I just had to add my 10 cents worth on ths suggestion…TERRIFIC! We spent the night there and had two meals…want a wonderful experience. Fry Bread!!
We’ve already done our N.AZ bit, and spent two days in Flagstaff. Only truly roadfood joint we found there – and it’s a nice one – is
Mz Zips (2924 East Route 66, Flagstaff). It’s been here for a good number of years and although it looks like your run-of-the-mill diner, it actually rises a notch or two above in the quality of its offerings. For instance, they do their own butchering and meat grinding – how many diners still do that?
Give ’em a try when you’re there. And have a great and safe one. jm
I happened across this discussion because my travel collective is about to drive Santa Fe (NM)-Las Vegas (NV) roundtrip and I was trying to find out more restaurant recommendations along the route, particularly for Flagstaff. I can second the recommendation for La Posada in Winslow, which is also a very pleasant place to stay. Earl’s in Gallup was still there as of March 2002, and I imagine is still. Great atmosphere, OK food (not a whole lot of options for vegetarians, but such is life), good value. Elsewhere on this site, I noticed recommendations from Michael for Holbrook and Williams.
In Gallup you absolutely have to visit Panz Alegra and have the carne adovada. We went there and had it both nights we were in town. It’s on route 66, if I remember correctly, across from the El Rancho motel (which is a great place to stay)
Gallup has a good Motel strip on the west end of town that makes a great night stop, We have never found food to write about there, but it is one full day’s ride from Our SoCal origin or destination so it makes for a timely place to halt.
change that to jake & aggie’s in holbrook–fabulous
jake & earl’s in holbrook–excellent food & great people—stay at the wigwam motel just down the block—great route 66 experiences
The last time I was in Gallup (1985!) there was a great place at the far end of town (going west to east) named something like Earl’s…had an old fashioned man’s name…anyway, this is the first place we saw an abundance of Green chili sauce on everything and it was REALLY good. Have no idea if it is still there. Give us a report of what you find!
Thanks for the suggestions – they look like good ones, and they more than fill the gap. Much appreciation, jm
I was standing on a corner
In Winslow Arizona
Such a fine sight to see
Its a girl my Lord
In a flat bed Ford
Slowing down to take a look at me
"Take it Easy"[:D][:D][:D][8D][8D]
I was actually standing there when some hometown folks suggested that I try the La Posada Hotel for breakfast. It was just right down the street for the corner immortalized by the song "Take it Easy" by the Eagles.
I had breakfast and lunch there. For Breakfast I had baked eggs and lunch I forgot except I recall it being extremely delicious. Beautiful restored place. The dinners are Fred Harvey Inspired.
Real neat coffee shops directly across from the corner. Great photo stop and neat "Eagles" shop on the other corner.
Just west on I-40 about 10 miles is the site where the giant meteor hit about a million years ago. It left a huge circular hole in the ground a mile across and about 500 feet. They sell pieces of the meteor in the shop there. Really neat geographical site.
Paul E. Smith
This is a great time to be travelling in the southwest. I have been down there a lot over the years and will be in new mexico and arizona in November. As another reply suggested, the Hopi cultural center is a good place to visit. try the roast beef, it’s like a blue plate special except it is served on fry bread and comes with a large mild green chile spread out over the top. The enchiladas w/ red sauce are good, but very HOT! The pepper harvest is winding down right now. In the small town of Cuba in new mexico is a place called El Bruno’s. It has great service food and margaritas. Santa Fe has many good restaurants, but you must go to Maria’s. It is a small joint where the locals eat and has freshly made tortillas and a great margarita menu. try the carne asada there. Email me if you want more info about routes, places to visit, etc etc I know the area well. [email protected]
We’ll be on the road all of October, and thanks to the many great suggestions on this site, we’re down to one night of utter ignorance re where to have a satisfactory meal. Anyone have a suggestion for any of the above areas? We’ll be going west, and could make any of them work for an overnight. Or maybe we should just stock up when we pass through Albuquerque ???
Again, thanks for the many wonderful suggestions,
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