Newly-opened in one of Greenville’s food deserts, Comal 864 looks to make a difference

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Greenville eatery Comal 864’s story began with Brownsville, Texas-native Dayna Lee’s quest to bring South Texas flair to Upstate palates. And as Lee’s brand has grown so have her plans. She announced in June that Comal 864 was shifting from a pop-up operation to a permanent site in the former Woodside Bistro at 1112 Woodside Avenue and now, it’s happened — the restaurant opened Nov. 16...

— Rick Spruill

Comal 864: Greenville’s Favorite Taco Pop-Up Is Now A Restaurant

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Since July of 2019, Comal 864 has been serving up authentic street-style tacos, and more to taco lovers! Keep reading to learn more about the Upstate’s most popular taco pop-up and info about the new brick-and-mortar location opening in November...

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From South Texas to Greenville, Comal 864 is a restaurant and a calling

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CITY VIEW — Generally, the people who find themselves at Comal 864 fit into one of three categories. Those who are intentional about following chef Dayna Lee from her various brewery popups to the new home of the Mexican restaurant inspired by her South Texas roots.

— Eric Connor

Food & Wine national publication names Greenville among 11 ‘next great food cities’

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GREENVILLE — The culinary scene in Greenville for long has been outshined by Charleston to the south and Asheville to the north, but a premiere food publication has given it a boost. National culinary magazine Food & Wine on April 13 announced that in its April 22 travel edition Greenville is named one of the best 11 “up-and-coming culinary destinations to visit now.”

— Eric Connor


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When Woodside Bistro moved out of its original spot on Woodside Ave. to the newly renovated Woodside Mill, one could not help to wonder what might become of the cozy little kitchen down the street from The Village of West Greenville. Thankfully, Comal 864 came to town with their Rio Grande Valley-inspired cooking that previously operated as a food truck/pop-up kitchen...

— Brett Barest

A James Beard semifinalist, Greenville Tex-Mex chef Dayna Lee-Márquez thanks community

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Greenville restaurant owner and head chef Dayna Lee-Márquez has been named a semifinalist for the James Beard's Best Chef: Southeast for 2023.

Dayna Lee-Márquez of the Comal 864 restaurant in Greenville.
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Comal 864 makes James Beard Awards semifinalist list

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Comal 864 owner and chef Dayna Lee Márquez was named as a semifinalist for the 2023 James Beard Awards presented by Capital One.

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Where Greenville chefs eat: Comal 864's James Beard-nominated Dayna Lee-Márquez

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GREENVILLE — It's lunchtime on a Monday, and Dayna Lee-Márquez is settled nicely into a booth at Tarascos Mexican Bar and Grill.

Chef and owner of Comal 864, Dayna Lee-Márquez.
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18 Essential Greenville, South Carolina, Restaurants

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It's a town steeped in sweet tea, smoked meats, and seasonal produce, but Greenville's restaurants have migrated beyond a picturesque downtown and found a foothold in adjacent neighborhoods. From reimagined buildings in Midtown and the outdoor hub of Travelers Rest, eating in “Yeah That Greenville” is a place built for dining out.

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— Stephanie Burnette