Casa Komali

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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Sunday Lunch
Casa Komali is an energetic and casual dining experience near uptown. Komali in Nahuatl, the Aztec language, means Comal, the griddle were Mexicans cook their tortillas. Casa Komali serves a menu of Regional and Modern Mexican Cuisine as well as the more traditional dishes. We serve hand-made tortillas, fresh salsas, great seafood and perfectly cooked meat dishes. Join us for Breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner!
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BK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delightful evening, great food and great service. Will be back soon. Plus they take reservations for 4!

Y
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

The server was pleasant and helpful. At least initially, the restaurant was quieter than most in Dallas. Before we left, a group was seated near us, and it got much louder. The food was a true disappointment. I ordered chicken enchiladas, and they were not even as good as at a chain Mexican restaurant. The tortillas used to wrap the chicken were limp and soggy, the chicken was all dark meat, and not seasoned.
My friend ordered the stuffed poblano pepper and said it was fine, but ate very little of it. I think she was being polite because I was treating her for her birthday.
Also, I noted on the reservation, that the dinner was a birthday celebration, but there was no mention of that by the server.
All in all, a very disappointing experience.

CH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. We have been to a lot of Mexican restaurants in the Dallas area and Casa Konami is by far our favorite.

DW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

I wanted to experience this restaurant due to the fact that Chef Hugo’s San Miguel was one of my most favorite restaurants in Dallas when it was open. I was disappointed in the brunch and the atmosphere. It is fine for a lunch probably and will come back to see if it is any better. But for brunch there were multiple mistakes made in our orders. The waiter was very nice and apologized for the mistakes but even the second time 1 order was still wrong. THe noise was ridiculous. Sound bouncing of the walls, floors and ceiling... We were a table of six and had a very difficult time hearing each other due to the noise. And this was at 11:30 am and not even the more active times. Disappointed over all but will go back during the week for maybe a late lunch early dinner to give it a second go.

c
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time, enjoyed the food, not too noise so we could actually hear each other

S
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So glad we found on open table. We can see ourselves becoming regulars. Everything excellent.

BW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is great. If you want to have a first rate dinner with friends where the food is excellent and the noise level low, dine here!

JB
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was excellent. Always fresh! Service was great. Highly recommend this place for any occasion.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Continue to be impressed with both food and service at Komali.

p
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would like to start off by complimenting our server, Tyler. He was very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and the margaritas were some of the best I’ve had. If you do not like spicy food, ask before you order.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love their food and they have fabulous margaritas!!

AW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Komali for dinner! The food is high quality, interesting, and flavorful. The staff is always personable, contributing to a fantastic dining experience.

l
Dallas
225 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Fine distinctive authentic and creative Mexican menu. All very enjoyable.
It annoys me that there is absolutely no parking, the valet company places cones in front of all spaces forcing you to valet, even spaces not owned by Cafe Komali. For this reason, we do not return.

AL
Montreal
20 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Love this place!!

OT
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Why this place wasn't packed I'm not sure. Very VERY good food, outstanding & attentive waiter. Could actually carry on a conversation as the noise level was moderate. Super place to have a casual but very tasty dinner & drinks.

KO
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went there for a birthday dinner. Everyone loved their meals and the ambiance of the restaurant. Our server was very nice even though the group I was with was a little loud gave excellent service.

YP
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best brunch I've had in along time. The food is fresh, well seasoned, and delectable. Thank you for such a great brunch.

TS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and very friendly staff.

CH
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great service, and the food - exceptional! Thanks for a wonderful lunch.

TX
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my third visit to Casa Komali and all three have been delightful. The atmosphere is appealing and very comfortable, and the service is always excellent. The food is delicious and the presentation is superb. Casa Komali is on our top ten list of favorite restaurants in the Dallas area.

MH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Sadly, Komali isn’t what it used to be, and the fact that it was so empty during Sunday brunch when it used to be packed with a wait for a table every weekend brunch tells me a lot. It has not been the same since the former owner left a few years ago. The food is decent. The drinks are perfect. The service isn’t the best. 15 minutes between the time my food came and my husband had his. I didn’t get the last beverage I ordered. My first drink was brought incorrectly. They advertised a make your own taco bar for weeks, and the clueless server said he would ask the chef and later came back to tell us he would do all you can eat tacos. I intentionally took my husband here for Father’s Day for the make your own tacos, so it was pretty disappointing as was the service. This happened to us once before here, so we will not be back.

a
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a group of 18 people for Father's Day brunch and it was amazing! Most of us were from out of town and needed to catch different flights. They took really good care of us. They were efficient and professional and the food was amazing! The dads in the group felt special and had a great time! the drinks were great too and not too pricey! We will definitely be back and the folks in our group that were from Dallas have found a great new restaurant to enjoy! thank you so much Casa Komali!

TA
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing and the service was EXCELLENT! I wish I remembered his name, but he had great drink recommendations and was a pleasure talking to! Also, it was my first time enjoying Tres Leches!! Mmm...I'll be back for sure! 3rd times the charm...no EVERYtime I visit Casa Komali it's a CHARM!! Thank you!

EO
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We introduced friends to this restaurant and they loved it. The food - pork belly tacos, queso fundido, and chile en nogada - was delicious. The service was attentive without being overbearing. As an example the waiter noticed our friend took the lime from her husband’s beer and used it in her cocktail ; when she ordered a second cocktail it came with a lime. We’ll be back and so will our friends.

TX
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had dinner before Dallas Summer Musicals. Good food. Good service. We ate early (5:30ish), so the restaurant did not have many patrons.

TB
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was a real find, even though it's been around for a good while. It's in a very attractive room with tables and banquette seating. (And a patio.) The service was warm and attentive. The food is a very tasty riff on Mexican (not Tex-Mex) cuisine. But it's accessible to folks who've grown up on Tex-Mex. Two of us had the Chile en Nogada -- a poblano pepper stuffed with beef cooked in a delicious chile-spiced sauce, dried fruits, and nuts, which is topped with a cream sauce and pomegranate seeds Delicious! Our companion had the chicken in green mole (mole pipian), which is made with herbs, peppers, and leafy greens like spinach and epazote. Again, delicious. As I said, it's a real find. Try it!

M
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience and wonderful cuisine!

RC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and drinks at reasonable prices.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I’ve had mostly good experiences here, but I walked in last night forty-five minutes before the posted closing time only to be told the kitchen was closed.

Really? If you want to close early, fine. But don’t close the kitchen until your posted closing time.

No wonder this place struggles.

SH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Invited a group out for brunch. Definitely did not appreciate being charged a mandatory 20% gratuity. Service was ok, but definitely not worth 20% per person. This should not be standard. I will surely never invite another group, but instead make individual reservations as needed.

B
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great authentic food! Great margaritas! Would definitely go back

K
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent place, some of the best tacos I had in Dallas,

C
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great find! Great food!

We had ceviche and nachos for appetizers. Both were excellent. Ther stuued pepper was outstanding.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Overall Komali was disappointing and not at all what I was expecting although it’s been several years since I was there last. It was quite loud, very casual, and the service was below average. The food and cocktails were average.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been here before but not sure if it’s the rebranding to Casa Komali (preciously just Komali) or what it was — the service and food was incredible. Top notch seafood and well served drinks. It’s unfortunate it’s so far from my home otherwise I’d be here more often. Thanks!

JH
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great quality meal with fresh ingredients. Passion you can taste!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday brunch

BI
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We like it here. Consistent food and nice service.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and authentic Mexican flavors.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

They tried to charge double on a number of items and then charged the full 20 percent tip as standard. The waiter should have reviewed.

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