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After one of my epic party adventures down town... My buddy said this place was a must for great breakfast food. We entered the spot it was packed we were seated pretty fast and I looked over the menu and went with the Machaca, Chilaquiles y Huevos Combo with a tall Dos Equis it was early but a must have... I rate the experience as followed. Machaca, Chilaquiles y Huevos Combo - A Staff - A I enjoyed my meal it was so good... I will be back for sure soon for some great food everyone was so nice my second beer ended up on the table talking with your hands can be a problem...The staff laughed and helped me clean it up now that's team work.
Love this place! My Family and I always come here after church on Sundays. The restaurant is clean, the servers are friendly, the manager ALWAYS makes sure your needs were satisfied. I always order the chicken nachos with horchata. Never had a problem with the food.
My family and I have been dining here for a few years now. Only thing I don't like are the odd hours, because it can be confusing at times. Seriously. There was a time we went to have lunch sometime during the week, and it was 3pm. When we got there, they were closed. Anyway, the food is great. The service isn't bad; not AMAZING, but not bad. :)
To many rules. No split checks, no credit cards, no substitutions or additions, no breakfast after 11. Staff is nice, food is average.
I know this is treasonous but I wasn't all that impressed. I had the chicken enchiladas with green sauce. The food was very average in my opinion although the service was very friendly and quick.
This place has the best Mexican food ever! Authentic is an understatement. The alphabet soup they give you at the beginning is delicious. Prices are very reasonable so you won't be disappointed
Dining Guadalajara was more like eating in Guadalajara, complete with a wait for a table despite having many opens ones and a questionable security guard at the front door. We were in a cave like room waiting for our table, luckily it was just a 5 minute wait for lunch. One inside the main dining hall we were able to see the large size of this place, tables finished wall decorates but a unfinished ceilings and no windows make up the inside. I oped for the chillies relleno off the lunch special menu $7.50 most of the lunch specials range from 7.25 to 8.50. From seating to our main course we had over 5 different people visit our table. The chips were nothing special bu I do like the the spicy and thin salsa here. My chillie rellno was a bit different, the sauce was a bland tomato based sauce, the chillie it self could have used a bit more roasting and the cheese seemed a bit thin. Overall the prices seemed high for the location, and quality of food, I would sooner go to la canasa.
Very good food, very good value, very long wait at lunchtime. I had the opportunity to treat some friends who were visiting from the northeast and wanted good Mexican food. Friday lunchtime may not have been the best time to do this because of the long wait, but once we were seated, everything went very well. The waitstaff was very friendly and efficient, the food was really tasty and the servings were generous. I would say that I ate here some of the best Mexican food I've had in the Valley, and my friends were equally impressed. Lots of parking, reasonable prices -- it all adds up to a great dining experience if you don't mind the long wait for lunch.
Only based off the Menudo on a Sunday afternoon. The tripe and hominy needed to be cooked longer.
Greasy tacos, the only thing good was the spicy salsa. I got the chicken tacos and they were hella greasy with half-melted cheese.
Unbelievable. Fantastic experience all around, including the wonderful waiter Ruben who was willing to work with my vegetarian preferences. My husband (not a veggie) reports that the fish he ate was unbelievable. And a half dozen mexican beers on draft. So good! I can't wait to go back!
great find on the way home, I wish they had one in San Diego!!! (4) Parrilla De Tres Carnes: Delish, we split the meal for 2 between 3 people and still had leftovers (4) Margaritas: great mix not too sweet and just a hint of tequila to know it's in there
I've been driving by this place for a couple years and a friend finally recommended it to me. I actually hadn't really paid attention to the signage and I thought maybe it was a Spanish nightclub because of the entrance in the rear, the parking attendant and you can't really tell anyone is there if you are only looking from the I-17 frontage road. Well, don't let looks deceive you. This place is great! I've had Chilaquiles y Huevos, Machaca Con Huevos, Steak and Chicken Picado and some tacos. Everything has been delicious. The service has been great, even during the lunch rush. The portions are generous and the prices are appropriate. Definitely stop by if you're in the area.
The food is delish! But beware the salsa is hot hot hot just like the plates! Service was really good too! Prices seemed right on as well. I know we will be going back as it is a favorite foodery with the hubbies family!
Just when it seemed like I couldn't be impressed by a Mexican restaurant anymore, here comes Comedor Guadalajara. When so many others stopped offering free chips and salsa while you wait I was SHOCKED by not only getting chips and salsa but a cup of soup while waiting for our meal. We went in for lunch, and while we had to wait 10-15 minutes for our table, the service was awesome and we were in and out quickly. They do not mess around here and I was thoroughly impressed. The food was close to the Tex Mex that I crave from home and the value for the money is solid. The chili rellanos was killer. Will be back regularly!
One of my favorite places to get Mexican food in the valley. Being an Arizona native, I am pretty picky when it comes to good quality Mexican food and this place fits the bill. Not overly expensive and I can get all my favorite basic Mexican comfort foods like cheese enchiladas, albondigas, and shredded beef tacos. Nothing fancy- just good Mexican food done right. The salsa is actually spicy too, which is a big bonus in my book.
Not where you might expect to find a great restaurant, I found it because I was having my car repaired next door! Been there twice now - Cheese Enchilada Huevos for breakfast, Chicken Enchilada and Chile Rellenos for lunch, they have Negra Modelo on tap too! Excellent food, great service, will be going back many times
Amazing place with good good. Great prices with food too match. I really enjoyed the place and atmosphere. The noise level is high so be prepared to enjoy the festivities.
A little bit of Mexico in Phoenix with all the tastes and sounds. A lot of fun. We came here early one evening and had very little wait time. All the food is freshly prepared and given the mix of clientele of Anglos and Latinos, everyone was enjoying a great meal. We'll be back. Enjoy!
I've lived in AZ for almost 20 years and this place is one of my favorite Mexican joints. Huge parking lot and the restaurant seems to get bigger every time we go. Yummy salsa & chips. Cheap margaritas. Delicious food. Machaca is amazing, garlic shrimp is my stand by, and everything else in between. I've never had a bad meal here & service is usually quick.
Wow. Have traveled all over the country, experiencing the local cuisines in each city I visited. The food here was the best mexican I have ever had, bar none. Highly recommended!
Not quite up to the expectation given that this has 4 stars on yelp, is frequented by lots of Latinos and the half hour wait for a table for two t lunchtime. The guacamole had no flavor and the main dishes were very average. Nice ambience though.
Great food! Love the spicy salsa, the meatball soup and the enchiladas. I'm a sucker for fluffy flavorful yet simple rice and I couldn't get enough of their rice!
