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“Good overall but well short of great”
Review of Milagro Grill - CLOSED

Milagro Grill
Price range: $14 - $19
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Westboro Village
Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good overall but well short of great”
Reviewed February 3, 2012

First off, Milagro is NOT authentic Mexican, not by a long shot. The menu tries to liven up (fusion can be a scary concept) some of the tried and true classics, but falls short.

Have eaten there 3 or 4 times, because there really are no GOOD Mexican restaurants in Ottawa; Milagro is the best of a mediocre lot.

The servers are nice if a little ditzy, and reasonably prompt. The food, however, is never quite spectacular. Portions are generous, but a little more attention to flavor combinations, seasoning, and cooking times would produce far better results. Each time I have been there seem to be fewer patrons which might be a call to management to liven up the kitchen.

If you MUST have a Mexican fix, it's worth a try, but if you pass and save up you can probably afford a trip to Guadalajara for the real thing!

  • Visited December 2011
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A regular family destination”
Reviewed November 23, 2011

Great mexican food is the draw for our family. In particular a great mole brings Mom out of Friday nights.

Visited November 2011
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Gatineau, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Great ambiance for drinks, not so good food.”
Reviewed September 18, 2011

We are from the Ottawa region and recently tried Milagro Grill for the first time. The decor is cozy, service is good. However the food was not so great. Just ok, nothing extraordinary. I ordered the chicken plate and it was dry.. like if it was reheated. Prices are quite high for what you get. The wine selection is very limited and the wine was too warm. This could be a great place for happy hour but not for formal dining.

  • Visited September 2011
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Ottawa
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very Good Mexican food”
Reviewed July 18, 2011

Always on the hunt for good mexican food, i have travelled to Mexico a few times and i can definitely say that Milagro have very good authentic Mexican dishes.

I had the Milagro Special which is a plate of Enchiladas (1 Beef, 1Chicken and 1 cheese) served with beans and salad.

Chimichanga plate is very delicious too...

The Sangria is very bland so try to avoid.

Staff is very nice and the patio is great.

  • Visited July 2011
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Timmins, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great mexican food”
Reviewed July 7, 2011

I am a regular here whenever I'm in Ottawa. The food is great every time. There are a lot of options and everything I have had has been good with the exception of their fried ice cream. Everything they make has always been very good quality and the servers have always been friendly. They always have a feature soup and muscle on their sandwich board outside and a special entree (almost always has basmati rice in it) Plus their roof top patio is pretty neat.

  • Visited May 2011
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