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El Comal

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2117 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
(575) 258-1397
Today
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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  • 46
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
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  • 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
Authentic New Mexican Food

Wonderful family restaurant which serves homemade fare. Delicious and on the spicy side. The mole sauce on the enchiladas was to die for. One of the best items on the menu. Don't miss it. NOTE: If you are physically disabled like my husband is, this restaurant is somewhat challenging in that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful family restaurant which serves homemade fare. Delicious and on the spicy side. The mole sauce on the enchiladas was to die for. One of the best items on the menu. Don't miss it. NOTE: If you are physically disabled like my husband is, this restaurant is somewhat challenging in that when you drive up, there are many sets of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Wouldn't recommend if you like great tex mex. Not that good. We googled best Mexican food in Ruidoso and this came up. Mistake! Chips and salsa were not good. Fajita chicken was very tough. All sauce very hot. There were Not many people there and that should have been our first clue. 😕.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

From the moment we entered, we were welcomed and seated immediately. The place was very nice and quiet. The chips were fresh and the salsa was fantastic! We had fajitas, enchiladas, bean burrito, and chicken quesadilla. All entrees were cooked perfectly and tasted so good. The best part is that the couple working were so nice and we could tell... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Delicious. Great service wonderful atmosphere. A must when in New Mexico.. very comfortable family environment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I love this place! We try to go here at least once a week since we are locals, and I usually never give reviews but I really felt that this place deserved a great review. First of all, it's a mom and dad shop, the staff is all family which is refreshing and they're all so sweet. They get pretty... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had eaten here several years ago and really liked it so maybe it was an off day but we found the service and friendliness lacking at this establishment. We were a group of seven and we thought the owner was turning us away when he said he didn't have a table big enough. When asked if we couldn't push... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We took our family here for lunch on Spring Break last week and really enjoyed it. Quiet (no TV's, but no alcohol either) with attentive and friendly service, the menu includes items that you don't find in most Mexican restaurants. The chips were home made, the salsa had some bite, and the overall experience was well worth it. Try the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

At first glance you might not realize this downtown Ruidoso spot held such a treasure tucked in among the local shops. You have to look for this place. The food is worth the search. The ingredients are fresh and each dish is flavored to perfection. There are Tex Mex, New Mexican and Mexico favorites on the menu. Seating area is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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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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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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Additional Information about El Comal

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

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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: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?