Saturday, August 4, 2012


Milagro (5 Mercer Street, Toronto)
Mon - Wed: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thurs, Fri: 11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sat: 3 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sun: 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Pitcher of sangria de pepino
This was very nice. I think we all enjoyed it. It's got citrus flavour with cucumber mellowness.

Chips and dip. Guacamole!

Jo with seafood ceviche and the pitcher.

Jo and the cantina platter of pork, lamb, and chicken, with refried beans and rice with plantains.

Soon after we sat down, we were offered samples of Dos Equis that they have on tap. Nice! We got the sangria and ceviche that came recommended by Jo. I was a fan of both. The cantina platter was more than enough for the three of us. I liked the lamb the best. I liked that the sauces tasted different, and the meats each had distinctive flavours. Renée wasn't too much a fan of the corn tortillas. They're slightly sweet and a bit chewy, but they did come out quite hot. Jo enjoyed herself and was content with sangria and ceviche happiness. Renée excused herself in the middle of the meal to upchuck, and we're not sure if that was from alcohol or the food. I was fine and Jo seemed fine, so maybe it was the alcohol for her. Jo also got the natilla cajeta (crème brûlée with goat's milk). It was quite sweet, and had a nice crispy top.

Would I return? Sure. The service was very friendly, the food was decent, but a little on the pricey side.   Jo likened it to paying for a fancy meal, but not exactly getting super elegant food.

Total damage: $57 for a cappuccino and my share of the platter, ceviche, and sangria.