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Pow Wow Restaurant & Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood
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801 W Tucumcari Boulevard, Tucumcari, NM 88401
505 461 2587
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Dinners

We stop in Tucumcari twice a year and have had trouble finding a good dinner. Last time the hotel recommended Pow Wow. We stopped then and again yesterday for dinner. Both times we really enjoyed it. My husband likes the chicken fried steak and I like the steak.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Sandy A
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rossville, Indiana
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104 reviews 104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Our experience here was very good thanks to an excellent server and great cook. This was our first visit so before ordering we were interviewing our server to determine if they really did have good Mexican Food. She was very patient and helpful. She brought us a sample of both their red and green sauces to try. My wife chose... More 

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We sat in the bar area and the server was extremely helpful in advising us what the Mexican food selection was. She told us what was in each one and whether they were spicy or not The tacos and enchiladas were great. I would go back anytime

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We stop in Tucumcari twice a year and have had trouble finding a good dinner. Last time the hotel recommended Pow Wow. We stopped then and again yesterday for dinner. Both times we really enjoyed it. My husband likes the chicken fried steak and I like the steak.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Stopped here on the way to Minnesota and was very happy with all aspects of this establishment. I actually sat at the bar and ate dinner and had a couple of drinks. The staff was very friendly and service was prompt. There were were several locals there and heard some very interesting stories about Tucumcari. I had a 1/2 pound... More 

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Matera, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had dinner here one night while travelling along Route 66. We very much appreciated the Route 66-styled location and our excellent Angus steaks! I highly reccommend it for a real American experience!

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Texas
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1,016 reviews 1,016 reviews
523 restaurant reviews
397 helpful votes 397 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Passing trough Tucumcari NM, we were getting hungry so drove into town onto Historic Route 66. A lot of places were closed or out of business. The Pow Wow looked like an old building that had seen better days, but had a few pick ups in the lot so we decided to give it a go. This turned out to... More 

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Shorewood, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

While spending an night at the Blue Swallow Motel we asked about someplace to eat. The owners advised that the Pow Wow was a good place. When we walked in it looked like all of the booth were in use. To our surprise there were murals painted in each booth that were very life like. Good food and great service,... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This restaurant was recommend from a local. We decided in going there for dinner. We had the all you can eat salad bar with soup. They had two types of soups avail. Both were very good. The best Ive had in a while, if you like spicy soups come and get it here, priced and services were good. Friendly people.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My husband and I ate here after driving 14 hours. We loved that they have a free shuttle since neither of us wanted to drive anymore. The man who picked us up was very nice and answered all the questions we asked him about the area. The waitress was nice. I loved our appetizer.....fried pickles and mushrooms. We ordered the... More 

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Wichita, KS
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were attracted to this because of previous reviews. The murals on the walls of the booth are so fun! Waitress was very good. Food was excellent!

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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, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?