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Comal

2020 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
+1 510-926-6300
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Ranked #40 of 601 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Sep 19, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

A great introduction to Mexican food with hand made tacos, the best guacamole I have ever tasted anywhere, and moist, roast chicken. Excellent cocktails. Reasonable prices and terrific service with. A smile.

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Berkeley, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a new hot spot in downtown Berkeley-partly 20-somethings and partly th rest of the Berkeley "scene". There are 2 bars-one in the front and 1 on the back patio. Cocktails are excellent-with a south of the border spin on many! And this is not your refied beans and rice when it come to the food. Great fresh ceviche,fish... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

it was very clear that naomi was not very interested in serving us. it was also very clear the couple next to us naomi knew, their table was cleared drinks were served. we were obviously an inconvenience. food was ok not real mexican some kind if new wave fusion. try your luck pricy with lousy service as far as im... More

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Piedmont, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Try Comal and you will not be disappointed! The atmosphere is lively but not noisy due to a special acoustic system created for the restaurant - we could hear everyone talking at the far side of a long table which is rare for a restaurant. The metal exterior is a highlight of the Berkeley neighborhood and the interior wood design... More

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a pretty good Mexican restaurant with a nice outdoor bar in the back. If just coming for drinks head to the back of the restaurant where you can sit outside. The service and food are generally good. I recommend the Pork Tacos and of course their delicious chips and salsa.

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Bobolinker
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This could be a great restaurant if the food were really good. The ambiance is lively without being noisy (thanks to design by state-of-the-art acousticians) and offers an appealing energy upon entry. With a second bar adjacent to the back patio, your drink is only minutes away no matter where you are seated. On a recent fourth visit, I had... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Atmosphere a bit noisy, even for our early, pre-theatre dinner hour. But the food is fabulous! Guacamole to die for. And a chocolate dessert that I still dream about. My friends' mains were also very very good - an enchilada of some sort and a chile relleno.

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California
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Drawbacks here are that the place (especially the back dining area) can be VERY noisy, it's not open for lunch, and that reservations are only taken for 5:30pm - after that it's first come, first seated. But the food is really good, especially the roast chicken and the steak, which are prepared exactly to your order and accompanied by rice,... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This gem in Berkeley, Ca.was a surprise! Beautiful evening, outdoor bar scene, excellent Mexican meal with unusual presentations. The margaritas are a treat and NOT your boring dull, sweet over the top Taco Bar beverage. Hand crafted by a lovely bartender, served in an old fashioned glass AND a bite!, I will go back just to enjoy one of these.... More

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San Rafael, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Best Bar scene in Berkeley. When you enter don't stop at the main Bar, instead head back the the great indoor/outdoor Bar at the back of the Restaurant. This place is so full of energy, great food, and very good service. Authentic, delicious Mexican food at a great price. Try the Duck Enchilada!!

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