Strangely, I have no photos of the now demolished and sorely missed Tuba City Truck Stop of Tuba City, Arizona, nor of its food. But I do have these pictures:
...and this review, from our old guidebook, Eat Your Way Across the USA
A cinder block building with the words "Let's Eat" on its outside wall, the Tuba City Truck Stop is a reservation café frequented by Native-Americans who linger at the tables sipping coffee, reading the Navajo Times
, and conversing table‑to‑table in their ancient tongue. Many wear Levi's and t-shirts, but a surprising number are dressed traditionally – women in velvet blouses and turquoise-nugget necklaces; men with long hair wrapped in the traditional Navajo bun.
It is possible to eat authentic native specialties in this old joint – mutton and hominy stew, for example, or chewy fried bread that makes good munching with coffee; but the best dish in the house is the Navajo taco. A café staple throughout the region, it is a late 20th century melting-pot concoction that combines meat-and-bean chili, melted cheese, lettuce, and tomato chunks atop a puffy pedestal of Indian fry bread.