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2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1117
+1 510-926-6300
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (30 reviews)
“tamales” (20 reviews)
“quesadilla” (15 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1117
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 7 August 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 27 July 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
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Good tacos, ceviche, and guacamole. Nice decor and friendly service. Food is generally spicy so probably not best for a family with young children. I also liked local brews (power to the people IPA).

Thank lucal478
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

During my stays in Berkeley, I usually visit Comal for s good Mexican meal. The food never disappoints me. Book a table early!

Thank Odleif
Reviewed 19 June 2018

My first visit to "Comal" with friends that live in the area. Wow, was so delicious it left me wanting more even though I was already full. Very tasty margaritas as well. Service was great too.

Thank Crystal L
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Visited Comal on a business trip with a group of colleagues one evening and very much enjoyed the experience. The cocktails were creative. The appetizers, chips, salsas were good. The tacos were tasty. Love seeing an establishment using fresh ingredients, grills, and providing an enjoyable...More

Thank BulletBob7
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Best Chips & Salsa I've had in the Bay Area! Margarita's were very good and the food was outstanding! Started with Jicama & Cucumber (very good, just the right amount of spice) followed by the best Grilled Sweet Corn! For my main dish, I had...More

Thank Jeff P
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Questions & Answers
6 November 2016|
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Response from Sushruth G | Reviewed this property |
Street parking...should be able to get easily..
Jim B
1 February 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 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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