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About Milagro Cantinas:

Milagro Cantinas are traditional Mexican eateries inspired by the grand cantinas of the golden era. They serve quality, classic Mexican cuisine: rustic, flavourful and aromatic food prepared with ingredients native to different Mexican culinary regions. Their chefs and cooks use traditional recipes and techniques. They also use a wide variety of chilies to enhance the flavour of their food; the resulting spiciness is a unique quality of their cuisine. At their cantina bars, they offer an extensive selection of tequila and mezcal, delicious margaritas, and a wide variety of traditional Mexican cocktails and beers.

Milagro’s atmosphere is very warm and relaxed; the cantinas are colourful and funky, incorporating iconic and kitschy Mexican elements and visual imagery like the game of lotería, luchadores and classic '50s movie posters.

There are three Milagro Cantinas in Toronto: 5 Mercer St. in the heart of the Entertainment District, 3187 Yonge Street in Lawrence Village, and 783 Queen Street West, in the West Queen West District. When visiting any of the Milagro Cantinas, you will experience polite, warm and friendly service and, of course, enjoy the excellent food and drinks characteristic of the classic Mexican eateries the owners grew up with and love.

About Arturo Anhalt:

Arturo Anhalt is the head chef and owner of Milagro Cantinas. Born and raised in Mexico City, he grew up enjoying Mexican cuisine at home, in the streets and in the restaurants and cantinas of Mexico City. He studied Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Denver, Colorado and has been working in the restaurant industry as a chef, operator and consultant for more than 25 years. In 1998, he moved to Toronto with his wife Veronica and is the proud father of three beautiful daughters: Tatiana, Camila and Valentina. He opened Milagro Cantina on Mercer Street in 2006.

Food Demonstration: Spicy Mexican Flavours with Chef Arturo Anhalt


Take a tour of spicy Mexican flavours with chef and owner of Milagro Cantinas, Arturo Anhalt.

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