Getting to this place was a bit frustrating at first as I was fairly new to the Solaris Dutamas enclave. Eventually I found it after the helpful assistance of one of the business partners who guided me on the phone.
Fresh and delicious comfort food!
Mon - Sat 11am to Midnight Closed on Sundays
Reasonably priced tasty food
Parking at the Solaris Dutamas area can be a pain
“Comida” in Spanish means food and was started by former FlyFM DJ Basil Joseph and his partner Sindi together with friend and chef Sufiz Allatif. Comida is the brainchild of Basil, a food enthusiast who dreamed of owning a successful chain of restaurants. Deciding that the entertainment world had offered him possibly all it could, he began calculating and planning the birth of this homely eatery. Of course, behind every successful man is a woman. Sindi, relaxed and unwavering, proved to be the backbone of his vision, and brought all knowledge of experience and organization into the mix.
The dream transformed into reality and the need for a Master Chef was at hand. Enter Sufiz, the cool, street styled cook with ambitions of becoming a celebrity chef ala Marco Pierre and Jamie Oliver. He enthusiastically accepted the offer without a second thought and immediately the wheels of culinary excellence began turning.
“Great restaurants may start out following a trend, but Comida offers food at its best, using familiar recipes that aren't too pretentious,” says Basil. The walls are toned with Comida’s colours, which unexpectedly becomes the perfect backdrop to highlight local art by Eddie Lim.
The concise menu comprises many of the all time favourites such as burgers, pasta, pizzas as well as Spanish paella. The Calzone pizza is definitely one of its kind. Just imagine taking a pizza and folding it, tossing it in oven and poof! ... it comes out as a huge curry puff! Whatever you may think it looks like, this is some cheesy goodness stuffed with mushrooms and turkey ham. A hearty and satisfying dish to order.
The Southern Hot Chicken Wings coated in Comida’s special home-made spicy sauce is a must-try. It is not too oily and is a bit more rustic than the regular buffalo chicken wings you get elsewhere. Crisp and delicious. The Vongole pasta is expertly cooked with clams and very tasty if you are a seafood fan. Even if you’re not, I still recommend it. The pasta has a good bite to it and the bright flavours shine through.
Next was everyone’s favourite – the Comida Fried Steak. The juicy tender sirloin steak is loaded with wild mushrooms, crispy beef bacon and cheese, battered and deep-fried to a golden brown. Check your diet at the door if you plan on devouring this one.
As for dessert, we had an interesting concoction of peanut butter, chocolate and vanilla ice cream decadently baked on crusty pastry - actually the same pastry they used for the Calzone. It is called the Comida De Postre. Sinful nonetheless. Perfect for sharing with a few people. The homemade Chocolate Mousse is elegant in its simplicity and not too sweet. Just how I like it.
The restaurant is as rustic as the food it serves with accents of Italian, Spanish and Mexican decor and flavours that is tied down by the Comida team's Malaysian roots. The owners have always maintained that with the freshest ingredients and strong flavours, good food will always lead to people having a good time. “I have never frequented a wet market before until now. Every two days I visit the one in oldtown PJ to buy seafood and meat for the restaurant,” says Joseph.
Well we can certainly be sure that the food is fresh!