Antique Taco is one of these new gastro taco places the kids are all hopped up about. I have a couple nit-picky negatives, but overall these tacos are fantastic.
I like to be able to mix and match my taco order so I can try as much of the menu as possible. Antique tacos come two per order and cannot be mixed and matched. The price is a little much, albeit the tacos themselves are quite large. Also, we experienced a bit of a wait after ordering.
Ok, enough Negative Nancy. These tacos are really good. First, I had the grilled ribeye. The meat is seasoned well (a bit salty, but that’s how I like) and has a nice grilled flavor. They don’t skimp on the meat, either. The toppings for all of the tacos are made to match the meat. Although there are some toppings that don’t stand out (heirloom salsa, queso enchilado), the cilantro and onion are a nice compliment. The fish tacos are great too. Again, they have huge chunks of meat. The cabbage and Sriracha tartar sauce are nice additions (I couldn’t taste the scallions) to balance out the texture and flavor.
P.S. – try the horchata milkshake!
French Vanilla, gimme the scoup:
- Location: 1360 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL (Wicker Park)
- Tourists: Josh, Julia
- Tacos sampled: grilled ribeye, crispy fish (also have sweet and spicy chicken, market mushroom and pork carnitas)
- Toppings: various (all 5 have their own toppings), lime
- Salsa: salsa verde (thicker and darker than most)
- Extras: none
- Tortillas: corn (homemade)
- Atmosphere: antiques, hipsters, seat yourself, order at counter, soft rock
- Price: $7-$8/two tacos
- OVERALL RATING: 8.5
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