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

Tickets Going Fast for Comal’s Fifth Annual New Year’s Eve Dance Party!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

On December 31st, Comal will once again usher in the New Year by clearing out the tables, turning up the volume on their state-of-the-art Meyer sound system, and transforming the restaurant into a funky dancehall for one special evening. Doors will open at 9pm and longtime Bay Area DJ Jose Ruiz (KPFA, KPOO), who has an ongoing residency at Comal on Thursday nights, will spin his infectious mix of Latin and funk into the wee hours. The first three hundred guests to arrive will be presented with an authentic, unique “lucha libre” wrestling mask, which should make for a festive scene on the dance floor. New this year will be a free on-site photo booth to commemorate the night.

Bar Manager Joanna Poz-Molesky has created a special cocktail for the event: El Santo. Named after the legendary lucha libre wrestler, El Santo is an easy drinking tequila cocktail featuring Cimarron blanco, tangerine, hibiscus and lime.

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El Santo

Chef Matt Gandin and his team will keep a steady stream of antojitos (little snacks) flowing throughout the night – expect some familiar items from Comal’s menu along with a few wild cards, with an emphasis on Oaxacan-style street snacks like quesadillas, de eses, and flautas. Highlights include: adobo shrimp-wild nettle quesadillas; jalapeño-requeson flautas; chorizo molotes; mole negro chicken wings; and chipotle deviled eggs.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1390574. All food offerings are included in ticket purchase. All previous parties have sold out, so advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

Please make special note: BART runs until 3am on NYE and Comal is less than a block from the Downtown Berkeley BART station. Also, Comal’s large beer garden is uncovered, so use of this space is weather dependent. Additional tickets may be released December 30th if weather permits the use of the beer garden for the occasion.

Plan Your Holiday Party at Comal

Whether for business or family and friends, Comal has two great options for your holiday gathering – Table 30 and Abajo.

Table 30 is our community table in the front of the restaurant – it seats 8-11 people on long benches.  Abajo is our cozy private dining room located in our cellar – it seats 12-22  people.  In both cases we offer a multi-course, fixed price menu that can be tailored to the specific needs of your party.  For Abajo, we have also created special custom cocktails for parties with names to match on several occasions.

Here are sample menus for Table 30 and Abajo

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Abajo

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Table 30

Dates are filling up fast, particularly in December, so we encourage you to contact us soon.  For further information and to inquire about available dates for either of our group dining options, contact us at info@comalberkeley.com.

Hope to see you soon at Comal!




Comal included in Eater SF’s “Where to Eat on NYE in the Bay” roundup

Friday, December 16th, 2016

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Comal Hosts Fifth Annual New Year’s Eve Dance Party!

Monday, November 28th, 2016

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On December 31st, Comal will once again usher in the New Year by clearing out the tables, turning up the volume on their state-of-the-art Meyer sound system, and transforming the restaurant into a funky dancehall for one special evening. Doors will open at 9pm and longtime Bay Area DJ Jose Ruiz (KPFA, KPOO), who has an ongoing residency at Comal on Thursday nights, will spin his infectious mix of Latin and funk into the wee hours. The first three hundred guests to arrive will be presented with an authentic, unique “lucha libre” wrestling mask, which should make for a festive scene on the dance floor. New this year will be a free on-site photo booth to commemorate the night.

Chef Matt Gandin and his team will keep a steady stream of antojitos (little snacks) flowing throughout the night – expect some familiar items from Comal’s menu along with a few wild cards, with an emphasis on Oaxacan-style street snacks like quesadillas, de eses, and flautas. Highlights include: adobo shrimp-wild nettle quesadillas; jalapeño-requeson flautas; chorizo molotes; mole negro chicken wings; and chipotle deviled eggs.

And once again there will be a special NYE cocktail for the occasion. This, along with Comal’s current list of craft cocktails, draft beers, wines, and extensive selection of tequilas and mezcals, will also be on offer.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1390574. All food offerings are included in ticket purchase. All previous parties have sold out, so advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

Please make special note: BART runs until 3am on NYE and Comal is less than a block from the Downtown Berkeley BART station. Also, Comal’s large beer garden is uncovered, so use of this space is weather dependent. Additional tickets may be released December 30th if weather permits the use of the beer garden for the occasion.

Plan Your Holiday Party at Comal

With the days growing shorter and autumn in the air, it’s time to start planning holiday parties.  Whether for business or family and friends, Comal has two great options for your holiday gathering – Table 30 and Abajo.

Table 30 is our community table in the front of the restaurant – it seats 8-11 people on long benches.  Abajo is our cozy private dining room located in our cellar – it seats 12-22  people.  In both cases we offer a multi-course, fixed price menu that can be tailored to the specific needs of your party.  For Abajo, we have also created special custom cocktails for parties with names to match on several occasions.

Here are sample menus for Table 30 and Abajo

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Abajo

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Table 30

Dates are filling up fast, particularly in December, so we encourage you to contact us soon.  For further information and to inquire about available dates for either of our group dining options, contact us at info@comalberkeley.com.

Hope to see you soon at Comal!




Dia de los Muertos!

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Tonight and tomorrow night we will be celebrating Dia de los Muertos at Comal.

To mark the occasion, our front façade windows feature matching “calavera” paintings on both sides of the front door by our good friend Jose Ruiz, who will also be doing a special DJ set tonight featuring songs that nod to the theme of death in some fashion.

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One of two “calavera” paintings by Jose Ruiz on the front windows of Comal

We’ll also be sending everyone home with a piece of “pan de muerto” (bread of the dead), baked at Berkeley’s own Casa Latina. The pan de muerto is a traditional sweet bread decorated with bones to represent lost loved ones.

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Pan de muerto from Casa Latina

Hope you can make it by tonight or tomorrow night to join in the festivities!

Save the DATES

On Dec 31, Comal will be hosting our fifth annual NYE Dance party and on December 27 and 28 we will be hosting our 2nd annual Oaxanukkah dinners – tickets will go on sale later this month for both events – stay tuned for more details!

Group Dining at Comal

With the holidays fast approaching, Comal has two great options for gatherings of family and friends or business holiday parties – Table 30 and Abajo.

Table 30 is our community table in the front of the restaurant – it seats 8-11 people on long benches.  Abajo is our cozy private dining room located in our cellar – it seats 12-22 people.  In both cases we offer a multi-course, fixed price menu that can be tailored to the specific needs of your party.  For Abajo, we have also created special custom cocktails for parties with names to match on several occasions.

Here are sample menus for Table 30 and Abajo

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Abajo

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Table 30

For further information and to inquire about available dates for either of our group dining options, contact us at info@comalberkeley.com.