Culinary artistry, vibrancy and originality blend together to provide a unique dining experience at Quiote in Logan Square. With a menu serving native flavors incorporated into traditional Mexican fare, this Chicago hot spot transports diners to the streets of Mexico through the art of food flavor and flare.
As a first-timer, I wanted to take it all in and experience the delicacies the restaurant had to offer. After studying the menu and conversing with the server, a repertoire of fan-favorite dishes were chosen.
The appetizers – beef cheek tacos, avocado salad and shrimp tostada – came out relatively quick and were great preludes to the deliciousness of the main dish to come, the chicken en mole. Never having tried this staple Mexican dish, I had no expectations for excellence; however, the second I tried Quiote’s version of chicken en mole, I knew there was nothing typical about this popular delicacy. The chicken itself was cooked to perfection and, coupled with the unique flavors of the mole sauce, made for an overall outstanding dish – deeming the expanded stomach I had by the end of the meal more of a redeeming prize than a detriment to my mobility.
Aside from the devotion to serving authentic modern Mexican fare, this North Chicago hot spot is known for the expansive underground mezcal bar located just below the main dining room. Replicating the vibrancy and charisma found throughout the streets of Oaxaca, the bar offers the perfect night cap to the culinary vacations offered at Quiote.