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2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1117
+1 510-926-6300
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (29 reviews)
“tamales” (20 reviews)
“quesadilla” (16 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1117
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for supper after a day too exhausting to risk studying the extensive drinks menu. I was struck by the flexibility of the seating, which allows both for quiet conversation in some areas and for more boisterous, larger groups of diners in others. We...More

Thank Judith D
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We had 3 generations at Comal for dinner last night, and it was excellent. It was busy enough so that the grandchildren (ages 3 and 5) were no distraction for the other diners. The Mexican food was great: guacamole was delicious, the tortilla chips tasted...More

Thank DavidandGee
Reviewed 13 February 2018

I went at an off time, a Monday night late, when it wasn't crowded. They offer about a dozen interesting tequila/mezqual based cocktails and a great classic (non frozen) margarita. They have a simple formula...appetizers, small plates and then family style portions for 2-3 people....More

Thank HuntressCA
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Comal is a largish, informal, pretty good Mexican restaurant in the central business district (such as it is) of Berkeley. The menu is fairly simple, the overall quality of the food is very good. Full bar, reasonable range of beers, lots of mezcal. This is...More

Thank Seeitgo
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Friday evening dinner for family; great accommodation for our group. Service was terrific, food was wonderful and everyone enjoyed!

Thank Roy Y
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Lively restaurant with nice patio out back. Good margaritas. We always get the fire roasted chicken.

Thank Cathy_Clauson
Reviewed 7 December 2017

They only take reservations for 5:30, so we tend to go here before a show or event that necessitates eating early. The food tends towards well-known Mexican style dishes and everything is fresh, well-seasoned and tasty. We always order too much!

Thank samweinbergersf
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The menu is broken down into categories that seem "usual" - enchiladas, tamales, tacos, etc. but the food is much more than just the usual! The duck enchilada was delicious and the brisket tamale had a richly layered red sauce that wasn't anything like a...More

Thank SMFSanFran
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great experience at Comal. Appetizers and a tequila flight. Service was great and food was very tasty. Would definitely go back!

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I had a great bourbon drink from their bar menu and so did my date. Both were fantastic. Me lamb quesadilla she beef tacos. Excellent. And their chips and guacamole and awesome.

Thank Tom G
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5 November 2016|
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Response from Sushruth G | Reviewed this property |
Street parking...should be able to get easily..
Jim B
31 January 2015|
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Response from XCaliphornian | Reviewed this property |
We just had a couple of small plates, and drinks. I concur with the previous answers, although I will say that we had dinner at another restaurant in Berkeley that cost even more, and we wish we had eaten at Comal instead!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-926-6300
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