For our last girls night out before my big life changing event, my girl friend recommended La Canela in Rockville Town Center. I always love trying new places in Rockville town center because parking is usually a breeze there and it's free on weekends. Then again, we're talking Rockville, don't know why anybody would think about charging patrons parking if we're not in DC..
|La Canela Menu|
The place is cute and cozy, with dimmed lights for a romantic atmosphere. I didn't bother taking pictures of the interior since the lights were so dim, but it's definitely a good choice for a first date (maybe?). What do I know? My first date was more than a decade ago...lol.
After we placed our orders, our waitress delivered this mysterious complimentary appetizer. I think it had some type of seafood ceviche inside? I vaguely remember I wasn't allowed to eat it.....The girls said it was okay, not anything exceptional. But being that it was free, they didn't mind it at all.
I remember the fried calamari was quite good. The breading was just enough, air and fluffy. This wasn't a good picture though, I accidentally focused on the fries instead, oops.
|complimentary bread basket|
This was surprisingly good! I was on low carb diet so I only had a few bites, but I love it when restaurants serve warm bread, two thumbs up!
This was my friend's seafood paella dish, it looked good and she liked it. I snuck in a taste and thought it was pretty good too. The portion was big as well, I think she ended up taking some home.
Beautifully plated shrimp ceviche. This was pretty good as well, I especially love the presentation and the cute little decorations (is that potato ball?).
Since I was on low carb diet, I picked an entree with only chicken and vegetables. It was descent, but the chicken a bit dry inside. The sauce, on the other hand, was excellent.
Here's a sneak at the dessert menu. I think we were all too full for dessert, so we just took a look at the menu. Nothing jumped out at me though, so we skipped dessert...
Overall, I enjoyed the La Canela experience. I even said to bring the hubby back for a romantic evening out, apparently we got really really busy after April so I never got the chance....lol.
FoodiePop's rating: 4/5
141 Gibbs St
Rockville, MD 20850