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Antique Taco To Open A Second Location In Bridgeport

By Mae Rice in Food on Jan 7, 2016 8:20PM


As the proud owner of an Antique Taco trucker hat, I’m pretty excited that the number of Antique Tacos in the world is poised to double.

In addition to the original, always-bustling Wicker Park location, owners Rick and Ashley Perez plan to open a second Antique Taco at 1000 W. 35th St. in Bridgeport, possibly as soon as this spring, Eater reports.

The Bridgeport location makes sense; Rick’s family has roots in the neighborhood that, according to Eater, trace back to the '50s.

Antique Taco’s soon-to-be second address was once a gas station, so it’ll have a smaller interior balanced by a 100-seat patio. However, the real news is the way Rick plans to update the menu.

For example the menu will slim down to serve single tacos, according to Eater:

Food-wise, chef Ortiz will slim down the menu a little and serve single tacos, unlike the original, on metal trays instead of antique dishware. He'll incorporate more family recipes and nods to the neighborhood, such as more spins on authentic Mexican tacos in addition to the creative tacos with Midwestern ingredients at the Wicker Park location. He's getting an al pastor spit and is contemplating cooking enchiladas. It will also serve alcohol and drinks like the original, including beer, margaritas and agua frescas.