Camilo’s bistro in Eagle Rock closes down after 18 years

EAGLE ROCK – Another pillar of old Eagle Rock is falling. Camilo’s California Bistro has shut its doors after nearly two decades on Colorado Boulevard, Eater LA reports.

Camilo’s had come to be particularly popular for brunch. But the owners told Eater they were done in by rising operating costs, illness, personal complications, and a drop in business income. Last Friday and Saturday, the owners opened the doors to sell coffee mugs, plates, chairs, appliances, decorations and other items.

“Help us pay for some of our closing costs,” said a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

No word yet on what’s  going to replace Camilo’s in its corner, vine-covered building.

Camilo’s is the latest in a line of Eagle Rock restaurants that have closed in recent years, including Auntie Em’s, Ernie Jr.’s Taco House and Coffee Table cafe.

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  1. Best of luck to them in all their future endeavors.

    That restaurant was not great… I wanted to like it… I tried it a couple times for brunch, but the food was just not great

    Competition on Colorado for brunch has been getting heated, sub par eggs don’t cut it when The Red Herring and ER Public house are open just down the street

  2. Sad to see this place close and best wishes to the owners. Still, this restaurant was stuck in the culinary 90s and its closing was inevitable. With its corner location and ivy covered walls, this might be the best restaurant space in all of NELA. Whoever moves in here better have their A game. I’ve always thought an all day med menu, like Silverlake’s Botanica, would do amazing business in this space.

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