What is an original comal?
“Comal” is a smooth, flat hotplate. In Mexico it is used for the general preparation of various dishes, such as cooking tortillas, roasting a number of spices, pods and vegetables, and searing meat. The traditional comal is concave and is made from clay. Its manufacture and use is still widespread among the original Mexican peoples.
As its Aztec name “Comalli” suggests, the Comal and its usage have deep roots that go deep into Mexican ancient civilizations. However, it is also used extremely often in Central and South America. The comal is an essential tool in authentic Mexican cuisine.
Mission & Vision
We want to pamper body and soul with authentic traditional, delicious Mexican food while honoring the original ingredients and preparation methods.
Comal Mexicano is supposed to become the most authentic, most relevant and most popular Mexican restaurant in Vienna.
We want to achieve this through:
- Authenticity and originality
- Commitment to the best ingredients
- Passion and dedication
- Love of cuisine and Mexico
- Courage and perseverance
- Pampering the customer
- fair prices
- real mexican cuisine
- honest quality
Frequently asked questions
What does COMAL mean?
The word comal comes from the Nahuatl word "comalli" and refers to a flat, thin, disc-shaped utensil where tortillas are toasted or corn, tomatoes, chillies, etc. are roasted. The advantage of this utensil is that it transfers the heat from the flames of the fire very quickly to the food being prepared. Initially, the Aztecs made it out of clay, but now it is also made out of copper or iron sheets.
Why is Mexican cuisine an intangible heritage of humanity?
Traditional Mexican cuisine is a comprehensive cultural model comprising farming, ritual practices, age-old skills, culinary techniques and ancestral community customs and manners. It is made possible by collective participation in the entire traditional food chain: from planting and harvesting to cooking and eating. The basis of the system is founded on corn, beans and chili; unique farming methods such as milpas (rotating swidden fields of corn and other crops) and chinampas (man-made farming islets in lake areas); cooking processes such as nixtamalization (lime-hulling maize, which increases its nutritional value); and singular utensils including grinding stones and stone mortars. Native ingredients such as varieties of tomatoes, squashes, avocados, cocoa and vanilla augment the basic staples. Mexican cuisine is elaborate and symbol-laden, with everyday tortillas and tamales, both made of corn.
Why does COMAL offer the best Mexican tacos?
Because our chef de cuisine is committed to offering authentic, traditional and delicious Mexican food while respecting the original ingredients and preparation methods.
She has found the necessary organic ingredients in Austria and other European countries to make the experience of savouring our delicious dishes as if we were in Mexico. We want to make Comal Mexicano the most authentic, the most relevant and the most popular Mexican restaurant in Vienna.
Where can I find COMAL?
Comal is located in the heart of the 8th district in Austria's beautiful capital city of Vienna.