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!




2nd Annual Oaxanukkah Dinners at Comal

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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After hosting popular Passover Dinners each spring for the past four years, last December Comal added a new twist on the Jewish/Mexican mash-up theme with a Mexican-inspired pair of Oaxanukkah Dinners, which were a huge hit. The 2nd annual installment of these multi-course family-style dinners will take place in Abajo, Comal’s intimate private dining room, on Monday, December 26th and Tuesday, December 27th. Executive Chef Matt Gandin has created a menu in his signature Mexican style inspired by classic Hanukkah dishes. While a menorah will be lit, this is first and foremost a fun cultural celebration, a mash-up of traditional Hanukkah dishes and Mexican flavors.

The dinners will start promptly at 6:30 pm. Seating is limited to 22 diners per night, and based on past events, tickets are expected to sell fast. Tickets are $75 per person (hospitality included but beverages excluded) and can be purchased through one of the following links:

TICKETS:

December 26 – http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1385342

December 27 – http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1385344

Oaxanukkah Dinner Menu

Tequila-cured Salmon avocado, endive, radish, cilantro oil

Potato-Jalapeño Latkes crema, spiced apple salsa

Braised Beef Brisket ancho chile adobo, carrots, raisins

Rapini w/chile arbol and garlic

Saffron Rice

Midnight Black Beans de Olla

House-made Tortillas

Bunuelos Santa Rosa plum conserva

5th Annual NYE Party!

Mark your calendars! We will be hosting our annual NYE dance party with DJ Jose Ruiz at Comal on December 31st starting at 9am – tickets will go on sale on November 22nd. As usual, we’ll be offering a steady stream of delicious food from our kitchen throughout the evening in addition to DJ Jose’s infectious Latin funk. Not to be missed!

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.