Tourist Info

Dining and Lodging in Gallup

We have been in the Gallup area of NW New Mexico for a very, very, very long time. If you are visiting or vacationing in the area and are looking for a place to stay or eat, please take our personal recommendations.


genaros-gallupGenaro’s Authentic Mexican Food — Located near Historic Downtown Gallup, Genaros serves only the most authentic Mexican food, including the World Famous Stuffed Sopapilla. For 38 years and through 3 generations Genaro’s has been serving some of the best dishes in Gallup. Visit for more information.

600 West Hill Avenue
Gallup, NM 87301
(505) 863-6761

badlands-grill-gallupBadlands Grill — Badlands Grill is famous for its steak and lobster, and it one of Joe’s personal favorites. With Gallup’s most talented chefs in the kitchen, you will not be disappointed with anything on the menu. Joe’s personal favorite is the Coconut Lobster. Located just west of Historic Downtown Gallup, Badlands Grill is open Monday – Saturday from 4:30pm – 11pm, and Sunday 4pm-9pm from March thru October. Visit their website at for more information.

2201 West Highway 66
Gallup, New Mexico 87301
(505) 722-5157

rocket-cafe-gallupRocket Café — The Rocket Café proudly serves out of this world Italian food, wood-fired pizza, and more. They also serve burgers and sandwiches, local specialties such as Frito Pie and Green Chili Stew, Mexican, seafood, delicious salad recipes, and rich desserts. Visit their website at for more information.

1717 S 2nd Street
Gallup, New Mexico 87301
(505) 722-8972

49er-lounge-el-ranchoEl Rancho & 49er Lounge — The El Rancho Hotel offers Southwest dining at its finest. The 49er Lounge in the El Rancho was listed as one of the Top 50 bars in the USA by Esquire Magazine. Whether you are in the mood for a Margarita after a long day exploring the Southwest, Fajitas, or a John Wayne Burger, the El Rancho has a meal for you. The El Rancho Restaurant and 49er Lounge are located in the El Rancho Hotel (see address bel0w).


el-rancho-hotelEl Rancho — Stay where the Movie Stars stay! Located on Historic Highway 66 just outside of Downtown Gallup, El Rancho was and is the hotel of choice for movie stars traveling through or filming in the area. It is a hotel/motel with the amenities of today and the charm of yesteryear. If you’re in need of a hotel and want to have a cultural experience at the same time, this is your hotel. More info at

1000 E. Highway 66
Gallup, NM 87301
(505) 863-9311