Downtown Raton is noticeably short on eating options, but you can pick up good coffee and snacks at this small cafe, a lively morning meeting place for locals close to the railroad station.
The local watering hole features a bit too much corrugated metal, but serves an excellent variety of New Mexico beers, well-mixed cocktails and green-chile-infused vodka.
Within the Plaza Hotel and named for its resident ghost, this more upscale saloon occasionally hosts live jazz, blues and country acts.
A quaint drug store off the plaza with an old-fashioned soda fountain as well as ice cream.
Though it serves a predictable menu of steaks and Mexican specialties ($8 to $20), the real draw here is the lounge. It's the only place that's open late in Tucumcari – don't expect much in the way of crowds, howeve…