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El Comal

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2117 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
(575) 258-1397
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11:00 am - 3:00 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

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Different but delicious

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
scottstevens575
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wow. And wow. Fresh food, excellent service. Local flair. Do NOT let the outside (or inside) of this place keep you from going. Don't get me wrong ... the inside is definitely clean. It's tucked in the corner of an old shopping center (looks like houses). We had chicken enchilada, cheese enchilada, chili relleno, taco and tostada. All were outstanding.... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

When we arrived we were immediately seated. The service was very good. While both of these are important they can't compare to the quality of the food served here. I had the chile relleno enchilada and taco combination and it was by far the best relleno I have eaten in a long time. Two other family members ordered the chicken... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Worth finding this small Mexican restaurant. Service was very good. It's a small place and there was quite a line of people waiting by the time we left. The burrito was very good. The chili relleno had a good flavor but was a little soggy for my taste. I like a little crunch on a relleno. The chips and hot... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This place makes their food from scratch. I had a chicken enchilada and a ground beef taco. The enchilada was very good, the taco was just a taco. My daughter had the chile relleno and burrito. The relleno had good flavor, but was not crispy. The burrito was very good. The service was very good. We sat out on a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The seating is limited but what a treat! The family is wonderful and the food great! We found the review and had to try this place. We sat on the back porch and it was wonderful

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A little hard to find but we'll worth it. In the back corner of a small shopping mall sits El Comal. We stopped in on Wednesday evening. Seated immediately and served water, chips, and the best salsa I've had in Ruidoso. I ordered enchiladas Christmas style and asked for extra sauce. My wife ordered Taco Salad. Both were scrumptious. Lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a small hidden gem. A husband/wife team that run the restaurant and all food is made from scratch. The salsa, was fresh. We had tacos and the taco shells are also home made. It's on the main drag/Sudderth and is hard to find because a tree blocks the view of the restaurant/open sign. It's in a small shopping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A small family restaurant with excellent home cooked Tex-Mex food. Food is made fresh when you order it. Seating is limited but worth the wait.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Cute little restaurant. Friendly service, good food. Has nice outdoor seating. We chose this restaurant because it's one of the few that were open on a Monday. Disappointed that they didn't have rellenos or sopapillas available, but we were on the later side of things and understood. Definitely give it a try!

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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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?