We don’t go to Las Cuatro Milpas very often. The line is usually too daunting to us. But during the last rain storm, Jake thought we should try to go again and take T who has never been. It was meant to be since A) we parked just down the street and B) the line was relatively short. Hooray!
Doesn’t T look so enthused? Teenagers, man.
We waited in line for 10-15 minutes before we got into the door. You can drool and watch the ladies preparing and frying the tacos from right outside the window. They are constantly in motion and preparing fresh tacos for hungry patrons.
You dress your own tacos with cilantro and onion when you get up to the front to pay. There are cups of salsa free for the taking. The prices haven’t changed at Las Cuatro Milpas since my visit in 2013.
We ordered three shredded beef tacos and three pork tacos plus a bowl of rice. Tacos are $1.75 a piece. Jake also got a bowl of rice. The rice was pretty meh – I’d pass on getting it again in the future. Jake thought the flavor was watered down on the rice.
If you don’t eat the tacos fast enough, they get soggy. I only ate one taco since the other one became soggy and weird and no no no. The boys loved the tacos, but I liked other things better.
Like their flour tortillas! We got a dozen to share and take home with us. It was $3.25 for the dozen and worth every penny. The tortillas are large and still warm when you get them. They are all a little blistered from cooking. I wish Las Cuatro Milpas had a “tortillas only” window so we could get a quick fix on these.
The rolled tacos are still pretty darn good here. You get 5 for $5. They are wonderfully crisp and so crunchy. They don’t taste greasy or over fried. Delicious! A+ would eat again.
My #1 favorite thing is still the tamales. The masa is a perfect consistency. Slightly moist, tender, and full of great flavor. Perfectly seasoned.
Maybe they should have a “tamales to go only” window, too. I would stand in line again just for these tamales. Swoon.
Las Cuatro Milpas
1875 Logan Ave
San Diego, CA
8 thoughts on “Revisit to Las Cuatro Milpas”
I tried them many many years ago as I thought this restaurant would convert me to love Mexican food. I thought most of the food was just meh. I agree the flour tortillas were good. How was the parking the day of your visit?
Tortillas and tamales are where it’s at for me when we visit Cuatro Milpas. The tacos don’t totally do it for me. But man! Those tortillas! Parking was good that day, but I think normally it is difficult.
I love getting the tacos with meat only. 🙂 They are my fav tortillas too.
Hi Soo –
Meaty tacos! Seriously, they need a tortillas only window. I should start a petition.
Had lunch there today. Can’t believe you didn’t order the beans, in my opinion the best
In town. Have been going there since my Navy days in the mid eightied.
Hi Chris –
Beans are not my favorite item, but I think I would have preferred them over the rice we had. Wow, you’ve been going here for a long time then!
No pigeons inside this time, lol. The long lines outside are usually a deterrent but I am curious. One day….
Hi CC –
Maybe the pigeons were in the other room, haha. Try after a rainy day. Seems to deter most folks. 😀