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Comala

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Allende 109, Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I was amazed by this place. Great rooftop and view. The best guacamole I ever had. The best margarita I ever had. Live blues music on a Tuesday. Does it get any better? Yes! They have artisanal beers too!

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Thank Marthe L
North Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We had only been in Oaxaca for four hours when we went in quest of dinner. The obvious direction to walk, map in hand, was toward Santa Domingo Church where we found lots of people and lots of restaurants. We had been advised to only eat Mexican food when visiting this fascinating city so this seemed to fit the bill.... More 

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Thank Michele D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Comala is a great place to start a night out with friends. They serve the best nachos and always have a good deal for drinks (2 for 1 margaritas or mezcal).

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Thank Gemma C
Charleston, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Went for comida and was surprised by the lack of atmosphere. Waitress spoke no English but she sure tried to help. meal for that day had excellent bean soup, but main course was mediocre. Would not go back as it was not a good value or meal.

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Thank citybybeach
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

A good menu with lots of options - they even adapted it to our requirements. Nice cool terrace to sit - very peaceful. The food came quickly & was great. The staff are attentive, really welcoming & friendly & very efficient. Highly recommend.

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Thank Surferblue
Oaxaca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

We spend winters here in Oaxaca and the Menu del Dia at Comala has been a favorite for years. The price is right (currently 80 pesos), especially for a pleasant restaurant so close to Santo Domingo and the museum, and it's often a relief to step into the coolness and shade of the patio tables or to sit by the... More 

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Thank bmillerOaxaca
Terrace, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

We have enjoyed the meal deal twice which comes with 3 courses for 80 pesos including beverage. Really liked it. Went there One evening though and not so impressed --very loud unpleasant music ( to us) and same menu as midday. Location is great and the young man who was server was wonderful.

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Thank lee3nan
Lakewood, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

At the end of our first visit to Oaxaca, my wife and I were looking for something to satiate our hunger and a little bit different from the fare we'd had. We could not have made a better choice. We were greeted promptly and sat outside in the inner courtyard, a welcome respite from the heat and traffic with a... More 

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Thank Cheryl44136
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

The food is amazing, and if you order the special of the day you get a 3-course meal for less than $10-$15 per person.

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Thank Ali S
Xalapa, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

$90 pesos a Tlayuda (giant toasted corn tortilla) with meat, tomato, cheese and pasta beans. The Tlayudas are like the tacos of Oaxaca. This is not the best place for them, but if you are around the pedestrian zone it's a nice place to visit and order a Tlayuda for dinner, then head to any bar for a Mezcal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Allende 109, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?