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Pow Wow Restaurant & Lounge

Mexican, Seafood
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801 W Tucumcari Boulevard, Tucumcari, NM 88401
505 461 2587
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Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good!

Excellent Mexican - not Tex/Mex - food. It was spicy and wasn't the usual Tex/Mex associated with the chain Mexican restaurants. I usually have to had sauce of peppers to the food to get it spicy enough. This one was more than spicy enough. Had to drink tea and eat sapopilla to cool my mouth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
pjwiliams68
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Pahrump, Nevada
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Pahrump, Nevada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent Mexican - not Tex/Mex - food. It was spicy and wasn't the usual Tex/Mex associated with the chain Mexican restaurants. I usually have to had sauce of peppers to the food to get it spicy enough. This one was more than spicy enough. Had to drink tea and eat sapopilla to cool my mouth. Loved it!

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Richmond, Virginia
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are driving across the us on I40 and stopped in Tucumcari, NM for the night. Sine we are traveling with a dog we tried the PowWow since they would deliver to our hotel. We had the stuffed soplillas and they were terrific. The Deloris arrived quickly and hot.

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Thank DJF1958
San Antonio, Texas, Usa
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Refreshing place to eat. Good was great. Sweet potato fries were excellent. Cool stuff to look at. Wait staff real Friendly.

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Thank Jim L
Big Bend, Wisconsin
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked here from the Blue Swallow motel and I got a free shuttle ride back after dinner complements of the restaurant. The food was very good and reasonably priced and the staff was very friendly.

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Thank mw59
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure what to expect, we tried this restaurant because of a coupon. It may not appear like much on the outside, but you need to try it. There is a full bar, as well as a good clean restaurant. Food is good and service is commendable. We liked it so much we went there twice. It is not a... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the adobe-look building to the Route 66 print upholstery to the western paintings and the full wall mural this little gem is quintessential Tucumcari- a forgotten destination that time and I-40 passed by. The menu is varied, but for lunch we chose to try the New Mexico cuisine. We were served a basket of chips and a spicy salsa... More 

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Thank bmorrismom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The painted walls are great. At first glance the booths have the appearance of people sitting at them, but upon further look you see it's painted customers on the wall. WOW, what a cute idea. The menu is New Mexican food and Steak, burgers, and chops. We chose New Mexican and if you like hot salsa, be sure to ask... More 

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Thank Redsideofthecounty
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the Pow Wow restaurant- Lizard Lounge when we were in Tucumcari. The food was excellent, the staff was so friendly and the atmosphere was awesome - we were there later on a Saturday night, there was DJ- the music was great. Don't pass on this place!

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Thank Mark T
Grants Pass, Oregon
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We were tired and hungry. The menu is small, but our food was delicious. In fact, we went there twice!

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Thank shannondotmom
Fremont, North Carolina
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

There aren't a lot of dining options in the tiny ol' town of Tucumcari, so we decided to check this place out since we heard it was a local favorite. When we first walked in, it seemed to be pretty quirky and cool. The decor was simple but fun. There is an attached "lounge" that seemed to attract a small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 W Tucumcari Boulevard, Tucumcari, NM 88401
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Tucumcari
  • Phone Number: 505 461 2587

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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