I went to brunch at Milagro Modern Mexican Restaurant over the weekend. Milagro is located in a small retail development off Lockwood Ave. in Webster Groves. The restaurant opened in April 2010 and is the sister restaurant of Adam Tilford’s Tortillaria in the Central West End.
Milagro’s mission is to serve the best Mexican cuisine with the best service in the best atmosphere in St. Louis. To break it down, I’ll discuss my experience at Milagro Modern Mexican using their mission statement. Best Mexican cuisine? Can there really be one restaurant that has the best of something? Well, let me tell you, as someone who is not a big fan of Mexican food, I was quite pleased with Milagro.
They started us off with corn chips and salsa. The chips were fair, and the salsa was good. It was very mild, which worked out well for me since I do not like spicy foods. There is hot sauce on the table for people who like differing degrees of hotness, but I thought it was good that Milagro offers a mild salsa for diners, especially a first-time diner like me.
If you enjoy a drink or two, Milagro has a Bloody Maria bar where you can make your own Bloody Mary with vodka or tequila. I did not try a Bloody Mary but sampled their Blood Orange Mimosa.
For my entree, I ordered the Huevos Rancheros, which were eggs fried in corn tortillas and also served with queso fresco, cilantro, pico de gallo, avocado, and papas fritas (fried cubed potatoes). It came with salsa but I had them put it on the side, which they were happy to accommodate. My dad ordered the Toluca Omelet, which was three eggs with house-made chorizo sausage, red pepper, white onion, and melted Chihuahua cheese. My mom ordered the Baja Omelet, which included lump crabmeat, spinach, avocado, panela cheese, and chipotle hollandaise. All of our entrees were tasty. Mine was a bit chewy and seemed mostly full of tortilla with little egg, but it was still good. The potatoes were perfectly seasoned and were good to dip into some of the hollandaise on my mom’s plate. My dad’s omelet with chorizo was even better and had a nice, slight kick to it. My mom’s crab omelet was delicious and the hollandaise was perfect on top.
As for the service, we really had a nice waitress. She was funny, attentive and just an overall nice person. With Milagro being a relatively small restaurant, she was taking care of several tables at once and was equally attentive to each one.
The atmosphere is impeccable. It is somewhat small but nicely decorated. The walls are adorned with gray, white, and brown tiles, with a matching bar. It is an intimate environment that is sure to please everyone.
Overall, our time at Milagro was definitely worth it. The food was great, the service was great, and the atmosphere was great. As for the best Mexican cuisine, I’ll have to come back for lunch and dinner to make that judgment call. Next time I must order the Churros y Chocolate (homemade cinnamon Mexican doughnuts with chocolate dipping sauce) which might help me make that decision.