Perea's Bar and Grill, supposedly built on a Tiquex pueblo ruin, is closed. It sits on the edge of the old highway, boarded-up, stucco dark and blotchy from repeated graffiti paint-outs.
It was the community center of the once powerful village of Pereaville - today a collection of modest structures of some historic interest located in the river valley 10 miles from the state's largest city on an abandoned alignment of Route 66.
Across an arroyo from the bar, now a concrete drainage channel and retention pond, is a large old adobe; the Perea Hacienda. It too is vacant. Its low, long, thick walls extend along the highway and down an intersecting lane, receding from view and blending into the edge of the mesa behind. The huge rectangle encircles two interior patios, now choked with elms.