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Logan Square Federales Opening Next Week

The restaurant, slated to open Sept. 13, will serve classic and frozen margaritas and tacos served on house-made tortillas.

Federales Logan Square serves frozen and classic margaritas along with tacos on house-made tortillas, like lamb quesabirria with duck mole.
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LOGAN SQUARE — Federales is set to open in Logan Square, bringing tacos, margaritas and a lively open-air patio to the corner of Milwaukee and Sacramento avenues.

Federales, 2471 N. Milwaukee Ave., is slated to open Sept. 13, spokeswoman Shannan Reese said.

Local hospitality group Four Corners took over part of the Marcello’s Father & Son site last year, with plans to open another outpost of West Loop party bar and Mexican restaurant Federales on the corner lot. Father & Son, best known for its thin-crust tavern-style pizza, closed in 2019 after 72 years in Logan Square.

It’s the second Chicago outpost of Federales and the restaurant’s fourth location overall. In addition to the original West Loop restaurant, 180 N. Morgan St., Four Corners runs Federales restaurants in Dallas and Denver.

Federales Logan Square will serve all of the food and drinks for which the restaurant is known. The menu includes classic and frozen margaritas as well as tacos served on house-made tortillas, like lamb quesabirria and wood-grilled shrimp with mango, crispy potato, pork and pineapple, according to a news release.

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Tacos at Federales.

The 8,500-square-foot restaurant has a “modern industrial” vibe and a 2,790-square-foot indoor/outdoor patio with a retractable roof, similar to the West Loop location, the release said.

The murals covering the interior and exterior of the restaurant were done by Jason Botkin in collaboration with local artists Erik Lundquist and David Alvarado.

Starting next month, Federales Logan Square will host live art shows the first Friday of every month, where local artists will make artwork on-site. Neighbors are encouraged to stop by, watch the free show and buy artwork if they so choose, the release said.

The first show, set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6, will feature Bryn Gleason followed by Hink and Tristan Young.

In addition to Federales, Four Corners runs popular spots such as Ranalli’s, Benchmark and Kirkwood.

Some neighbors have said they’re worried Federales and, more specifically, its outdoor area, will be too noisy. The West Loop restaurant is known for its rowdy patio.

Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st), whose ward includes Federales, earlier this summer said he was working with Four Corners officials on a plan of operation to help ease neighbors’ concerns.

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