Macayo's Family Makes Good at Arcadia's Milagro Grill
After dinner, I might have preferred another cocktail to my Concha Frito, a dessert my server raved about, but, like the Chuleta entree, proved more palatable on the menu than the plate. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough cinnamon-salted caramel to assist in improving the flavor of the airy and bland sticks of concha (the Mexican sweet bread) bread pudding French toast. And the thin, fried slices of banana seemed like an afterthought.
Laura Hahnefeld Concha Frito
Very dark, decidedly lively, and with a helpful and friendly staff, Milagro Grill is usually packed with folks from the neighborhood having a bite to eat amid dark wood and brick decor, sitting in the bar area surrounded with windows, or lounging on the restaurant's new 1,400-square-foot patio with a view of Indian School Road.
For now, I'd pop into Milagro Grill for a snack or a small dish with a cocktail or two and leave the entrees for another day. The restaurant already has a fan base that wants it to succeed; now all the Johnsons have to do is continue to work to make Milagro Grill the must-visit "miracle" in their native neighborhood of Arcadia.
Looks like they're well on their way.