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2020 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
+1 510-926-6300
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Ranked #33 of 602 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

While visiting Berkeley we had dinner at Comal--based upon the recommendation of local friends. While the food was flavorful and creative and the ambiance interesting and comfortable, the service was very erratic. Our food arrived so quickly we had no time to enjoy our drinks and relax with friends--only to then suffer through slow service the remainder of the evening.... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was a great evening with great food at a great place. That's a 400 batting average and puts it in the World Series. Just a great time out.

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Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

4 of us met for dinner last Thursday night. No reservations accepted so be prepared. There are 3 bar areas though. And you can order nibbles. 2 of us met earlier, and found a share table to sit at, which was especially great given I had been shopping all day and had bags. It is an outdoor place, very casual,... More 

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Auburn
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I recommend getting one of the large plates to share. The steak, while a little small, is really tasty. There is a surprising amount of space, so it has plenty of room for large groups.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Additional Information about Comal

Address: 2020 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone Number: +1 510-926-6300
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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