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La Cita Mexican Restaurant

812 S. First St, Tucumcari, NM

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The La Cita Restaurant opened in 1940 on the north side of Route 66. This newer building with a sombrero-shaped entranced opened on the south side of Route 66 in 1961. The restaurant closed in 2004 but reopened in 2006. They also have a gift and flower shop here.

Vintage Advertising Highlights

Early 1970 postcard:
Serving the finest authentic Mexican Food, prepared by Las Cocineras Mexicans, also Choice steaks and panfried chicken cooked to perfection. We honor major credit cards, such as Carte Blanche, American Express & Diners Club. Under the personal supervision of Maurice and Lee Snider, Owners and operators.

Photo(s): 2015



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