Quite often the décor of a restaurant can be as important as the food and service of the staff in contributing to the overall quality of a visit. From the highest rated Zagat restaurants to Ricobene's and the late, lamented Demon Dogs, how a dining room is accentuated can be the difference between eating in and takeout.
A hidden gem in the wunnerful Bridgeport area is Tacos Erendira (3207 S. Halsted, 312-567-0202), home to one of the best al pastor tacos in the city. After relocating to this spacious new storefront from 35th and Halsted nearly three years ago, they had more than enough room to fill the dining area with antiques, curios and other notions to separate Erendira from other taquerias. We've included some photos from a recent visit, including some detailed shots of our favorite knick-knack: a bicycle hanging in the far corner of the room that looks like it can still go with the right rider.
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