La Camelia Restaurant
All Seafood Paella with 1/2 lobster
Potato, Leeks, Parley / Egg Tortilla
Romaine Lettuce, Parmesan Cheese, Anchovies & Crotons
Excellent tapas and Paella, perfect for a date night or group setting. The bar has a really fun setting too!
We waited a while to be seated. There was a huge party in the main dining room so we sat upstairs, next to a (very noisy) party of 12. Our friend's dinner was not cooked & had to be sent back. Seemed they had taken more reservations than they were able to handle.
Annoying guy at the bar. Not sure of his relationship to the restaurant
We traveled a little out of area to check out this restaurant after reading the 11/18 Westchester Magazine article, "5 Tapas Restaurants with Small Plates and Big flavor in Westchester". Great food and ambiance- highly recommend the grilled octopus entree, eggplant, prawn and the bean, chorizo and pulled pork tapas. Excellent!
Fabulous food, wonderful staff. A slice of Europe in Westchester.
Great food and service! Will definitely be back!
Very friendly owner and staff - great people! Authentic Spanish and Portuguese menu.
Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Totally enjoyed our dinner.
Great food, great experience my first time there and I was very impressed by the food. U will return
We’ve been here several times and have enjoyed the Spanish/Portuguese food. Unpleasant surprise this time—we booked through Open Table restaurant week and we’re informed it wasn’t valid in “Saturday”(it was Friday. After getting nowhere with the waitress the manager reluctantly accepted .we spent over $100 anyway
I had always heard great things about this place but the food was essentially average at best - very disappointing and not worth the schlepp up to it! Stephanie our waitress made the whole experience palatable at all - her beauty was in her personality, intelligence, and sheer enjoyment of life - inspiring and a true pleasure to have met her.
La Camelia is consistently excellent and our experience last night was no exception. From the delicious fresh watermelon martini (special drink of the night), through taps and dessert everyone enjoyed their meal. Especially delicious were the paella, shrimp turnovers and the tortilla espanola. While we didn’t have it last night (because I wanted to try something new), the grilled squid and the vegetable crepe remain two of my standout favorites! The staff are friendly and attentive. I really love this place!
Thanks to Restaurant Week we found this hidden gem. We had great drinks ( Fresh watermelon martini yum!), authentic food in a nice atmosphere with great service. The restaurant week options were unusually extensive too. Normally you get a choice of 3 things and often they are tiny portions. My paella was huge! We will be back!
Quaint atmosphere, wonderful dinner and drinks, excellent service. Staff was extremely accommodating and friendly.
This is the first time we've tried this restaurant and we learned about it through Hudson Valley Restaurant Week promotions.
The staff/owners were lovely and welcoming, accommodating and attentive. The food was all delicious and the ambiance delightful. It was a perfect date night location and we will definitely return.
We wanted to try a new restaurant and it so happened to be restaurant week. My husband I went to La Camilla and immediately upon walking in appreciated the ambiance. The staff was extremely nice and welcoming, especially Serafina. We ordered lobster bisque, black bean soup, bronzino and paella. The food was amazing. We will definitely return. And Serafina, remember, we don’t waste wine. :-)
It was my birthday and our first time here. Delicious food!! The servers were lovely, but overworked. There should have been one more server. Every table was filled. The noise level was kind of loud. We’ll be very happy to return after Restaurant Week, when it’s more quiet and less hectic.
Have never been disappointed in La Camelia Restaurant! From soup to nuts the dishes are well prepared. The staff is friendly and attentive and the owners are around to make sure everyone’s dining experience is all it should be.
WOW! Restaurant week, 3 course meal at a new to us place, for $25.95, lets give it a try! Up a short steep hill, cute house venue. WELL... I should have listened to the handful of negative reviews that complained about the extremely slooooow service.
While the employees were all very pleasant, it took literally AN HOUR for the 1st course to be served - tapas. Then almost another hour for the entree - we both got the paella. The muscles - all 3 of mine - were extremely small, barely there. Hers had 1 that was larger but mushy, slimy, orange, not cooked? The 3 clams - also itsy bitsy. The 3 shrimp were okay. The meat bits all had some fat on them that I cut off, but the worst was a one inch long, thin sharp bone I found in my mouth when chewing a mouthful. Thankfully I didn't swallow it!
Add another 15 minutes to get dessert, and then another 15ish for the check after we were finished. Oh yeah - NO ONE came to pick up the check/credit card. After another 20 minutes or so including a trip to the restroom, we got up and paid at the bar. Over 3 hours for lunch, not due to visiting with each other and eating, but rather extremely sloooooow service, that should have been done in half that time at least.
Well, restaurant week is for trying out new to us places, and that we did.
We eat there all the time, and it’s usually fine. But this last time we had a nasty waitress who not only was super slow but who was rude and impolite. Now i don’t want to eat there again.
