Actually, finding affordable and good food in Orchard is not that tough. I can easily rattle off places that are $10 and below. However, if you throw in the mix of nice atmosphere and great service, that place you’re looking for gets a bit more tough.
Also I get annoyed when wait staff judges me and my occasional dining partner…. aka Kindle 5.
I read about Milagro Spanish Restaurant in 8 Days earlier and searched for reviews online. Not many blogs/food reviewers have covered this gem despite the great and super value meals this place have! If you’re in the area, I’ll recommend heading here for the lunch set. As I would tell my friends, this is very “wu hua”, which means, worth it!
Milagro has a seafood and chicken paella for S$12 only and to be honest, it is enough and sufficient to feed two persons. Add $4 for a salad and cappuccino mushroom soup.
The paella comes with almost two of every seafood, which makes it really great for sharing! The paella had a slight tinge of spiciness and kind of resembles curry. This dish uses a short grain rice that absorbs the intense flavours very well.
The chicken pieces were tender and soft, the seafood had a bounce to them, very fresh indeed!
Usually, I go for chunky and thick mushroom soups. While this cappuccino veers on the watery and foamy side, the flavour was not lost. I enjoyed the soup very much a lot! It was perfect as a side.
The waiter even checked in with me to see if I liked my meal – how rare is that? My ice water was topped up without any request
Will definitely be back here again to check out the tapas for dinner.
Milagro Spanish Restaurant, #08-06/07
181 Orchard Road
Opening hours: 12 noon – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm