Fresh Ingredients

The key to success is that I keep it running with the freshest ingredients.

Local

The owner was born and raised one block from the restaurant. He grew up on Marshfield.

Sustainable

We utilize green methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources.

Authentic

Authentaco will stick to heritage ingredients. The type that date back to Aztecs.

Delivery or Walk Up in Wicker Park, Chicago

Authentic Chicago Taqueria

The key to success is that I keep it running with fresh ingredients. I am going to stick to heritage ingredients like huitlacoche & corn smut. That one dates back to Aztecs. We utilize green methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources. There will be no lard in Authentaco. We will discard the lard..

Your Neighborhood Chicago Taqueria

The first thing you will notice when you visit Authentaco is the feeling of warmth and friendliness that is rare in Chicago’s urban restaurants. Generosity is foremost here and after you have filled yourself with the exceptional authentic mexican food, delicious beverages, and exceptional service. You will leave knowing that you are always welcomed upon return!

Owner

For years, Felipe has been welcoming people from all around Chicago to join him in a celebration of food and friendship. Felipe The owner was born and raised one block from the restaurant. He grew up on Marshfield. From his humble beginnings as proprietor of Picante’s Taqueria, to his latest venture, Authentaco. Felipe has been offering the same high quality food and cozy atmosphere regulars have come to appreciate and love.

Seasonal Specials

I am going to stick to heritage ingredients like huitlacoche. Corn smut. That one dates back to Aztecs, Native American Indians. Huitlacoche has one of the highest protein contents of the entire mushroom family. The reason I mention it is a lot of people see a disease when they hear the word “fungus.” I will also offer a seasonal al pastor with the same sauces, but offer it in sweet potatoes. I also will do a chicken al pastor. A lot of people don’t eat pork. Pork isn’t really very traditional. It’s the Spanish who brought the hog over to Mexico. The Spanish brought in the lard. There will be no lard in Authentaco. We will discard the lard. WE will also offer season Aqua Fresca beverages based on seasonal fruit availability.

Specials