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Milagro

5 Mercer St. (John St.) Send to Phone
Brothers Arturo and Andrés Anhalt created Toronto’s first upscale Mexican restaurant with a charm that matches their sunny origins.
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Lunch Thurs.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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Milagro Restaurant Review

: Toronto’s first upscale Mexican restaurant focuses on the traditional Mexican dishes generally found in Latino homes. With Mexico City-born owners Arturo Anhalt (front of house) and his brother Andrés (behind the stove), authenticity is no problem. Milagro has a varied and tasty selection of “las botanas,” dishes to be placed in the center of the table and shared. Especially good are the mixed mushrooms sautéed in olive oil with epazote and the taquitos rosarito, tacos piled with shrimp, ripe avocado, refried bean and tomatillo. Pan-seared rib-eye tacos with Serrano salsa, a las botanas, is bound to have many takers at the table. Such as they are, the ceviches---fresh with seafood and lime juice---are fine. More interesting, based on their mama’s recipe, is the chiles rellenos, a goat cheese-stuffed, smoky ancho chile pepper served with warm salsa verde and refried beans. Tortillas are homemade, and a spicy house-made fresh sangrita accompanies any of the over 35 tequilas offered. The wine list affords over 80 well-chosen, well-priced selections. Save room for the desserts like natilla de cajeta, custard flavored with goat’s milk caramel and rich, home-style cheese flan.

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