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Welcome to Tucumcari, New Mexico!  If you're a history buff, why not pull off the Interstate and take a drive along historic Route 66?  In Tucumcari, you'll see lots of vintage gas stations, businesses and motels from the 1960's and earlier, some of which are still open.  As long as you're touring Tucumcari, why not make a stop at Kix On 66? ... which one of the friendliest diners you'll ever find...

As with all of reviews that I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.

Photo:  Kix On 66 is one of two very famous restaurants, located on the "Mother Road" as it passes through Tucumcari.  Before I-40 bypassed Tucumcari in 1981, Route 66 was the highway through town.  On this mid-Friday morning, September 07, 2018, I'm about to get my "diner kicks" at Kix On 66, located on historic Route 66.

Another historical note, there are many motels and businesses along Route 66 in Tucumcari that have closed since I-40 bypassed the town, but there are still some motels from the 1970's, and much earlier, still open for business.

Photo:  As you walk in the front door, you'll be greeted by a super-friendly staff member, who will seat you.  I planned to dine at the counter, so I just headed to the counter, and grabbed a chair.  The large counter is in an "L-shape" and the dining room wraps around the counter.

Photo:  All staff members are super-friendly, and they love to clown around for me, as I snap photos.

Photo:  As you enter the restaurant, look to your left, and you'll find a small gift shop, filled with Route 66 souvenirs, mostly promoting the former highway through New Mexico.

Photo:  One page of the breakfast menu.  I started at the "Route 66 Classics," and the "Mainstreet Extravaganza" caught my eye, especially the fact that chorizo was available.  The "house made sausage" really sounded great, but chorizo usually wins out, especially when I'm on a road trip in the Southwest.  Kix On 66 is definitely serious about breakfast, since breakfast is served anytime the restaurant is open.

Photo:  After placing my order, I had a few minutes to wander around the diner and take photos.  This photo is taken from the end of the main dining room, and looks to the entrance.

Photo:  Like you'd expect for a restaurant that hails from the Route 66 days, there are many signs, posters and placards decorating the dining from that celebrate historic Route 66.

Photo:  Meet Tami, my super-friendly server, who brought my breakfast to me with a smile.  When she wasn't busy serving other customers, she and I talked about food, my Southwest road trip, and Route 66 history.  Such a great person and a great server!

Photo:  Thanks, Tami, for snapping my photo, as I'm all grins as I'm ready to enjoy my delicious breakfast.  If you look over my right shoulder you can get a good look at the souvenirs the restaurant sells, including the gaudy tee shirts, hanging on a rack.

Photo:  I simply could not resist the "Mainstreet Extravaganza."  The menu gives you several options, but for meat, I went for chorizo, and for my side dish... how could I resist a biscuit, along with a cup of gravy?  Oh yeah!

Normally, chorizo is mixed eggs, even in Mexico, and I asked that my chorizo be served separate, as that's the way I like it.  I received a puzzled look and the quizzical reply, "We always serve our chorizo separate."  Well said!

Photo:  I can't resist the urge to put everything on one plate, as it makes things easier to reach when I feed my face. This breakfast was delicious, and it kept me with a smile on my face for the rest of the day.

I really can't say enough about my delicious breakfast, as the photo says it all.  Add my friendly server, Tami, the friendly staff, and the breakfast to the mix, then it equals an amazing breakfast experience at Kix On 66.

Not only did I enjoy an outstanding breakfast, but I was treated to some of the friendliest restaurant staff I've ever met, who really seem to enjoy their jobs, seem to have fun at work, and love to clown around with each other, and with customers.  At Kix On 66, you'll enjoy a great meal, and the friendly staff will treat you like family.  For amazing diner cuisine and friendly service, get your dining "kicks" at Kix On 66, located in Tucumcari, NM.

Kix On 66
1102 E. Historic Route 66
Tucumcari, NM 88401
575 461-1966

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