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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
Closed now
All 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
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Bandera, Texas
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Gazebo Plaza, on Sudderth. Ten of us in the party, all with different orders, all very good at lunch.

Thank AirstreamR
La Grange, Texas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this gem by searching Trip Advisor. I wanted some good red and green chile sauces. I ordered a chicken enchilada with green and a cheese enchilada with red. Both were excellent. Husband got a chimichanga and beef enchilada, both with red. The red sauce had a bite to it, which is how it should be. Rice and beans were... More 

Thank Brodsgaards
Queen Creek
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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?