2128 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004134.138987 -118.212947
Tue - Sun, 8am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Eagle Rock, East LA
Citysearch Editorial Review – You can't miss Eagle Rock's neighborhood bistro, thanks to its prominent, ivy-covered perch. While the sidewalk tables are fine for alfresco dining, the interior holds a unique charm of its own. On one side of the cavernous space, a row of booths lines an exposed-brick wall opposite the bar for a distinct East Coast vibe. Two additional dining areas on the other side are more California quirk: a pale blue nook sports a crystal chandelier, antique mantle and teacup collection, while the far wall features sculpture art mounted on diamond-patterned walls. It's a bit of a hodge podge, but the overall vibe is contemporary and lofty, thanks to the tall, exposed-beamed ceilings. White tablecloths and meticulous presentation lend an element of sophistication. As for the menu, California bistro fare translates to starters like a ceviche martini and a five-layered Mediterranean Tower stacked with olives, cucumbers, feta, tomatoes and hummus. Entrees include a handful of pastas, plus steaks, a few fish selections and Camilo's Chicken stuffed with ricotta cheese, pistachios, spinach and onions. For lunch, you'll find fresh salads and griddle sandwiches served on French baguettes, but it's the weekend brunch that draws the most raves. Omelets, heaping platters of south-of-the-border specialties, pancakes and a little something called bread pudding French toast are a few good reasons to roll out of bed.
Great Salad, Great Service! – I've just come back from having brunch at Camilo's. The service was friendly and attentive. The Santa Fe Chicken Salad was wonderful. Tasty and interesting. Great experience. I'll go back.
Food is good but service is poor – food is good, place is nice and clean, but he service is inconsistent and sometimes outright bad. They make alot of mistakes and never apologize. I just don't feel like they appreciate my business. They should pay more attention to training their employees. Luckily they arent the only game in town.
Cold food and rude management – Entrees were actually pretty good, but the overall experience was poor. Linen specks floated all over our glass of wine so we had to ask for another one. For dessert, we ordered the Amelia?s Apple, which was suppose to be served warm, but when the dish arrived, the apple inside the pastry shell was half cooked and the filling was cold. We brought it our waitress? attention and she did apologize and offered us another dessert, to which we declined fearing another disappointment, but she said she would let the manager know and to see if the dessert could be taken off the bill. When the bill arrived, we were still charged the dessert and when asked why, the manager said because it was partially eaten and that the waitress had offered to warm up the dish (which she had not). The manager was defensive and had no interest in listening to our concerns or pleasing us as the customers even though she acknowledged that the dish was not up to par. Eventually, she said she would take the dessert off the bill, but by then, she had already left a disgusting impression to what could have been an okay dining experience. I would not recommend this sub-par establishment with their inadequately prepared dessert and discourteous management at all.
perfect for lunch – Great food and great service. Try the Calamari sandwich with the side of pesto, my favorite dish. Enjoy!!
classic and warm – we have been going to camillos on and off for a year and we have had nothing but excellent service and consistantly good food. you always feel welcome, the staff seems seasoned and mellow. I think some of the waitstaff has been their for many years, very profesional. I always get the pasta putanesco or the chilequilles. Never disappointed. Its also so easy to park unlike a few other eagle rock hot spots.
Great Food in a Cozy Setting – Went for the first time and loved it! Great food, good service - everyone was so personable, making you feel so welcome. The setting is so cozy - perfect for a winter meal. Heard their brunch is fantastic - have to go back and try it!
Horrible service! – We live in the area and like to try out new places. On our first visit to Camilo's, we were impressed by the food but definately not impressed by the service. The hostess did not welcome us when we walked in, did not smile or make the slightest of effort to acknowledge that we were standing in front of her while she yapped away on the phone on what seemed to be a personal call. After a few minutes, one of the waiters walked by and asked if we'd been seated - duh, no! We were still standing there. He proceeded to sit us, a bus boy walked by and gave us some water and after about 20 minutes our waiter stopped by to take our drink order. 10 minutes passed and he took our lunch order, 45 minutes passed and we finally got our food, sort of. We ordered steak and eggs, and they forgot the eggs. We ended our meal, with no refills on our coffee or water because the waiter did not stop by again, and asked the busy boy for our check. Our waiter was too busy chit chatting in the back with the rest of the staff. The bus boy brought the check by, and we waited, and waited and waited 20 minutes for someone to come and pick up the payment. Since no one did, we went up to the "hostess", interrupted her still ongoing call, paid and walked out wondering what we'd done wrong. Oh, and we left a tip for the bus boy. Now, we'd understand any of this on a busy day, but they had only three other customers in the restaurant when we walked in and one was left when we walked out. So, needless to say, our 1 1/2 hour experience at Camilo's was not a good one. The second, third and fourth visits were no better.
Best Holiday and special occasion reservations! – Just came back from a lovely Mother's day Brunch. Was greeted at Camilo's by one of the owners, Amelia. Seated promptly. Our other family members were running late but even in the midst of the busy brunch crowd coming, we never felt rushed. The best dishes were the eggs nest tamale as well as the salmon over spinach and the waffles yum!
can't wait to go back!
Superb food in a tacky setting – We met our family there, a large group of 9. I am in not in favor of large groups in restaurants (max 6 people is my pref) but inspite of that we had a splendid time. The service was perfect, attentive but not over bearing. Everyone loved their dinners. I had the monkfish special....awesome. There was a filet beef & noodle special dish that everyone loved. The tenderloin got raves too. This was the first restaurant I've know to make good mash potatoes. We got 6 desserts and shared them and I liked them all but the chocolate brownie seemed to be the favorite. The decor is a bit "old lady tacky", it is just too cute for my taste but I would definitely go back for the food....bravo to the chef!
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