The first thing to remember is that the portions are huge and the plates are always burning hot. Every time I visit, I come away with a plate full of left overs. Do not expect to find any fancy dishes here, the food is what you may find at a comidas caseras type of place in Mexico. The Mexican food here has the tastes of Sonora and is full of flavor. There have been two items that have been ordered that I really did not like. The chilaquiles during breakfast and fried fish for dinner. The fried fish was almost burned and super oily. The chilaquiles are smothered in sauce, which I had never seen. It must be a Sonora thing. You can not go wrong here if you order something that is grilled, whether it be tacos de carne asada, pollo asado, or a parrillada, etc. The enchiladas and chile rellenos are good, but again they are smothered in sauces which is not typical from the part of Mexico my family is from. Bottom line, this restaurant serves good Mexican food, the portions are huge, and is inexpensive.
The salsa is outstanding!
This place is in a questionable part of town. The exterior and interior are simply decorated. A little effort would be nice. Our server was friendly,quick and attentive. The chips and salsa are good. The salsa has a nice touch of spice to it. I could always use more, but it is hotter than most places. We ordered a cheese crisp to start. It is essentially a super thin pizza crust with a ton of cheese meleted over it. I love thin crust pizza, and I love cheese even more, but it could use some seasoning or some kind of sauce. For my meal I ordered the cheese enchilada lunch special. The enchiladas were ok. The sauce was very good. The rice was ok.
Mucho Bueno!! Good food from a Mexican-American who is critical of all Mexican food except Mi Madre's. Plentiful on portions and service is top-notch. Menudo and the tripitias are as close to perfect. I do miss the live music, but the price they asked for was a bit pricey.
By far the best Mexican food in Phoenix! Wonderful service, great atmosphere!
Their beans are amazing and have been for the 20 years we've been eating here. The carne asada tacos are delicious, the guacamole luscious, the machaca and the chiliquilas plate is fabulous. Love their rice and their enchilada sauce. They have done a great job unifying the decor recently. The service is fast and always consistent. Oh, and if you go for lunch, they usually serve soup before the meal and it is yummy!! They do a great job with large parties too. Terry, one of the owners is always so welcoming.
This place has been around for as long as I can remember. Each time my family and I have come here, the food is always on point and never a disappointment. Their ticket times are quick, they food is tasty and full of flavor. You have a choice between two salsa's, both are very good! I have yet to find any restaurant that can compare in their food. Many of their dishes are very comforting and remind me of the way my grandmother used to cook. Staff is quick and friendly. My family and I will always be loyal customers of Comedor Guadalajara!
Nice to finally meet you Comedor Guadalajara, My husband and I really enjoyed our time here. We were looking for decent Mexican food. This was our first visit . . . the parking lot (behind the building) was large (and don't let the outside of the building defer you . . . it's big inside). The service was great from the minute we walked in the door. The margaritas were really good (you could actually taste the tequila). Complimentary warm chips and spicy salsa. We both had the beef tacos, rice and beans. Great food. This is going to be our new go-to place when we crave Mexican food. Prices were very reasonable. I can't wait to go back for breakfast and try the Huevos Rancheros. Yum!
This place is the best for legit Mexican breakfast. Machaca and Chilaquilles is very good and so is the enchiladas and napolitos. I have only been for breakfast but can imagine the other food is amazing as well.
A buddy of mine took me to breakfast here. I ordered the Machaca breakfast plate, this is the best Mex breakfast I have had in years and I am Latino....it made me want to SLAP MY MOMMA! Nice atmosphere, great service, good pricing, instant freeway access. You got to love this place.
Went with my family here, and we all enjoyed it. The food is prepared fresh and tastes great. Not exactly sure why it's not five star. There was just something... off. Perhaps the ambiance? It's definitely worth visiting though, and there would be nothing stopping me from going back.
I am a native of the Phoenix area. There are a lot of Mexican food restaurants but there are very few that I would call excellent. Comedor Guadalajara is an excellent restaurant. I have been there for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Chilaquilles for breakfast are very good. You can get them plain or with Machaca beef. The enchilada sauce at Comeodor Guadalajara is incredible especially smothered over a red chili con carne burrito. There is not much I can complain about at this restaurant. The service is very good and the pricing is affordable. If I was to make a complaint, it would be that the place gets too crowded at lunch time. Go before 11:15 AM for lunch or you will have to wait for a seat especially on Friday. I guess that is a good problem to have from the restarurant point of view. I highly recoomend this place.
Ci! Comedor Guadalajara is a place that seems to always come up when discussing Phoenix Mexican food. I finally found myself in the area and dropped by for early lunch and was not disappointed. To the tourists and over cautious it may not look like the best area to be but have no worries. This part of town is just old and run down. You won't be knifed in the parking lot and there's even a security guard keeping an eye on the lot. Have no fears. As per usual when I hit a Mexican place I ordered the enchilada's. The appetizer was the standard free house chips and salsa. Oh, boy! The salsa! I always complain that the salsa in not hot enough (even at Mexican places) but one bite here and there was a temporary spice assault upon my eyes and nose. Both started to run and I loved every minute. When your body reacts, you know you're eating good salsa. My Pepsi came soon after wards and it was the largest drink I've ever been served save for a liter of beer I had at a German tavern in New York City. My food arrived soon after wards and it was served on a scorching hot plate. Everything was delicious and I think they make their own refried beans. Possibly the best beans I've had at a Mexican place. The dining area is larger than a fast food joint but smaller than your typical restaurant. Not long after I arrived it started to fill up quickly. Expect to wait a few minutes at peak times. Sadly this structure was an impenetrable fortress for my phone and I was unable to officially do a Yelp check in but, eh, I cannot hold that against the Comedor. I'd like to note that quite a few of the patrons were Hispanic and that, to me, is always a good sign when eating at a Mexican joint. I have been waiting to find a Mexican restaurant that I can officially dub as the best I've had. I am confident I can dub thee, Comedor Guadalajara, as the best I have had. Can't wait to take any visitors I have here.
I have been here once. Thank you Genny C. I had the chilaquiles y huevos ($7.95: cut up corn tortillas smothered in red chile and cheese and topped with eggs - i suggest over medium). A huge fan of huevos rancheros, I had never had chilaquiles (or heard of them) before this visit. They took hold of me! I dream of them now. I wake longing for them. I wish they were served past 10:30. As for the restaurant: the place is ginormous! Don't let the security guards in the parking lot put you off. Instead, let them get the door for you and take comfort in a delicious meal served by friendly staff who will greet you in Spanish but just as easily will answer you in English.
