Our Story


¡Bienvenido a Milpa kitchen & cantina!

Allow us tell you a little bit about ourselves. In 1994, the Landeros family (mother, father, and seven kids!) moved to Denton from a small town called Emilio Carranza in Zacatecas, Mexico where for generations we had been part of the humble agricultural community, growing beans and corn.Tomas and Rosario Landeros had a dream to make a better life for their family, and it seemed possible to do this here in North Texas by sharing our Mexican heritage with others – specifically the treasured Zacateca’s recipes handed down throughout our family. This dream became a reality when we finally opened the doors to our very own restaurant in 2008.

Our family’s story has inspired the passion we have for the food, atmosphere, and hospitality Milpa offers. It is our hope that commitment to quality and authenticity shines through in everything we do, from simple Tex-Mex recipes made with the freshest ingredients available, to our traditional dishes, made from scratch to taste just like they were made at home in Mexico. The success of Milpa over the years has encouraged us to keep pursuing perfection both in the kitchen and the dining room. Here, you’re part of the family. Nuestra casa es su casa – our home is your home.

Change is good, and working together is something we do well. We’re excited to achieve the goals we set for ourselves when we first moved here, and we are always searching for new ways to improve our cooking process and the overall experience of our customers at Milpa. We now serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day and have expanded our offerings to include catering (complete with delivery and full-service options). Our on-the-go customers can even order Milpa conveniently from our new food truck in central spots around town!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on specials, new menus items, and to check our food truck locations and hours. If you ever have any questions about the restaurant or our services, we’d be happy to talk to you. Let us know what you think!