Daily: 12:00 - 14:30
Daily: 18:00 - 22:00
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.
I have to agree with the earlier reviews, it is truly a hidden gem.
Located on the eighth floor of Orchard Central, this restaurant shares the floor space with Kiseki and Nolboo Hangari Galbi. Both Kiseki Japanese buffet and Nolboo Hangari Galbi are on the right side of the lift, while milagro is on the left side. Hence, most people, after stepping out of the lift, will turn straight to the right and not notice the existence of Milagro at all.
It is a shame that this restaurant will get unnoticed due to its disadvantageous location. It is an even bigger shame that most people will not even know what they are missing due to the restaurant’s obscurity:
I ordered the Paella Valencianna.
What really sets it apart from the paella at other places is that it comes to your table sizzling. Paella from other places usually arrives at your table warm or hot, but not sizzling. If there is no sizzling, the flavour of the ingredients will not emanate from the dish and engulf your senses within it, hence resulting in a less flavourful experience . Another thing about the paella here is that if you take a rice grain from the paella and split it into half, you will realise that the colour inside the grain is consistent with that of outside of the grain. This colour is in turn consistent with the remaining broth on the outside. This is a sign that the rice has been simmered in an open pan long enough to soak up all the flavours of the broth, such that it’s evenly distributed throughout each rice grain. At the same time, the rice here still retains some of its moisture and does not come off as dry. A dry paella indicates cooking for too long until there is no remaining broth, or that the paella was cooked beforehand and then re-heated just before serving. This paella definitely does not show any signs of overcooking or reheating.
2. Skewers: The chicken skewers have a good mix of zucchini, capsicums and…chicken! (Well, what else can it be for chicken skewers? Lol..) Maybe it’s my personal preference, but skewers must have the char-grill taste (similar to the bbq smell or taste) and so they must be flame grilled. The difficulty in doing a flame grill skewer is that the moisture evaporated from the meat does not get retained. There is only a certain window of time which the meat will be cooked thoroughly and yet retains its juiciness. If you take out the skewer before the window, the skewer is uncooked, beyond the window, you will be eating a piece of rubber for dinner. And the skewers served here show the signs of being cooked within this window. They have a nice glaze on the outside (with some charred corners from the flame grill) and the meat inside is cooked and tender. When you bite into it, the meat juices will spurt out into your mouth. These meat juices when mixed with the char grill taste of the meat provides a very hearty experience. Words fail me here, I think you all should just try it yourself.
Was looking for a Spanish restaurant which is easily assessible by train and found Milargo on another f&b app. Saw a 82% thumbs up for this place, why not? I am quite picky on paella, so I went with some apprehension. But it has delightfully surprised my friends and I! We have orders seafood paella and some tapas. There is a happy hour promo going on that if you order your paella before 7pm, there is a $10 off. Seafood portion is VERY generous and rice is just well done. There was not too much rice and that' what we women like. Seafood is fresh too and that's another thumbs up! I would like to go there again to try their squid ink paella soon!
We came on a rather crowded Monday evening at 7.45pm.
Ordered a couple of rounds of happy hour cocktails at $10. Happy hour ends at 8 but the manager is happy to hold the order for the second round until later in the evening. Recommend the cava & grapefruit mimosa and the whiskey sour.
Unfortunately no happy hour for the sangria!
Restaurant offers mostly traditional tapas. Ordered too many tapas to remember. But most memorable was the san jacobos (sp.?) and prawns al jillo (sp.?). The prawns were fresh and simply imiplemented. But delicious!
Fed back to the manager that the restaurant looked a little understaffed. But they were nonetheless very helpful and sincere.
Overall a casual and relaxing place!