In my last few weeks in Phoenix I tried to line up as many restaurants to try as possible, especially hoping to find some worthy Mexican food. I enjoyed my lunch at the Comedor and would gladly return. The spot is huge; a re-purposed event ballroom I'm told. A group of four of us went one Sunday for lunch and though the space was pretty full of families, we were seated within 5 minutes. For lunch I ordered shrimp enchiladas which came four to a plate (corn tortillas) with rice and refried beans. Tasted great, the shrimp were cooked well, not rubbery, and the chile sauce was lightly spicy. One friend ordered the chicken mole, and I had a few bites and would highly recommend it. Admittedly the mole was not spicy enough for either of our tastes, but it was rich and complex, and the chicken was spectacular: so moist and tender, just swimming in the thick sauce. mmmmmmm! Reasonably priced, generous with seating, quick service and solid Mexican fare.
This place is one of my favorite places for mexican food! Their seafood is very very good! I usually order the shrimp tacos and shrimp enchiladas. I've had other things listed on the menu, however here is the place to quality mexican seafood.
Does "authentic" mean "good"? Not necessarily. I suppose the Comedor is more authentic than a place like Macayo's or Garcia's because they offer such typically Mexican delicacies as tripa and cabeza. They also have a menu full of the fish and mariscos that anglos tend not to order in typical Gringo-Mex outlets. They also don't drown their entrees under an avalanche of yellow cheddar cheese. But as an experience I would say even if it does offer a greater selection of authentic menu items, it's not really that much more satisfying than the other places. I had the carne asada tacos, which were serviceable if not thrilling. The dish came out warm and didn't have the tell-tale signs of having sat under the salamander for longer than it should. At one time these tacos would have been a revelation to anyone weaned on the Lawry's hard-shell ones. Now, with their soft, grilled dual corn tortilla goodness wrapping them, they resemble any number of other "street tacos" that have become more and more popular recently. The atmosphere is . . . well. . . "comedor" means "dining room" in Spanish. That's what it is: A big room full of tables. Mariachis were a nice touch. We waited 30 minutes at lunchtime on a Saturday to get a table. Maybe that's why I am less than thrilled. The place doesn't want for popularity. Aside from the wait, I had no complaints with the service. So to the uninitiated, I would go with an open mind, not expecting a life-changing experience. I would also advise people to try the things like the lengua molcajete (a sort of tongue stew served in a lava bowl). The availability of stuff like that is what really sets Comedor apart. And keep in mind that "authentic" doesn't always mean "good".
Always passed it,but finally stopped,worth it,super traditional sonoran dishes, good service,cold beer,I got the #6 a chicken flauta and taco,the flauta was basically a big rolled taco,I was hoping for the real deal,the did have the best salsa versa I ever had,and im not lying,served hot.go there.
I went here for the first time after driving by this restaurant for about a year. The chips and salsa were great. I ordered a cheese enchilada, taco and tostada combo. It was very reasonably priced. The rice and taco were very good. The beans and enchilada were so-so. I will return as some of the neighboring tables had some unique dishes that looked pretty good.
New to Phoenix and was pleasantly surprised when a wedding I attend said that they were having it catered by Comedor Guadalajara for mexican food. cool! Had pretty much the basic selection of Cheese Enchiladas, Rice, Beans and a Chicken Breast in a red sauce that was awesome. They served the reception party of about 75 people (mostly cops) and everything including the chips and salsa was very tasty that now I have to go find their location for more.
Anyone that calls what they serve here chilaquiles has never had a decent plate of chilaquiles in their life. I was really disappointed to say the least when I was served a plate of soaked tortilla chips in a pasty, canned-tomato sauce... My husband said his huevos rancheros were ok, but then again he'll eat anything. The place was getting pretty full for lunch, so maybe other menu items were better Phoenix, AZ 85008than the sad and pathetic dish that I got.
I went here based on the Yelp reviews and from recommendations from my husband's co-workers. I won't be returning. I was already skeptical about coming here because of the multiple Yelp reviews mentioning the security guard in the parking lot and the shady part of town that it's located in. My husband and I got the shredded beef tacos and enchiladas. The shredded beef was so dry and overcooked that I only ate half my taco and was over it. The beef enchilada was filled with huge chunks of beef, which were tender but lacking in flavor. The rice and beans were nothing special. oh yeah.... the chips they bring out when you arrive come with tiny bowls of salsa that you can barely dip your chips in because of how small and shallow the bowls are.
Good , authentic mexican. Had the 3 carne-asada street style tacos plate with rice and beans. Very generous portions and could not even finish my food. Meat was tender and hot off the grill. Added guac, pico, lettuce and lemon squeezed over the whole thing, simple delicious. They beans and Spanish rice are some of the best I've had anywhere, ever. They also have negro modelo on tap. Overall very solid and would eat here again, good service, nice non-tourist trap atmosphere.
One of my "must stops" when I am in Phoenix. Great breakfast, awesome Horchata & the best Carne Asada Tampiquena around. Granted, the chips and salsa are nothing to rave about but everything else here is superb. The staff is very polite and service is prompt and reliable.
This place is as good as it gets for Mexican food in Arizona! I love the traditional feel of the restaurant (although not in the best neighborhood but not to worry they always have security on site to watch your cars while you eat lol) The food here is amazing, the past two times I have been there I have ordered the ground beef and potato tacos and the green chile stew, both are delicious. I have also tried the enchiladas and the albondigas soup which were also very tasty...If you enjoy Mexican food and are willing to drive to the area its definitely worth checking out!
On the recommendation of a friend, my wife and I went to Comedor Guadalajara for supper. I can't pronounce it but I found it. It doesn't look like much on the outside, but it is quite comfortable and nicely done inside. From the chips and salsa at the start to the blazing hot main course, the food was great. I had a burrito, taco and cheese enchilada combo plate with rice and refried beans on the side. The burrito was huge and tasty, the taco crisp and filled with fresh lettuce, and the rice and refried beans were tasty. The enchilada was so-so and it was the only disappointment. The service was fair, a little disappointing given that it was not that busy. The price is excellent for the food you get. A real value!
Good food and great building. Had the Red Chili Beef Burrito. Red chili was not so flavorful, beef was tender and juicy. Great salsa and chips. The lack of great Mexican food in Phoenix is reflected in peoples reviews. Not a four star and no way a five star mexican joint. Growing up in Santa Barbara a place like Comedor is the norm. Would go again if in the area.
Great breakfast food, great service, and fair prices! Our server was Francisco. Food was brought out in a timely manner. :-) I ordered the 2 shredded beef tacos with rice and beans. Yummm!
