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The Rocket
Ranked #94 of 106 Restaurants in Gallup
Price range: US$0 - US$11
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch on recommendation of locals. Had green and red chile for the first time. Had the #3 combo to get a good mix. Flavored were all there. Had a home cooked taste IMHO. I perfected the green chile as it seemed to have more depth of flavor. Taste vary but I did not find anything too hot. I do not like to sweat with hot foods and this was just fine. Don't expect much from the exterior but the inside was nice.

Thank Brian A
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

We love Italian food and found this restaurant to be better than any other for that cuisine, in Gallup. I had gnocci for a lunch entree and then went back a second time for dinner with my husband. We had the manicotti which was very good-tender crepes and tasty sauce. Both times the salads which accompanied were fresh/crisp. The wine pours were rather small, but at $4.50/glass what would you expect? Italian is not exactly the cuisine of the area, but this may be as good as it gets!
It's in a very dusty, nondescript strip mall, so don't be put off by the surroundings.

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Thank Nicola S
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Although the Rocket Café doesn't have incredible curb appeal, the food and the service is above average for the Gallup area. I've noticed that they have remodeled the interior in the last couple of years and it looks great! The prices are reasonable and the servings are better than average. Although their Mexican food is excellent, they also have good Italian dishes as well. It's worth the effort to get off the main corridors (Route 66 and Highway 492) and go out to the Rocket for lunch or dinner for a nice, quiet meal.

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Thank SixManFootballFan
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

We sought out Rocket Cafe after getting the recommendation from a local. There isn't anything special about the outside but once inside the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The staff were friendly and accommodating. We were there about 20 minutes before closing. The food was hot and delicious! I had a side salad which was fresh and and crisp. We shared a pizza that had great flavor and just the right amount of cheese. Compared to our other meals in Gallup on Historic Route 66, this was so much better and worth the drive a few blocks out of town.

Thank Jamx2
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

We ordered our food to go, Fast service and good food. Being a vegetarian it's sometimes hard to get good Mexican food, This Rocket has a full menu and we went for Mexican.

Thank Stardove
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