COMAL is a gathering place located in Berkeley’s bustling Arts District, just north of the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. The restaurant is housed in a single-story building (circa 1927) and features a lush, secluded rear patio with a full bar, covered dining area, and al fresco beer garden with fire pit.
Executive Chef Matt Gandin creates earthy, modern interpretations of dishes from throughout Mexico, with emphasis on Oaxaca and neighboring coastal regions. We offer an “all-Mexican” list of craft cocktails, house-made sangritas paired with our curated collection of agave spirits, and a diverse selection of local beer and wine on tap.
Service options: Dine-in · Takeout
Health & safety: Mask required · Staff wear masks · Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits
The chips, salsa & guacamole were so good and filling! The chips were super thick and came with plenty of guacamole and salsa. We loved sitting outdoors in the back patio near the fire pit with the light all strung around-- super cute!!
Definitely good vibes here with some yummy food. Would recommend this to anyone and can't wait to come back.
The family meals at Comal are A+++ take out! We tried the steak meal for $35, an EXCEPTIONAL value. We added the squash for $10 and it was a little disappointing but didn't spoil my high praise. I would try a different side next time. For just under $50, and feeding our family of 3, with leftovers, you cannot beat it! Super flavorful, on time, fresh take out. I will be telling everyone about it! Go go go.
Hands-down the best place in Berkeley. If you're from the East Bay this is a great place for a first-time date.