Believe it or not, we sometimes get bored with Bottomless Mimosas and All You Can Eat Bacon.
Wow, that was harder to put in writing than we thought.
You see, three Sundays of the month, we’re all about cheap and plentiful. Like a visit to a Thai whorehouse. But once a month, we treat ourselves to a nice, sophisticated brunch where the food is spectacular and there isn’t a frat boy in flip-flops as far as the eye can see. Komali, the recently opened Mexican hot-spot from the equally caliente Abraham Salum, fits that criteria perfectly.
The menu is filled with delectable treats from top to bottom that will satisfy any craving. Again, just like a Thai whorehouse. We’ve been multiple times and have yet to savor a single dish that we didn’t love. The brunch menu changes almost weekly, but most of the regular menu items will make appearances along with special-guest cameos from egg dishes and other seasonal inspirations.
Bloody Marys to start are splendidly spicy and a great prelude to one of their amazing freshly made Margaritas or a gigantic Mimosa.
Our favorite food starter, however, is the Queso Fundido. Melted Oaxaca cheese with a choice of chorizo, poblano rajas or sautéed mushrooms (we advise asking for all three) is ooey, gooey, cheesy goodness. And a helluva a lot of fun. We have tried to convince Chef Salum to buy tiny little scissors to make it easier to cut the stringy cheese, so we’ll see if he follows through with our wish.
Egg dishes, whether it’s Huevos Rancheros, Migas or Chilaquiles with Fried Eggs are all delightful. And the Chile Relleno de Jaiba is a stellar incarnation of the Mexican favorite, with one decidedly upscale twist – this sucker’s filled with jumbo lump crab. Ummmm…yummmm.
Puntas de Filete, little tenderloin tips in a fragrant salsa, are as delicious as they are fun to say. Puntas. Puntas. Puntas. (Probably because the word is almost identical to the Spanish word for prostitute. And that makes us giggle.)
In the end, brunch at Komali wouldn’t be complete without dessert. Their already-famous Chocoflan (a flan-chocolate cake lovechild) is perfect for sharing, it’s so rich and decadent. Or just keep it for yourself. This one’s good enough to make a few enemies by hoarding.
So for some place special to go on a late Sunday morning, there’s no place we’d rather be than Komali. Except maybe, (say it with us), a visit to a Thai whorehouse.
4152 Cole Avenue, Suite 106, Dallas
(in the same building as Salum)