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Milagro on Mercer
Milagro on Mercer
  • Address:
    5 Mercer Street
    Toronto, ON M5V 1H2
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / Entertainment District
  • Cuisine:
    Mexican
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

Milagro on Mercer Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.milagrorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (416) 850-2855
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Arturo Anhalt - Owner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Milagro offers full offsite catering specializing in classic Mexican cuisine. If you are planning an intimate reunions or a large party, we can cater it. For further information contact Arturo Anhalt at 416 487 2855
  • Private Party Facilities: We have private dining & groups menus ideal for parties of up to 25 guests which feature our most popular a la carte ceviches, botanas, entrees & desserts. Our Botanas menus are perfect for less formal functions & cocktails; food is served centre-table or passed around in platters.
  • Private Party Contact: Maria Perez (416) 435-4141
  • Entertainment: (Margarita Tuesdays - Margarita Clásica Rg 4.95 Lg 7.95) (Cerveza Wednesdays - Bottled and draft beers 4.95) (Sangría Thursdays - Sangría de La Casa 4.95)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: John Street
  • Public Transit: St Andrew TTC Station- Walk West on King Street, turn left on John St., walk half block south & turn right on to Mercer St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking available & several lots in the direct vicinity.
A word from Milagro on Mercer
Milagro is inspired in the golden era cantinas of Mexico. Our friendly staff offers classic food & refreshing beverages at reasonable prices in a warm, relaxed & easy going atmosphere. Milagro is colorful with an eclectic & somewhat funky style. Our dishes are abundant, flavourful & colourful; we use traditional recipes & techniques. At our cantina bar you can enjoy Tequilas, Mezcales, wine sangrias, margaritas, daiquiris & classic mixed cocktails. Milagro is Zagat rated & has been featured in Toronto Life, Now, Globe & Mail, El Pais (Spain), Toronto Star, Eye, Metro, 24hrs, Where, Women"s Post, North Toronto Post, Travel & Leisure & mano others. We are open daily for lunch at noon, dinner at 5:30pm & brunch on Saturdays & Sundays until 4:30pm. Milagro is located at 5 Mercer St. on the corner of John St. in the heart of the entertainment district, downtown. Gen Manager: Eddie Ferrer Kitchen Manager: Andrés Peña. Visítanos pronto!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Diner Reviews
  • "I have visited Milagro a handful of times and am excited to go each time. Their menu is easy to understand and their food is amazing. I am addicted to the Rosarito Tacos and large margaritas. Definitely a great place for groups or for a date night!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Food was super yummy. Generous portions. Service was a little confusing as we weren't really sure who our dedicated server was. Seemed a little understaffed. But very friendly service."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Arrived at 8:30pm on a Monday, greeted and seated immediately. All the service staff were very friendly, the menu was diverse and offered great selection. The red snapper entree was unavailable which was disappointing, especially since we were told after we ordered. Taco Al Pastor and the 3 dip appetizer were fresh and delicious! The enchiladas were small but good, shrimp burrito was meaty and great. Our server completely forgot about us. After taking our entree order he did not come back to our table until after we asked the bus boy to pack up our food and after we asked another server for our bill. The manager Allen was genuine and apologetic, he salvaged our experience! We will be back thanks to him!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Went to the restaurant after a Blue Jays game with a group of six people one of whom was a chef. The food,service,atmosphere were wonderful. Some of the food choices were authentic and not often found. The chef with us was very impressed as we all were. we will all go back again soon"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The restaurant is a great little place with some delicious Mexican dishes. I had the guacamole and the chicken enchiladas and both were great!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The selection was great and the flavour really authentic. Fresh tortillas with your meal :) !"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Good menu selection and good food. With reservations we were placed in a corner beside the door, it was a quiet spot but lacked ambience and disappointing since the patio was open and there were tables also inside along the big open windows but we couldn't be bothered to ask to be moved. Friendly service. We did feel rushed - we ordered cocktails, appetizers and mains and were in and out in a half hour! We were planning on a relaxed diner before a show, so were disappointed. They brought the cocktails and appetizers at the same time, then the mains 5 minutes later. We had only tasted the apps, the small table was crowded and they asked to take our apps away! We felt rushed trying to manage the apps before our mains got cold."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "wasn't even busy evening however, my party have been distracted by two servers asking same questions and robotic comments.... It was simply speechless when the lady server was pointing at each person in my party to direct the food by saying this guy and that guy..... food is always great here in Milagro, however, I'd reconsider visiting if her service isn't being addressed."