Revisit to Las Cuatro Milpas

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.

I’m short.

Ladies making fresh tacos at Las Cuatro Milpas | San Diego, CA | This Tasty Life

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.

The front counter at Las Cuatro Milpas | San Diego, CA | This Tasty Life

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. 

Tacos lunch at Las Cuatro Milpas | San Diego, CA | This Tasty Life

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.

Crunchy tacos at Las Cuatro Milpas | San Diego, CA | This Tasty Life

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. 

Freshly made flour tortillas at Las Cuatro Milpas | San Diego, CA | This Tasty Life

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. 

Rolled tacos at Las Cuatro Milpas | San Diego, CA | This Tasty Life

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.

Tamales at Las Cuatro Milpas | San Diego, CA | This Tasty Life

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
(619) 234-4460
Cash Only

Author: Mary

Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

8 Replies to “Revisit to Las Cuatro Milpas

  1. 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?

    1. Hi Faye!
      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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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!

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