Milagro on Mercer
Milagro on Mercer

Milagro on Mercer

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.milagrorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4168502855
  • 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 4164354141
  • 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!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Milagro on Mercer reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (39)fit for foodies (36)neighborhood gem (32)great for lunch (28)special occasion (17)great for outdoor dining (13)romantic (11)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (9)great for brunch (7)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Rob W
    RobWVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Best Mexican in Toronto! Authentic. Knowledgeable, helpful servers. Comprehensive Tequila list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh fresh fresh
    CBRson
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was amazing. The drinks were amazing but expensive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great guacamole. Service was excellent - super nice waitress - she was very helpful and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just what we were looking for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I decided to venture downtown to celebrate our 5th anniversary and chose Milagro as it was nice and close to the TIFF venue. I booked the reservation for 6 but we finished early and they were able to make a table available for us at 5:00pm. We had a lovely meal! I had the fish taco which was the best I've had in a very long time. The cod's batter was crispy and it had a nice clean taste, the toppings didn't overpower it. We had the melted cheese (gouda?) appetizer which was served with flour wraps. It was basic and yet tasty,and I'd order it again. My husband had the lamb in banana leaves and he polished off the plate. It was just what we were looking for to complete our evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food & vibe - casual
    Pcotton
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Really liked it. Excellent food, upbeat service. Very casual atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accomodating
    SelectDiner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Party of 9 coworkers for a farewell lunch. Several with dietary concerns - all accommodated without issue. A rare event in most restaurants
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Torontotourist
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, fun spot, attentive and friendly spot. Only concern is the restaurant can get very noisy and it becomes difficult to understand wait staff, especially since some of them have a strong accent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and ambience
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A must visit place for a Mexican dinner with friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK but not Fabulous
    dnat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The guacamole was great and they give you a generous portion...but a little stingy on the chips. The food was just ok...a little too salty and the portions on the small side. Went there for the tacos as we heard they were good, but they were not as flavourful as we were anticipating. Staff were friendly and prompt.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flavour!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Everything was fresh and full of flavour. Just the right amount of spiciness. Guac was creamy and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUMMie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    food was great, service was friendly, I would go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love it
    misslux
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Always love coming here for their delicious vegan options. Staff are always friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful, authentic Mexican
    Rbgstewart
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Milagro on Mercer was a delight. The staff could not have been more accommodating although we arrived earlier than our reservation. Lovely sangria dos casos. Ceviche was very good, as was the barbecued lamb for the entree. I did not leave room for dessert, but the coffee with fresh cinnamon may have been the best coffee I have had in recent memory.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic service
    Got2goVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I've been to the other Milagro restaurant and it was also quite good but the service at this location was just fantastic. Not fast , not slow, just right - which I find VERY rare these days - and the servers were amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you like tacos!
    knmo
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great, service lacking
    SgrRush
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great mexician food excellent find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Guacamole
    fungirl23
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The restaurant is a great little place with some delicious Mexican dishes. I had the guacamole and the chicken enchiladas and both were great!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good authentic Mexican food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The selection was great and the flavour really authentic. Fresh tortillas with your meal :) !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but get ready to eat fast
    LemonPie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • distracting server
    geneVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it every time
    ilovetoeatcuzimfat
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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
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  • Great food, slow service
    LuckyjwVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Spot to Eat but Bring Earplugs
    Spidey9
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great experience at Milagro
    concertgirl
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    love taking visitors to the city and friends to this charming hotspot. exceptional friendly customer service and terrific food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    jessicawaters
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mexican Restaurant in the city
    Spyder222
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service slow
    Luvfood
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The guacamole is outstanding! Overall great food. The service was slow and the ladies bathroom had only 1 stall working.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous start to a night out
    toeats
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great genuine Mex cuisine
    ChangoChilango
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the wait
    vandenberg
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tacos
    Matt12321
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The tacos were awesome. As expected. Service was a little slow, even though the restaurant was not busy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 356 reviews are from the Milagro on Mercer reviews archive.
  • Great Fish
    bent
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The Red Snapper was excellent. Nicely spiced and paired well with the vegetables
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Every Time
    MmmmMilagro
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun family night out
    Satchmo
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Won't be back
    fasttalker
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    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.
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  • Authentic Mexican flavours
    LoveMexVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It is very good to find authentic Mexican flavours in downtown Toronto. We enjoyed it very much!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate