The Chef

The Creative Director

Rick Ortiz - At Antique Taco I wanted to blend the freshest available foods from the Midwest with my Mexican heritage. Our menu reflects my experience from every kitchen I have worked, my education from Kendall College and my travels abroad.

As a cook, you always dream of owning your own restaurant. Never did I imagine I would be able to include all the things I love under one roof; meaningful food, antiques, and working with my creative wife and team.

The story of antique taco comes with many drafts but the goal has always been the same, To Eat Good Food!

Ashley Ortiz - Antique Taco is a combination of everything we love: flavorful food, antique style, and the comfort of home.

When thinking of how to design Antique Taco, I knew incorporating antiques in the restaurant was a must. Besides the instant beauty of an old scale or grandma's china, you get a story. The history behind each antique can often be the best part.

Having been an event planner for the past seven years, I consider every meal as a celebration. Each detail is thought out, reviewed, and then simplified. It is the detail that people remember but also the simplicity. The story of Antique Taco is a simple one, find what you love and do it!

Creative Department

Scout Ortiz + Luna Ortiz - While my parents handle day-to-day responsibilities at Antique Taco, I step in frequently to provide love & laughter.