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Milagro Spanish Restaurant

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Milagro is an indie restaurant that aims to introduce the diverse culinary traditions of Spain as well as the warmth and hospitality of Spanish culture. 

Daily: 12:00 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 22:00

+65 62386248
$24 based on 30 submissions
After Work (9 votes), Ala Carte (6 votes), Lunch (6 votes)
Yi Han Goh

Great value for money


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.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Paella11 votes
  • Creamy pasta6 votes
  • Mushroom Soup6 votes
  • Leche Frita4 votes
  • Pincho4 votes
  • Gazpacho3 votes
  • Chicken Mushroom Soup2 votes
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04 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Great value for money


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.
02 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Great Meal!!!

I had a great meal when i was here. I had paella mixta, cream of mushroom, clam al jerez. These are my fave. Others that I had tried were rosemary rose chicken, tortilla, tiramisu and molten chocolate cake with homemade ice-cream. I would love to bring my other friends to this place again!
02 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

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01 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

A Nice Surprise!

I visited the restaurant last Saturday, based on my friend's recommendation. Having read some of the earlier reviews that were vastly contrasting, I was not sure what to expect. However, I must say that I had a pleasant experience here. For one, the servers were attentive and friendly. It did not take long for the food to be served, and the dishes were cleared promptly as we finished each course. Food quality was good, and the ingredients were fresh. I had the sea bass, and as mentioned by the other patrons, it was juicy and tender. Desserts were delightful too. Although it was really quiet for a Saturday afternoon, I had no doubt that this is due to its disadvantageous location (the restaurant is hidden away in a secluded corner). I will definitely recommend this place.
21 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

lousy service. insisted that i gave in to e mistake they made. waitress can't talk.

we went on a Sunday night at 8pm which was my gf's bday. food was good, jamon ham n sangria tasted similar to e one we had in spain. buffalo wings and churros were tasty.

things turned sour when they asked for our last order at 9pm despite the official closing time being 10pm. at around 9.20pm, the waitress came to clear e plates WITHOUT bothering to ask if we were done with the food. prior to that, she already mistook that we asked for e bill, when we had only arrived but fine. 

there was a 10% uob credit card discount, and I already asked before giving my credit card and it was the waiter who informed me abt e promo. well, turned out that this 10% was not given, because they were so eager to close their accounts but it was nowhere near 9.30pm n their official closing time is 10pm.

when I clarified about the 10% discount, they didn't apologize for their mistake. they merely informed they have closed their accounts and asked if they could give us desserts in return. we were fine with it, and asked what we could have.

to our dismay, they dumped us with gave us some wine cheese. despite us saying that we do not eat cheese, the person simply replied that their kitchen was closed n e price of e cheese was higher than that of the discount. what an insult. what kind of attitude and service is this? they made an error and expected us to accept what they offered? 

fine, they were finally willing to give us back in cash. and there came e waitress who gave me e money. and perfect, she said absolutely nothing when passing me e money. I stared at her n she was expressionless. does she expect me to tell her that I was grateful that they returned me my money? 

there was no apology mentioned throughout. we were absolutely disappointed given that we read extremely good reviews abt this restaurant but the experience turned out to be terrible. great, and none of them was remorseful, or even realized it. 

kudos. 

The management of Milagro Spanish Restaurant responded to this review:
23 Dec 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for your unsatisfactory experience with our service staff and would like to investigate into our errors.

The service staff clearly did not represent our restaurant policy and service standard. Our kitchen officially closes at 10pm; our last order is at 9.30pm in order to give our chefs adequate time to prepare. The call for last order is not supposed to be given so early.

We also apologize for the way our staff handled the billing. The restaurant manager overlooked and did not give a discount before settling the till. We recognize that we should have found an alternative way to issue a refund.

We apologize for the inexperience of our service staff and will be investigating the matter for appropriate remedial and disciplinary action. We will address this issue with our team to ensure an improvement in our service standard. Thank you for bringing up the matter to our attention.