I had the pleasure of dining at El Comal several times. On one of these occasions the owner, Raul, provided me with very in depth information on the history of the restaurant and his philosophy on classic Mexican food.
El Comal is located in the inner courtyard of the 11th house built in San Jose Del Cabo. The house and walls of the courtyard date back to the early 1800’s and are still owned by the original family who built it. The dining area is completely open, in a style you could only find in a place with as little annual precipitation as Los Cabos. Diners will be seated in this courtyard surrounded by many fragrant, colourful fruit trees and able to gaze up at the stars.
The entire menu is designed by owner and chef, Raul Villavicencio, who takes his inspirations from the kitchens of his family and unique, country and city cooking styles from all over Mexico. He calls his menu classic, as this is the sort of food that you would find served on a Mexican table for special events and gatherings. Many of the dishes date back to pre-Hispanic times and are cooked and prepared in the same classic style. All dishes and sauces are prepared from raw ingredients; nothing is canned or pre-manufactured and as much as possible is taken from local farms and ranches. Even the margarita glasses are hand-blown glass from the local glass-blowing factory, the original designed and crafted by Raul himself.
El Comal’s dishes and sauces are prepared with an incredible amount of care and you may not realize at first that what you are eating has been marinating and slow cooking for hours. The food truly embodies the natural flavours and culture of the kitchens of Mexico.
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