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Comet II Drive-In Restaurant

€€ - €€€Mexican, American,
217 Parker Ave., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
+1 505-472-3663
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“homemade pies” (10 reviews)
“enchiladas” (34 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
217 Parker Ave., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a full-service restaurant, very plain, very local and very friendly. Try the fried chicken dinner, which is about the same price as the sandwich and gives you twice as much chicken as well as sides.

Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I stopped here to grab a quick lunch while traveling. This is a family oriented and clean little diner. We had the Mexican dinner which included an enchilada, tamale, taco with homemade shell, beans, rice, and tortilla. Once we were ready to leave...More

Thank NoDumps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place as we went through Santa Rosa in our Route 66 Roadtrip. Authentic place, nice and friendly staff and very good Mexican food. A little bit spicy for the Spanish taste, but you'll enjoy it for sure! ;) Muchas gracias!!!

Thank Inma777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the night in Santa Rosa on the way back from our cross country trip to California and got there a couple of hours before dinner so while we viewed the local sites we also checked out some prospects to have our meal. One...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

When we are in unknown territory we trust Tripadvisor, and our visit here was no exception. We had a fantastic lunch that provided a "New Mexico challenge" for our spice tolerance, but the desert that came with our meal calmed the fire. This was a...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 27 October 2017

A little place on Historic Route 66, The food is excellent and plentiful. Their homemade salsa is fantastically beyond words. As they proclaim in their menu, it's not Mexican food, it New Mexican Cuisine. The Chile Verde with potatoes and pork is terrific on the...More

Thank navyhmc
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Just what we were looking for! Not fancy, just great cooking! We had a delicious beef enchilada plate with red chili sauce and cheese. Oh my goodness! While it was almost too spicy for this Texas girl, I could not stop eating. We carried the...More

Thank Dede2travel
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Stopped by this restaurant October 12 and 13 while visiting the area with a friend. I ordered the chile rellenos plate which comes with one relleno but I added another for a modest upcharge. The plate was very generous and one relleno is probably sufficient...More

Thank bobsmail16
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Wanted some good mexican food so we stopped and got the enchiladas to go back to our hotel - food was excellent, and the service was prompt and very friendly - great choice.

Thank JimT07
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Had dinner tonight at this unpretentious little local restaurant. It was outstanding! We both had a Chimichanga with green chili sauce. I had chicken and my husband beef. The food was plentiful, piping hot, tasty but not too hot for our Midwestern tastebuds. One of...More

Thank Linda H
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28 August 2017|
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Response from Julesausten | Reviewed this property |
Corn tortillas are gluten free
28 January 2017|
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Response from paradiseag | Reviewed this property |
No, we asked for them and waitress told us they do not have permit to sell alcoholic drinks.
Sheri H
22 May 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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