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Comet II Drive-in & Restaurant

1257 Historic Route 66, Santa Rosa, NM 88435-2713
+1 505-472-3663
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“enchiladas” (46 reviews)
“homemade pies” (12 reviews)
“flan” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1257 Historic Route 66, Santa Rosa, NM 88435-2713
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take a few minutes from your I40 drive and head into Santa Rosa on Historic Rt 66. The drive-in went the way of Rt 66, but the locals are still here. The hefe (who I believe was a State Senator) takes time out of the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 727marshalld
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Great little unpretentious dinner. I had the roast beef sandwich $8.25 and my wife had chicken quesadilla $8.95. Both very good. Topped off with a home made apple pie $3. Tom

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TomTWI
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

The reviews are better than the reality. The restaurant atmosphere is kind of odd...maybe more like a cafeteria. The food was OK, but nothing remarkable. Probably the best item was the onion rings. They were cooked perfectly; crisp and light, not greasy at all. So...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank pcochranak
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

It cost almost $30 to feed two us. All we had was enchiladas and a hamburger. The green chili sauce was good but I don't rate enchiladas as being worth $13.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Four4OnTheRoad
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

It took me a couple of months to decide if I should write this review or not. Our waitress was just too awful not to. You could tell she did not want to be at work (which is fine, we all have bad days, but...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Glittertoes627
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We were referred here by our hotel. Many of the reviews talk about the slow service. There was one waitress but she was very friendly, helpful, and attentive. It’s at a slower pace for sure but we didn’t mind the wait. Their sauces were delicious...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BryceSA
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

TripAdvisor? My husband and I ate at Comet based on the glowing reviews we read. Boy, were we disappointed. The restaurant was older, but clean. They were very understaffed, only one waitress on duty. I ordered a cheeseburger and fries. My husband ordered a chimichanga....More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Merrybags
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Pulled in at 7:40 (restaurant closes at 9). There is a restaurant full of people eating but they wouldn’t let me in because they were closed.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Kelli L
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant for lunch. We are on a 30 day road trip, and I have to say this place was the best Mexican Food we had so far. Great service, fantastic food, and they even give you a dessert. We wish we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Team1mpoo
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Food a bit pricey but if you're a Mexican food lover it is so worth it. I had the Chile Relleno plate - best I ever had! The Chili was soooooo deliciously flavored! Lots of cheese in the refried beans - just the way I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Janice R
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August 28, 2017|
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Response from Julesausten | Reviewed this property |
Corn tortillas are gluten free
January 27, 2017|
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Response from Coy Lou P | Reviewed this property |
No, we asked for them and waitress told us they do not have permit to sell alcoholic drinks.
Sheri H
May 22, 2015|
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Response from CDM49 | Reviewed this property |
We had the BBQ Plate which was very good. Did not eat any Mexican.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, 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: 1257 Historic Route 66, Santa Rosa, NM 88435-2713
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 505-472-3663
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