We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Route 66 Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Route 66, Santa Rosa, NM
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 133: English reviews
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
133 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a super cute restaurant right on historic Route 66, I honestly felt like I was going back in time when I walked in the door! It is a classic diner with the checkered floors, bar with the soda pop machines, and big comfy red booths. It was clean and very well maintained, from the booths to the bathrooms.... More 

Thank zoe6282
Greentown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
204 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Needed a break on our way up from Texas... Local food with local folks. Coffee was hot and good. Definitely needed that. Food was fast and good. Service was excellent. Thanks... Will be back...

Thank TravelingDrZ
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate at 5:30 the service was prompt. The menu is limited, so I hoped that they would nail the product, but no such luck. The beef burrito was simply ground beef and red sauce on a doughy tortilla. No accompaniment other than the chips and salsa. The ice tea tasted like a mix, certainly not brewed. I won't recommend... More 

Thank Ukantoo
Waverly, Iowa, United States
Level Contributor
145 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here four time prior to this review and I can sadly say that it is not at all worth stopping at any longer. There were ants on our table as soon as we sat down, and no other tables were cleared or vacant in order to switch. We ordered a Beef Enchiladas platter, and Cheese Enchiladas platter... More 

Thank BarbaraNelson
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped at this restaurant on our first visit to Santa Rosa on our way east for my high school reunion and really loved it. Real Route 66 atmosphere and great food and service. We stopped there a few times afterwards. On our last trip we were very disappointed. The food was horrible, the service very bad... More 

Thank Diane K
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by Route 66 after visiting the park. We were very hungry and thirsty. Food was good, not great. Service was horrible. We received tiny glasses of water and milk. Couldn't get the server to bring any more. We actually had to go get our own water bottles out of the car. Not worth the time or money. Albuquerque... More 

Thank Linda W
Level Contributor
3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on your way back to amarillo. There were only about 5 other tables and they told us to pick a seat. The young girl working probably passed us three times and never got us menus. Finally an older woman had to tell her to do so. We ordered water and cheese burgers. We waited over 30 minutes... More 

Thank Jessica B
Level Contributor
61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This was an ok stop. Service was ok, just enough to take our order and serve our food. Breakfast was just ok. The atmosphere was ok too but could be so much more with a super staff.

Thank gotkelb
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
126 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We had an evening meal of a BLT and a patty melt, which were good. Waitress was friendly but very busy with more than waiting tables. The restaurant was obviously old with the Route 66 atmosphere.

Thank ada11s
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We stopped in to eat while on a road trip on Memorial Day. The place was packed with lots of family and travelers. The waitresses quickly took our order, however the wait to get our food was almost 30 minutes. We weren't given an explanation, but they could have been short staffed due to the holiday. We ordered a mexican... More 

1 Thank ABQvolcanogirl

Travelers who viewed Route 66 Restaurant also viewed


Been to Route 66 Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, American, Spanish, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 66, Santa Rosa, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: 575-472-9925
Contact: Patricia Velasquez
Phone: 575-472 9925

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Route 66 Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?