Comal named 2012 runner-up in Michael Bauer’s “30 most important Bay Area restaurants of the last 30 years”Monday, September 26th, 2016
“While the Mexican food served here is some of the best in the Bay Area and the warehouse-sized space is impressive, it’s the noise that created the buzz. Owner John Paluska was the longtime manager of the rock band Phish, and he took heed of one of diners’ major complaints and brought in Myer Sound to orchestrate the decibel level, making the entire warehouse space feel like one big noise-canceling headphone. It has helped spark an awareness among other restaurants that they need to consider noise abatement in designs.”
“Tortillas are made on the premises and familiar items are noticeably elevated, whether it’s vibrant guacamole or crisp tortilla chips that shatter in layers. Empanadas may be filled with chorizo and potato; enchiladas are plump with duck in guajillo salsa. The surprise in tamales may be chile-citrus braised brisket.”
Comal’s Spit-roasted Whole Chicken featured in SF Chronicle’s “Best Dishes from the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants"Monday, May 18th, 2015
Michael Bauer of SF Chronicle / Inside Scoop SF recently named Comal one of the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants. Now he is back with a list of his favorite dishes from the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants, including Comal’s Spit-Roasted Chicken with rice, beans and tortillas.