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Comet II Drive-In Restaurant

217 Parker Ave., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
+1 505-472-3663
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“custard” (5 reviews)
“pudding” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Southwestern
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217 Parker Ave., Santa Rosa, NM 88435
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We try to eat local whenever we roll into a new town, and since we hadn't had Mexican food in a while, we decided to test the Comet's claim of the "Best Mexican Food in Santa Rosa". Ours was a late lunch, and the restaurant...More

1  Thank budzilla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just had the best custard ever. The food and service were great. The owner Johnny will sometimes come out and greet guests.

Thank Yosoygaby
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly place and great food. Had the Huevos Rancheros and my husband had the carnitia enchiladas. We both chose the medium sauces because they offer different degrees heat sauces. Mediums were about right for our taste buds. Hot enough to get the bite but not...More

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy food, but do not expect it to be a fast meal. We waited quite some time to get our menus and then to have her order taken and have the food come out. But it was delicious and the original owner came out and...More

Thank Andr_a_C49022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After all the reviews I did not expect the fun friendly service we received. I did expect great food and I was not disappointed. The green chilie stew was outstanding and I only ordered a cup??? What was I thinking I should have ordered a...More

Thank Kbullington
Reviewed 6 April 2017 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...More

Thank Zola C
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

Thank billschwent
Reviewed 16 March 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...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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...More

Thank MissAnnieThrope
Reviewed 4 March 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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they serve Margaritas ?
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
I think you rated the wrong restaurant? This place does not offer fajitas on their menu. We specifically asked them for fajitas, that is our favorite food. They did not have it as an option.
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
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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