Takeout Fish and Chicken Tacos at Taco Milagro

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Two years ago I went to Taco Milagro, and I wasn't a fan. I thought it was overpriced and underwhelming. Also, it took forever to get the food, which I guess is a moot point since I didn't like it much anyway. From that point forward, I relied on Chuy's and Ruchi's as my neighborhood takeout Tex-Mex joints.

After Taco Milagro provided some decent catering for a department party I attended, I decided it deserved a second chance, so I ordered two traditional fish tacos, plus one extra chicken taco for variety. I got the order to go.

Like last time, I waited at least 15 minutes for my food. This visit, however, I spent the time more productively, filling ten-plus containers with condiments from the salsa bar.

At home I was amused to find the good people at Taco Milagro had arranged my food in a TV dinner-style plastic tray. How did they know I was going to eat as I watched Teen Mom? Well, I guess no one chows down on tacos while reading philosophy.

The chicken taco was just so-so. I have no complaints about the tender white meat, but cheese rather than aioli would have been a more fitting accompaniment (perhaps someone confused it with one my fish tacos).

But the fish tacos, bursting with lightly breaded fillets, fresh shredded lettuce, and pico de gallo, were excellent. Some additional globs of refried beans from the other component of my TV tray made them even heartier, albeit messier. I'm glad I gave it another try.

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Klptrain
Klptrain

love love taco milagro - you ordered wrong... the tostadas, the nachos, the salad #82 and 81 are all excellent and addictive as is the iced tea. I go there at least once a week and I do agree that chuys is fine but not as easy an convenient for a quick pick up lunch. yum

tacolover
tacolover

They do make good fish tacos but you are right - a bit overpriced

David
David

Where is this picture from? I don't recognize it at all. It's not the Taco Milagro on Kirby, that's for sure.

Their Mexican fare is alright, but the real star is the Chorizo Burger. Two beef patties with chorizo nestled betwixt them. Top it with some of their pickled onions for extra awesome.

Aaron
Aaron

And does anyone or can anyone do creamy jalapeno sauce like Chuy's? That alone kicks up the mediocre food a notch.

Joanna
Joanna

Owmyboules: First, "Christ on a Cracker" is now my new favorite expression.

Second, Ruchi's and Chuy's may be trashy Tex-Mex, but they satisfy a certain craving one sometimes has for melted cheese, refried beans, and cheap meat. Not every meal requires the subtle flavors and sophisticated tastes found at Hugo's...

Owmyboules
Owmyboules

Christ on a cracker, Ruchi's and Chuy's have to be two of the worst restaurants in the city.

Matthew
Matthew

it's a pic of the revolving door restaurant location in the woodlands that now holds a seemingly perpetually empty branch of dolce vita.

Craig
Craig

I can:

1 Sour Cream1 Packet Hidden Valley RanchCilantro5 Trappy's whole Japs1 garlic

Into the Cuisinart and get ready for some fun.

Flaubert2
Flaubert2

Randall's frosted sugar cookies might also "satisfy a certain craving one sometimes has", but if I'm not buying into that, it doesn't make me a snob. Ditto with the dis of Ruchi's and Chuy's.

Bruce R
Bruce R

Chuy's hatch sauce is excellent, as is their tortilla soup. It's easy to get a good meal at Chuy's.

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