When we arrived we waited 5-10 minutes for the appropriate staff to seat us only to be told that the only available table was high too in bar despite our having a reservation. Sangria was best part of meal & that was just fair. Lobster bisque was watered down. clams in paella were sandy, chicken was tough & muscles had empty shells. Short ribs were tough & salad dressing tasteless. Even vanilla ice cream was not good.
This was our 1st time at this restaurant and it was worth it for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HVRW). We had dinner on a Sunday night and when we arrived it was pretty empty (5:30 pm). It quickly got crowded with every table filled. The menu was very eclectic which I thoroughly enjoy.
Very overcooked unseasoned duck. Soupy seafood paella with rice that tasted overwhelmingly of cooked peppers - no saffron, no crispness, no seasoning. Dry overcooked salmon with no roasted potatoes. Mixed vegetables were very soggy greens beans mushy. Mashed potatoes stone cold. 75 minutes after being seated we had not received entrees. Staff was inattentive and very hard to track down. Worst experience ever.
We found the food bland and we were told an item would be removed from our bill that was not (we did not request it to be removed it was offered by the server). My wife was hit on by the bartender who also appeared to harass the server.
Great tapas lively bar scene
Staff was great food was amazing!
This is a place to go for tapas. It's a lot of fun to order multiple small dishes so you can try a number of new things. Most all were excellent. Only be careful - some, like the plate with serrano ham/cheese/fruit are bigger than expected.
Next time would like to try their paella, but the allure of tapas may be too much!
Restaurant week menu is deceiving, thought we go selection of salad, app and main course, but its salad or app.
Portions were small and service was really slow.
We did not enjoy it.
We were there for restaurant week. The menu showed appetizers, tapas, entree and dessert. When we ordered, we were informed to chose either 1 appetizer OR 1 tapa. The menu was misrepresented showing appetizer and tapas, not specifying one or the other. Therefore, we don’t think the value of the meal was as good as represented.
Considering there were only 2 other occupied tables it was quite noisy @ times. Part of it was the other waitress who was quite loud. It was a distraction from an otherwise lovely experience.
Paella was soupy & very disappointing, particularly for a Spanish restaurant. Went for restaurant week, which helped value rating. Cozy setting & nice service.
What a pleasant find! We hadn't been to this restaurant in 20 years and we know it isn't the same people, but we decided to try it during HV Restaurant Week. Three of us went for lunch and were very impressed. The breadth of the menu, which I gather is similar during the rest of the year, was amazing, and all of us enjoyed all three courses. Given the price, which is the same as non-restaurant week for a three course lunch, this is one terrific deal.
We went for lunch today as part of Hudson Valley restaurant week and had a good experience.
The restaurant takes outdoor reservations and the outdoor area is quite nice -- covered with a high ceiling, windows along the long wall but open on both of the shorter walls to allow airflow. Good heat lamps too, although despite calling yesterday to confirm that they in fact had heat lamps, when we first arrived we were told that they had no fuel for them. We expressed our great disappointment (it was approximately 50° and a bit windy today) and someone did come out and was able to turn two of them on.
We had the Empanadillas Gallegas (veal meat turnovers) and Arroz de Pato (shredded duck with paella rice) to start with. Entrees were Costela de Vaca (braised black angus short ribs over linguine) and Bitoque (black angus strip steak with egg & fries). And dessert was Chocolate Mousse and Flan.
We went for lunch during restaurant week. What a bargain!
We have been to this restaurant before, but not for a few years. It has new owners. They have modernised the decor and have added some Portuguese dishes to the menu. Fortunate, they have also kept the Spanish classics that we have always enjoyed.
We had three courses, and every dish was fantastic!
Our server was delightful and very helpful.
Plan to return soon. Recommend highly!
Lovely place. Warm, inviting. You can easily make a meal out of drinks and tapas. Hadn’t been in quite a while. I will definitely not wait so long to go back.
Ideal to meet an older friend and chat over soup an tapas Black bean soup
excellent, and the non-creamy greens. The tapa menu were excellen. The
asparagus with almonds, and the rolled eggplants. Wine and cocktails
tasty. Excellent expresso
Excellent service, gracious host, delicious food and warm ambience....what more could you ask for?
This was our first time at La Camelia. The ambiance, service and food were superb. I appreciate that we were informed my husband's paella would take about 30 minutes! We had our drinks first, then our salad and then we didn't really wait that long for our meals. A wonderful hidden gem in Mount Kisco! Go and enjoy a taste of Spain in our backyard. We will be back!
The outdoor dining was very comfortable. The tables were protected from the elements by an extended roof and plexiglass windows. The seafood entrees were very fresh, as were the vegetables. The lobster bisque soup was outstanding. I have another reservation there for Friday, and I will be having the soup again. The restaurant was worth the 45 minute drive from the Bronx!
Wonderful and authentic Portuguese tapas served by a delightful owner and her staff
La Camelia Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 666-2466.
La Camelia Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 408 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.