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El Comal

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegan Options
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2117 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
+1 575-258-1397
11:00 am - 7:00 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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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is always good. Service is friendly. Chimichangas are very good. When shopping on Sudderth you should stop in for lunch.

Thank GG75075
South Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

I love this little place both inside and out. The inside is small but cozy and the outside offers a beautiful courtyard that is very relaxing when the weather is good. All the food is cooked from scratch by order and is real Mexican food. Love the owners too! Definitely try this place if you want something off the beaten... More 

Thank houstonvisitor56
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Great small restaurant. Everything was good. I had a spinach chicken and chili strip quesadilla and it was by far the best quesadilla I have ever had. My husband's enchiladas were wonderful, they tasted like they were wrapped in tamales. My kids were even raving about this place saying it was the best ever. Their tortillas must have been homemade,... More 

Thank Taryn B
Bandera, Texas
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152 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 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
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 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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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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

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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, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-258-1397

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