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What did it take for Torontonians to really get to know Mexican food? Nothing short of Milagro – a miracle. The Mexican eatery, which has a location in the heart of Queen West, has been at the forefront of transforming Toronto’s palate since it opened in 2006. Today, we think nothing of ordering a rich mole, comforting enchiladas or a fresh, bright ceviche.

But back when Milagro owner and co-founder Arturo Anhalt opened the cantina, he realized that Toronto had never seen anything like it. “There were Mexican restaurants in the city, but even the traditional ones were warping the food to please the guests,” says Arturo. Fried chimichangas, fajitas, cheddar cheese – completely foreign in Mexico – had squeezed their way into the Mexican restaurant scene because the clientele had the idea that these were Mexican foods and demanded them.

Read the story of Milagro Cantina on Queen West

Ratings & Reviews - Milagro Cantina on Queen West

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June 9, 2019

Terrible service. We have been long time customers but likely won’t being going back anytime soon.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

June 9, 2019

Amazing food and staff was friendly and efficient. Can’t wait To come back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 18, 2019

Amazing experience!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 29, 2019

Amazing service! Thank you so much for everything!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 15, 2019

We eat at Milagro every time we visit Toronto. Fantastic as usual.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2019

Love this place. Atmosphere is amazing and the food is just delicious. Will go back again for sure.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2019

By far the best Mexican restaurant I have been to. The food was delicious and service was great.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 17, 2019

Everything was amazing. The only negative point was that we had made a reservation, and we were going to be seated at a small table close to the front door, in a high traffic area. We ended up in a booth by the kitchen, which was comfortable, but right beside the kitchen.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2019

Great food and excellent service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2019

Went for a Valentine's Day meal. Service was appalling - struggled to get attention, waited ages for food, constantly bumped by waiters pushing past table. Asked to stand up in the middle of the meal so a waiter could get between tables. A real shame as the food is great, and it has a nice atmosphere. But the service completely let the restaurant down.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

February 3, 2019

This place is always great. Good service, good food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 31, 2018

Perfection

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 28, 2018

Margaritas does not have any alcohol. The caldo tlalpeño was very salty and had a little flavor. The frijoles and mole was very good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 7, 2018

We had a closed door Lunch for 48 people and everything was impecable!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 2, 2018

Excellent evening. Staff were very accommodating and food/drinks were delish!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 19, 2018

Great food, generous portions. Service was impeccable.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 4, 2018

Fantastic food in a warm, friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely be back

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 29, 2018

Cozy with great mexican food and best margaritas! Highly recommended going for dinner.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 18, 2018

Had an amazing lunch! as always the food is perfection! I always get a glass of sangria, sometimes a pitcher. The guacamole, the tacos, the tostadas, and churros are some of my favourites. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Perfect place for a small group for lunch or dinner!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2018

Great service. Slow to get food (kitchen issue?) We ordered 5 tacos and civiche and it took 50 minutes. Not to mention it was overpriced... Food was good, but not at $8/Taco. Sorry. Won't be back.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 3/5

September 4, 2018

Fun for family or late night hang. Killer margaritas. And enchiladas...

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 30, 2018

Guacamole was really good. Tacos were ok. Churros were good. Service was prompt.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

August 25, 2018

Brilliant place. Great food, drink, ambiance. Looked very cool. Great bars in the area afterwards. Good value for money too.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 9, 2018

The server was phenomenal. He was kind and knew the menu so well. He even dealt with our crazy kids! And the food was so fresh! I will be back. Thank you Carlos for a wonderful experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 6, 2018

Service was not as attentive as expected, given we were the only ones in the restaurant for part of our visit.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

July 22, 2018

The pork loin was over done. The beef tartar was really salty. Some of the salsa chips are old. But the waiter was really friendly and nice. The drinks are good too.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

July 1, 2018

Everything was great , from the food to the service. I can't wait to visit again!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

June 22, 2018

Went here on Fathers Day and was very disappointed - I have been to the Bremner location many times and have always enjoyed the atmosphere, service has always been great and food fantastic - The Queen West location is nothing like the Bremner - music was loud, the service very very slow and the food was ok - I won't be going back to Queen West anytime soon but will definately go back to Bremner.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

June 16, 2018

A really satisfying experience. Authentic, tasty food, great atmosphere and service. Best refried beans ever!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 14, 2018

We came to celebrate Mother's Day brunch with our kids and we had a great time. The food was really good and our servers were very friendly.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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