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2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1117
+1 510-926-6300
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (30 reviews)
“tamales” (20 reviews)
“quesadilla” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1117
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Comal is an upscale Mexican restaurant with a lively atmosphere. We have never been disappointed by the food. The waitstaff is friendly, efficient and very good. It has an extensive menu, starting with a fine margarita!

Thank woodlandridge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food. With nice presentations. Staff us knowlegable. And the Prices are acceptable for the area. They spice the food very well and can life the heat if you wish. Do not miss their desserts.

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked all the dishes. Mexican, but unusual, and quite creative. Mainly caters to the young set. Music sets the tone, so people yell to be heard. Community tables are fun. Go enjoy if the noise level does not bother you.

Thank Grandpa284
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comal's an upscale (but reasonably priced) Mexican restaurant. Its menu, based on traditional ingredients and flavors, is innovative but never over the top. Service is warm and attentive. We prefer dining in the back of the house, heat or chill, rain or shine.

Thank bradbunnin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a great Mexican restaurant with authentic flavours and ingredients. It cooked to high standards. Their chicharonnes are sinful. Tequila selection is good.

Thank PeterCalc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this place. Very vibrant. GREAT selection of Tequila and Mescal. Cocktails, beer and wine. Drinks you cant avoid here. Try their Chiquita flights. Ordered quiet a few sharing plates. Loved those enchiladas and spare ribs. Have to come here for more.

Thank Deva G
Reviewed September 8, 2018

First, we ordered two cocktails and two flights of mezcal. One person accidentally spilled an entire shot of mezcal and the server happily brought another shot. (Thanks, Sam!) We opted to share several small plates. The spicy watermelon salad was a big hit, along with...More

Thank bamboola
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Problem with Comal is that reservations are not possible. Although we arrived around 7:00 p.m., we didn’t get a table until 9:00 p.m. Food is Mexican, and is excellent. Try to get a table in the garden.

Thank Odleif
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I am sure there are a lot of Mexican Restaurants in Berkeley but this is the only one that I know. One great thing about this place is that it is close to a Bart station so easy for me to get to and not...More

Thank AnnetteLH
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Though there were some entrées, the 4 of us preferred sharing the interesting variety of tapas in this trendy Mexican restaurant. The other couple had heard good things about Comal, so we now can confirm for ourselves that their recommendation is true. Each individual small...More

Thank wwalleigh
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Questions & Answers
November 5, 2016|
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Response from Sushruth G | Reviewed this property |
Street parking...should be able to get easily..
Jim B
January 31, 2015|
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Response from eric w | 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
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, 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
  • E-mail
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