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El Comal

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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2117 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6137
(575) 258-1397
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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
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Queen Creek
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We selected Comal because of TripAdvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. The Chimichanga with green sauce was delicious. Some had the chicken and beef fajitas and reported the same. I did have a flour tortilla that I suspect was made on site; I left wishing I had purchased some for the road. The service was also wonderful. I would... More 

Thank dvpswe
Ruidoso, New Mexico, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service! The enchiladas are delicious, the salsa is good and the flautas are really yummy! Didn't care for the steak tacos the descriptions does not include onions and peppers mixed in the meat, so I was unable to eat that.

Thank Holly A
San Antonio, TX
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I loved the chips and salsa. The salsa had that smoky burn in the back of your throat. Great. Food was very good. Service excellent. We went at about noon and had no problem getting a table.

1 Thank JudySanAntonio_TX
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Oh my gosh!! The food was amazing!! Authentic Mexican food! The service was absolutely amazing. Excellent salsa & queso. Make it a point to stop here. You will be so thankful you stopped in!

Thank Roxy H
Garland, Texas
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Just ok and she sat us all the way in the back by ourselves, which I did not like. I asked her if there were any specials since it was hatch chili season and she could not answer me. Was very disappointed that there were not any specials and felt that our patronage was not welcomed.

Thank Gigito2
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We selected Comal because of the great reviews here and because we wanted sopapillas. We went at 6:00 pm, knowing they close at 7 pm. Salsa was ok but the chips were stale and off flavor. Beef enchilada contained ground beef seasoned with salt only. Rice was oddly flavored and the beans were had a weird thickened texture. Chile rellenos... More 

Thank LatteInParadise
Rhome, TX
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We stopped here for lunch and was sure glad. The enchiladas and fajitas we had were delicious. Service was great considering we arrived after the normal lunch hour.

Thank CaryW
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My wife and I sat outside around the courtyard. The weather was beautiful. The service was wonderful and the food was great. I would definitely eat at this restaurant again. The enmoladas plate was great. My wife had the chile rellenos and it was also great. A great experience! It is always nice to support a local, hard working family.

Thank MaKMcC
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Stopped on a whim and so pleased we did. Great food discovery. We travel a great deal and this some of the best Mexican food anywhere. Cozy atmospher, nothing fancy, just good food.

Thank Yobuck1118
Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

This is a great little Mexican restaurant which is run by a couple. The combination chili rellenos and beef enchilada with the red sauce was very good. My husband also had the chili rellenos with a chimichanga and green sauce. It came with refried beans and rice, and my husband's came with guacamole and sour cream. The guacamole was awesome.... More 

Thank Angela H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2117 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6137
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: (575) 258-1397

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