After starting dinner service on Friday in Logan Square, Quiote—the new Mexican restaurant and mezcal bar from Dan Salls (The Salsa Truck, The Garage)—kicked off lunch on Monday afternoon. While Logan Square certainly already has its share of taquerias, Quiote wants to give patrons a place to lounge about, finish work and drink lots of Sparrow Coffee. It’s a simple menu of tortas and tacos, as ownership was conscious of the affordable and quality Mexican lunch options already available in the neighborhood.
Lunch means the entire concept—the basement bar, dining room, coffee shop and taqueria—is fully operational. The lunch menu is a throwback for Salls, reminding fans of his food truck and former West Loop lunch restaurant/food truck commissary. The Salsa Truck was the first food truck to break free of Chicago’s strict laws barring food prep on trucks. Salls punctured the city’s Draconian laws to serve customers fresh, not pre-packaged, items from a food truck.
There are four tacos on the lunch menu, plus a rotating special. There are also four tortas. The key to a good torta is the roll and Salls has outsourced this very important task to Sandra Holl’s award-winning team at Floriole Cafe & Bakery in Lincoln Park.
Check out the full menu below. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and alcoholic drinks will be available.