On a recent post-yoga dinner adventure with a friend, we headed over to Wicker Park's Antique Taco (please excuse my iPhone photos!). This cute taco joint opened just a few months ago but is already creating some major buzz. I was excited to check it out and see how it compared to Wicker Park's other taco joint.
What sets Antique Taco apart is its mix of fresh local ingredients featured in its food and an aesthetic comprised of antiques and reclaimed materials. The couple behind Antique Taco, Rick and Ashley Ortiz, opened the restaurant as an extension of their catering business which successfully blends each of their respective backgrounds working as a chef and an event planner.
|The ambiance at Antique Taco|
After ordering at the counter, you're given a number (on a hand-painted wooden spool) and the staff brings your food to your table. My friend and I started with the chips and guacamole and I have to admit, I wasn't too impressed. While I did enjoy the pickled veggies on top of the guacamole, I felt it lacked heat and spice. But hey, it's guacamole, I'm still going to eat it!I loved the berry basket the chips came in, another example of AT's attention to detail and theme.
|Chips and Guacamole|
|Sweet & Spicy Chicken Tacos|
|Sweet & Spicy Chicken (left) and Pork Carnitas Tacos (right)|
1360 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622