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Comet II Drive-In Restaurant

Mexican, American, Seafood
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217 Parker Ave., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
505.472.3663
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always a Reliable Stop

Not fancy, and a throwback to the 1970's, but I like that! Service is personal and friendly and it is a very family oriented place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our server never refilled our drinks and the Mexican dishes needed more meat. Salsa was fresh and tasty. Apple pie was okay.

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Neosho, Missouri
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I can not give a review of the food as I could never get anyone of the multiple employees to even stop long enough to give us a menu. The food looked good but the staff is world class terrible. Whom ever owns this place should reconsider hiring some different people. We were there 20 minutes sitting at their counter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Not fancy, and a throwback to the 1970's, but I like that! Service is personal and friendly and it is a very family oriented place.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I know, another Mexican restaurant, right? But this one has some nice touches, like home made desserts, a location right on old Rt. 66, and better than average food. And if you're lucky, like we were, you'll get to meet the owner and hear a few tales of local history and the restaurant's place in the local culture. We heard... More 

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McAlister, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We have eaten here three times and always the food was excellent. We have never had any trouble with the wait staff and have even visited with the owner twice and he told us his life story. I don't know what happened with other reviews but I would recommend the Comet over any of the other places in Santa Rosa... More 

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Sherman, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food was good enough and reasonably priced. Our waitress was nice, but the rest of the people working there didn't seem to care much. I'm pretty sure the locals eat there, which is a good sign. However, the flies buzzing around just killed it for me. I'll try something else in Santa Rosa next time.

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Justin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was our second time in Santa Rosa in a week. We tried Joseph's the first time and had no desire to go back so with the limited choices in this town pulled into the Comet II restaurant. Glad we did. The service was good. Waitress was quick and friendly. We ordered their chicken taco plate which was excellent. Overall... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Food (chicken , mash potatoes, etc. were served. Gravy was ice cold, potatoes had lumps in it and chicken was cold but had been fried so long the skin was tough and chicken cooked away to almost nothing. Only truth was they serve 3 pieces and no wing. When asked to see manager was told he/she was out sick and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Passing through town and decided to stop here for dinner after someone recommended it at our hotel. The food was okay but nothing to write home about. The service could've definitely been better. When we asked a couple of questions, the servers didn't know the answers and acted reluctant to ask cook staff. What is up with that?! One person... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Recently took a trip from Las Vegas to Indiana. Passed thru Santa Rosa and was pleasantly surprised with the Comet II. Nothing fancy but very clean and the service was good. We had the taco meal and the smothered burrito.

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Additional Information about Comet II Drive-In Restaurant

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

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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
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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