El Comalito

taco truck karl road columbus

1679 Karl Court
(off Karl Road, just south of 161)
614.214.9420
Open from 11am-11pm daily.
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El Comalito is a little hard to spot, set back off of Karl Road in a curious little courtyard with a strip club on one side and a church on the other. Because of it’s slightly secluded location it feels a little more laid back than some of the other truck locations and feels like somewhere you could linger over dinner. They’ve got a nice little seating area (the carpet is a cute touch) and both times we’ve eaten dinner there we’ve enjoyed a great sunset.

The menu offers everything you’d expect and them some: tacos, tortas, quesadillas, burritos and also hurraches, sopes, tostadas, fajitas and nachos. On weekends they add posole – a delicious hominy-studded soup – and tamales (sweet and savory). This is the first place we’ve come across sweet tamales and on our first visit we enjoyed a pineapple tamale for dessert.

el comalito taco truck

Our favorite meat option was probably the chicken, which was cooked tinga style with a little chipotle and had a great flavor. It’s pictured below on the sopes, topped with lettuce, crema, avocado and cheese. The chorizo and steak are also good options.

chicken tinga sopes

The al pastor was fine but a little overwhelmed by the overly sweet canned pineapple. All of the other dishes we tried – quesadilla, torta (below) and tacos were all solidly prepared.

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The owner is very friendly and engaging, and speaks good English. He’s also willing to deliver within a 2 mile radius of the truck. Chorizo tacos are $1 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Salsas are housemade. Drinks are limited to sodas but they have a good range of Jarritos.

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5 responses to “El Comalito

  1. Helena Gilchrist

    How can I find taco trucks near OSU’s campus? Walking distance. I know there is one on 5th Ave, but that’s too far.

    Thanks! Helena

    • hungrywoolf

      Helena The closest taco trucks to OSU campus are on Fifth Avenue and Hudson. We have a map on our website. There are other food trucks that visit the OSU medical centers but none that are closer to OSU on a regular basis.

  2. Paul Ferrara

    El Comalito is gone! Went up today to get a sandwich and it’s no longer there. Any idea what happened?

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