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

New lighting for the beer garden - heaters not far behind

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012


August at Comal

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Fire Pit!

At long last, our fire pit is up and running.  And it’s a beauty – custom fabricated by Kyle Reicher and his team of able hands at Ferrous Studios in nearby Richmond.  Ferrous has been a fixture at Comal from the early going.  Along the way, they’ve built the custom steel windows and doors, the bar stools, the bases for our community tables, the truss system for our covered patio, the patio exit gate and even our bathroom towel holders.

In the coming days we’ll be adding some seating in the form of salvaged redwood log stools around the pit.  We’re also working on adding heaters for the picnic tables and some string lights as well.

Recent Press

We’ve received some good press recently.  Most notable was a three star review from Michael Bauer, longtime SF Chronicle restaurant critic.

A week later, Señor Bauer shared Comal chef Matt Gandin’s recipe for Albondigas en Adobo.

Over in the East Bay, Diablo magazine ran an extended feature on tacos that included an in-depth look at Comal’s Carne Asada tacos as well as our Guacamole

Comal was also recently included in Zagat’s “Bay Area’s 10 Hottest Restaurants” and SF Eater’s “Heat Map: Where to Eat Right Now” llst – In both cases Comal was the only East Bay restaurant on the list.

Gift Cards

We are now offering two options for Gift Cards – the first is the old fashioned variety, available only in person at Comal.  We are also offering online Gift Cards on our website through Treatful – simply click on the Gift Cards link, choose the amount of the gift and take it from there.  You can also click through to Treatful from our Facebook page.

Facebook / Twitter

Speaking of Facebook, please know that we update our Facebook site and Twitter feed on a nearly daily basis, sometimes several times a day. Updates include new menu items, photos, interesting links, playlist info and much more.  Eventually we hope to roll much of this content into a blog section on our website as well, but for now we encourage you to follow us on Twitter or “like” us on Facebook (or both) to keep abreast of the latest from Comal.

Enjoy the wonderful weather – we hope to see you soon at Comal!

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New Bar Hours, Seating/Reservation Policy Update

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

We’ve recently adjusted our seating and reservation policy.  The new policy still allows for a limited number of reservations for groups up to six people (by phone or in person) for 5:30pm each night and case by case large group (seven or more people) reservations, but generally speaking we now seat people on a first-come, first-served basis.  The primary reason for the policy shift is the high unpredictability of turn times – some parties are in and out in 45 minutes, other are here more than two hours.  (more…)

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Comal Opens

Friday, May 4th, 2012

After nearly a year of construction, we finally open our doors tonight for business! To start, we will be open seven nights a week from 5:30-11pm in our interior space only. We are putting the finishing touches on our large rear patio, which will feature a full bar of its own, a dining area under a newly constructed awning roof and a lush al fresco beer garden with firepit. We will open sections of the patio in the coming weeks – stay tuned for further info on that front. We also plan to open our bars before dinner service begins and stay open until later as well in the coming weeks. A little further down the road, we plan on serving weekend brunch.

Please find us on Facebook, Twitter and join our Mailing List for more information.

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