Casa Komali

4.6
1110 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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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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,

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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.

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Dallas
4 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.

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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!

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

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

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

Birthday brunch

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

We like it here. Consistent food and nice service.

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

Amazing food and authentic Mexican flavors.

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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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Austin
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A group of 6 of my girlfriends went for the first time for a birthday dinner and had the most wonderful experience. The service was fabulous the food was top notch and the drinks were amazing. Super unassuming restaurant from the outside but what a hidden gem!

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P
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place! The margaritas are great, food is amazing and the service is fantastic!

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

I've gone to Komali for years, so I was really disappointed on Saturday when two people in my party got sick within half an hour of eating the same entree. I alerted the manager, thinking he might want to know that there was an issue with this particular dish (the asada tacos.) He refused to believe it was the food, saying if something was wrong it would take much longer to manifest, despite the fact that both people were reporting the same symptoms . He even went so far as to say it must have been something they ate earlier. Suffice to say, both people spent the evening very sick and we had to cancel our other plans. I won't be going back to Komali. In the past year the food has deteriorated in quality, and now it seems the management has as well. Makes me sad.

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MS
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Legit Mexican fare. Fantastic service

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Salsa was bomb. Food and margaritas were delish as well!

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TE
Amarillo
13 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We LOVED dining at Komali's for my birthday! All of the foods and cocktails were DELICIOUS! We will return very soon!

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LD
Amarillo
9 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are never disappointed here. Food is so fresh and drinks are crafted not out of a can or bottle Service never disappoints

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JC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our office birthday lunch at Komali. Great food, service and ambiance.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everythibg was great and fresh

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Overall, a really good experience- it does get loud once tables fill up.... and there is no doubt the AC works... but fortunately our server was willing to regulate it a bit since there was a draft.

The food and craft cocktails were awesome—- will be back!

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M
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is outstanding . I have never been disappointed. Service is always amazing. Best margaritas in town!

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SJ
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Really loved this place! I had never been before and was glad I finally tried it. The food and drinks were delicious and our server was really kind and knowledgeable about the menu. I would definitely recommend the salmon!

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D
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We went for brunch. Excellent food in a good location

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EA
Dallas
123 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for brunch on the weekends uptown. Everything is fresh and delicious and the spice level is not to harsh

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

The low score for service had to do with the wait to be seated. There were 3 groups that left because it was taking to long. The manager was randomly seating people, which was making it difficult for the hostess to successfully do the job.

Why does Komali's even allow reservations? It was complete chaos and there was no order. Shouldn't reservations be seated before walk-ins?

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Group of 7, best meal at the table was the short ribs. Guacamole, mediocre, tacos, mediocre, steak and fish, ok.

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JD
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent Service. Our server was very attentive even though it was a very busy night. Great food too!

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DS
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great Mexico City Mexican food. The civiche is a great appetizer. The chicken in green mole is fantastic.

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H
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

1st time since it is a little out of our area. Great non-texmex Mexican food which I love.

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JP
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went to Komali for Valentine’s Day because we had such a great experience there on our first date. First off, the food here is amazing and I really like the waitstaff, but our experience Valentine’s Day left much to be desired - so much so that we probably won’t be back to one of our favorite new restaurants (they’ve revamped the old Komali concept).

The waiter recognized us from the last time we came in which was very nice - he made an effort to ask how we were doing, a marker of excellent customer service which is always something I appreciate.

From there on out, however, the service the remainder of the night was beyond poor. Things happen and clearly SOMETHING happened for the service to be that lacking (maybe someone quit or there were issues in the kitchen) but what I found really unforgivable was not that the staff were clearly struggling but that we seemed to be obviously de-prioritized over other tables - almost as if a decision had been made that maybe because we are nice and “know the staff” that we’d tolerate being completely ignored better than other guests. Repeated eye contact with our waiter only to be ignored hammered this idea home for me.

No attempt to explain why it took an hour to order our entree was made, just a vague, clearly uncomfortable “sorry about the delay” after we had sat there for 15 minutes with empty wine glasses.

I hate to write a bad review about this place but my boyfriend was equally put off. We are definitely not planning to come here again after our nearly 3 hour dinner.

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EO
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another terrific experience. Delicious food. Excellent service. And loved not being rushed even though it was busy with other Valentine Day couples.

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z
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service great as usual
My favorite new Mexican place

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WW
Jacksonville
41 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined at Komali frequently until we left Dallas in 2014, but were back in town and decided to go back for dinner. Much to our delight, our old friend Hugo, formerly the chef owner of Cafe San Miguel, is now the executive chef at Komali. The food was excellent as always, but it's also obvious that our good friend is running the kitchen!

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JL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great. Drinks from cocktail menu were made fresh. Basic wine list, but infused tequilas were available. Everyone enjoyed their own dishes. Guacamole was very good as an appetizer. I would go back

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great Mexican fusion brunch and the tamarind mimosa is a definite go to!

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r
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The upscale Mexican fare is a refreshing break from the ubiquitous Tex-Mex fare in the area. For cheese lovers I highly recommend the Cheese and Steak Enchiladas.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I went here for an early dinner.
Service was excellent from Ruffino.
We started with Fundito which we both agree was the best we’ve ever had.
Wife had Camarones la Jalapeño which she loved.
I had the pork belly tacos, they were great.
We will definitely be back.

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L
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We hatt a great experience and enjoyed ourselves very much. They were very accommodating.

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J
Dallas
85 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good, fresh Mexican (not Tex-Mex) food. Interesting and varied menu items. Ceviches are very interesting and different. Multiple enchiladas, street tacos, meat and seafood entrees. Cocktails are excellent. Good service.

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D
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious as always! I don’t understand why this place isn’t more busy. The food is amazing. The chips and salsa are so good - I love the salmon, chicken salad, flautas, rib eye asada. It’s all so good!

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M
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. This was our first visit and we will be back again.

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