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El Comal

2117 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
(575) 258-1397
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Ranked #18 of 71 restaurants in Ruidoso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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1 review
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Plano, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I ate there both nights we were in Ruidoso. After the first night we had to go back! Their cheese enchiladas with both red and green sauce were out of this world! My husband loved his relleno, in fact we loved everything! We have been on a quest since returning to Texas to try to duplicate his... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Food was bland, environment was gross and service wasn't great. You can find much better places to eat in ruidoso trust me!

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Lubbock, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We have been visiting Ruidoso for the last 12 years since moving to Texas and this was our first time at El Comal. The food was definitely some of the best Mexican food we have had! We enjoyed our meal on the back porch, during an early evening rain shower. The staff was very attentive and the quality of our... More

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Roswell, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The owners are so nice and the food is always excellent....I love sitting out back on the patio, and ordering a small cup of soup, and then a combo plate with Red Chili Enchilada's and a Crispy Chicken Taco! I love their chicken as it's perfectly shredded and seasoned white meat! Small place, but they're usually the best places! Don't... More

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Midland, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Hard to find...in the Gazebo shopping center. Very good salsa. They have a great combo plate where you can choose from 14 choices. I had the chicken enchilada,chicken burrito and chicken taco. You get a choice of green and red sauce as a topping. I could taste the chiles in the red sauce...very good. The chicken burrito was very big.... More

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