I’d been to Cantina Miro once before. Rather amusingly, it was with the Hong Kong Lunchquest bureau chief, Roger, many years ago, before we’d both been caught up in the restaurant review frenzy. I was glad to be visiting again, today.
The simple, cantina style setting is full of nice detailing. When busy, it can feel a little cramped, as tables are quite close together. This wasn’t an issue today, though, as lunchtime service was steady, but not overwhelming.
The friendly and helpful waitress brought three menus for me to consider: the lunchtime selection; the daily tacos; and the full a la carte. I opted for the former, choosing bean and chorizo soup, followed by a honeyed lamb stew, served with mash.
The soup promptly arrived, looking thick and hearty. It tasted tremendously satisfying, packed as it was with flavour-rich goodness.
The main course, borrego con miel, featured lightly sweet shredded lamb, good mash, a nice little side salad, and accompanying tortilla, for mopping-up purposes. Again, this was satisfyingly hearty fare, which really hit the spot.
So overall, I was really pleased with Cantina Miro. I can think of few better Mexican meals that I’ve been served in the city. I’d be very happy to point you in their direction, next time you’re looking for delicious, warmly spiced Mexican grub.
Blythe scores Cantina Miro
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20
I ate: crema de frijoles & chorizo soup; borrego con miel
I drank: water
I wore: a tasteful mix of blue and black
Total bill: £12.90