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Tried the mole for the first time and it was like eating little bites of heaven. The AL pastor are my go to but there are so many good items. Refritos 10/10"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife & I were left sitting at our table for about ten minutes after being seated by the Hostess who was on a personal call we had to wait for her to finish when we entered the restaurant. When I heard a server ask the table behind us " Did YOU order this?" as he showed them a dish, I realized we had made a big mistake - so after a few more minutes we decided to leave. The great thing about this place would be to use it as a training ground of how NOT to run a restaurant ! Very amateur"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food is great, highly recommend the tortilla soup, it's amazing and reason enough to go! The service is friendly, but slow.. I have eaten here frequently and this seems to be consistently true, lost of time between courses and lots of empty glasses.... but still worth it for the food!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food was excellent, hot, fresh and delivered quickly. The setting was definitely Mexican and appropriate to the food type. Service was prompt and courteous. Unfortunately the restaurant was quite loud despite not being very busy. The music was overpowering to the point of distraction."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "love taking visitors to the city and friends to this charming hotspot. exceptional friendly customer service and terrific food and drinks."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food here was delicious, I was very happy with my meal. The service was great too: friendly and knowledgeable. The Sangria was good, but next time I won't order the fruit-chunk option as it was too much. There are also good vegetarian and vegan options available. Overall very good. I will likely return. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The best authentic Mexican restaurant that we have found in the city. Food is amazing and they have over 70 different tequilas at the bar. Highly recommended!!!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The guacamole is outstanding! Overall great food. The service was slow and the ladies bathroom had only 1 stall working."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food was great... service was a bit slow to start but picked up - more likely because of a desire to not rush us. Drinks were fabulous but a bit pricey. Food was delicious - had several munchies and was very satisfied with quality and quantity."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Love the food! Wish they had better wine but the service and food are always awesome. We sat on the patio the other night and it was super loud due to construction happening across the street. Dump trucks going by the whole time... Had to yell across the table to my boyfriend. Really annoying. Hopefully doesn't go on too long cuz it's patio season and I don't want the restaurant to suffer!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I am from Mexico City and this is by far the best Mexican food I've found in Toronto - genuine, perfectly combined Mexican taste in every dish. I highly recommend it and will certainly continue to stop by.The only thing that could have improved our experience this time would have been timely delivery - we were waiting for more than 30 minutes to get our main dishes after the appetizers. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "It took a long time for our server to meet with us for the first time, but when she came, she immediately apologised for the delay. We ordered appetisers and drinks, and she brought the appetisers out, saying that one of them was on the house as an apology for the delay. We were very pleased, as this was all unprompted. Appetisers were huge. Ceviche and guacamole are both extraordinary. Main plates are a bit small, but we had plenty to eat overall. Service was fantastic - our servers were attentive and engaging, and the manager came to chat with us and sat at our table to talk at the end of our meal. Everything was relaxed and unhurried and delicious."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The tacos were awesome. As expected. Service was a little slow, even though the restaurant was not busy. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The Red Snapper was excellent. Nicely spiced and paired well with the vegetables"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Milagro has become a favourite of mine over the past few years - consistently great food and strong margaritas! Mouth watering menu, fabulous staff and fun location - winning combination!!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Superb homemade guacamole & chips, killer Milagro's margarita and we all loved the fish tacos as well. Ordered the chocolate lava cake to share for a special celebration, didn't regret it - we were all over it! Even if it's made to order, it took a fair bit longer than it should have to serve it to us so they voluntarily didn't charge us for it, which was not necessary but appreciated. Our server was friendly and professional and knew her menu very well - ingredients, preparation and all."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant on a recommendation from a friend. While the food was good, the portions are very small for the prices that you're paying. Two small tacos for $10? Without any sort of side like a salad or something? That's a bit much. Also, we were 4 people and they wouldn't even give us separate checks. I understand for large groups that some restaurants don't do this, but this is the first time I've heard a restaurant that refuses to give separate checks to a party of 4. The service was okay, but I felt it was a bit pushy at times; trying to get us to leave, not being very attentive; but that's something I can live with if the food is excellent. Overall, nice atmostphere, overpriced food, meh service. