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El Comal

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Mexican
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2117 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
(575) 258-1397
Tuesday
Closed
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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: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Good Mexican food

We always go to El Comal. The food is really good, and the atmosphere is fun. Service is good, too. I've never had to wait too long to get a table.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
rbudnek
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We always go to El Comal. The food is really good, and the atmosphere is fun. Service is good, too. I've never had to wait too long to get a table.

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Austin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had not planned on eating here; it was a last minute decision as we could not determine the Mexican restaurant where we had planned on eating. The chicken quesadillas are excellent as was our other food. The service was very good. It's a rather small establishment, but cozy. Not really a bad thing, but I was in the mood... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The atmosphere was good and the taco salad was really good. My mom also really liked the chicken enchiladas. The staff was very nice and attentive and the price was very reasonable.

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Beaumont, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Small and comfortable. Great food, simple menu, great Iced Tea! The service was prompt and attentive. Very personable too.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Food was very good and brought out quickly. The restaurant is very clean and the staff is friendly. It was pouring rain when we were there so we didn't get to enjoy the beautiful little patio out back but it looks like a nice, relaxing place to enjoy a beer and dinner on a warm summer night.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We've been to this Ruidoso favorite three times now, and each time the food and service were excellent. The tortilla soup will warm you on a chilly day, the salsa is authentically spicy, the nachos, rellenos, and fajitas all were fresh, perfectly flavored, and extremely satisfying. We're from El Paso, so we know what good Mexican food is supposed to... More 

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Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Anybody who doesn't like El Comal's food evidently doesn't know what Mexican food is. The food is made from fresh ingredients. The chile rellenos are some of the finest I've ever had. If you like authentic Mexican food, this is the place in Ruidoso to go.

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Las Cruces, NM
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

First the good. Complementary salsa was good. We ordered a side of Guacamole, which was also good. Sat outside on the patio, it was beautiful afternoon and very pleasant. Service was prompt. Now the bad. We ordered Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas. The server arrived with "here are your chicken enchiladas. They looked good, they were good, and the green sauce... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The service was wonderful and the ambience was charming--we sat outside on the deck which is alongside an enclosed area that is akin to a garden. The food was A+ and coming from El Paso where Mexican food is aplenty--we were hoping for authentic cuisine--and we were not disappointed! Will most certainly be back.

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Lubbock, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I'm sure the folks who run Comal are earnest, but the food here nevertheless underwhelms. The salsa is perfectly decent, but the chips are tough, stale and have an "off" flavor. For my entree I had the chicken enmoladas--because I wanted to try something different--and a double order of rice. Perhaps I simply don't like mole, but at any rate,... More 

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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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?