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Las Quatro Milpas: The cure for home-style comfort food cravings.

You’ll know you’ve arrived at Las Quatro Milpas by the line of hungry locals, tourists, and downtown workers on their lunch breaks. Family owned since 1933, this no-frills cash-only establishment in Barrio Logan is nostalgically referred to as grandma’s cooking. A side of homemade tortillas from the menu completes your Mexican comfort food experience. (Cash only, Open until 3pm, Closed on Sundays) 

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Barrio Dogg: Chicano comfort food takes the shape of a hot dog

Barrio Dogg at 2234 Logan Ave is self-described Chicano comfort food. Packed with flavorful ingredients, these elevated street hot dogs take a cue from international recipes, but are uniquely Barrio Dogg’s own creations. Go ahead and take a peek at their menu.

Popular menu items are the El Xolito and El Pueblito washed down with a Mexican Coke. We also recommend the elotitos side dish. Families will appreciate the $6 kid’s meal.

Barrio Dogg is just one of many family-friendly food experiences suggested in our free Beyond the Zoo Guide to Barrio Logan. Automatically receive a new visitor guide each month when you subscribe to

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Visit a traditional Mexican panaderia in Barrio Logan

Traditional flavors of Mexico meld with trendy up-and-coming coffee shops and eateries in the Chicano neighborhood of Barrio Logan. In our free Beyond the Zoo Guide to Barrio Logan we suggest some of our favorite family-friendly spots. 

Panchita’s Bakery in Barrio Logan is a traditional Mexican panadería (bakery) that is similar to ones that our family enjoyed while visiting Mexico City. A modest storefront houses tasty breads, pastries, cookies, and desserts.

Panchita’s Bakery is self-serve and cash-only. Grab a tray and tongs on your way in and return to the counter with your treats to pay. With wholesale prices, it’s an inexpensive cultural experience for the entire family.