8 expert reviews
“The ambiance is "unbeatable" at this "slightly upscale" Berkeley Mexican boasting a "fab" interior and "outstanding" patio with a fire pit.”
"Jam-packed since day one, the hot spot on this (Berkeley) block serves delicious Mexican dishes in an industrial space fitted with soaring ceilings." Full review
San Francisco Chronicle
"This Cal-Mex restaurant in downtown Berkeley is an ideal meeting spot for drinks and a light bite, if not a full dinner spread." Full review
"Downtown Berkeley's be-there-or-be-square hotspot puts a savvy spin on regional Mexican dishes both classic and obscure." Full review
"Relaxed yet trendy and surprisingly elegant for this university town, Comal draws a diverse, multigenerational, decidedly casual crowd for creative Mexican-influenced fare and well-crafted cocktails" Full review
If you can't choose from among the more than 100 tequilas and mescals, four different flights offer samples from particular regions or family distilleries.
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Condé Nast Traveler
"An authentic Mexican restaurant that doesn't feel like one, Berkeley's 140-seat Comal trades serape prints for raw-concrete walls" Full review
Don't miss the whole spit-roasted chicken with fire-roasted fingerling potatoes.