New concept, Comedor, began its “soft open” three weeks ago in the old K’ya location at the base of La Casa del Camino hotel.
The word “comedor” is Spanish for dining room or dining room table, and this new entry certainly highlights tapas and entrées of Spanish origin.
If you’ve been around this town for a while, you’ll remember that the original K’ya bar stood at the back of the restaurant. During renovations, then-operating partner Chris Keller “temporarily” moved the bar to the lobby, and it became a permanent watering hole with a friendly mix of locals and visitors. As it was never intended to be permanent, the bar has now been moved back inside this restaurant, this time staking its place on the west wall.
Comedor in the Casa del Camino Hotel Offers a Taste of Spain
The new management team at La Casa brought in a visiting chef to establish the menu; they’re now narrowing the field for a new Executive Chef. Meanwhile, their sous chef is deftly in charge each evening, serving up tapas that roam from chicken-stuffed Croquettes to Carrot Fritters, Charred Spanish Octopus, cheese boards, warm olives and more.
Five entrées currently herald the new restaurant’s style starting with a Paella dish teeming with lobster, shrimp and calamari, Spanish Chicken, Glazed Salmon, Chimichurri Skirt Steak and Mushroom Risotto
I’ll be visiting shortly for a more detailed dining review, but feel free to DM me in my social media accounts @bestoflagunabeach to let me know about your new favorites here. Comedor is open Wednesday through Sunday, 5 – 10 p.m. Reservations are required by calling the front desk at La Casa del Camino.