If you haven’t been to Komali in recently, you’re really missing out.
First of all, as of this past March, the gay-owned eatery will hence forward be known as Casa Komali. They’ve moved the bar to the middle of the space, added a craft coffee shop with grab-and-go items and counter seating, debuted daily breakfast and lunch options, plus completely updated the decor for a more casual dining experience while still paying homage to the original.
That’s hardly a makeover. That’s a resurrection.
Of course, as excited as we are for the numerous changes, we’re all about the brunch. Because this feature isn’t called Remodeled Restaurant of the Week, right?
The new $9-$15 brunch menu features everything you’d hope for from a Mexican joint, from migas and chilaquiles (pictured) to huevos rancheros and a brisket-and-egg scramble. Pancakes if you’re looking for a sweet, shareable way to start the meal with your friends.
Our favorite creation, however, had to be the brunch chile relleno (pictured). The gorgeously plated dish features a poblano pepper stuffed with tortilla strips, scrambled eggs, Oaxaca cheese and topped with a duo of colorful, perfectly spicy sauces. Black beans and some of the best breakfast potatoes in Dallas round out the healthy-ish dish.
For those who like burgers, there’s a chorizo-studded version topped with bacon, avocado and fried egg that makes for a pretty awesome handheld brunch item.
Craft cocktails, of course, continue to be excellent. But you can go a little more basic (and still equally delightful) for a discount with $5 traditional margaritas, Bloody Marys or Marias or Aperol spritzes. Traditional or tamarind mimosas clock in at $3 a glass or $12 per carafe, while red and white sangria options can be had for $4 and $15 for the same quantities.
All we know is this was one brunch that made these gays scream ¡Olé!
With the most culturally sensitive intent imaginable.
Casa Komali Weekend Brunch
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
4152 Cole Avenue #106, Dallas
Chilaquiles photo courtesy of Casa Komali; Chile relleno photo by Steven Lindsey