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Bar Comala, Portland, OR

Bar Comala

4.4
4.4
12 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
We reserve most of our tables for walk-ins. If you don't see anything online, we will still have a space for you!

Comala is an intimate, dimly lit cocktail bar with 85 mezcales. Brought to you by Republica & Co.

Botana menu by Chef Dani of De Noche.

Open 5pm to midnight Wednesday through Sunday.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Cocktail Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (541) 900-5836
  • Payment options
    Carte Blanche, Cheque Gourmet, Diners Club, Discover, Eurocheque Card, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Dani Morales
  • Private party facilities
    Please reach out to lafondita@republicapdx.com for private event inquiries!
  • Neighborhood
    Pearl District
  • Cross street
    NW Glisan St and NW 8th Ave
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    NW Glisan & Broadway
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

What 12 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

12 Reviews
  1. RachelM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went last night and learned so much when we did a mescal and tequila flight. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about the different types of alcohol they serve from different parts of Mexico. The owner came out and explained the delicious dishes as well. We will definitely be going again.

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  2. RiskHappy84

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice calm vibe with delicious food and cocktails

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  3. MichaelW

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food, drinks, and people. I'll certainly be back!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant closed way earlier than it was advertised here. They didn’t even tell us about it so that we could make other arrangements. OpenTable still continues to show slots that this restaurant don’t serve. Our reservation was at 11 pm.
    Bar ComalaResponded on January 19, 2024
    Hi, we understand it was very disappointing for you to arrive and have us close early. We almost never are forced to close early, but the weather was becoming dangerous for our team to get home because of icy conditions. The last week has been very challenging on restaurants all over Portland with us being forced to close when we don't want to be, have almost no guests when we are able to open, and having our staff losing almost a week of hours because of the inclement weather conditions. We hope to see you again soon as travel becomes safe again.

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  5. Joyful

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect bar for folks looking for great agave, an excellent bar tender, delicious light food, and a welcoming space. This is a new favorite that I will be sure to go back to again and again.
    Bar ComalaResponded on January 19, 2024
    Thank you so much for coming and leaving us a review! We hope to see you again soon!

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  6. AngelM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only real Mezcal Bar in Portland. Also, the largest selection of Mexican spirits (whiskey, vodka, gin, rum, mezcal, etc...)
    Bar ComalaResponded on January 19, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review!

    1 person found this helpful

  7. gordomom

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited Bar Comala a couple of times in the last few months and have been wowed! First, the lighting and decor create an intimate ambiance. The candles and lighting are mesmerizing. Both visits, I ordered the Cardini Salad and birria tacos. The salad was warm veggies (roasted?) with a tangy savory dressing. Since they change the veggies based on what’s currently fresh, they used Brussels sprouts this time. It’s absolutely delicious and I could eat it every day. The birria tacos are bursting with flavor as well. The meat was melt in your mouth tender. I wouldn’t be able to choose between them so I recommend ordering both. To drink, I ordered the Ponche Sagrado, which was so soothing and delicious. It was sweet, tangy and a tiny bit spicy. It was a hot drink and perfect for a cool fall day. Service was attentive but not overbearing. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. It feels like visiting family. I’ve never been disappointed in my visits to Bar Comala and will definitely be back.
    Bar ComalaResponded on January 19, 2024
    Thank you so much!! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything. Thank you for your continued support of our little bar. We love our regulars!

    1 person found this helpful

  8. JazH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a beautiful elevated cocktail bar experience- highly recommend if you enjoy a more quaint intimate setting away from overly extroverted crowds.
    Bar ComalaResponded on January 19, 2024
    Thank you for the review! We are so happy you enjoy what our beautiful little space has to offer.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is ok, too extravagant and small quantities for Mexican food . They do gasp a bit the flavor of Mexico , but I believe things can be less expensive and more into the Mexican cuisine . The drinks are fabulous, that is worth it 100% .
    Bar ComalaResponded on January 19, 2024
    Hi there! We are happy you enjoyed the drinks! Regarding the food: we use almost exclusively local produce and meats, which comes with a higher cost and therefore a higher price. Mexican food is not inherently simple, excessive in quantity, or cheap. We in the U.S. have been conditioned in many ways to see it this way because of what has been available and labeled "Mexican food". Cheap food with huge quantities is not a true representation of Mexican food, regardless of how rampant that impression is in our country and particularly in Portland.

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  10. LauraS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love Bar Comala - one of the best bars in the city hands down!
    Bar ComalaResponded on January 19, 2024
    Thank you so much!!

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  11. JoeyF

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun spot that is less fancy than Rebulica but just as delicious.
    Bar ComalaResponded on July 25, 2023
    Thank you for the kind review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience, and we hope to see you again soon.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing overall experience. We felt in Mexico for 3 hours. Thank you !
    Bar ComalaResponded on July 25, 2023
    Thank you for the kind review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bar Comala is rated 4.4 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Bar Comala

422 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3529

Additional information

  • Cross street
    NW Glisan St and NW 8th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Pearl District
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Cocktail Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    NW Glisan & Broadway
  • Payment options
    Carte Blanche, Cheque Gourmet, Diners Club, Discover, Eurocheque Card, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Dani Morales
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (541) 900-5836
  • Private party facilities
    Please reach out to lafondita@republicapdx.com for private event inquiries!
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