Spotted / Bay Area / Berkeley / Comal

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I have such great memories of my trip to Oaxaca and all the amazing markets and restaurants I visited. I especially remember LOTS of mole and mezcal tastings throughout this region. It was, by far, one of my top foodie adventures. So when my friend mentioned the food and drinks at Comal, I knew I had to visit. The menu is a modern, but excellent spin of Mexican cuisine, especially those of the Oaxacan regions. And the mezcal blended cocktails had that smoky flavor that I really love. I actually stopped by twice in that same week: once for drinks and apps, then again for dinner. My two favorite things so far have been the albondigas en adobo (meatballs served with tortillas) and the Palomaesque (mezcal and grapefruit cocktail). I’ll be giving the mezcal flights a try next time.

Comal
2020 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
tel: 510 926 6300
www.comalberkeley.com

* All images by me, Leslie.