Ever just want excellent Mexican food for your party, just like Mama used to make but without the days of preparation and cooking? We ordered from Comedor's catering menu: green chicken enchiladas, chicken flautas (substitution of their tacos) and rice for our Halloween party. Surprisingly, Comedor also included a quart size of guacamole, salsa, sour cream and two big bags of tortilla chips. Prices were extremely reasonable and the food was amazing! I'm not a big green chili fan but I am now! Chunks of fresh green chili on the enchiladas and boy, were the enchiladas plump full of chicken! I've decided that I'll never slave over a kitchen stove to prep for a party or get together. El Comedor's catering menu saved me tons of time and headache AND it was extremely affordable. I got to enjoy our party and everyone couldn't say enough great things about the food!
Met some friends here for a birthday dinner. Place was packed. I was drinking, but the rest of my group enjoyed the cocktails. Three of us split a mixed grill plate. Had enough for four as opposed to three. We opted for carne asada, carnitas, and chicken. Everything was prepared well and was quite tasty.
Great and has been for years. Lines out the doors at lunch but worth the wait. I recommend combo 'K' This place is the where you should take someone from out of town that wants the best mexican food.
I loooooove this restaurant!! The food is fantastic, and the prices aren't bad as well! The location is a little scary (downtown Phoenix) but don't let that deter you from an awesome Mexican food experience!!!
I visited Comedor Guadalajara for the first time last night. This is a gigantic restaurant located in South Phoenix. The Good: The menu is extensive. The salsa they bring with your chips is hot and delicious. Ordered the "three meat plate" (for two) and was bombarded by a metal skillet (with it's own built in burner) heaped with a mountain of steak, chicken, pork, jalapenos, and onions. It was a meal for 4! The flavors were exquisite. The Bad: The decor is bland, and the lights are brighter than the sun. The Ugly: Nothing at all was ugly about the place. The staff and patrons were all very friendly. The bathroom was clean. The place felt safe outside even after dark (they have a security guard posted at the door).
I love Comedor Guadalajara. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. I have rarely been disappointed, but when I have been disappointed it was when I tied something different from what I normally order. I typically order the same items over and over again (because I know what I like) and those selections are always fabulous. The salsa is hot (some times it is really HOT) and the soup is soooo good. If you have not been and you like good Mexican food; you must try it.
This is the my favorite Mexican restaurant in Phoenix. I started going here at a previous job based on coworkers' recommendations, and quickly fell in love with this gem. When you enter it's like being culturally transported to central Mexico. The servers are fast and attentive, and there are always specials and new items. Prices are totally fair, too. I enjoy that you get a cup of soup with every meal, and the soup itself varies by day. I always get the enchiladas or a tostada - both are great. You'll definitely have leftovers - and if you go here during the workday, don't plan on being super productive after eating here, you'll head to food coma alley rapidly. For authentic, delicious food this is the place to be. Note - I think they're closed Mondays.
You have NEVER tried mexican food till you've had it here (and I've been to mexico several times)....and if your gonna come and order tacos - then just go to taco bell! The menu is extensive, I've tried EVERYTHING from tongue to intestines and I am SOOO not "that" kind of eater! Delish each and every time! The wait staff is helpful and some of them have been there for years (speaks heavily on the quality of management...they must be as good to their workers as they are to their customers). You will not be disappointed....if you go for breakfast, you have to try the Machaca Chiliquilies......unforgettable!
I don't get it. For some reason, people seem to think Comedor Guadalajara represents traditional, authentic Mexican cuisine. If that's the case, so do Acapulco, El Torito, Arriba and Macayo's. Nevermind the location. I have strayed into much more intimidating parts of other cities and towns and come out unscathed. Anyone who is concerned about the location or the security guard will either feel that they were adventurous threatened. You can decide for yourself which to pick. AS FOR THE FOOD... it's horribly average. Yes they make a good michelada, but the food itself is too fried, has too much lard, and just doesn't have much charm. I don't want cheddar cheese on my Mexican food. I don't want Jack In The Box style tacos. I don't need beans and rice on the same plate. The green chile is better at Carolina's or Rito's or El Norteno. If you want fatty americanized Mexican food, go to Comedor. If not, I suggest you skip it.
Best enchiladas--ever! The enchiladas were as good as any I have ever tasted in San Antonio or Los Angeles. Simple but delicious: Corn tortillas, enchilada sauce, cheese, and onions (optional). That's it. And, that's all it takes. It is rumored that I am the only person to have touched more cookies than a Keebler Elf. That might be true. The claims that Comedor Guadalajara has the best enchiladas in Phoenix. Well, simply put, that's true. These enchiladas are so good that if Comedor Guadalajara was in a rap battle it would simply pull back the foil on a plate of these hellafide gangsta enchildas and drop the Mic!
Comedor Guadalajara has been solid on every visit. It's located on Central and the 17 in a purplish building on the NW corner. The parking lot has security which is nice in this area. The inside is pretty large. There are two huge dining rooms. There is also quite a large staff as the place can get pretty busy. The food is the real standout. I've tried several things off the menu and all of them have been pretty tasty. Heres a short list of my recommendations: Tripas y carne fajitas - delicious Fried red snapper - frkn awesome Raw oysters - fresh and very clean Pico de gallo - one of my favorites in town Shrimp and Octopus in chipotle sauce (a la Diavolo) - mouth watering sauce. I could seriously drink it and/or swim in it. You can get it w/ just shrimp if octopus isn't your thing. I've had many other items that were great but cant remember them. The beans and rice are just decent. Not bad but not great. The beans are a little on the cheesy side. The price is pretty good too. They also have mariachi bands at night on the weekends. If you are looking for a wide variety of dishes and a place that can accommodate large groups, or just looking to try some outstanding Mexican food you should try out Comedor.
We've been going here for 10 years or so. It's moderately expensive so eat here maybe once a year. Had forgotten how good the food is here. Negro Modelo on tap starts it all, the machaca is great, the chili rellanos are very mild, the standards are done well. Salsa is wonderful. Guards in the parking lot give you a feeling of being back in Mexico (and your car is safe), staff is friendly, bright inside, some nights there are roving mariachi groups.
Great new find for us, we stumbled across it on a Sunday and were trying to find a place and not many were open in the area. We saw it and all the cars 1130am Sunday and thought, why not? Glad we did, very tasty food, good portions and really good flavor. Some certainly authenic dishes along with the normal dishes as well! The Mole was Que Bueno! The "right crowd" was in the restaurant and knew the food had to be good and we weren't wrong. Sure it's not in the best part of town, but don't let that scare you off of a great place!
Comedor Guadalajara es muy delicioso! Me encanta enchiladas! Their enchiladas were good. I got plain red cheese, and they did not disappoint. I was more impressed by the menudo....mmmmm! Great place, and its HUGE inside!
