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About Milagro on Mercer

Milagro is inspired in the golden era cantinas of Mexico. Our friendly staff offers classic food & refreshing beverages in a warm, relaxed & easy going atmosphere. Milagro is colorful with an eclectic & somewhat funky Mexican style. Our dishes are abundant, flavourful & colourful; we use traditional recipes & techniques. At our cantina bar you can enjoy Tequilas, Mezcales, wine sangrias, margaritas & classic mixed cocktails. Milagro is Zagat rated & has been featured in Toronto Life, Now, Globe & Mail, El Pais (Spain), Toronto Star, & many others. We are open daily for lunch from 11:30- 2:30, dinner 5:00pm- 10:00 pm & brunch on Saturdays & Sundays 12:00-4:30pm. Milagro is located at 5 Mercer St. on the corner of John St. in the heart of the entertainment district, downtown. Visítanos pronto!

5 Mercer Street
Toronto, ON M5V 1H2
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
John Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 850-2855

Website:
http://www.milagrorestaurant.com/

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 Katie Nicholson at 416 487 2855

Parking Details:
Street parking available & several lots in the direct vicinity.

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.

Executive Chef:
Arturo Anhalt - Owner

Private Party Facilities:
Milagro on Mercer offers private dining for for parties of up to 150 guests. Your guests will enjoy our friendly service, critically acclaimed foods, amazing cocktails, Tequilas, wines & drink specialties. We never charge any room or booking fees. Let us to help you plan your next event!

Private Party Contact:
Orlando Martínez: (416) 850-2855

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Milagro on Mercer Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

3.8

ambience

3.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (882)
Fit for Foodies (662)
Neighborhood Gem (416)
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Great for Lunch (391)
Special Occasion (334)
Hot Spot (236)
Romantic (175)
Kid-friendly (155)
Great for Outdoor Dining (125)
Great for Brunch (124)
Late-night Find (112)
Vibrant Bar Scene (93)
Casual (39)
Notable Wine List (38)
Authentic (34)
Fun (29)
Good for a Date (28)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Spicy (22)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Scenic View (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Business Meals (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tapas (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great Beer (6)
Outstanding Value (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Went for brunch. Food was authentic and delicious. Drinks were delicious and overall I felt like I was back in Mexico. Waiters were friendly and attentive and price was OK. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2017

The meals we had were authentic and delicious. It was evident that time and care went into the preparation of the dishes. From the fresh quacamole, salsa, and in house made nacho chips to the made from scratch mole sauce. Over the top. Service was great and our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. I will be returning.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2017

In our opinion, Milagros kitchen prepares the most authentic Mexican cuisine in Toronto. Our favourite, the guacamole appetizer, was fresh and moderately spiced. Service was attentive and professional.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Great food, but painfully slow service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 9, 2017

This is one of our favourite restaurants! The food and service are always fabulous, we rarely have to wait if we've made a reservation, and the mole and ceviche are excellent!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Service was good. Staff was very knowledgeable about the menu items and willing to make recommendations. Our entrees were came out quickly and we all enjoyed our food. The only disappointment for us was dessert. We ordered the churros and they weren't very good at all. They were hard and tasted like they were fried in the same oil as the tortilla chips. We had much better while visiting Mexico City and Miami.

Overall we really enjoyed our meal and plan to return to Milagro.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Excellent menu choices; Food was exquisite. Waiters friendly and attentive.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Love, love this place!! Best Mexican in town and they make a kickass margarita!!! My GO- TO spot if I fancy Mexican food and Magaritas!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Grat food - amazing flavour, good presentation, nice portions. It's a little dark for our liking, but some people enjoy that. The place was bustling and service suffered accordingly. We ordered two appetizers and two mains. Only one main showed up, which turned out OK because we were full.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2016

We were left wanting more. Everything was good but not "wow" and from past reviews we was expecting that.
Service was ok, our serve was not the friendliest but not rude either. Overall it felt like everything was "ok" when it could have been great.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Milagro was lovely once again. Food is great, service friendly and attentive. We also enjoy the proximity to 2nd City and other theatres as we are frequently attending a show after dinner. My only concern is to make sure we are not seated right under the heat vents next time! Heat blasting on my head got to be a little too much.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Nice dinner. Great food . Good and courteous service .

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2016

My brother and I took my father here before a show for Christmas. It is very close to the theatre, and the price point for all three of us to have drinks, apps, dinner, and desert was $50 each (including tax/tip), and the food was very delicious. Attentive wait staff, good atmosphere. I would definitely come back here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Really like this restaurant. Good for a special occasion. This time I fell in love with the sangria, excellent guacamole.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 20, 2016

The burrito was pretty standard, nothing special, but the ceviche and giant margaritas were delicious!

