Housesitting in Munich was fantastic, it gave us time to catch up with some writing for the site, a chance to relax a little and ‘live like a local‘, whilst also having a longer stretch of time to enjoy the city and it’s treats.
One tasty treat in particular that we stopped by was due to a fantastic tip by Eva Gold – go check out her great site Passports and Pamplemousse – and we can’t thank her enough.
When In Germany, Eat….Mexican in Munich???
As regular readers will know, our main choice when it comes to eating on the road is to try something traditional and highly typical to the country we’re in, and if it’s a local speciality that only adds to what we see as experiencing the life as a local, whether they’re sitting down for a quick lunch or a well earned late night dinner; so when it comes to restaurants that label themselves as Italian, Indian or Mexican we tend to keep on walking past their doors as for the most part they just never compare to eating the real thing in the actual country of the cuisine’s origin; but, when it comes to recommendations from someone who’s been staying in the area, we’re prepared to drop our principles from time-to-time – and as you’ll see from our pictures; it was worth it.
Designing The Flavour
As you can probably tell already, we were immediately keen to visit La Taqueria Milagros once we knew of it’s great interior design paired with a ‘Indoor Street Food‘ menu and once we stepped through the door and out of Munich’s November chill we knew we would have to stop and take some pictures, oh; and maybe sample the food too.
On the left-side wall as you walk in you’ll immediately notice the two neon signs on the wall shaped to match the masks of one of the biggest internationally recognised icons of Mexican culture – the luchadores.. With their trademark wrestling masks to conceal their identity, these figures of such celebrity throughout Mexico belong here in this restaurant as much as the food does in an effort to transport you halfway around the world.
This half of the open seating area isn’t overly complicated and has just a few features of note from the painting on the wall, to the beautifully tiled walls and floor and also the type of lighting in use that I personally really loved.
Colours Of Home
Follow on through to the back seating area of the restaurant and away from the neon and the shiny tiles and you enter a room with a light colouring scheme that you’d expect to find in someone’s home, rather than a restaurant, and in fact; perhaps they are the exact same colours you might expect as you feast outside on the streets of Mexico City with a taco in hand.
Along the wall you’ll see items that you too might also imagine seeing up on the shelves in someone’s living room somewhere across the state of Mexico, from brightly decorated skulls to even more homages to those celebrities of the professional wrestling world.
Also, in keeping with the rest of the restaurant, the lighting, tables and chairs were fantastic design pieces too.
Letting The Food Do The Talking
With our jackets off and bags down we finally had a moment to review and enquire about the menu of which there was plenty of choice.
La Taqueria Milago offers a choice of 6 different dishes which are Burritos, Bowlitos (Burrito-in-a-bowl), Quesadillas, Tacos, Nachos and also a Salad or Wrap selection. For each selection there are between fillings or toppings for every taste, from meat to vegetarian (yay!) – in fact, we both chose the vegetarian burrito!
Freshly made as we watched (you can stand at the counter and watch the whole preparation if you wish), we sat down with stuffed burrito and immediately tucked into the nachos, stuffing them in our mouths covered in a tangy salsa and guacamole.
What you might expect to see next is a picture of us slicing through the burrito or one of us picking it up and cramming it all into our mouths, but being the beasts we are we didn’t spare one second on the thought of stopping ourselves to take a picture of what was incredibly delicious Mexican street food. Sorry
La Taqueria Milagros
Clearly our decision to make an exception to our normal eating habits really paid off as the decoration of the restaurant was really worth it and more importantly; the food was fantastic.
We’d strongly recommend anyone passing through Munich to leave a little room in their schedule to drop on by and grab a quick Mexican street food lunch before heading back out into the beer halls 🙂