Yi Han Goh •
04 Jan 2015
I had lunch here on a Saturday afternoon with two other companions - we got a table by the window, which had a pretty good view of the Orchard shopping area. All three of us opted for Milagro's all-day, every day set menu (two courses for $22.90 or three courses for $25.90 - no GST or service charge is added to your bill). My two courses were a trio of cold soup shooters (gazpacho, ajo blanco and melon gazpacho) and chicken a la Catalana (chicken leg stewed with prunes and pine nuts).
I am by no means an expert on Spanish cuisine (whatever the region), but thought the dishes were well-executed. Judging from the quality and freshness of the ingredients, this restaurant clearly has its suppliers nailed down as well. The soups were refreshing, and the chicken was tender without being mushy (I'm not the biggest fan of prunes but was able to get through most of the dish).
All in all, the food is excellent, especially for the price. My only (minor) complaint is directed at the hipster-cafe setup (complete with aluminium chairs and bare concrete floor), which I'm not sure is the right choice of decor for Spanish food (especially on a date night). That aside, would definitely make a repeat visit, even if the prices were slightly higher. It's all the more impressive considering it's a 100% local setup (both chef and owner) - will be interesting to see what the expat community make of it once word starts getting around.