with the most cars parked out front. I was in New Mexico so Green Chile had to be on my plate. I ordered the Green Chile Cheese Burger, from one of the friendliest waitresses I have encountered in a long time. This... More

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Denton, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Tucumcari's business Rte 66 is a sad shadow of its fabled past, but the Rockin' Y still provides a great American roadhouse diner meal and experience. The staff is enthusiastic and efficient, and the food is just fine. I really enjoyed the meatloaf. House wines by the glass are drinkable. Finding a decent meal on I-40 in Southwestern NM is... More

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A sister restaurant to Del's, this restaurant is another great find. With a rather spartan decor, this is truly a hometown restaurant. But don't let that fool you. The wait staff is very friendly and attentive. They seem to go out of their way to make sure you have a great experience. The food was very good and timely. Very... More

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Lake Geneva
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Very basic side salad with chicken fried chicken and green beans. Friendly, prompt service. Mixed crowd of families and Route 66 aficionados. Would try a burger next time.

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Peoria, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Not many place to eat between Amarillo and Albuquerque, but this resturant definitely fills the square. Had the chicken fried steak and it was good. Good size helping with the two sides. Would stop over here on another ttip through.

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Top Contributor
405 reviews 405 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Driving through Tucumcari it didn't look too promising. Saw many cars in front of the Rockin Y's roadhouse. Daily special of brisket ribs and sausage was great. Other party had chicken fried steak which was just as good. We were very pleased with the service the price and the quality of the food. Would recommend it going thru Tucumcari.

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Phoenix, Arizona
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stopped here for lunch - we had the tacos and the burrito from the small bites menu. Restaurants was clean and the waitress friendly and service was great. Food was good .

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Tucumcari does not offer a lot of choices, and the ones they have are all owned by just two families. Our meals were OK, but the service is what you might expect if there is a near monopoly. They don't feel they need to try very hard.

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