The day after the epic Fish Taco Crawl, Nate asked me, "Do you want to get lunch at one of the best Mexican joints in San Diego?"
Uhhhh... I was still stuffed to the chin from the holy trinity of fried fish, cabbage, and tortillas, and had absolutely no plans to consume a bite of anything that day. Really.
But then he began his soliloquy on Las Cuatro Milpas. The housemade tortillas! It's been around since 1933! When they run out of tortillas they shut down for the day!
Are you kidding me?? SOLD! You wouldn't say no to this, no matter how much you ate the day before, would you? Besides, when in SD, you gotta get your Mexican food on. It's a must.
I already preempted this post with Patty's Fruitland, which was just around the corner from Las Cuatro Milpas, aka "Best Mexican Food in SD." Nate suggested we get there on the early side cause of "the line." How bad could it be, right?
WRONG. There was already a crazy long line when we got there at 11:30am. It wasn't even properly lunchtime! But they close at 3pm, which would explain the lunch frenzy. We literally waited about 30 minutes to get to the register.
Expert Milpas ladies making lunch.
Gigantic fryer brimming with scorching, bubbling, sparkling oil. OHHHYAHHH.
When I told @mmmyoso I would be going to Cuatro Milpas, he told me make sure I "bring my lipitor." HA! Not bad advice.
Sean was the most restrained, and just ordered the rice, beans with the flour tortillas. So healthy and gorgeous, don't you think? Love that hotsauce.
Nate's lunch of chicken tacos and a burrito.
Look at all the queso fresco! It's snowing in tacoland!
Seriously, no joke, one of the best burritos I've ever had. There were boiled potatoes inside which really made it superawesome.
Here's my lunch of "roll tacos", tamale, "chorizo con huevos" and their famous tortillas. YES! As usual, I ordered the entire menu, practically. All this was less than $10 though! But I am well aware that that is no excuse for my gluttony. I just can't help myself-- it's a disease.
Ok so when I first ordered the "chorizo and eggs" I definitely was not expecting this. I even had to ask the lady behind the counter for it, as if to remind her, and she pointed at my tray and said, "It's right there."
Ohhhhh, so the eggs and chorizo are inside the beans, I get it now!!! SO EFFING GOOD!!! The bits of scrambled egg are like little nuggets of gold.
Bite of the pork tamale. The cornmeal was so soft, covering a generous helping of shredded carnitas-- this was delicious and so comforting.
The "rolll tacos" were essentially what we would call taquitos. The perfect finger food.
Housemade hotsauce. So necessary.
The Tortilla. Seriously gorgeous-- looks like the moon, right?? I loved the charred bits and the random little holes peaking through.
Petra and Nati, founders of Las Cuatro Milpas. They would be proud.
LAS CUATRO MILPAS
1857 Logan Avenue
San Diego, CA