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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 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon 11:00 - 19:00
Wed 11:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Garland, Texas
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

We selected Comal because of the great reviews here and because we wanted sopapillas. We went at 6:00 pm, knowing they close at 7 pm. Salsa was ok but the chips were stale and off flavor. Beef enchilada contained ground beef seasoned with salt only. Rice was oddly flavored and the beans were had a weird thickened texture. Chile rellenos... More 

Thank LatteInParadise
Rhome, TX
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We stopped here for lunch and was sure glad. The enchiladas and fajitas we had were delicious. Service was great considering we arrived after the normal lunch hour.

Thank CaryW
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

My wife and I sat outside around the courtyard. The weather was beautiful. The service was wonderful and the food was great. I would definitely eat at this restaurant again. The enmoladas plate was great. My wife had the chile rellenos and it was also great. A great experience! It is always nice to support a local, hard working family.

Thank MaKMcC
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped on a whim and so pleased we did. Great food discovery. We travel a great deal and this some of the best Mexican food anywhere. Cozy atmospher, nothing fancy, just good food.

Thank Yobuck1118
Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

This is a great little Mexican restaurant which is run by a couple. The combination chili rellenos and beef enchilada with the red sauce was very good. My husband also had the chili rellenos with a chimichanga and green sauce. It came with refried beans and rice, and my husband's came with guacamole and sour cream. The guacamole was awesome.... More 

Thank Angela H
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

we were just staying in ruidoso for the night and on a mexican food mission. we checked tripadvisor and saw el comal...i think the sign may just say comal. you might pass it up if you're not watching. sit outside on the patio if it's an option. the hot sauce is great! nachos were fantastic. green chili enchiladas were superb!... More 

Thank Slyann
Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Great quick lunch today Sept 30, 2015. Red and green enchiladas - fast and always delicious! Cute courtyard in the back. Will be back next time!

Thank MugHarrington
Ruidoso, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Not the norm for Ruidoso but I'm very happy we tried it. Service was fast and friendly granted it was 2:30 but very nice people. We will be back!

Thank scottstevens575
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Wow. And wow. Fresh food, excellent service. Local flair. Do NOT let the outside (or inside) of this place keep you from going. Don't get me wrong ... the inside is definitely clean. It's tucked in the corner of an old shopping center (looks like houses). We had chicken enchilada, cheese enchilada, chili relleno, taco and tostada. All were outstanding.... More 

Thank Charla C

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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?