3946 Illinois St, San Diego, CA 92104
El Comal Antojitos Bar & Grill
El Comal Mexican Restaurant
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style, Mexican, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Latin American, Bar & Grills
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
Good for Kids: Yes
10/29/2010Provided by Citysearch -
While you might think you know Mexican food, the hearty burrito, taquito with guacamole on the side, in reality these are mere digressions from authentic dishes. Americanized creations that end up losing the unique flavors that made the origi-nals what they were. When a tool is needed to fix such misconceptions, none is better than hand-made Mexican cuisine, made with fresh ingre-dients that come together more like they would have in a Southern Mexican kitchen than a South-ern Californian restaurant. The rice is outstanding, and the restaurant never cooks with lard.
These meals are crafted with care, each piece of meat feels tender, while the vegetables are cooked just enough so that crispness is preserved. The perfect end treatment for a restaurant rejecting the mass produced; El Comal?s meat and vegetables are the effort of a search for the best local sources. From farm to kitchen, your meal has been treated with utmost care.
There is a reason why so much has gone into El Comal. The Herrera family, owners and operators for over thirteen years, believe Mexico has authen-tic dishes that will be appreciated here in the Unit-ed States. That is why in addition to the food, the wine hails from Mexico as well, bringing traces of flavors distinguishing it from the wines of other countries. El Comal serves more than just meals, it provides an experience.