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Comet II Drive-In Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, American, Seafood, Hamburgers
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217 Parker Ave., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
505.472.3663
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very Good find

Had Mexican food. The service and food were very good. A real treasure in such a small town. Would definately eat at again next time passing through.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Keithtx
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Had Mexican food. The service and food were very good. A real treasure in such a small town. Would definately eat at again next time passing through.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Such great food! My dad got Italian, my mom got Mexican and I got "the half breed"--a steak and enchilada! The sauces were spicy and tasty. The steak great, the chimichanga great, and the Italian red sauce yummy! Then, the owner and head cook, Johnny Martinez Jr, came over and talked with us! I took a picture and he was... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

They have the best guacamole I've ever had. The food was amazing we had the enchiladas. I filled up on guacamole though. So yummy. The staff and service great. We would love to come back to eat here again.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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104 reviews 104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Service was very slow, no ambiance, but the Mexican food we had was pretty good. Lots of sauce and cheese, but we didn't care for the refried beans or chimichanga. Plus price was no bargain. We aren't sure why this got such great reviews, except for the fact there doesn't seem to be much competition.

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Lubbock
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152 reviews 152 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Have seen the Comet several times but never stopped until this trip. Check Tripadvisor and DQ has a higher rating...that is just so so wrong! I had the chili verde which was certainly homemade with tender chunks of pork and vegetables. I got the cup...should have gotten a bowl. Order a single chicken taco which was also fabulous on a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Right on Route 66 The Comet glows at night with its neon sign. Very cool. Restaurant was clean and welcoming. Food was good and there was a friendly atmosphere.

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Cabot, Arkansas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I don't know how a Dairy Queen ranks #1 in this town over the Comet II? This place was amazing. People don't know how lucky they are to have food like this. Where I live in Arkansas Mexican food comes highly processed off a frozen food truck. The Comet II has homemade food with salsa with a little 'heat' (In... More 

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Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Contrary to several reviews we read about this restaurant, our service was excellent. We did go early for dinner, but were attended to quickly. Refills on my iced tea were frequent and without my having to indicate need. Very pleasant waitress, who also brought the check at the appropriate time and came over to pick it up right after I... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

i love this place!... I wish i could go back.. I was her for the weekend and ate there twice in less than 24 hours... and i would be eating there right now if i was in town...

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Albuquerque, NM
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Food was okay. Better than fast food, but not as good as expected. Service was slow, even by New Mexico standards. We may try it again, but won't go out of our way to do so.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 217 Parker Ave., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: 505.472.3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Seafood, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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