I had heard a lot about this place, so was excited when I finally got to eat here. Sadly, I was not impressed. The salsa was mediocre, and my chimi was soggy and tasteless. The beans were tasteless as well. Will not be going back.
Many people have told me about Guadalajara and I finally got the opportunity to try it. I was very impressed. The food tasted authentic and full of flavor. I didn't find it to be bland like many Mexican restaurants in Phoenix. They have the largest dining rooms I have ever seen. They have 3 full size dining rooms which minimizes any wait for a table. My only complaint was the waiter was slow and paid very little attention to our table. I was there for a little over 2 hours and never received a refill to my drink. If it wasn't for the great quality of food I may have left upset.
Much favor has been heaped in previous reviews and no dissent here. This place is great; eaten here many a time. Easy to get to from anywhere in the valley, at corner of I-17 and Central Ave. Excellent food, great service--even for a party of 22. Nice beverage assortment. Try a cold Carta Blanca, instead of a Modelo or that shite that begins with the third letter of the alphabet. And, by all means, order a Vampiro, if you've not tried one. Tequila, Sangrita, and Squirt soda pop--muy rico!
best beans in town
This is hands down the best overall Mexican restaurant in The Valley. By overall I mean they have excellent family style food and your run of the mill Mexican favorite's, tacos, enchiladas and such. Great hot sauce and the best tacos I have ever had in the 10 years I have lived here. Love the family style seafood dinner as well. Great and friendly service as well!
This is my favorite Mexican Food restaurant. The guacamole is awesome. My husband likes the shredded beef tacos I love the green chile burros enchilada style with green sauce. I have tried many other things on the menu and they are all good! The salsa is great the people are friendly. It is clean and I always know what we are getting.
I usually eat at fast/cheap Mexican places because I am not a fan of places like Garcias, macayos, Arriba etc but I have been looking for a good/authentic sit down Mexican food restaurant for a while. After I saw that this place had a 4 star rating and a name in Spanish I decided to give it a try. I was pretty excited to see actual Mexicans eating there! When the chips and salsa arrived my excitement died a bit but I try not to judge on chips and salsa alone. We ordered a plain cheese crisp as an appetizer and it was actually pretty good; it was crispy and not too oily. The main dishes arrived and they were a major disappointment! The tacos were oily and bland. The beans and rice were not much better. Overall this is typical Americanized Mexican food; overly fried, bland, and greasy like most Mexican places. Nothing special or authentic here. I shan't be returning. My search continues...
Along the lines of south Phoenix Mexican restaurants, Comedor Guadalajara is one of the more authentic places out there. They've got a friendly atmosphere, inexpensive prices, and a menu encompassing both the familiar (enchilladas, braised meat dishes, etc.) to the more special dishes in Mexican fare that you don't see terribly often in Phoenix (like great chicken mole and offally good menudo). The first time I went here was with an ex-boyfriend and his parents and I played it safe because I think I was 19 and didn't know this type of Mexican cuisine too well. However, over the years, this has become a fast favorite and if you're looking for a nice place to grab a decent lunch or dinner in SoPho then this (and LoLo's) come with high recommendations.
There's no better way to undo a 3 mile morning walk than to end up stuffing your face at the Comedor. This place is muy grande and could be the perfect spot for a very very large dinner party. The parking lot is huge and is tended by courteous security guards who welcome you in at the door. The menu is extensive and offers some unusual items such as Chicharrone (pork rind) and Nopales (cactus) dishes along with an interesting Caldo de Mariscos (Seafood Soup). Great if you're looking for some food adventure! Que suave~ I started my post walk lunch with a cold Pacifico that came with a large frosty mug. Man that beer went down good! The chips were delivered warm with a side of chili tepin style salsa. For starters, we ordered the Frijoles con Chorizo dip. I'm not huge fan of chorizo but really enjoyed this dip. The chorizo was mild (not greasy at all) and was served with oven toasted chips topped with melted cheese. We shared a plate of the Chili Verde con Papas which is a rich green chili sauce with chunks of beef, potatoes, and onions served with refried pinto beans and tortilla. For our other dish, we had the Chilaquiles Y Huevos. This dish was the main reason we went to Comedor and it didn't disappoint. This was layered corn tortillas soaking in a red chili sauce and topped with two over medium eggs and served with a side of frijoles and warm tortilla. The only problem I ran into was eating way more then I should have. It must be a good sign if you waddle out of the place whining and holding your gut. I'll be heading back very soon to try the Nopalito dish and the Pescado Entero Tilapia; Pan Freed "whole" Tilapia. Can't wait!
Pacifico on tap! This place is great! They keep it real and the food is great! Kinda old inside but worth going there to eat for sure.
Not the best part of town but they do have security in the parking lot. Food is pretty decent Mexican food. Chips and salsa suck but the desserts like the flan are to die for. The place is huge inside. Service is generally pretty good. I would recommend.
The food here is fantastic! Prices are very reasonable and staff provides great service. I've been looking for a replacement for my favorite Mexican spot since mine closed last year. This is it!
Making the rounds on all the wonderful mexican food places the south side has to offer I found myself here. I can't believe how many times I have drove by this place and never stopped in. The dining room is humongous, you could probably fit 500 people in it. It is a bit brightly lit but squint your eyes and dive into the salsa, it is really awesome. I must say I was not impressed with my lunch order, I got the tacos and they were dripping with grease. I think they make the tacos, lettuce tomatoes and all, then threw them in the fryer (yuck). I think I just made a bad choice though as the dishes others ordered, (fajitas and seafood plates) looked delicious. They give you a really yummy soup at lunch time. It consisted of broth, rice and veggies and was very flavorful. The waitress was sweet and attentive and the margaritas were great (if you like them made with limeaid, which I do).
Truly enjoyed thier food here. Went with another family and got Parrillada De Tres Carnes. I highly recommend- its now my favorite Mexican Restaurant in AZ.
This is one of my favorite lunch spots. I have gone here regularly for a couple years and always order from the specials. Try the shrimp enchiladas or the fried red snapper. They are great! Some of my friends drive all the way across the valley to eat here.
Ok - this place is totally out of my world of existence...But a bunch of us had just volunteered with Packages from Home on S 7th Ave, and we were hungry, so we went here on a suggestion from the team. Good service, fantastic huge food and reasonable cold beer and margs...we all agreed we would have never thought (or had been in the hood) to stop here without an intro, but we were very satisfied with Guadalajara! Try this place if you are in the area - you won't be disappointed!
