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Comet II Drive-In Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern
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217 Parker Ave., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
+1 505-472-3663
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Houston, Texas, United States
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111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

True to Johnny's comments on the menu, this food is unique to New Mexico. I had the chili relleno and my husband had beef enchiladas with an egg and green chili. He raved about his, and we're from Texas and love our Tex-Mex. Don't get in a hurry. Service is friendly. Enjoy.

Thank Zola C
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been a while since I visited the Comet. I was referred there by the County Assessor's office as, since I am a real estate broker, I always seek their opinions when in a town with which I am not familiar. The owner of Comet, Johnny Martinez, is a legend for the town and the state. His menu has... More 

Thank billschwent
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 16, 2017

We stopped in Santa Rosa during a trip home in Arizona and saw the Comet II down the street from the hotel. We went and seated ourselves at the sign directed. After several minutes my wife got up and got menus as the 2 waitresses just walked past. We ordered our meal but had to get our own silverware. The... More 

Thank Dave B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

The best New Mexican food I've had in a while! We had dinner here on the recommendation of a local and the Comet II did not disappoint. Service was a bit slow, but we were on vacation so it didn't matter, and the staff were so friendly and fun! The decor could use a major update, as it has a... More 

Thank MissAnnieThrope
San Jose Succotz, Belize
1 review
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent, blue corn enchiladas and a cup of homemade green chile stew, for me delicious! My wife had chile relleno plate, which she loved. All topped off with a sopailla, and warm pudding. Too much delicious food!

Thank Micheal N
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017

It seems we are always traveling through Santa Rosa at night and it's always after 8, so sometimes hard to find a place to eat. There are very limited dining options to begin with. We always seem to eat at Joseph's, so we decided to try Comet this time. I think we will go back to Josephs next time. There... More 

Thank Cloverleaf3218
Hobbs, New Mexico, United States
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

The cup of chile Verde was good but is not served with a hand made tortilla and the tacos is simply 3 average size tacos for 10.25, do the math....the warm custard dessert was appreciated but doesn't equate charging over $10 for 3 tacos. Left me wondering if I should have just had the menudo.

Thank Ceci2462
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Green chili stew was delicious! Red enchiladas were amazing. Both were spicy but expected as much. My husband had the carne adavado and loved it. A stop for us on our way to Santa Fe from Dallas and well worth it.

Thank univtexas72
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2016

We have stopped here many times through the years as we travel. The food is excellent and the service is smiling family style. The chef might even tell you his salsa recipe. Love this restaurant and will keep coming back for more.

Thank PersonalTravels
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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150 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Clean, good prices, very friendly helpful staff. The Mexican dishes are great, the non Mexican dishes not as great, just average. It's worth the drive from motels on east side of town, maybe three minutes extra. But, if in New Mexico, gotta dine local. A fairly unique steak and enchilada combo. We had two young boys, seven and eight. Waitresses... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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 Parker Ave., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 505-472-3663

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