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Del's Restaurant

1202 E Route 66 Blvd., Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
575.461.1740
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Ranked #3 of 28 restaurants in Tucumcari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Looking for good food and a fun atmosphere while in Tucumcari, NM? Del's is just the place. The salad bar and soup were excellent as well as the entrees my husband and I ordered. The menu is diverse and covers enough variations to suit many palettes. This will definitely be our go-to restaurant any time we are in or passing... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had dinner at Del's on a Saturday evening, but we had no wait at all. The menu was extensive and satisfied everyone in our family (me, my husband, and 5 children). Our waitress was very helpful answering our many questions about the various entrees, and everything we ordered was tasty. My youngest son especially loved the salsa! The restaurant... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We stopped on our way back to Dallas. Food was very good. Service was quick and server was great. Would go again if Traveling through tucumcari.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

On the way to Albuquerque, I took a detour off I-40 along the old Route 66 through Tucumcari, and decided to grab lunch at Del's. Classic highway diner atmosphere, and a menu split between American and Mexican "classics." Waitress was prompt and friendly, and knew the menu front to back. Went with the Mexican fare, and we weren't disappointed. The... More

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San Marcos, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Super impressed with this place. We weren't sure what to expect based on the traditional looking outside but once inside everything was clean, new, and attractive. The waiter was friendly and professional and the food was great! Very nice meal!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Recommended by our motel for dinner. I had Monterey chicken and it was excellent. Guacamole was perfect. Husband had roast beef which he said was very good as well. Food was piping hot when it was brought to the table. Portions were more than enough. Salad bar was fresh and had a great variety. Chips and salsa were tasty and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The steak was done to perfection, and the gravy had a lot of flavor. The entree comes with a trip to the salad bar (you get both a soup and a salad with it). I'll be eating here again.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I tasted the chicken livers the next day, awful. They appeared big but were mainly batter. Too bad that a classic diner serves such bad food.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is our second time stopping in Tucumcari, New Mexico. We ate at Del's the last time we were here, and the food was good and inexpensive, so we stopped here again. I had "one-trip" to the soup & salad bar. More than enough (good) food to eat.

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St. Martinville, Louisiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Love these places on Route 66 unchanged since 1950's. Clean and friendly. Fresh salad bar and two hot soup choices free with the liver and onions. Owner checks on every table. Great service and good food at great prices!

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