Las Cuatro Milpas
1857 Logan Avenue, San Diego, CA, USA
Las Cuatro Milpas San Diego Reviews
lines out the door May 24, 2015
The Estudillo family has been serving Mexican food here for three generations. Las Cuatro Milpas (four cornfieds) located in Barrio Logan area since 1933. Rice, beans, pork tacos (no beef), pork tamales, chorizo with eggs, rolled tacos — that’s about it. A San Diego classic. Breakfast/lunch only.
For any restaurant to have survived intact more over 80 years is quite an accomplishment . Add to the fact that they don't do any advertising or even have website and that is astounding! But ultimately what makes a place succeed is the food. Founders Petra and Natividad , clearly had a vision and the traditional culinary knowhow to pull it off. A key to their continued success is simplicity and authenticity. Simplicity is that the building and interior are a mens to an end. Somewhere to prepare and serve their delicious food and place it to sit. That would be on family style picnic tables strewn throughout the large venue. Authenticity in that this is the real deal here in Mexican cuisine. Old family traditions and experience bring the 'love' into every single bite.
You order your meal at the counter, where for our visit four adorable , mature women, who have this down pat. All of the food items are at their reach, including those amazing homemade tortillas. When your food is ready, grab a seat and begin your feast.
Menus items are straightforward with Tamales and chorizo con hue, both which are served in a bowl of rice and beans, almost making a stew. Stir in tamale if you want to add texture to the dish. The chorizo kind of gets lost in its immersion of rice and beans , but you know it when you will take a bite.
Burritos are also available in pork or chicken. Wrapped delicately in those homemade tortillas ad filled to the brim, making for a heartly meal. Tacos come in a hard shell or you can get rolled tacos as well. Both are crunchy bits of goodness. If you are in the hood on a Saturday, then partake in their home cooked Menudo. We missed out but sure it is worth another trip back. The entire time we were there folks were in line waiting for the scrumptious food to come. No ling wait time at all but it goes to show how popular they on. Cash only is accepted so leave the credit card in your wallet and be sure to hit the ATM. Enjoy!
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