My favorite tacos in all of Chicago are from Antique Taco. Hipsters, murals and margaritas, oh my! This little hole in the wall packs a punch. From the margaritas of the day, to the amazing cheese curds. If you are looking for a finger licking good time, Antique Taco is the spot for you.
There are three Antique Taco locations: Wicker Park, Bridgeport and Chiquito. The environment is very cozy and cute. Wood tables with pull out stools are spread throughout the restaurant. When you order your food at the bar, you receive a cute little table number.
Antique Taco is decorated with little pops of color, traditional Mexican touches, neon signs and fresh flowers daily. One of my favorite features at Antique, is the free gum jar. It doesn't hurt to freshen up your breath after some garlic tacos.
My favorite tacos on the menu have to be the pork carnitas or the potato pablano . Antique taco specializes in creating traditional Mexican-American fusion food. The quirky plates and quaint mason jar margarita glasses are how they accomplish such a great aesthetic. The pork carnitas tacos come with shredded pork, BBQ sauce, spinach, cheese, onion, avocado and bacon. Each bite you take is like a little taste of mexico.
The chips are served in a little blue carton (which just makes this place 10x more cute). Did I forget to mention that the guac comes in a fantastic tiny, colorful bowl and it's topped off with a slice of radish? If you don't Instagram your chips and guac, did you even go to Antique Taco?
You cannot leave this restaurant without ordering the chili cheese curds. These beer batter fried nuggets are little pillows of cheese, covered in chili, onions and scallions. These curds would make Wisconsin natives proud.
Antique Taco has an agua fresca, they make it special with fresh, seasonal fruit everyday. I highly recommend trying whatever flavor juice they have that day. One of my favorites was the cucumber pear agua fresca, it was so refreshing and yummy. I always get the agua fresca whenever I go and I am never disappointed.
Margarita Mondays are what I thrive for. The margaritas are simply to die for. Antique Taco has a house rosemary margarita on the menu. It is made with fresh lime juice, rosemary, simple syrup, tequila and a cute garnish to top it off. If you have never been to Antique Taco, then I would order the House margarita. I am a huge fan of the seasonal margarita. One of my favorites was a pear thyme margarita. Antique Taco also adds a fun striped paper straw to any drink they sell.
If you are not a margarita fan, then order yourself the horchata milkshake. It tastes like as if cinnamon toast crunch cereal and ice cream had a baby. It will solve your sugar fix instantly.
If your'e lucky the Flowers For Dreams flower truck will make an appearance outside Antique Taco. It is a great opportunity to snag some fresh blooms for your coffee table.
Don't forget to grab a seat outside when the weather is nice. Antique Taco has some colorful tables set up on their patio. Patio season is upon us and nothing is better than sipping on a margarita while basking in the summer sun. Check out the gorgeous mural on the outside of the building at the Wicker Park location. Cacti, Frida Khalo, hipsters and great tacos are what you need in your life.