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

€€ - €€€Mexican, American,
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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (31 reviews)
“rellenos” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
801 W Tucumcari Boulevard, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3316
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (479)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 464 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on Business Rt 40 at western end of town, Pow Wow offers dinner, drink and rooms at a reasonable value. Food was plentiful and delicious as were cocktails, and package goods are available for take out. Parking nearby for large rigs only a short...More

Thank Stillwillis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super nice servers, really cool nostalgic photos and good comfort and Mexican food. So nice to find a nice unique place to visit. 3 minutes off freeway.

Thank Devin T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure how historic the Pow Wow Restaurant and Lizard Lounge might be, but they serve a good taco. My bride and I have eaten there a couple of times and it has been excellent. Besides, Tucumcari needs the money; the little town, once...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 10 December 2017

This is a pleasant friendly spot on historic Route 66 about five minutes off of I-40. It's worth a few minute trip off the Interstate to eat at an authentic spot with real New Mexican food. The place is clean and fun, with the "Lounge...More

Thank Gail L
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Tucumcari on a Sunday means limited options. I have never been here before but a local friend and the motel owner recommended it. Clean and nice with pleasant atmosphere and friendly service. I would come back.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 24 November 2017

If you travel the interstate and just want a quick meal, then...too bad. You'll miss a vanishing piece of Americana. The Powwow is a long established restaurant and bar on Rt. 66. It shows its age, but the owners have done a wonderful job in...More

Thank Tom Y
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We asked at our hotel for recommendations, and this was one that they recommended. I had the combo fajitas, and DH had the combo plate (enchilada, tamales & Chile rellano) Superb flavors, excellent service. The portions are generous. If we are ever in Tucumcari we...More

Thank Sally A
Reviewed 16 November 2017

After a long day of driving, was looking to find a restaurant where we could enjoy a cocktail before dinner. We asked our desk clerk at our Hotel for recommendations and he suggested the Pow Wow. So off we went. When we arrived (around 6:30pm),...More

Thank ronp582
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Chicken soft shell tacos were tasty and filling, guacamole was a bit too hot for me (but I'm a wimp when it comes to spices) and the fajitas were wonderful. Attentive service, varied menu and value pricing. Plus you get to step back into time...More

Thank HighwayPilot
Reviewed 12 November 2017

at the recommendation of a person in town, they suggested going to the Pow Wow for mexican food. It is a combination of restuarant/lounge and we went early afternoon for a lunch after our activity. The Mrs. ordered a taco salad, ( when she asked...More

Thank gary c
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 hotels in Tucumcari
Pow Wow Inn
38 reviews
.04 km away
Tristar Inn Xpress
52 reviews
.58 km away
Americana Motel
41 reviews
1.11 km away
Buckaroo Motel
14 reviews
1.41 km away
Nearby Restaurants
El Herradero
24 reviews
1.07 km away
Loretta's Burrito Hut
5 reviews
.66 km away
La Cita Restaurant & Flowers
53 reviews
.86 km away
Nearby Attractions
Murals of Tucumcari
217 reviews
1.17 km away
Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum
126 reviews
.94 km away
New Mexico Route 66 Museum
72 reviews
.84 km away
Tucumcari Historical Museum
75 reviews
1.06 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Julius N
17 June 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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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