Being a Texan, I can almost always be engaged to try a new interior Mexican restaurant. The defunct Park Slope La Camelia has moved to the West Village under same ownership and it always had positive reviews in Brooklyn.
The atmosphere is a little bland and what decor does exist, doesn't have any originality. Everything seems bought from Best Buy or Home Depot. Note: dark paint and 'mahogoney' furniture does not equal mod (see Nuela in Flatiron, they do it right).
We start with Guacamole en Molcajete. It is 'made to order', yet not made in front of you, and served on lava rock Molacajete. Sounds fancy, no? It was bad. Very bad. I'm not shooting for Rosa Mexicana-style, but for $12, it better be pretty damn close. This probably was made with 2-2.5 avocados, was watery and had TONS of lime. Yuck!
Luckily, the entrees were good, but far from great and the presentation was nothing special. Since I was completely turned off from the guac, I went the non-traditional route and ordered fish.
Guachinango (Red Snapper fillet sauteed with onions, capers, olives and fresh tomato sauce)- It was tasty, and the ingredients were there, but there was nothing harmonious about the dish.
One plus: decent chips and salsa