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Del's Restaurant

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Seafood, Soups, Mexican, American
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1202 E Route 66 Blvd., Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
15754611740
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Description: Since 1956, Del's Restaurant has been a destination break on Historic Route...
Since 1956, Del's Restaurant has been a destination break on Historic Route 66. Stop in and meet our friendly staff and enjoy delicious food, an attractive setting and over the top service. Whether your hunger is more on the light side, or you've worked up a vigorous appetite, we have a delicious fare for all. Make Del's Restaurant a major stop when seeking the flavor of Historic Route 66, you'll be glad you did!
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  • 255
    Excellent
  • 267
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We are traveling through Tucumcari, on the way from Wisconsin to California and stopped here for dinner this evening after checking in to our hotel about 2 miles away, based on the reviews on Tripadvisor. Del's is not much to look at from the outside, but very attractive once you enter the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
wiscbill2014
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a Saturday night we had a quick wait of about 15 minutes for a party of four. While waiting we made acquaintance of other travelers and tourists. Canada, Arizona and others. If you don't want to schmooze, there are interesting vignettes to study. I have been dying for a good chicken-fried steak since we left Austin, TX, 15 years... More 

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Thank jlsdds
Detroit, Michigan
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137 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Though the food we ate at Del's was pretty good, the poor service greatly overshadowed that. Our server, Virginia, was incredibly lazy and rude. She acted as though it was a hardship to bring us items, even though they were supposed to be included with the meal. My husband's dinner was from the Mexican portion of the menu, which is... More 

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Thank agdwsu
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are traveling through Tucumcari, on the way from Wisconsin to California and stopped here for dinner this evening after checking in to our hotel about 2 miles away, based on the reviews on Tripadvisor. Del's is not much to look at from the outside, but very attractive once you enter the restaurant. We were seated by a very pleasant... More 

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Thank wiscbill2014
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprisingly delicious food. I got some nachos and they came out with a huge plate filled with everything you could want on a nacho. And the service was really excellent! I guess I didn't have high expectations judging by the outside.

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Thank Starinhon
OKC
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were only two restaurants in town that were recommended to us and Del's was one of them. I'm SO glad that is what we settled on! Food was beyond awesome and the dinner portions where huge! Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating and you cannot beat the price!

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Thank Karla R
Paris, France
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a dinner in this place. We have enjoyed it very much. We have taken the sirloin steaks and they were excellent. We have been able to get them cooked as we like (rear) which is not so easy in the US. The margaritas were also perfect.

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Thank Jean-Marc C
Santa Barbara, California
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136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was a little above average but the service was exceptional. I don't know that I would return on the basis of the food alone but the waiter was pretty entertaining, so allin all we would likely come back!

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Thank Heligypsy
Salem, Oregon
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181 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at Del's Restaurant & Gifts. There were a large number of locals eating there and the place was busy. We were greeted when we came in and were taken to our table. The Waitress was very friendly and kept our water and tea glasses full. We both got the single time soup and salad bar. The salad... More 

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Thank SueinSalem
Rancho Cordova, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service, but food was HORRIBLE. Don't be fooled by the ratings. McDonalds would have been a better choice and I hate MvDonalds.

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Thank Sue E
Tempe, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most people don't get off the interstate and go into Tucumcari but I recommend you head to old route 66 to Del's. Excellent Mexican food as well as American. We were traveling after Thanksgiving and the restaurant was decorated beautifully for Christmas. The service provided by a young man was professional and solicitous. You may see some of the local... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1202 E Route 66 Blvd., Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Tucumcari
  • Phone Number: 15754611740

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 17
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Soups, Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

Description

Since 1956, Del's Restaurant has been a destination break on Historic Route 66. Stop in and meet our friendly staff and enjoy delicious food, an attractive setting and over the top service. Whether your hunger is more on the light side, or you've worked up a vigorous appetite, we have a delicious fare for all. Make Del's Restaurant a major stop when seeking the flavor of Historic Route 66, you'll be glad you did!
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?