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El Comal

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2117 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
(575) 258-1397
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Today
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So Good!!

Oh my gosh!! The food was amazing!! Authentic Mexican food! The service was absolutely amazing. Excellent salsa & queso. Make it a point to stop here. You will be so thankful you stopped in!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
Roxy H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Oh my gosh!! The food was amazing!! Authentic Mexican food! The service was absolutely amazing. Excellent salsa & queso. Make it a point to stop here. You will be so thankful you stopped in!

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Thank Roxy H
Garland, Texas
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Just ok and she sat us all the way in the back by ourselves, which I did not like. I asked her if there were any specials since it was hatch chili season and she could not answer me. Was very disappointed that there were not any specials and felt that our patronage was not welcomed.

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Thank Gigito2
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We selected Comal because of the great reviews here and because we wanted sopapillas. We went at 6:00 pm, knowing they close at 7 pm. Salsa was ok but the chips were stale and off flavor. Beef enchilada contained ground beef seasoned with salt only. Rice was oddly flavored and the beans were had a weird thickened texture. Chile rellenos... More 

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Thank LatteInParadise
Rhome, TX
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We stopped here for lunch and was sure glad. The enchiladas and fajitas we had were delicious. Service was great considering we arrived after the normal lunch hour.

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Thank CaryW
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My wife and I sat outside around the courtyard. The weather was beautiful. The service was wonderful and the food was great. I would definitely eat at this restaurant again. The enmoladas plate was great. My wife had the chile rellenos and it was also great. A great experience! It is always nice to support a local, hard working family.

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Thank MaKMcC
Flagstaff
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Stopped on a whim and so pleased we did. Great food discovery. We travel a great deal and this some of the best Mexican food anywhere. Cozy atmospher, nothing fancy, just good food.

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Thank Yobuck1118
Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

This is a great little Mexican restaurant which is run by a couple. The combination chili rellenos and beef enchilada with the red sauce was very good. My husband also had the chili rellenos with a chimichanga and green sauce. It came with refried beans and rice, and my husband's came with guacamole and sour cream. The guacamole was awesome.... More 

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Thank Angela H
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

we were just staying in ruidoso for the night and on a mexican food mission. we checked tripadvisor and saw el comal...i think the sign may just say comal. you might pass it up if you're not watching. sit outside on the patio if it's an option. the hot sauce is great! nachos were fantastic. green chili enchiladas were superb!... More 

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Thank Slyann
Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great quick lunch today Sept 30, 2015. Red and green enchiladas - fast and always delicious! Cute courtyard in the back. Will be back next time!

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Thank MugHarrington
Ruidoso, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Not the norm for Ruidoso but I'm very happy we tried it. Service was fast and friendly granted it was 2:30 but very nice people. We will be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2117 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: (575) 258-1397

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?