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Neon eateries new mexico

 

Virgie's Mexican Food
Gallup, NM
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66Check out this huge marquee lighting up Route 66 in Gallup for Virgie's Mexican Food.

 

 

Griff's Hamburgers
Albuquerque, NM
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Route 66Hungry for a bite or two at a burger joint in Albuquerque? Well, Griff's Hamburgers is a stop, especially if you're in the mood for a "Sack Lunch Special."

 

 

Oriental Restaurant
Albuquerque, NM
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Route 66Here's some great neon for the Oriental Restaurant, in the "War Zone" area. Check out the detail on the neon dragon, especially the flames emitting from the dragon's mouth.

 

 

 

 

Pantry Restaurant
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The Pantry Restaurant is another neon treasure found in Santa Fe.

 

 

Route 66 Diner
Photo courtesy Jeannie Black

Route 66The Route 66 Diner in Albuquerque, NM is still feeding hungry bellies, even after a potentially devastating fire a few years ago. Now completely restored, the diner bustles again. More information can be found at the 66 Diner.

Interested in seeing the menu from this diner? Then click here and here.

Many thanks to Jesse Miller for menu images.

 

 

Garcia's Cafe
Albuquerque, NM
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66Here's a neon shot of Garcia's Cafe on Route 66 in Albuquerque. Yes, the Route 66 Diner is just up the street, but this marquee just couldn't wait for the new Route 66 section.

 

 

La Cita Mexican Foods
Tucumcari, NM
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66This neon sombrero sign sits outside of the La Cita Mexican Foods restaurant in Tucumcari. Rumor is this restaurant is currently closed. 03-05

 

UPDATE 12/10 : The La Cita has been open for several years now and serving hot meals to hungry travelers. 12-10

 

 

Trails West Lounge
Tucumcari, NM
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66Check out this neon sign for the Trails West Lounge, in Tucumcari. This Route 66 town is a legend in its own right and still contains some good neon throughout. 03-05

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