I came here for breakfast a couple times and I like it :). The salsa that comes with their chips is spicy :). Finally a place with a salsa that is spicy enough !!! There is another good Mexican place nearby called Caroline but that's mostly a take out place that u want to order and pick up. This place is more of a sit down restaurant with great service and good food. It's only drawback is it's pretty obscure and in a bad part of town, otherwise definitely worth a visit :)
Omg Great, I had the shrimp ench. with Chz Relleno. Excellent
Green Chile chicken enchiladas, Oysters and with the right person... perfect.
What can I say about Comedor that hasn't already been said... The food is reasonably priced and the selection is huge. Back in the day before I started telecommuting, a margarita or beer paired with one of their daily specials have gotten me through more than one long assed afternoon at work (please don't tell my boss). The wait staff is incredibly nice and watching newbies squint under the bright lights and bad south of the boarder art is always entertaining. If you want to be a little bold, try one of their soups. They are scarrier than shit if you are a white girl that grew up on meat and potatoes, but they taste great (I just don't ask whats in it). LOL
Oh, I love you, Comedor Guadalajara. R.I.L.F. I loved you when you were also The Crystal Palace. I loved you as a child, when we would try to sneak into the pseudo-night club side and take peeks and our moms would drag us back like trouble-making ne'er-do-wells. You've changed a lot since then, dropping the Crystal Palace half of your moniker, but your food is still as good as it always was. You're cheap, you taste great and you give a lot, even if your looks aren't spectacular, just like my favorite hookers (what?). The Pechuga Asada, two whole chicken breasts grilled and tender, on top of a mound of rice and beans, is so delectable and awesome that I want to eat it constantly. But how can I, when the machaca chimichanga enchilada-style with plentiful guacamole and other assorted accoutrement beckon me? And what of you, Green Chili? Your almost-soupy consistency, the potatoes, the carne, the color, the tortilla...too much to handle. Oh, others, they will say that it tastes the same as other Mexican restaurants to them. That's because they haven't been spoon-fed all this shit for the past 25 years like we have, day in and day out, beaners that we are. We can taste the slightest change in the amount of cumin, or how much salt, or the way someone cuts their meat before cooking it, or the way they make their spanish rice, because we've eaten so damned much of it. So that's how I know that this isn't so run-of-the-mill. That's why I love you, Comedor Guadalajara. You're totally still a cutie, even at your ripe old age. R.I.L.F: Restaraunt I'd Like t....nevermind.
Still on the quest for good Mexican food, I tried this place with a coworker who swore that I would love it. Not so. We went at lunch and the waiting area was packed! We put our names down and they called us 10 minutes later (not bad for how many people were waiting). They have a large dining area and lots of parking. When we sat down, they brought us chips and salsa and soup. The soup was yummy. The chips were disgusting -- you could taste the grease that they were fried in (YUCK!). I ordered the beef taco and cheese enchilada lunch special. The taco was decent (very small) and the cheese enchilada had onions in it which were crunchy when you bit into them. I thought I ordered a cheese enchilada but I guess they forgot to put cheese AND onion enchilada on the menu. I still judge a place by it's beans and these were nasty. You could taste the lard. My coworker ordered the chile relleno and chicken enchilada lunch special. She didn't like her food either. After we left, she apologized and admitted she would probably never go there again either.
This is a great place to grab some food before a ball game. Just minutes from the stadiums in downtown. The old purple artistic wall that could be seen from the freeway as you passed by is gone now but he great food is still inside. Unlike many of the horrible Mexican places in south Phoenix this one is by far one of the best. There is a reason why they have a huge parking lot, great food brings a lot of people. For all of you who are afraid to venture into this part of town, have no fear there is security in the parking lot. Check this places out! The horchata is made fresh and is delish!
Pretty authentic coastal Mexican food and good price. Parking situation is scetchy to say the least.
my husband and I were driving by this place the other day and not knowing anything about it decided we would give it a try. I was pleased with the food. I got a bit of food envy when my husband's dish was way yummier than what I ordered. I got the tacos with beef and potatoes combination. I forget the exact name of the dish my husband ordered, but it was sort of a shrimp burrito dish. It had plenty of shrimp in it and was very tasty. My tacos were good, but I was disappointed at the amount of potatoes in it. I was hoping for a layer of potatoes and a layer of beef, but what they do is mix bits of potato with the beef. It was still good. Their chips and salsa are decent. The salsa for me gets a bit too spicy after a while. I would definitley go again if I'm in the neighborhood.
Mexican food is funny because it's one cuisine that we tend to have so many favorites in that we need to make sub-categories. As such Comedor Guadalajara would be filed in my database as the Mexican seafood place that I won't eat all day in anticipation of over-eating at. This is a very thin category, in fact it's the only one. The Veracruz style snapper is single-handedly responsible for keeping me from moving to another city. The shrimp tacos certainly pitch in on this retention campaign as well. Let's go back to the snapper for a moment, shall we? This dish serves an ample portion of fresh snapper in a near stew-like combination of jalapenos, onions, bay leaves and a rich tomato sauce. If that's not enough, you have the option to add shrimp. If I'm not feeling like eating off the coast, the chicken mole is sure to get my vote. The mole here is so good that I get a little insulted when I see it on menus elsewhere. The chicken is pulled from the bone and seems stewed as it's very tender and juicy. Service is always quick and friendly here. Decor is not the most inspiring here, but in Mexican restaurants I think that is a badge of honor. Folks of my pale pigment may pass on this place because it's location is rather industrial and low rent. That's fine by me, they can go to Macayo's and I'll take my usual booth under the spray painted swordfish.
When it comes to authentic Mexican food, this place does it right! None of the "Tex-Mex" silliness here. I always get their flautas, beans and rice. The rice isn't like mom's but THE FLAUTAS are just like mom's!!! Yeah, it's by the old freeway in the non gentrifying part of downtown, but the portions and taste make this place worth driving a little off the beaten path. Lunch is always busy but once you are seated the wait is never long. I always suggest this place as a lunch spot for lunch meetings! Go now, thank me later.
Simply the Best. When you want to impress your guests, or a business colleague, take them here? Completely safe, guarded, protected, patrolled parking lot for those of you scared to venture into unfamiliar territories. Outstanding from beginning to end. From friendly, enthusiastic welcomes, to prompt tableside attention. Delicious Margarita and Dos Equis to wash down fresh chips, and fiery salsa served in a delightful tiny gravy boat for pouring or dipping. At least 4 servers tending to your every whim from delivering food, to clearing plates. Presentation is everything and here they do it right! From spotless, immaculately clean everything, everywhere you look, to pressed slacks and dress shirts on all the servers, there is pride in everyone's performance here. The food is the Bonus! Excellent flavor, robust and tangy, complex, plentiful, fresh and filling. You want to clean your plate! Prices are more than fair and reasonable for what you get! Charming Mexico Decor throughout without being gawdy or cheesy. Nice enough to impress a date before a concert or show Downtown. Absolutely my favorite place to dine in South Phoenix.
