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Comet II Drive-In Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern
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217 Historic Route 66, Santa Rosa, NM 88435-2348
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here at about 8:30pm. There was nobody else but us in the restaurant. Normally this would a red flag, but the reviews were good. I got the smothered chicken fried steak. My girlfriend got a smothered burrito. The food was excellent. I love green chile. The green chile was delicious. The staff was courteous and helpful. A good... More 

Thank Phil B
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First you only get a small bowl of chips...after that if u want more you have to pay for them. My husband didnt like his food at all. Mine was just ok at best.

Thank Toni S
Conroe, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection at fare prices. Date although very clean. Had the pulled pork enchiladas , they were great !!!

Thank rrsteelman
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While traveling on I-40 and approaching dinner time the wife searched and found the Comet restaurant in Santa Rosa. We arrived and we're quickly seated. Throughout the meal the wait staff was very friendly and constantly took care of our needs. The food was very good and authentic and delivery to the table was speedy. The prices were very reasonable... More 

Thank creekc5
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in on a driving trip from Albuquerque to Amarillo on Tuesday, 9/27, for lunch based upon Trip Advisor review; what a wonderful surprise! This place advertises as best Mexican Food in Santa Rosa and, boy, are they right. I had the tacos - some of the best ever. Friends and wife had quesadilla's, chile verde, and tamales. All great!!... More 

Thank pb01US
Paradise, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here while camping at Santa Rosa State Park. Only ones in the place shortly after noon and, as with others, were pretty much ignored by waitress. Food was good, hot sauce/chips wonderful. I had quesadillas & husband had enchiladas. If you are expecting to have a beer or margarita with your mexican food, go elsewhere. They don't have a... More 

Thank paradiseag
Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At age 68, I was the youngest person in this joint. Not that that matters too much, but the ambiance was definitely....old peeps. I ordered the fish and chips and it was pretty good for frozen stuff flash fried. Service was good. Best thing on the plate was the fries. Maybe I should have ordered Mexican food...

Thank Judy C
amarillo, tx
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have stopped there for lunch in Santa Rosa N M on several occasions. The staff is very courteous and the owner and chef came out and visited with the customers. It is primarily a Mexican food restaurant. The food is very good and desert is a good pudding or they have fresh baked pies.

Thank abbyamarillo
Littleton, Colorado
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Food is pretty good here. I got a smothered burrito but it did not seem to have much flavor. My husband got a Mexican hamburger and that was a lot better. This seems to be one of the only restaurants in town so it was very busy. They only had two women working so the service was not the greatest.... More 

Thank Brittany S
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Got there right before the locals for lunch..who filled the place up! So you know it was good. Server was super pleasant and managed the lunch crush just fine. Would return.

Thank Leslie N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Historic Route 66, Santa Rosa, NM 88435-2348
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: 505.472.3663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?