Originally named “Los Comales Taqueria Carnes Al Carbon Mexican Restaurant” this East Austin joint managed to successfully weather the storm of the endless East 7th street renovation. With the project finished, crowds are starting to descend once again on Graciella Benitez’ restaurant. We go here for big platters of grilled meat. This is a Norteno house which means one thing: animals will be slaughtered, butchered and cooked over hot stoves til the crowds are sated. Inside the restaurant there are enough serapes draped on the walls to keep the whole of East Austin warm on a cool Autumn evening. Plenty sombreros tacked up too. And mariachi music on the hi fi with nary a Spotify ad heard on a recent evening.
Plenty reasons to go to Los Comales and get a slice of what a Mexican restaurant was like back in 1980s era Austin.