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Comet II Drive-In Restaurant

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American, Hamburgers, Mexican, Seafood
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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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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 16
    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
My Newest Favorite!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Lubbock
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152 reviews 152 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Glasgow
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236 reviews 236 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My husband and I ate dinner here on 9/30/14. He ordered 2 chili relleno's with green chili, rice and beans for $12.95. I ordered the Carnitas Burrito smothered in green sauce with sour cream and guacamole for $8.75. Everything was awesome!! Everything was fresh and homemade. We really recommend this place. No fajitas but some great mexican food nevertheless.

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Silver Lake CA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I went there for one thing and one thing only...Chili Releno. It was delicious. I personally thanked Larry the chef for his excellent meal. I think he was grateful

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Etna Green, Indiana, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The painted exterior wall claims the best Mexican food in town. I think they must be wrong. The chicken enchiladas were OK but hubby turned his thumbs down over his pork enchiladas. The neon lights were cool.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Terrible salads; We should have eaten at Joes. The salad did not contain the items listed on the menu. The popcorn chicken had no chicken in it. I wouldn't recommend this place.

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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: American, Hamburgers, Mexican, 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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