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“Delicious. Friendly. Great for take-out.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Comedor Guadalajara

Comedor Guadalajara
1830 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2939 (Central City)
602-253-8299
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Ranked #32 of 2,429 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Central City
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11 restaurant reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Delicious. Friendly. Great for take-out.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

While the restaurant was really spacious (tons of space for families and large parties, but not too noisy) I opted for take-out. There's a separate counter just inside the restaurant's main dining room along with a small waiting area. The service was very friendly and the prices are incredibly reasonable for the amount of food you receive. Definitely order the chile relleno - it's delicious.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Very busy, but greeted with a smile, we were seated given the menu and somebody came up right away asked for our drink order, we were given chips and salsa, and it was good, they took our order, and with an I'd say at least 10 minutes our food was on the table, hot and yummy, this restaurant is wonderful, great food and great service, will go back again, and again!!!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 restaurant reviews
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“Every other mexican food place pales in comparison....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I have to go here at least twice a month! Its not close to where I live but I make it a point to travel the thirty minutes (each way) to get my fix!

If you're coming here to order tacos and tostadas - don't waste your time! Why would you come to such an authentic place and order something they sell at taco bell?? Weird...

Try the "steak picado", "fried tripas", "menudo" or "taquitos carne asada"...you won't be sorry...you'll be full and likely have lunch for the next day....you're welcome...

Mango margaritas are fabulous, they handle very large parties VERY well....

This restaurant is the BEST!!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“My favorite for over 30 years”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I have been enjoying meals at the Comedor Guadalajara for over 30 years. In that time neither the service has failed, nor the food. Yes, the neighborhood is a bit scary, but there is security in the parking lot, which gives the prospective diner a better sense of safety. All in all, the "safety" issues are worth the feast you will get. My personal favorite is the Parillada, a grilled dish served tableside on a hot comal with a small flame underneath. It comes with Grilled onions, jalepenos, tomatoes, and cilantro, and a choice of three of four meats: Carnitas (pork), Carne Asada (beef), Tripas (tripe), or Higado (liver). There is also a seafood version of this mouthwatering and very satisfying dish. The sides of Spanish Rice, Refried beans, and your choice of either hand-made corn or flour torillas, make this meal complete. There is ample food to take home, and it is even better the next day, reheated. Top it off with one of the best Flans in town and you will be very happy. My husband and I have been dining here for our anniversary for the last 26 years. We will continue this tradition until we die or the place closes.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“as real as it gets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

now i know a lot of spanish places will say theyre authentic. then they serve the same combs and the same crap. not here. they are as real as they come brother. no hint of taco bell in here let me tell you. beautiful place. why arent you eating there now?

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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