Not the tequila

Actually, you can drink tequila at this Logan Square taqueria—it’s BYOB—they just don’t serve it. And the restaurant sign’s similarity to the Patron tequila logo (it’s virtually identical, actually) is purely coincidental, says Raul Gonzalez, one of four brothers who run the place. “Patron” is what they call their father; the sign maker was supposed to write the name out in script, and this is what he came up with.

Another brother, Ernesto, is a Topolobampo alum—but that’s not the type of cooking they’re doing here, says Raul. It’s the food they grew up with, what they make at home: “This is none of Rick Bayless’s doing.” Though according to Raul, while Ernesto was at Topolobampo he made salsa from a family recipe to eat with his breakfast, and Bayless tasted it and liked it so much that he put it on the menu.