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“Unexpected Find”
Review of La Camelia

La Camelia
Ranked #10 of 84 Restaurants in Mount Kisco
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Unexpected Find”
Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

We knew nothing about La Camelia when we drove up to it. The restaurant sits off the street, up a hill and next to an apartment complex. It looked interesting so we gave it a try. We are glad we did. Upon arrival we were welcomed graciously and seated promptly. The restaurant is located in a Victorian home. The two main dining rooms share a cozy fireplace. We were given an amuse bouche and menus, along with being presented the specials menu board. We both choose black bean sou to start our meals. It was delicious, as was the warm, crusty bread. My companion ordered Paella Valenciana. Having traveled in Spain extensively he developed a deep appreciation for this dish. He deemed La Camelia's very good. He did say it was not quite as flavorful as he likes. He also mentioned the mussels were a bit off in taste, not bad (spoiled) but off. I selected a special, wild venison scallopine with porcini. The venison was tender, the mushrooms rich and earthy and the roasted chestnuts really pushed the dish over the top. I loved it. It was served with steamed broccoli and shredded carrots. All the food was beautifully presented and graciously served. We had glasses of the house Rioja to accompany our meals. It was perfect. We skipped dessert and coffee since the portions were so generous. We look forward to returning to La Camelia.

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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem in Mt. Kisco”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is a very lovely spot in an old house in Mt. Kisco. The cuisine is Spanish, with great choices and numerous specials each day. I have eaten there many times with friends and also with groups of business associates (8 - 12 people). The food is great - everyone loved it. If you have a party of 8+, you can usually stop by, pick a spot on the restaurant you would like to reserve and it will be set up when you arrive. I would give it a "5" except I have found the individual glasses of wine choices to be limited.

  • Visited October 2012
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New York
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33 reviews
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“A Little Bit of Spain in Westchester NY”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

The owner, Antonio, hails from Galicia and has been presenting wonderful Spanish fair at La Camelia for over 25 years...and we have been enjoying it. The dining rooms are quaint yet elegant and reminiscent of "tipico" restaurants in many Spanish cities we have visited.

The tapas are great so it is easy to create a tasting menu of your choices. One can't go wrong with anything there. Especially good is the octopus (with olive oil, smoked paprika, potato and a little spice) which is UNBELIEVABLY tender every time and very tasty. The Fabada (Spanish sausage and beans) is also incredibly good. It's hard to find anything less than delicious among the tapas. Main dishes are also very well prepared with a lot of focus on daily fish specials which are listed on a small whiteboard brought table side. A nice wine list focuses on Spain and it is not too extensive so it's easy to pick from...and of course authentic Sangria (with a touch of brandy) by the glass or pitcher.

There is a small bar at the back which we frequent...kind of feels like a neighborhood place in Madrid; and some outdoor patio dining in the garden. The service is always accommodating, never rushed.

So for delicious, perfectly prepared traditional Spanish cuisine in authentic environs with a professional and friendly staff, La Camelia is the place to be.

  • Visited September 2012
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Greenwich CT
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“Wonderful hidden find”
Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Had lunch here. Charming ambiance and some of the best Spanish food I've had. The white gazpacho out tof this world. Tapas of shrimp and guacamole outstanding. Definitely on my list for repeats and dinner.

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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“good Spanish food”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

Nice to have real Spanish paella. Service was great until the end of the meal. Then we were forgotten.

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