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "It is very good to find authentic Mexican flavours in downtown Toronto. We enjoyed it very much!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We go to Milagro often before the theatre. The food is always good and they are fast if you are in a hurry. The portions are generous. If you don't have a healthy appetite I recommend ordering the appetizer size. I have a healthy appetite and I have trouble finishing the dinner portion which comes with rice and beans."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Tortillas were sweaty. Chips were excelent. Margaritas were good. Capuchinos were very good. Mole was not spicy enough and the chicken was hard. The rice had no flavour and neededore peas. It would be best if served with a side salad. Barbacoa was very good. Service excellent. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We were seated in a secluded area in front of the wine cabinet w/boxes of beer/liquor. The host didn't walk us to our table, he just simply pointed to where we were sitting. We waited for about 20 mins for our waitress. One of our members in our party was already up & about trying to look for who would be serving us. She did apologize for taking long as they were busy, we looked around the restaurant, it was half empty, but gave them the benefit of the doubt that they were short staffed (on Cinco de Mayo). Food came late as well, another waitress came apologized and gave us another tub of guac. We waited for another 30-40 mins just for food. Food was good, service was very slow. Would consider going to the Queen location next time. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Not as bad as the other reviews go. As close to real Mexican good you will het in Toronto. Servers very knowledgeable and helpful. A little pricy."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The textures and tastes were absolutely perfect. I truly can't find fault in anything that we had. My wife and I shared our dishes so that we could experience more of the latin flavours. The generous portions were delicious and savoury. The condiments (Chips, salsa, hot sauces...) were all fresh and flavourful. Our waitress was patient in explaining the various dishes and her recommendations were excellent. "Milagro" is truly a culinary "Miracle!""
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The food was wonderful, but the cantina-style lighting is too dark for the location. need to crank up the electricity a bit so that you can see the menu or the bill without using your cell phones flash."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We started with guacamole (one of our favourite features for appetizers, try also one of the ceviches). It was delicious besides being chunky, that is some avocado pieces were in the guacamole that could be scoop with the "totopos", it also had a nice mild to hot kick. I had the Lamb barbacoa, which consisted of pulled (shredded in Spanish jargon) lamb cooked in plantain leaves, plus fresh parsley, minced onions, and black fried beans. Let's not forget the corn tortillas to build your own soft taco. Dipped it in a nice chipotle sauce... ¡delicioso! Service was not the 5 star one, but because it was really crowded that night. In general the staff is super friendly and easy going. If you speak Spanish, talk to them, they're cool people."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had a late reservation and had to delay at the last minute bringing us very close to closing time...we were accommodated without and issue and service was great. And most importantly the food was delicious...exceptional Mexican food!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Best queso in Toronto Nice vibe and dim yet comfortable interior"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Milagro is a gem, tucked just up the street from the Rogers Skydome. My buddy and I stopped in for some Marg's and mexican before the Blue Jays game and it was great. Friendly service. Good Mexican food. Great drinks. It's the perfect place to grab a bite in this area before a game, that isn't a tourist trap and over-priced. I will also slip into Milagro mid-week for lunch as they're a good place to grab a bite and drink, as they're always quick and lively. Highly recommend a visit."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food here was fantastic. I had the arrachera tacos and they were just the right amount of spice and the meat was very tender. I then had the alambre under los clasicos section and it was just the right amount of cheese and spices. The shrimp was well cooked and not chewy. I had the equivalent of the molten chocolate cake for dessert and it was one of the best that I've had in awhile. I'd definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was amazing and the service was extremely fast! We had 5 people taking care of our table of 2 for the entire evening but we never felt like we were being hounded or disrupted. The entire staff was very friendly. I would definitely go back there again!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I've been here twice, and was floored both times. The food is outstanding, the service is great and the ambiance is authentic. Definitely a place I will be visiting often!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "4 friends visited this restaurant prior to a show at the Princess of Wales on Sunday Mar. 30th, 2014. Needless to say it did not live up to what it promised on their home website. The food was terribly overpriced, the waiting staff was disinterested and was not familiar with their menu. The service was almost non-existant at one point and even then the waiter had to be hailed over for assistance. There was a definete language barrier. I was so looking forward to going here but I have to say I will not recomend this restaurant nor will I go back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014