El Comalito | Logan Square | Mexican/Southwestern | Restaurant
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A mom-and-pop joint house with house-made tortillas.

Our Review

If you make a great crust for a pizza or cut a slice of some great crusty bread, what you put on it becomes at least secondary if not unimportant. That's also true of the house-made tortillas at El Comalito, which are floppy and warm as a childhood blanket. That's not to dis what went inside; I liked that the steak was cut into bigger chunks a la L'Patron (though a little tougher than that meat), and though the pastor obviously didn't come from a pastor cone, it was at least flavorfully seasoned meat, griddled to some nice crispness. My favorite, though, was the carnitas; the comfy toothsomeness (a cliched food-writing word I only allow myself to use regarding handmade tortillas) of the disks of masa and the tender porkiness of the carnitas were a natural match. It's a nice place that holds out promise for more discoveries on its menu. Don't overlook it like I did, for three too many years.

Michael Gebert

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