There are a lot of good things that come from Mexico, and some of them aren't even in Charlie Sheen's nose right now! For delicious things from South-of-the-Border that won't get you arrested in hotel rooms, hit Milagro Cantina.
Opened by a pair of resto-industry vets (whose resumes include Biz on Main, Café Campagne & Hotel 1000) this 8,000sqft comida-ry's serving up authentic Mexi-inspired eats, all in a 300-seat space that features an indoor fire pit-decked bar tricked out with a 24' x 7' forged steel "tequila tree" that displays MC's top shelf agave juice, and a lantern-lit dining room embellished by a petrified wood fire/water feature, and a radiant floor, though once you're already in the restaurant, it's probably overkill to keep giving it compliments. Foodwise, there's crispy Sopes de Milagro corn cakes filled w/ tequila, bacon & chipotle black beans; a braised pork/ chorizo/ tomato sauce Torta Ahogada on bolillo bread; and a Mole Rojo con Pollo (Oaxacan red mole w/ braised chicken) on white rice, aka Steve Largent. Behind the 60-seat bar, there're specialty 'tails ranging from the Appleton VS/ pineapple/ lime/ cane syrup Malta Punch, to the Chino Moreno w/ tradicional 100% agave reposado, Benedictine, Strega & a red wine float, to the house-infused Green Apple blanco tequila-based Washington Margarita, which ironically will end up making you tell a lie about what you ordered to drink.
They're also featuring a 100-plus-seat patio with heaters inside the tables' awnings, and a 10-person chef's table beneath a mirrored hanging donkey pinata -- give it a crack, and like Sheen, you'll be up to your elbows in glass.
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