We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pow Wow Restaurant & Lounge

801 W Tucumcari Boulevard, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3316
+1 505-461-2587
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (32 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
801 W Tucumcari Boulevard, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3316
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (505)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 489 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived in Tucumcari after a day on Route 66. It happened to be a Sunday and the town was dead, nothing to see, restaurants closed. We finally discovered Pow Wow was open so “let’s give it a try”. So glad we did. Retro lounge...More

Thank Michele S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to visit Route 66 in Tucumcari, add Lizard Lounge to the list. Good food, friendly staff, wonderful history, exceptional unique art work. Very casual dining with diverse menu. Full bar!

Thank cofeman2005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have read a few reviews about the Green Chili and wanted to clarify. This is tradition New Mexico / Colorado Mexican food with the Green Chilli smothered on the burritos. I get the Gravy description but if you grew up with this style, it...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the wait staff was pleasant and friendly, the service was just beyond slow. Delicious margaritas and tasty fajitas - I would have given another star if the service was reasonable,

Thank Rufus_K12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant has New Mexican and American items. Great service. Had a truck, towing my car, so the shuttle was very helpful. Great murals and historical photos inside.

Thank dalleninabq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a huge meal which included a salad, steak, two enchilada's, rice and beans. Also had an interesting desert, a cheese cake burrito. Yumy! Wonderful service.

1  Thank Christine D
Reviewed May 7, 2018

This is New Mexico, so the Mexican food is a little different than where I'm from in Northern Illinois (where we have authentic Mexican food). So, be open-minded. This place is clean, the staff if friendly and I cleaned my plate, so something must be...More

1  Thank BearFanRockford
Reviewed April 24, 2018

This was about the only place open on a Sunday and the mixed drink was horrible. I tried another and it tasted like very raw bourbon. The food was ok but certainly nothing to brag about. The waitstaff was nice.

1  Thank cajunlvr50
Reviewed April 19, 2018

I'd say to skip this place. I was looking forward to it, expecting it to be cool-instead it was a tired, dirty place with an uneasy vibe. Probably fine in the Lounge after a few beers, but in the light of day, No. Our posole...More

Thank Justine G
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

I had been looking to some good Mexican food in Tucumcari but on Sunday nights most places are closed. Our hotel recommended this place. The cheese enchiladas were good, but nothing special. I didn’t like the salsa at all and for me salsa really makes...More

Thank Kdmontgo
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 hotels in Tucumcari
Pow Wow Inn
38 reviews
.03 miles away
Tristar Inn Xpress
56 reviews
.36 miles away
Americana Motel
41 reviews
.69 miles away
Buckaroo Motel
14 reviews
.88 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
El Herradero
27 reviews
.67 miles away
Cornerstone's First Edition
13 reviews
.90 miles away
La Cita Restaurant & Flowers
55 reviews
.54 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory
135 reviews
.59 miles away
Murals of Tucumcari
228 reviews
.73 miles away
Tucumcari Historical Museum
77 reviews
.66 miles away
New Mexico Route 66 Museum
78 reviews
.52 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Julius N
June 17, 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from RoyBean73 | Property representative |
yes we are open 365 days a year
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 W Tucumcari Boulevard, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3316
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Tucumcari
  • Phone Number: +1 505-461-2587
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing