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“Authentic Mexican Restaurant”
Review of El Herradero

El Herradero
Ranked #9 of 30 Restaurants in Tucumcari
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

We love Mexican food, and we decided to stop here for lunch on our way to Santa Fe. It was well worth it! The restaurant is nicely decorated and the owner lady was very courteous with her service. I had the little tacos plate. Food was delicious! It had a very nice home cooking taste.

The area surrounding the restaurant was vacant but felt safe. There is a nice mural to takes picture and also has parking there. Highly recommend it. The sign outside says El Pueblito.

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4  Thank theTravelingEngineer
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

You can find El Herradero hidden among abandoned buildings on Main Street in Tucumcari, NOT on Route 66. Therefore, you have to look for this little jewel, but the food is worth the adventure. If you like authenic Mexican food, you will enjoy this Northern New Mexico cuisine! We were there for breakfast. I had the scrumptious "divorced eggs": egg with green and an egg with red separated by a pile of refried beans, tostadas, and avocado! Homemade tortillas the size of a platter! Good coffee!

El Herradero is decorated with two large murals by Doug and Sharon Quarrels, artists who created many of the murals throughout Tucumcari. The friendly waiter made sure that I spotted some of the details hidden within the murals, but left some of the surprises for me to discover.

You will not be disappointed when you discover locally-owned El Herradero! Don't be deceived by the sign outside which still has the former owners' restaurant name, El Puebito Cafe.

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4  Thank MesquiteMama
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Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Like many others, we were passing through on our way east, found this good restaurant on Main Street thanks to Social media recommendations.

Don't be fooled by the exterior name still painted on the facade from when it had a different owner. A smaller sign with the current name is posted in one of the windows.

The food is authentic Mexican, cooked to order by the two women owners. It is delicious home cooking. Not fancy, but very good. We asked for some guacamole to go with the chips and salsa, they made it up fresh on the spot. The menu also includes hamburgers and some Italian dishes. Soda and water is available, no alcohol. There are daily specials and the prices are very reasonable.

5  Thank TheVault
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

The sign outside said El Pueblito. Best meal of our trip and we almost missed it. We drove down to the old, historic downtown area which is basically abandoned. Just happened to drive past and saw and OPEN sign, so thought we would stop in for breakfast. We were the only ones there other than 3 friendly locals. I ordered the Breakfast Burrito and my sis ordered the Huevos Rancheros. Both were EXCELLENT. The lady who served us and cashed us out was very friendly. Really glad we found this place. GO THERE so they stay in business!!

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5  Thank i_heart_roadtrips
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Driving by on our way across the country we almost missed this El Herradero since it has Pueblito cafe written on the outside and is located in the old downtown. However I'm glad we did not. The food is authentic and delicious, the people nice, and the murals on the walls beautiful. I recommend trying the horchata.

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4  Thank ElizaEH
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