Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Brunch Menu at Milagro Modern Mexican

Posted By on Tue, May 3, 2011 at 9:00 AM

The breakfast tacos at Milagro Modern Mexican - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • The breakfast tacos at Milagro Modern Mexican
Last month, reigning RFT "Best Mexican Restaurant" Milagro Modern Mexican (20 Allen Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-962-4300) introduced a new brunch menu. It's available every Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and unless your weekly brunch must include crab claws on ice, you should include it in your brunch rotation.

If, like me, you're not really a brunch type, Milagro's brunch menu finally provides a reason to put on some pants and leave the house on Sunday.

The photo at the top of the post shows the potato-chorizo tacos: sausage and perfectly cooked potatoes (neither too soft nor too hard) with grilled onions, queso fresco and crema inside a soft corn tortilla. These were served with a side of scrambled eggs and a dish of tangy, lightly spicy salsa verde for the tacos or the eggs or, you know, eating directly from a spoon.

Here is something I rarely write: I didn't order the tacos. (My wife did.)

The chilaquiles at Milagro Modern Mexican - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • The chilaquiles at Milagro Modern Mexican
I ordered the chilaquiles (pictured above). This is a classic Mexican breakfast dish (and a way to turn leftover tortillas into a filling meal). The tortillas are cooked until very, very soft (though not at all mushy) in a fiery red salsa and then topped with two fried eggs, cilantro and crema.

Milagro's version of chilaquiles is quite spicy -- maybe the spiciest dish I've had at the restaurant -- though the eggs do take some of the edge off this heat.

Tacos: $7.95
Chilaquiles: $8.95

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