I have been here a bunch of times, thanks to a coworker who recommended it for authentic, good Mexican. I'm trying to think of everything I've tried here: the Wednesday lunch special of chicken in a light mole sauce, chicken soup, cheese enchiladas, burrito all delicious. The service is fast, the food is always good. Highly recommend.
I went to this place for the first time and wasn't expecting a whole lot after looking at the outside. I figured it would be good though because we went there for my bosses birthday and I know he has the money to find good food. I was pleasantly surprised to find the inside nice and roomy. No overcrowding and it was clean. The food was great, I had the machaca beef chimichaunga enchilada style. The serving was enough to feed me for two meals and I only added a little bit of salt, the flavoring was excellent.
i use to go by here every day of the week and never knew this place was open. the parking lot always empty. in fact i've had several people i trust tell me how great this place was..and i never realized..THIS was the place they were talking about. gasp. so i came her with my BFF's family for fathers day. it was pretty damn good. after a very long wait and eventual long walk to the rear dining room we got seated. chips pretty tasty, sales pretty spicy. food was delish..i got carnitas and they were big porky chunks of awesomeness. they gave me large tortillas..which was ok cause i just tore off pieces to pick up meat. my one complaint...it reminded me of my highschool cafeteria. Jaguar Pride What!! anyways..the vast openess and still confined spacing of the restaurant. if there was a fire breakout..i don't think anyone would make it out alive tho. :( carnitas were bombdigity yaheard!! get on it. price is affordable, and the menu distinctly not, run of the mill "mexican food"
This is an authentic south Phoenix barrio restaurant. White folks in the dining room are in a pitiful minority, which is always a sign of good ethnic cuisine. As others have mentioned the decor is not necessarily hip, nor is the grand dining area particularly cozy, but I still liked the atmosphere. Affirming its authentic barrio status, when the waitress approached my nonwhite but also non-Hispanic self, she greeted us with "Buenos tardes. Como estan?" Having just returned from vacation in Argentina where I grew accustomed to these greetings despite my inability to speak Spanish, I quickly responded, "Buenos tardes, bien gracias." In Buenos Aires I was quickly identified by most waiters as a tourist so the conversation would then continue in English. Back here in my own hometown of Phoenix it's a slightly different story. Confusion reigned after I got out my Spanish response. She asked me something. I looked at her puzzled and instead of saying simply, "I don't speak Spanish" I reflexively said, "Como?" which of course extended the linguistic chaos at our table, because she then repeated herself and naturally I repeated my look of confusion. She probably wanted to smack me by the time we figured out what was going on. She was gracious though. The food was superb. I ordered something I'd never tried before: machaca con huevos. My mouth waters at the very thought of it. For the unacquainted, machaca is basically shredded beef. It was mixed up with egg, onions, tomatoes, and peppers, and came with a side of beans and rice. My friend had a more standard plate of cheese enchiladas and a tostada, and she also gave it the thumbs up. The service was quick and friendly. The atmosphere, though criticized elsewhere for its decor, was actually pretty interesting to me mainly because of my fellow customers. There were some large families there, from all walks of life. I'm definitely going back, especially since I live close by.
This place was yummy and fun for big groups. Came here for a yelp gathering. Our server was awseome & food was delicious. However, they dont take reservations & they wouldnt really split checks which made it hard for our large group. Spent just as much time eating as we did tryi g to pay our bill. Ughhh...
This place is pretty good. I wouldn't pick it over Carolinas or the ponchos on central though. It's good authentic mexican, it just doesn't wow me.
yum! this place is yummy! it is my favorite authentic mexican restaurant to take out-of-towners to. the doorman/security guard is so sweet and makes sure you don't get shot and that your car is there after your meal. the surrounding area is a bit tough, and i don't suggest wandering far from the parking lot if you know what i mean. the somewhat scary location makes everything a bit more authentic in my eyes. i made the mistake of ordering chicken once, and i was disappointed. not sure why ... maybe it is because they don't use all white meat chicken. or maybe it was an off day. or maybe i just don't like their chicken. i don't know. but now i stick with beef or cheese based items and everything i get is super delish. love the beans! they do 'em right. margaritas are freshly made and full of alcohol, not like the watered down versions you get from a stupid machine at other places. gotta love the free chips and salsa ... the salsa always tastes fresh, and they'll give you a super-spicy version if you ask. and they keep 'em coming, even after dinner if you want more. try the carne asada cheese crisp as an appetizer ... it is huge, but so good that if you have more than 4 people at your table you should order two. if you don't someone's going to wish they had gotten more.
I've driven by here a few times, but this weekend decided to take the plunge. I'm so glad I did. Comedor Guadalajara's exterior is pretty unassuming. Looks like a brownish/pinkish box. Once you walk in, you can see that while they have some nice Mexican items, let's just say you won't be paying for the decor. When I went by Sunday afternoon their after church crowd was huge. I was just getting mine to go luckily. I didn't hear anyone quoted more than a 10-15 min wait - and some of those were crowds of 8-10. Walking through the restaurant - it's huge! There is so much seating I can understand why it was the go to spot. Also, I loved the mix of folks. There was this guy in a cowboy hat, plaid shirt w/ jeans tucked into his cowboy boots standing right next to a guy in a full suit w/ a snazzy tie and shiny shoes. It was really a great snapshot of Downtown/Southern Phoenix. So yea, there were like 2 white groups. But the rest of this place was a somewhere in the brown scale. Black, Hispanic and mixed folks all hanging out waiting for the food. To me, this is a good sign. The Chicken Chimi was absolutely amazing. Some of the most flavorful chicken pieces with lots of red & green pepper and onions. I also tried their Pechuga Asado which was really good. 3 lunch meals, plus a 60 cent "to go charge" (weird, huh?) came out to $35.19. We will definitely be going back again next time to try all their amazing seafood platters. While they looked outstanding, I didn't think they were quite "to go" kind of food. Something to look forward to next time...
A wonderful family restaurant in South Phoenix located on the corner of S. Central Avenue and I-17, this place has the BEST Mexican breakfast on the weekend since the old Matador closed on 1st St. I always go for their chilaquiles. A generous serving of homemade red sauce over corn tortilla chips and topped with two over easy eggs, this is a dish that can easily be split with a friend. And the mariachis only add to this place's ambiance! You won't be disappointed--the real deal!
authentic mexican sit down food..10x better than a garcias or a macayos. be carefull of going on a sat or sunday morning...20 to 30 minute wait for sure.
