As much as we try to cover a new brunch spot each week, we’ve been traveling so much this summer that we often miss brunch in Dallas multiple weekends in a row. Fun problem to have, but Brunch of the Week no longer felt like the appropriate designation.
So welcome to the first-ever Brunch of the Moment!
All the old Brunch of the Week criteria stay the same, it’s only the name that’s been changed. So anytime you see our Brunch of the Moment posts, you’ll know that we’ve actually been to the restaurants featured and we highly recommend the food, drinks, atmosphere and service.
Otherwise, they’ll never make the cut.
This week, we invite you to one of the best day parties in Deep Ellum: Brunch at Federales.
We went for dinner when this Chicago-based eatery first debuted in town and we went in with low-ish expectations because we’re Mexican food snobs. What could a Chicago restaurant know about making good Mexican food? But our pretentious attitude was immediately adjusted with the very first bite of delicious queso, guacamole, tacos and taquitos and every sip of multiple margaritas.
The same greatness overflows into weekend brunch, too.
You can order anything from the regular menu, plus four brunch-exclusive dishes: a chorizo-and-egg breakfast burrito, chilaquiles, steak and egg tacos, and potato and chorizo hash. On Sundays, you can also enjoy delightful birria tacos (which you can only get on Wednesdays and Sundays).
Make sure you try the queso blanco, perfect for dipping crispy chicken taquitos into, while you decide on the rest of your food.
And if you’re brunching with a group, order the Pinche Paloma, a massive 100-ounce cocktail served in an acrylic cowboy hat ideal for sharing (both in-person and on social media).
You’ve also got to order one of their famous ice shots with your choice of tequila. Then throw it in an attempt to ring the bell at a designated spot in the restaurant. It’s a great way to release some aggression after downing a shot of Casamigos.
Though brunch takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, the party really gets started about 12:30 p.m. There’s a live DJ spinning tunes at full volume and the restaurant turns into a real party scene with plenty of laughter and excitement. So keep that in mind. If you want a quieter time, schedule something closer to the beginning of brunch.
But if you want quiet, maybe Deep Ellum’s not the best place to brunch anyway.
Stay home and drink your Ensure, Shelby.
Federales BrunchPhotos courtesy of Federales
Saturday and Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
2820 Commerce Street, Deep Ellum