So, I was thinking of somewhere for a nice lunch date with my boy in Orchard one weekend while on a budget. Upon scrolling my Entertainer App, I chanced upon Milagro Spanish Restaurant at Orchard Central, and I thought why not?
I haven’t had Spanish food before, and so I was naturally excited to try out Milagro. Milagro who prides themselves in serving up an authentic Spanish fare with stews from Basque Country, paella from Valencia, homemade desserts from Catalonia, and so on. Pretty cool huh.
Located on the 8th floor of Orchard Central, just opposite 49 seats, lies Milagro Spanish. Not a very pretty view from the top, but still manages to exude a rather romantic and relaxing vibe in this rather spacious restaurant.
An extensive menu with a huge array of Spanish offerings. As we visited them on a public holiday, the entertainer app was invalid. So, being the poor students we are, we went for their very affordable set lunches, available on both weekdays and weekends!
Hey, and prices are NETT!
Black Peppercorn Soft Shell Crab We wanted to go for the more exotic sounding Pimentos de Piquillo – stuffed peppers, but the server was SO enthusiastic in introducing this soft shell crab to us. He almost swore it upon his name on how good this is, and how this is a best seller at Milagro’s. Hence, we gave in.
And.. We did not regret at all. This was better than any soft shell crab I’ve had at any Japanese restaurants, and there was quite a generous amounts of crab meat in there too! I loved how moist the interior of this soft shell crab was, and how flavorful this was. It was so good, I got super upset when the boy finished the last piece without asking me.
Chicken Harissa – Roast Chicken with Special Spicy Sauce I loved how tender the meat on this chicken was. The heat in the sauce gave the dish an additional kick. I immediately regretted ordering my Eggs Royale after tasting this seemingly average looking chicken.
Eggs Royale Well.. I don’t know what’s so Spanish about this. I’ve googled and google says that the Eggs Benedict/Royale etc are all originated from U.S. So.. WHY IS THIS SERVED HERE? And okay, why did I order it? Okay, cause the rest of the food did not appeal to me. This dish was hands down, one of the most visually pleasing dishes I’ve had. However, this was on the verge of being horrible. Really bad. The entire dish didn’t manage to go well together. Hollandaise sauce was extremely bland, like yellow water; while the smoked salmon tasted just like the ones I get from NTUC. Wow. WOW. No way man. You’re not gonna make me pay $16 for this. This was bad. I got so annoyed eating this. The saving grace was probably the brioche buns.
Leche Frita Fried milk fritters with orange whipped cream. I loved the crisp exterior combined with the hot and creamy milk filling. SHIOK. The orange whipped cream was also very refreshing, which manages to lift the entire dish and make it seem less heavy. I like, even though we were too stuffed to finish!
I liked the pice range in Milagro. It is very affordable for a place with good ambience, and who serves up a pretty decent fare. Most of all, the prices are all NETT, something that’s pretty rare in restaurants, especially in town. A good place to head to for lunch or a nice date.
While I was thoroughly disappointed with my Royale, the rest of the dishes were pretty okay for us! I guess they are called Milagro Spanish for a reason. Go for their Spanish food, it may be better!
How to get there?
181 Orchard Road
Mon-Fri: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat-Sun: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm