LOGAN SQUARE — A Mexican restaurant started by members of two successful food families abruptly closed this week, ending the business after less than a year.
Con Todo Cantina y Cocina opened in January at 2853 N. Kedzie Ave. Owners posted on Instagram Wednesday they were closing down immediately.
“Regrettably, as of today, Con Todo has closed its doors,” the post said. “We’re grateful for all the love and support from our amazing community! It was truly a pleasure serving you. We’re currently looking at new opportunities for the space in the near future. Stay tuned … .”
Jonathan Zaragoza and brothers JC and Edgar Castañeda were behind the restaurant. The Castañeda brothers helped their father run 50-year-old Mexican restaurant chain Lalo’s, while Zaragoza helps his family run acclaimed hole-in-the-wall Birrieria Zaragoza in Archer Heights.
Zaragoza joined Con Todo as a consultant, then took on the role of chef and partner, he previously told Block Club.
The restaurant served Mexico City-inspired tacos, a smashburger torta called a pamburguesa, chorizo spiced papas fritas and other modern takes on authentic Mexican cuisine.
JC Castañeda did not respond to requests for comment. Zaragoza declined comment about what led to the closing.
In June, a man was caught on video making a Nazi salute outside Con Todo and scrawling a swastika on the building. The owners quickly condemned the act.
A slew of restaurants have gone through Con Todo’s space on Kedzie Avenue. It was previously a brunch spot called Jam, and before that a Japanese restaurant called Yusho.
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