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Las Cuatro Milpas

  • Restaurants
  • Logan Heights
Las Cuatro Milpas
Photograph: Courtesy SanDiego.orgLas Cuatro Milpas
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Time Out Says

With a mere 20 miles between San Diego and the Mexico border, it should come as no surprise that you can find a proliferation of authentic Mexican food throughout the city. But Las Cuatro Milpas is perhaps the most well-known institution in the area. 

A third-generation Mexican restaurant, Las Cuatro Milpas has been serving breakfast and lunch in San Diego's Barrio Logan neighborhood since 1933. It's known for classic dishes your abuela might make  think rolled tacos, burritos, tamals, house-made tortillas and fresh salsa. They also serve menudo, a traditional Mexican soup that's famous for being able to cure hangovers, on Saturdays.

Diners line up early to order from the lunchroom-style counter. Expect a long line during lunchtime on weekdays – when you'll notice an influx of local government and city officials who work nearby in downtown's business district – and favorite dishes are known to sell out before closing time. 

The dining room has no-frills picnic tables that fill up fast. Be sure to bring cash, since credit cards are not accepted at this mom-and-pop shop where prices are surprisingly low. You'll never go wrong with the rolled tacos, and shouldn't hesitate to purchase packages of tortillas to go. 

Written by
Kai Oliver-Kurtin

Details

Address:
1857 Logan Ave.
San Diego
92113
Cross street:
Between Beardsley Street and Cesar E. Chavez Parkway
Price:
Under $10
Opening hours:
Mon to Fri 8:30am – 3pm; Sat 6am – 3pm
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