[Mexican] Milagro's new location - where's the flavour!?
We had a large party at Milagro's new location near Yonge & Lawrence last night.
Being a huge fan of Mexican food in both cooking and eating, I have come to learn over the years what to expect from GOOD Mexican food.
Our reservations were at 8:00 and the restaurant was packed when we got there, good vibe, very loud (which was fine for our situation, and we knew it would be going in).
Our waitress was very pleasant and appeared fairly knowledgeable.
We started off with their Guacamole. This is where things started to go downhill.
The highlight of the dish were the chips themselves, nice thicker than usual, freshly fried crispy chips - the low and star attraction, was the Guac. Besides avocados there was Cilantro, and Tomatoes. After trying it I immediately asked for extra lime wedges and some hot sauce to try to save this poor incarnation of Guac, and although I did give it a little bit of an extra lifeline, it still was extremely bland.
The only decent item I had that night was the Taquitos with the seared beef, smoked bacon, and home made chili sauce - nice flavours, good heat - but still, $10 for 2 small 3 bite'ers...not exactly sufficient bang for the proverbial buck.
I also had to try their Carnitas - very oily, under seasoned, lack luster dish (what flavour!?)...not impressed at all.
We then ordered some shrimp taquitos, decent, edible, again, not enough citrus or heat to cut through the rich shrimp and avocados.
Also tried the lamb main, again, a dish with a few scoops of shredded under seasoned (surprised if there even WAS any seasoning on this dish!) lamb with onions and cilantro to top your tacos with.
Typically if I run into a similar situation while dining out, I would have said something to the manager, but given we were there to kick the night off, have numerous rounds of tequila shots (I lost count after the 4th round) the food was not our main attraction that night, and I did not feel like getting into it at that point...quite not like me!
These guys are trying on the front end, that is plain to see and are doing quite a good job at it, its just too bad that the kitchen staff cannot back up the great front end job with some tasty food.