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Circa Espresso Bar

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1620 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-4331
+1 575-461-6099
07:00 - 13:00
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Sun 07:00 - 11:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 13:00
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Okc, Ok
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129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is located at the Historic Route 66 Motel. They have breakfast sandwiches which were very good.

Thank DandVOKC
Central America
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I spotted this little gem of a coffee shop on Route 66 in Tucumcari and we are so glad we decided to stop for coffee. It is so wonderful to see good old fashioned service with a smile and the coffee was great! We will definitely stop there for coffee again tomorrow morning before we head out... More 

Thank mkileytupy
Dayton, OH
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

After staying in Tucumcari along the Rt 66 strip I was surprised to find this gem of a coffee shop right near our motel on the way out of town. Great coffee, great pastries, and definitely two great ladies who ran the place. A bright spot along the rather downtrodden and well-worn motels and restaurants along the original Route 66.... More 

Thank Daytonike
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

It was rainy when we came in but both girls were super friendly, we both ordered breakfast sandwiches wich were amazing and i got a large atomic espresso.. it's really good but I'm thinking it'll be an all day drink

1 Thank Josh M
Conchas Dam, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Slow, as there was only one gal working in the morning, so don't be in a hurry! Very sweet employees and the locals speak highly of the spot-so you know you're in good hands! They have a lot of plane memorabilia, so it's an interesting stop!

1 Thank Patricia P
Tucumcari, New Mexico
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great coffee shop. They care about presentation and a friendly welcome. I am a professional barista and I would visit again and again. Local owned and clean good people!!

1 Thank Diane T
mcfulton, Owner at Circa Espresso Bar, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you. It is great to hear that you were happy and satisfied with your experience. We are all striving hard to earn the business of our fellow Tucumcarians. I really want to give credit where credit is due - and that is to our baristas. Thank you again, and hope to see you soon. More 

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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I love this place. Great coffee, latte, cappuccino and cold coffee drinks. There are no home made bakery items, but you will be satisfied with the bites they offer. Fire going when chilly, and big windows let in the New Mexico light. Very much a 50's vibe, and the themes are flight and the Bomb. Opens at 7am, closes about... More 

1 Thank Candy N
Saint Louis, Missouri
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161 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Food was good and service was excellent. The breakfast sandwich and coffee were good. I only give it 3 stars because many of the other items were pre-packaged (i.e., fruit cocktail and guacamole with a breakfast sandwich, and a number of pastries).

Thank Anne W
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We were hardpressed for a good cup of coffee as we drove along the old Hwy 66. This place not only filled our need for coffee but also had great smoothies and breakfast options. The need to do a better job of advertising so people know they are there!

1 Thank Laurie S
Springfield, Missouri
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We took Historic Route 66 though Tucumcari trying to find a good cup of coffee. We found it at Circa Espresso Bar. The breakfast panini was good, too, with a decent selection of bread and filling choices. The staff was friendly and the place looked very clean.

1 Thank tamijohnsonhill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$8
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1620 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-4331
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Tucumcari
  • Phone Number: +1 575-461-6099
Circa is a trendy, European style espresso bar and restaurant located on the west wing of The Historic Route 66 Motel. Serving specialty and gourmet coffees, delicious breakfast and lunch paninis, and pastries to both guests and the public, Circa is certain to please the most discerning coffee aficionado.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?