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Here’s a new (and old) combo: tacos and antiques. Rick and Ashley Ortiz recently opened Antique Taco, a shabby-chic storefront eatery in Chicago’s Wicker Park. At the friendly neighborhood joint, the husband-and-wife duo are doing what they do best: cooking great Mexican food … and
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 antiquing. From old road signs to reclaimed wood tables to vintage knickknacks, everything in this cute space was either personally found or built with reclaimed materials. And, much of it is for sale: Not only can you buy some tortilla-filled goodness for lunch, you can take home the plate you’re eating off of. “We wanted Antique Taco to be an extension of our home,” explains Ashley. “We keep things casual but still effortlessly unique.”

As for the tacos, they may be served on mismatched china like Grandma’s, but they most definitely don’t taste like hers. Rather, they’re filled with the likes of crispy tem-pura fish, smoked cabbage and sriracha tartar sauce; tamarind-glazed pork carnitas; and a veggie combo of mushrooms with garlicky kale and cilantro cream. Not in the mood for a taco? Don’t miss the Maine lobster on a masa biscuit with lobster gravy or the chili with cheese curds and chorizo.

www.antiquetaco.com