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Pow Wow Restaurant & Lounge

801 W Tucumcari Boulevard, Tucumcari, NM 88401
505 461 2587
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Ranked #7 of 28 Restaurants in Tucumcari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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71% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

They have a pretty good soup and salad bar. The mexican food is fairly unimaginative. We ordered a margarita which is just okay it seemed to be lacking something.

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had the stuffed sopapillas and combination plate. The red and green chili sauces were New Mexico authentic with such spice my nose was running. Loved it. No wimpy flavors here. However the cocktails and wine list need work. I'd go back!

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grain valley, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stopped in Tucumcari for some sightseeing and this place was recommended by some locals. We ate dinner here and loved the food. The staff and service were great. Great memory on our trip.

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Treasure Island, Florida
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I was in town on a Sunday and found all other restaurants on Route 66 closed but this one. The food was good, the servers were polite and fun to be around. The eating area is on one side and the bar on the other side. Locals and tourists filled the place and everyone enjoyed being there. The price is... More

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Berkeley
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Everyone who visits Tucumcari seems to love this place and the owners of the Blue Swallow highly recommend it as well. It's mediocre Mexican. Greasy, not super flavorful, a bit pricey for what you get, and just not that great quality. The margaritas were quite good and we got a 10% discount for staying at the Blue Swallow.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Ate here on the recommendation of the Motel owner. Bad decision. I had enchiladas that seemed to have been under a warming lamp for hours. Very tough, no taste, and almost could not cut with a knife. Wife had the daily special which was Prime Rib. She ordered rare and received well done with the explanation that when they reheated... More

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Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It may have been the timing (later evening; weekday), but nothing stood out about this place. Waited about 25 minutes for a single dish that came out just warm...wondered if it had been in the window a while. There were 9 or so tables with diners in the restaurant and 5 already had food. Staff was friendly but only came... More

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Sun City, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Recommended by the folks at the Blue Swallow. Food and atmosphere were super. The margaritas were just so-so.

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PRESTON
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Dined here as it was recommended by our motel, transport came to pick us up but did not wait and had to be called back- should have taken this as an omen and not gone. Possibly the worst Mexican food either of us has eaten- frozen microwave food is probably better. To add insult to injury the margaritas were sadly... More

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Sedona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

food was good and plentiful, decor charming old west, pictures along the booths were lifelike, staff very pleasant.

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