The Brunch Menu at Milagro Modern Mexican

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.)

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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