This restaurant serves a variety of American and Mexican dishes. I had Catfish fried in corn meal. The breading was a bit much but the fish was pretty good overall. The mashed potatoes and gravy was good. The decor had pictures of old Chevys and a nice mural celebrating Route 66. Average.
Favorite Dish: The catfish was average.
Well, it was recommended to me by the Motel 6 receptionist. The restuarant has a long tradition being started by Carmen and Jose Campos in 1956. He passed on in 1990. It was a stopover for hungry truckers serving biscuits and gravy and chicken fried steaks.
I liked the menu, it is like a small newspaper which gives you a potted history about the restaurant and the people who run it as well as information about what to see in Santa Rosa. I also liked the neon signs and restaurant decor, but the food was not worth the effort.
It was only part of the Route 66 that I was trying to find, the stupid GPS took me on the main motorways, but then again I did not have much time to see as much as possible.
Favorite Dish: Petite steak, overpriced at $11.89. See the picture and it will let you know the type of cooking they do here. The steak tasted ok, the mash wasn't lumpy, but it was obvious that the chef didn't put any effort into preparing the dish. It filled a hole, what more can I say.
A nice place to stop for food if you're traveling along I-40his greasy spoon has good New Mexican cuisine which incorporates green chiles and hot red chiles. The enchiladas are very good and make sure to leave room of a slice of fresh baked fruit pie!
Favorite Dish: Green chili enchiladas, fruit pie (price range includes pie...make it less than $10 if you don't do dessert)