Tacos are a dime a dozen in Chicago. With almost as many taquerias as people in this city, it takes a special gem to stand out, and stand out Antique Taco does. Far from standard street food, the tacos at this quaint neo-taqueria are more akin to composed entrees that just so happen to be folded inside tortillas. Each element is meticulously prepared and combined, like succulent mushrooms enrobed in guajillo cream, crisp pork carnitas tossed in tamarind glaze, or sweet and spicy chicken dressed with honeyed yogurt.
1360 North Milwaukee, (773)687-8697, antiquetaco.com
AUDIENCE CHOICE: Big Star, 1531 North Damen, (773)235-4039, bigstarchicago.com
Best of Chicago 2013