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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
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Authentic Mexican food

Good food and service. Good place for Mexican food. Most of their food is home made, like the tamales and pies for dessert. Would eat here again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Julie K
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stopped here and loved it! The owner, Johnny is a wonderful man! He has so much history in himself! He's 83 years old and you'd never know it! The waitstaff was very friendly and the food was amazing!

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Quinton, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We read a bout the Comet II on trip advisor and we had been very successful using the ratings. The Comet II was awesome. This is authentic Mexican food and family owned business. It's no palace, but if you are there for good food you've found the right place. Do not leave without some homemade, fresh, apple pie ala mode!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great service clean restaurant and amazing food. Try the chicken fajita tacos and the enchilada Carnitas plate. A lot of the salsa is made in house and the pies and desserts. it's all good

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Good food and service. Good place for Mexican food. Most of their food is home made, like the tamales and pies for dessert. Would eat here again.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

After reading the very bad and very good experiences of others, we decided to give it a try. Santa Rosa really doesn't have a lot of other choices. It's an old town that feels sad. The decor is old and the building is old just like most of the rest of the town. You seat yourself. We took up a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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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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