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Fun, Spicy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 17, 2016

The waiter was very good recommending both food and drinks. Very authentic Mexican cuisine. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Absolutely loved my experience at Milagro. The staff were all friendly, offered excellent service, and genuinely cared about our dining experience. The food/drinks were quick to come out and tasted great... The guac and warm, salty tortilla chips were fantastic. I had La Perla (fish tacos) and my partner had a pork dish. Our dishes could have used a bit more heat (we love spicy foods) but other than that we had no issues. Best churros I've ever had, the dipping sauce was so good! We left with full bellies and felt so happy and grateful to have found this spot, will definitely go back and recommend to others.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Terrific ambience, great staff, the food is exceptional

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Service and food were great. Noise level was out of control. Granted, it's a loud , busy place. We get that but there was a very large group seated in the centre of the restaurant with two or three absolutely shrieking young women, shrieking. All eyes were on them . Really over the top.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 7, 2016

A frequent destination for me when I'm in the mood for some authentic Mexican fare. Very knowledgeable staff, extensive tequila menu and my always favorite go to drink - the classic marguerite. Typically we order a number of the appetizers and simply share, a great way to experience the breadth of the food offerings. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Fabulous food and ambience, as always. Highly recommended

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2016

The waitress was very good in explaining the menu and was very attentive. Delicious food and good portion size. The 1/2 litre of house wine was a little pricy but meals were a great price.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 28, 2016

We have been to this restaurant a few times and we've always enjoyed our meal. They have a very good drink menu lots of different drinks and good selection. I had the mango pineapple salad which was very good. I also had pork tacos the pork was a little dry but I did enjoy it. My husband had the enchilada suiza he like that as well. We were too full for dessert. We did have guacamole and chips and that was delicious we will definitely return to this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2016

The bathrooms were disgusting, my entire group was put off by them. Everything else went well

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Very authentic food. Delicious

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Fabulous food! Fabulous service! Very, very, noisy on a Friday or Saturday night.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Excellent spot for a group dinner! We had a friend in from out of town and a few people asked to join in last minute - the restaurant was incredibly accommodating, and didn't try to make us feel bad or uncomfortable for adding guests so late.
Everyone enjoyed their meals, the atmosphere is upbeat and fun, and the servers were excellent at dealing with a large group.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2016

We wanted to try an authentic Mexican dinner and what a great choice. Service was amazing - very fast. Food was great - friends had never tried Mexican and they loved it. Tons to choose from on menu. Great find - we are out of town but will make a trip back.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Delicious authentic Mexican cuisine. The service is also top notch!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Good bye lunch for 8 people for a business colleague. Great service from two staff, timely and accurate food orders and service. And delicious meals. I had made a reservation for 8 and when I arrived, I did ask for and get the Semi-private table near the hostess stand, but it would have been even better if I had been offered that up front. Sitting in the main dining room with a large group would be a bit noisy at lunchtime.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Overall a good experience at Milagro, with a couple of small complaints.

First off, fantastic Caesars and they use a rimmer I've never encountered before. VERY overpowering, but in a good way. They weren't afraid to add spice to it, either, and I love my spice.

We shared shrimp tacos and the Capital taco (came with steak and onions). The steak taco was lacking in flavour and size, and we both had to put different kinds of salsa to liven it up a bit. The shrimp taco was delicious, though- with or without salsa.

We also ordered a trio of different chicken enchiladas to share. Really tasty sauces, but our serving was not hot enough when it came out. They apologized and went back to heat it up, but it still felt the same when they returned our original dish. A few minutes later, they brought out a fresh, new serving for us, which was much hotter. We were not expecting a brand new order, but it was appreciated. Nobody ever wants to send food back, but the service staff was very pleasant about it and handled it professionally.

A couple of minor hiccups that were dealt well and a tasty meal. I'd go back the next time I'm in the mood for Mexican food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2016

I went to Milagro for my birthday on Friday with 6 of my friends and we had a horrible time because of the service.

The servers were rude, dismissive and inattentive. We had the distinct feeling we were being rushed out of the restaurant despite being perfectly normal patrons, not demanding, etc.

Example of what happened that made us never want to return, despite being longtime customers of all locations:

1) Drinks - drinks would be clearly empty on the table, one of us would ask for a beverage and instead of looking around and asking others, they would just walk away, making it so that some had full drinks, while others had absolutely nothing.

2) From the second we sat down we were asked repeatedly what we wanted to order for food, we mentioned we weren't in a rush and wanted to spend time talking to each other and were not ready to order, we were still ordering (many!) drinks so our attendance wouldn't have been a "loss" from a revenue standpoint.

3) the food arrived and it was cold

4) Overall attitude from all the servers no matter what we asked - standard questions: may I also have another drink? No, for the 11th time, we do not want guacamole (we ordered other appetizers)...may i make my meal a dinner size (it's an option they offer!)

I do hope this is shared with the restaurant.

Very unfortunately because I have always been a huge fan of the restaurant but after this experience I have no desire to ever return, and neither would my friends.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Good food and great service

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Excellent food and service
We are now regulars !

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2016

The quality of the food is outstanding and the employees are always friendly and kind! We are a family with 3 kids and we enjoy Milagro every time!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Exquisite red snapper dish served with grilled pineapple and roasted potatoes. Highly recommended for any fish lover.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2016

Food and beverages were as expected and did not disappoint, authentic Mexican fair, attentive servers and great ambiance. Looking forward to returning when a craving for a Mexican experience occurs.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Thank you Milagro! Always great food and a vibrant atmosphere!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Vegan
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2016

This beautiful restaurant is my all time favourite! The food and service are exceptional! We try to get there once every couple of weeks. ❤️

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 19, 2016

Restaurant was fairly quiet at 2pm on a weekday! Didn't like the nickel and dime approach for the small side of sour cream but understand it's not a charity! Overall a good dining experience.

Tags: Casual
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