I was extremely happy with my meal here. The salsa with the chips was nicely spicy. I had the shrimp and octopus a la Diavolo. The Diavolo sauce was delicious and also spicy in a different way than the salsa for the chips. I was given a large flour tortilla and couldn't resist dipping and redipping. The sides of salad (standard shredded lettuce, etc., but very fresh and crunchy), rice and refried beans were substantial. After the chips, main course, salad rice and tortilla I couldn't do more than scratch the surface of the refried beans. I was equally happy with the atmosphere and service. I showed up near 1pm on Sunday as a single diner. Most of the other people were family groups, many apparently regulars. I was nonetheless given a decent table normally seating four after the promised 10-15 minute wait and no sense of being rushed or treated differently by any of the staff. Next time I'm in Phoenix I will be eager to come back (bringing family and/or friends) and have the same thing again and/or explore the rest of the menu.
Comedor Guadalajara is probably one of, if not, our favorite Mexican traditional Mexican places. We don't usually order the regular Mexican food you can get at any place, we tend to order their specials. Those dishes might be a little more exotic than most people are use to, but they always leave us full and delighted. When the Mrs & I go, we often get the Tres Carnes platter or order of the specials for dinner. When my cousin and I go, I almost always order the Tripas de Leche......nothing better!!!!! I have never seen them on a menu anywhere else.! Gotta try them!
all and all not a bad place... Like the other reviews... it does not win points for decor... but what it lacks here it more than makes up for in service... i go here for lunch from time to time and they always seems to be quick... i really like it when they serve you chips and salsa and they bring out some sort of mexican soup... the food is good... i like the shredded beef tacos and the burros are typical south side... HUGE with alot of good stuff in them... while this is not my favorite place in the area... it is still pretty good and is pretty authintic...
It's so, so mexican food. My husband loves it- I think it's a bit greasy. La Canasta on 7th St is way, way better. The salsa they put on the table is a little too hot for my taste as well.
The food at the comedor is the closest in the valley I've had to my favorite taqueria in San Cristobal, Chiapas. Its a bit overpriced at dinner, and the portions are rather large. But I think it would be spot-on for some lunch fare.
I have been hearing about this place for over two years now from my coworker. He had been bragging about it being the best authentic Mexican food here in Phoenix. So finally today for lunch I decided I need to go try this place out. I was very glad I finally went. I had the lunch special of a stuffed poblano and shrimp enchilada. While waiting on my food I was greated with chips and a yummy spicy salsa and a soup with veggies and beef. Both were very good and I was then worrying that I wouldn't have room to finish my meal. Before I could decide to put away the chips the food arrived. I was surprised how fast they cooked my meal and once I tasted it I was amazed with the great flavor of the sauces. The enchilada had a very good tasting green sauce and the chile was smothered in a spicy red sauce with onions. The rice and beans on the side were good but after finishing the main course I had just a bite of each to see what they tasted like. I will have to head back again for dinner as the menu was full of wonderful items I wanted to try.
This is a great place to eat authentic Mexican food! Your server always bring out chips and salsa first thing while you look over the menu (salsa is spicy and really good). The dinner combos are very reasonable and you get a good portion size. My boyfriend and I usually go once a week to eat here.
My conclusion after dining here for the first time is that hubby and I have had all of these menu items before- and done better at other restaurants. The chips, carne asada, and carnitas were all sub-par. The rice was pretty good, however, as was the guacamole. The waiter had no clue about what type were the beers listed on the menu. The one shining star was the flan: perfectly smooth and creamy, and one of the best I've ever had. I'll be back for dessert- but ONLY for that.
i took my in-laws here tonight, and it was their first time here. my mother in law said she wanted Mexican food and since Ponchos is not the same anymore this is the best place in town. everything that we ordered from the shredded beef tacos to the seafood soup were great. i had a green Chile chimichanga, the only disappointment was my mother in laws meal (chicken chimichanga) was taken by a different waitress and she didn't get her food till we were half way done with our food. otherwise it was great as usual.
Day trip to Phoenix. We asked a girl at the car rental counter for a good place to eat. She recommended Comedor Guadalajara. The place was packed and it was Tuesday at 9am. I ordered the Chilaquiles, Machaca and Huevos. it was delicious. Last time I had chilaquiles this good... I was in mexico. The beans were delicious...the flour tortilla was huge. I definitely will be back!
Setting the mood.... South Phoenix just received a nice cleaning by the way of a quick downpour of rain last weekend. It was awesome. We decided a good Mexican meal was the celebration for rain in AZ. Saturday evening right at dinner time. The place was busy but we were in and seated after a 15min wait. The building sits a ton of people. We ordered the Green Chili Beef Chimi. The chimi, rice and beans were the perfect size to split. The green chili had a great flavor, enough beef etc. The rice was good but the standout was the beans. Man they were good. The chips and salsa are ok. I like my salsa a little chunky but it had good flavor. The prices seem reasonable and the staff was ok. We will be back.
I've spent much time in and eaten all over Mexico. So there, I got that out of the way. As a gringo, I like this restaurant. I'd put it in the same category as Garcia's, Macayo's, On the Border, or Cantina Laredo. That is, it's Mexican-American food - saucey, cheesy, and spicy with a flour tortilla and a margarita on top. It's just the type of food most gringos think of when we think of Mexican food. On the other hand, if you're a DefeÃ±o you'll probably roll your eyes at this food and hope that we gringos don't really think ALL Mexican food is this stereotypical. For a beverage, try the Jamaica - it's mellow and fruity just like the DefeÃ±os like it. Then for dessert, try the Plantains with Vanilla Ice Cream - it's syrupy-sweet just like the gringos like it.
Comedor Guadalajara was the place picked for May's breakfast club, let's just get the eh parts out of the way 1st, They do not take any reservations (so I was told) but they do have plenty of seating but you have to wait until at least Â¾ of your party is there before being seating. 2nd, they do no split the checks and they said only a max of 5 cards per check, so if you are coming with a party, make sure to bring cash, and take in to account that tip & tax is per everyone in the party, not just what you order. The bill was sort of a cluster, but we got through it. I came for breakfast, but when I heard what my son was ordering dangit I wanted it too, plate envy right off the bat. I ordered the machaca chimichanga with verde sauce. It was shredded beef, eggs, jalapenos, onions & tomatoes, I figured even though it was on the regular menu and not breakfast, the fact that it had egg in it made it ok. The burrito was delish, the meat was tender and juicy the jalapenos fresh and vivid in color, the verde sauce was so good! Before I knew it the burrito was gone! It did c