2020 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley CA, 94704 (510) 926.6300
Sunday thru Thursday 5:30-10pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30-11pm
Front bar opens at 5pm nightly
Sunday thru Thursday 5:30-10pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30-11pm
Front bar opens at 5pm nightly

Comal and sister restaurant The Advocate featured in New Zealand Herald article on Berkeley

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

“Comal is truly incredible, a busy, buzzy room with a huge back patio and an open kitchen serving some of the best food I ate in the Bay Area.

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Michael Bauer includes Comal’s chile relleno in his “Favorite Dishes of the Week” list

Monday, February 15th, 2016

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Bay Area Bites names Comal’s wood-grilled fish tacos the best in the East Bay

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

“The best fish taco of all, in my not-so-humble estimation, is Comal’s wood-grilled local cod. The fish is delivered daily, and the grilled preparation infuses a bit of smokiness without obscuring the fish’s delicate, buttery flavor.”

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SF Beer Week Dinner at Comal with Drake’s Brewery

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

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On Tuesday, January 26, Comal will welcome brewmaster John Gillooly and owner John Martin of Drake’s Brewing to feature a selection of small batch beers paired with dishes by Comal’s executive chef Matt Gandin. Drake’s Brewing Co. is an urban craft brewery located in San Leandro, Calif. that has been dedicated to making the highest-quality, hand-crafted ales and lagers since 1989. Drake’s Brewing has become known for consistently producing a wide variety of craft beers from classics like IPA and Amber to innovative creations such as Hopocalypse Imperial IPA and a growing collection of artisan barrel-aged and sour beers. As one of the original craft breweries in the Bay Area, Drake’s has been at the forefront of the craft movement working to educate the community about what it means to brew and enjoy quality, full-flavored beers. In addition to Drake’s, John Martin owns legendary brewpubs Triple Rock and Jupiter, both Downtown Berkeley neighbors of Comal. Like previous special events, the SF Beer Week Dinner with Drake’s Brewing will be held in Abajo, Comal’s private dining room.

DATE/TIME:  Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m.
PRICE: Tickets are $70 (inclusive of food, beer and service charge)
RESERVATIONS:  Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow this link: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1046625   

Comal is located at 2020 Shattuck Avenue (at University Avenue) in Berkeley.

SF Beer Week Dinner Menu

Ahi tuna crudo with heirloom oranges, avocado and fried plantains

Drake’s Hefe

Duck tamale with mole coloradito

Rye Rubusto

Chicken thighs braised with tamarind, dried stone fruit, and epazote

Served with saffron rice

Hopocalypse White Label

Flan tradicional with candied kumquats

Rockridge Honey Farm Brown


Comal’s NYE bash listed in East Bay Express’s Guide to the Best NYE Events

Friday, December 11th, 2015

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