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La Camelia

64 Downing St., New York, NY 10014 40.728833 -74.004872
nr. Varick St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-675-7060 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Houston St.; C, E at Spring St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Business Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

From the owners of shuttered Park Slope restaurant Maria's Mexican Bistro, La Camelia features full-flavored eats in colorful environs, brightening up a blah South Village strip above Houston Street. Like many Mexican places, the starters outshine the entrées. Keep your attention on the left side of the menu and order three-cheese fundido, a melted cheese extravaganza that's eaten with freshly pressed tortillas. These are made in the back of the dining room and also used for the assortment of tacos. Chiles rellenos stuffed with chicken, cheese, raisins, and nuts are addictive. Order them as a starter, or as an entrée with rice and beans. With tasty small bites, over 100 tequilas to taste, and a strong lineup of margaritas, La Camelia is ripe for an after-work scene.

Recommended Dishes

Chile relleno de pollo, $12; tacos, three for $16