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Roadside Cafes New Mexico


Ranch House Cafe
Tucumcari, NM
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Route 66The Ranch House Cafe in Tucumcari, NM still exhibits its old faded out marquee in the parking lot. The Ranch House is one of the remaining old cafes on the Mother Road.



Cuban Cafe
Cuba, NM
Photo and info courtesy Greg West / 2007

Route 66This is the Cuban Cafe located in Cuba, NM, at 6333 State Hwy 44. Looks like a nice spot for the road worn traveler to stop and get a bite and relax before getting back on the scenic roads of New Mexico. 10-07



Lena's Cafe
Tucumcari, NM
Photo courtesy Rod Holcomb

Check out Lena's Cafe located on Main Street in Tucumcari, NM. The old faded out orange cafe sign still has an arrow that points the way into the cafe. 11-07




Jerry's Cafe
Gallup, NM
Photo courtesy Rod Holcomb

Route 66Here's Jerry's Cafe featuring Mexican American Food. This roadside eatery is located in the Route 66 town of Gallup, NM. 11-07



Uranium Cafe (Closed)
Grants, NM
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66The Uranium Cafe still advertises its home cooking to the nearby traveler. This roadside delight and its fine marquee finds its home in Grants, NM.


UPDATE 09/08 : The Uranium Cafe is shut down and is now for sale. The cafe also was closed and reopened in recent years so hopefully this isn't the last we'll see of the Uranium Cafe. 09-08



Paramount Cafe (Demolished)
Gallup, NM
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Route 66The Paramount Cafe no longer appears open for business, although the two marquees outside are still intact. The Paramount Cafe opened for business in 1950 on old Route 66.


Paramount Cafe (Demolished)
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn


UPDATE 09/08 : The Paramount Cafe featured a couple of standout roadside signs off of Route 66 in Gallup. The cafe was still in business about 10 years ago. The cafe then became vacant and was appeared out of business on subsequent trips through the area. The whole place was gone during a trip in August 2008. Sad to yet another old treasure off the 66 disappear. 09-08



San Fidel, NM
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Route 66This old Cafe in San Fidel, NM is found off the Mother Road. 09-08









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