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2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1117
+1 510-926-6300
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Glendale, California
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from So. Cal and looking for a Mexican restaurant near UC Berkeley, I came across this delicious restaurant. Not a typical south of the border Mexican restaurant with combinations on the menu. Actually it serves small plates, a long list of tequilas and un-complimentary chips. Ordered the chips that come with 3 salsas. And the mole chicken enchiladas which... More 

Thank XrsPappas5
san francisco
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived when the restaurant opened at 5:30 pm as a party of 4 with out of town quests on a Saturday night without a reservation. They told us we would be seated by 6:15 pm. Despite inquiring at the front desk repeatedly (each time being told it would be about 15 minutes), we did not get seated until after... More 

Thank visitor314159
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent one week in Berkeley and we went two times for dinner to Comal ! We went on a less busy Monday and during the week end. The place does not accept reservations unless for the 5:30 slot, but the hostess is very efficient and diligent and you can spend some good time waiting either at the bar or... More 

Thank Alessandro G
Lima, Peru
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere of the restaurant is super cool, but I'll recommend you to sit in the patio. Cocktails after amazing and at a reasonable price and the food is good. Very recommendable!

Thank CathyMEP
Fremont, California
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not aware there was a mandatory 20% service charge until the day of our reservation. Since we were a party of six, we thought about going some where else, but in the end decided to go anyway. Our food was excellent. Chicharrones, guac, empanadas, albondigas and then a whole chicken and an order of spareribs to share. The... More 

Thank Jo Ann S
Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends who really spoke highly of Comal.Started out with $. 9.00 Margaritas that provided no more than a few sips Per glass. Along with them we had the guacamole plus 3 dipping sauces and tortilla chips. Guacamole had a strong hint of garlic. If you like garlic ,which I don't, I am sure you wouldn't find the garlic... More 

Thank OhioTravelers43112
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137 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went for dinner (actually to eat) and found the place more tailored for drinks and small food portions. great atmosphere and very nice service, to all kind of gender.... the beer was good, great selection of cocktails and other drinks. barn fire in the back yard - really nice. great for couples - not for families.

Thank Shaikidon
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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143 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really excellent mexico city style food. We had the eggplant dip (sikal pak), the spicy watermelon salad, lengua tacos, and pork. All excellent. Nicely spiced. The drinks were really good as well and the service also very good

Thank eab405
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Walked in around 7 on a busy table. Got seated immediately at a communal table. Service was great. Recommend the Jack Satan cocktail and all the tacos.

Thank Sid B
Berkeley, California
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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Arriving without a reservation, we decided to have a drink at the bar near to the entrance, and then had delicious appetizers there to complete our meal.

Thank 784michael

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-926-6300

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Richmond, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?