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Joe's Bar & Grill Cantina

Mexican, American
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865 Will Rogers Dr, RR 66, Santa Rosa, NM 88435-2634
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Kitschy, but not too bad

Of the limited lunch choices in Santa Rosa, Joe's seemed like the best bet. It seemed very tourist-oriented, with lots of of Historic Route 66 decor and a gift shop about as big as the restaurant seating area. Menu was newspaper featuring restaurant's history on front pages. Servings of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Carrboro, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Carrboro, North Carolina
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of the limited lunch choices in Santa Rosa, Joe's seemed like the best bet. It seemed very tourist-oriented, with lots of of Historic Route 66 decor and a gift shop about as big as the restaurant seating area. Menu was newspaper featuring restaurant's history on front pages. Servings of Mexican-style food were ample and not bad but nothing that special.

Thank Greenbean45
West Covina, California
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We've stayed in Santa Rosa many times, but our last trip was the first time we ate at Joseph's Bar and Grill Cantina. When we are in Santa Rosa again, we will definitely eat here. We were there on a Monday night, and it was a busy place. Nonetheless we were seated quickly, and our food was on our table... More 

Thank richardb1207
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My daughter was super disappointed because she ordered the cheese dip and chips and it was like cheezwhiz. Awful stuff. They were out of a lot of items on the menu and what we got was not very good and it was super expensive. They do have a cool shop, but there are plenty of those around...

Thank Heather D
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Ordered breakfast. Food was hot and fresh, service fast, great atmosphere due to historical memorabilia, as well as 50s tunes playing on radio. Felt like I had stepped back in time! Would eat here again.

Thank Julie K
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108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This place is just fantastic. Step back into old Route 66 in a small cozy restaurant complete with souvenir shop, enjoy the hospitality of the host and service, and take in some great Mexican food freshly prepared by hand and not out of a can. We ate there several times on our stay and loved it all. The food was... More 

Thank Bill D47
Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were greeted promptly. Pulled tables together for a 7-top for us quickly (and they were busy too). Service and food was good at a good price. They served Mexican and American food and it was all good. We would certainly stop in again.

Thank Redright
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed. ..... My husband's family is from Santa Rosa. I was really looking forward to eating at Joesephs. We waited 1 hr for our food.. Our server was un seen and un heard of after we were served our drinks. We had to ask another server, who at that point seemed frustrated and just brought us out pitches. When... More 

1 Thank ErikaRLucero
Grove, Oklahoma
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We loved the chicken fried steak. It was tender and juicy. The sides were fresh and well seasoned and our server was attentive to our needs.

Thank PMBgOK
Ganado, Arizona
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were looking for someplace to eat in Santa Rosa. One place we checked ion TripAdvisor looked good, but there were literally no cars in the parking lot! That made us nervous, so we saw Joe's and decided to drop in. We WILL be back! We ate in the front area and it has an old time diner/60's feel to... More 

2 Thank haynes9
Edmond, Oklahoma
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Cool place to visit and eat. Lots of Route 66 stuff and great atmosphere. Decent food. Good place to stop in eastern New Mexico.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 865 Will Rogers Dr, RR 66, Santa Rosa, NM 88435-2634
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: 575-472-1234

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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