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Milagro Redux

Calam1ty | Mar 6, 2013 06:17 PM

I went to Milagro (Queen W) tonight. My second time there and have been to the Mercer St one. Was not a stellar experience. I've had great Mexican food, having lived in LA for a while, returning there often, so I do have a good sense of the cuisine. Tonight was iffy.

Pluses and Minuses:
Reservation - I asked for a different table and was told the one I pointed to was reserved. In my opinion, I was there first and should have had my pick. Never mind
Too dark - I couldn't read the menu and I saw others using their cell phones to read them too, I couldn't see the food, or the bill or the machine they brought me to pay later either
Music too loud - Not easy to talk and the music was monotonous and relentless
No alcohol? - My son ordered a rum and Coke which arrived without alcohol. Since my Mojito was pretty weak we thought 'oh well' until the waiter hurried over with a measure of rum he said had been forgotten
Washroom stairs - oh so dark I was afraid to go down. Accident waiting to happen! Mildewy smelling too
Guacamole - OK but not quite ripe enough - a frequent Toronto mistake - and although I don't use ever use much salt, it could have used a bit more. The chips were a bit heavy/tough and over-fried, not the light pleasant Cali experience
Chicken mole - my son's came garnished with some very mild green chilies. We are both allergic to sweet peppers but have no problem with hot ones. These were mild enough to cause him to spit them out
Mole poblano with enchiladas - not bad. Waiter asked me if I've ever had mole before. I didn't like to say that mole wasn't just one thing. Best to just nod and say yes, I think. But someone in a Mexican restaurant should be a bit better informed...I'm being picky. I brought two of the enchiladas home. No need for three. I wish I could buy just one and perhaps a second different thing with it but Milagro doesn't do combos

Don't think I will bother again. It's OK but not OK enough, not for those prices - $70 for a half guac, two mains and two 'cheap' cocktails

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