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Del's Restaurant

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1202 E Route 66 Blvd, Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3039
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is very good place to eat. I have not had a bad meal ever! My favorite is the fried livers.... just delish.....

Thank Hubby-Loves2travel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate dinner at Del's on our one night in Tucumcari, and it was delicious. We raise cattle and are picky about our beef, but the steak was delicious and reasonably priced. The place was bustling with locals, which is always a good sign!

Thank Sudsybeth
Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whenever we stop in Tucumcari on our way out west, we always eat at Del's and have never been disappointed. We usually pick something from their Mexican entrees, but have also had traditional fare that is consistently good. The salad bar is great as well. The salsa is so good that they offer it for sale in jars. Service has... More 

Thank Bruce W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for dinner with daughter and had great steaks done just right. Drinks were mixed well. Salad bar was very good. Fun atmosphere and excellent food. Worth eating at when in town!

Thank photocpin
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Del's Restaurant offers Tex-Mex and downhome American cuisine - and does it extremely well. Del's is a nice dinner stop if you're travelling. It's a full service restaurant with friendly wait staff, where you can get a full meal or something a bit lighter, and a cocktail if you want it. There's a salad bar offering a good variety of... More 

Thank Priscilla H
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After checking into the Roadrunner Lodge, we were able to walk to Del's Restaurant. The parking lot was packed and the restaurant full, but, we were seated right away. Very friendly staff. The couple at the table next to us had some special dietary restrictions. The manager came over and took the time to help them through the menu and... More 

Thank Paca S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Travelling with the family and taking the detours through the towns to see the original 66 stops in their current state we came across Dels and boy was the food good. Had the sirloin and you know it's a good one when you don't need any sauce for it, my son still says the Nacho's were the best he ever... More 

Thank Ron D
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late dinner while staying nearby on 66 for the night. Excellent menu, beer/wine/margaritas/mojitos offered too. Get one of their excellent Mexican dishes!!

Thank HideawaySurLaPlage
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will never miss a chance to eat here when I travel cross country. I had the salad bar with grilled chicken and baked potato. It is a small place that is always bust because it it cheap...and it is great! all homemade soups, salads and beans on the salad bar. The cook knows how to prepare food without over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you find yourself at Tucumcari on I-40 around a mealtime; go into town and eat at Del's. They had a wonderful chicken fried steak, catfish and a great salad bar. And for dessert have a piece of Chocolate or Lemon pie. Yum, Yum!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $17
Mexican, American, Soups
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1202 E Route 66 Blvd, Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3039
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Tucumcari
  • Phone Number: 15754611740
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?