Great food and great prices, a necessity in this economy.. Best Mexican in Michigan as far as I'm concerned. I moved here from california about five years ago and have tried many Mexican restaurants in Detroit and the metro area. Camelias is the best, comparable if not better than California. I saw other reviews about the service and I have to disagree. I was there friday night and it was jammin yet my service was not lacking and my food came out timely. Beware of the strawberry chimi cheesecake its addictive.
very much improving.... Okay, so I have been going to this restaurant ever since they were in the plaza next door. Of course, they had a couple of things they needed to improve on but I have always loved the food. Lately it seems that the service is improving and the wait for dinner has been cut shorter. I have heard that their new management is really focused on building up the business and that any comments were appreciated. Its sad to see other people have such a bad experience there when I have had great service in such a long time. It is also true that the service was slower although last Sunday was very busy and I fell I left in record time. As far as i'm concerned, my visits have been great and if they are already focused on improving, I will keep recommending this place.
Leaves much to be desired.
I tried Camelias for the second time yesterday. The first time was on a Friday night at dinner and it was so packed, it took us nearly 2 hours to get through dinner. We repeatedly had to ask for our waiter, for refills and for more salsa since we waited over an hour for our dinner.
Last night we tried it, it was Thursday evening and much less busy. The service leaves a lot to be desired. They typically seem preoccupied with more important customers, or friends, I couldn't tell. It almost feels like waiting tables is butting in to their personal time and it is bothersome to them to work. The service wasn't nearly as bad as the first time though. The food was good. The salsa and chips are amazing! The best around. The beans are also fantastic. I had a combo plate #1, ate 1/2 and brought the other half to work today for lunch. In my tamale today I found a long sliver of plastic? Like part of a plastic bag, in the meat of the tamale. I was totally grossed out and dumped the rest.
The restaurant really needs to get their staff some customer service training and reinforce that having a job is a privilege and they should have some pride in what they do and try to do it well. As far as the tamale, I don't know how that happened, but if you don't have good service, at least having amazing food, and it wasn't.
Great Mexican Food!.
Camelias has always been one of my favs, and now they've moved into a newer and much nicer, cleaner location, and have full bar, it's my absolute local Mexican fav restaurant.
Hubby LOVED the chunky beef burrito (wet), and I love the Mexican Pizza! I also have tried the combo plate, and enjoyed it thoroughly. The rice and beans I usually do not eat, but these are both very tasty to be sure!
The service could be better, but I'd rather have mediocre service, and great food, than vice versa!
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