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Big Star

1531 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

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(773) 235-4039


  • Sunday: 11:30 am - 2:00 am
  • Monday: 11:30 am - 2:00 am
  • Tuesday: 11:30 am - 2:00 am
  • Wednesday: 11:30 am - 2:00 am
  • Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:00 am
  • Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 am
  • Saturday: 11:30 am - 3:00 am

Cuisine: Dog Friendly Restaurants, Mexican Restaurants

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4.5 of 5.0 from 272 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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  • Eating For Sanity on Aug 16, 2013

    When I first moved to Chicago and was introduced to good Mexican food, I used to love coming out to this open air dining area. Big Star was the place to get great tacos...

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  • Andrew JTaco de pescado

    55555 by Andrew J

  • cami j.if you want to scope out the chicago hipster scene while eating delicious tacos, this is your place. the carrot taco was fabulous.

    55555 by cami j.

  • OkCupid Daters' Choice BBig Star was voted the Best Open Air Date Spot by OkCupid users in the first-ever Daters' Choice Awards! Tap Read more for additional date spot categories in Chicago. #daterschoice

    55555 by OkCupid Daters' Choice B

  • PureWowWicker Park: What did we do with our Saturday afternoons before Big Star existed? We can’t remember—might have something to do with all those pitchers of margaritas…oops.

    55555 by PureWow

  • Louis KliegerGet 3 tacos total.

    33333 by Louis Klieger

  • Cristian L.You *have to* have the fish tacos and the Big Star Margarita. Yummy tacos and awesome patio.

    55555 by Cristian L.

  • Morgan LOrder the al pastor taco and a pitcher of the margarita 👍🏻

    55555 by Morgan L

  • Chris S.On a nice night, skip the long line to be seated and get your tacos from the takeout window to the left. There are too many good things to do in Wicker Park to waste your time in a 2 hr queue.

    33333 by Chris S.

  • EaterIt's difficult to beat a classic. We're talking about the classic margarita, made with tequila Lunazul tequila, lime, and orange curacao.

    55555 by Eater

  • JuliannaThey take credit cards now! Patio is always a good time.

    55555 by Julianna

  • Joe C.The walk up window accepts cards now!!

    33333 by Joe C.

  • Leti PLos tacos de panza y al pastor. Rico guacamole y queso. Las big star margaritas deliciosas!

    55555 by Leti P

  • Jesse RThe tacos are great and they have a ton of drinks to chose from. Lots of fun!

    55555 by Jesse R

  • Spoon University FWhile it may lack variety — it has a small, one-page menu of primarily tacos — you can count on each dish to pack a serious punch. One of the main appeals of Big Star is its huge patio.

    55555 by Spoon University F

  • AmandaBest Restaurants according to radicalpossibility.com

    55555 by Amanda

  • ChanelThey now take credit cards!! Used to be cash only.

    33333 by Chanel

  • Ezra P.Great outdoor space, tacos and beers.

    55555 by Ezra P.

  • Selene LRiquiiiiiisimo! El queso fundido una delicia y los tacos de pastor, no es el pastor original pero están buenísimos!

    55555 by Selene L

  • Ananya LAmbience and the nachos

    55555 by Ananya L

  • Bob D.Excellent bartenders. They definitely know their cocktails.

    55555 by Bob D.

  • Erika MMargaritas are delicious! Unique tacos.

    55555 by Erika M

  • Bobby KennedyIf you're in wicker park, the weather is nice, and it's not peak dining hours, there's no debate: you're going to Big Star.

    55555 by Bobby Kennedy

  • AdamExcellent variety of tacos 🌮. The red salsa was excellent as well.

    55555 by Adam

  • Jonathan FerreraThe take-out window is cash-only.

    33333 by Jonathan Ferrera

  • Denise WilkersonMmmm, tacos.

    55555 by Denise Wilkerson

  • Saif D.Tacos are the star at this whiskey bar

    55555 by Saif D.

  • Sean R.One of the better Taco places judging on the wait and line to get a table.

    33333 by Sean R.

  • Helena N.Nice tacos!

    55555 by Helena N.

  • Joe C.Don't be intimidated by the long wait, there's a walk-up window that serves the same food, just no booze. So if you're not an alcoholic, you'll be fine.

    55555 by Joe C.

  • Tabitha J.Great outdoor space...carrot taco was amazing.

    55555 by Tabitha J.

  • Kingsley YoungerFeatured on Unique Eats. Food looks good. All foods made in house. The All Pastor looks good.

    55555 by Kingsley Younger

  • Sam H.Delicious tacos, great margaritas, awesome outside area. Pretty surprised and and impressed by this place!

    55555 by Sam H.

  • Ziad eFish tacos, music, margs

    55555 by Ziad e

  • Tyler JOk. Not bad for a taco place. That is if you like fast, shuffle you in and shuffle you out. Tacos were fine.

    33333 by Tyler J

  • Shinji K.This is a great place for your friends to learn about waiting in line in Chicago

    55555 by Shinji K.

  • Marissa R.El pastor and a pitcher of margs. Get em.

    55555 by Marissa R.

  • Jorge Chaveztostadas de hongos y cosas asi

    55555 by Jorge Chavez

  • Katie P.Eat and drink everything here. Don't miss queso fundido.

    55555 by Katie P.

  • Marios SAmong the best tacos I ever had. Super crowded but totally worth it

    55555 by Marios S

  • Erick EWorst tacos I've ever tried.... If you're Mexican please run out of this place...

    33333 by Erick E

  • Ansell T.The Walking Taco was surprisingly good!

    33333 by Ansell T.

  • Edison C.Tacos al pastor!

    55555 by Edison C.

  • Emily BBest margarita in the city. Fish tacos are SO good!

    55555 by Emily B

  • Carly KleinQueso fundito! Margaritas. Taco al pastor.

    55555 by Carly Klein

  • David CurielOverhyped place but the tacos are decent here and there .

    33333 by David Curiel

  • Everton AraujoThey have vegetarian options. Fair price

    55555 by Everton Araujo

  • Davin L.Overpriced. Nuff said.

    33333 by Davin L.

  • Cary BlackThe margaritas are top notch. You won't be disappointed.

    55555 by Cary Black

  • Emilio C.Super hipster, if you're into that kind of stuff.

    55555 by Emilio C.

  • T CallahanWeekday afternoons make for a less stressful crowd but a pitcher of margaritas always helps too.

    55555 by T Callahan

  • LunaThis place is completely packed on the weekends and has great drinks and mexican food :) Love going there for a snack and drinks on a Friday or Saturday.

    55555 by Luna

  • David S.Tacos are stuffed to the brim with meaty goodness. Two tacos makes for a hearty meal.

    55555 by David S.

  • Juan B.Taco's!!!!!

    55555 by Juan B.

  • Carolyn SAmazing Margaritas & Fish Tacos. Everything is awesome

    55555 by Carolyn S

  • Laura MullenGet the guac

    33333 by Laura Mullen

  • Edward T.Tacos, guacamole n rum n Horchata !

    55555 by Edward T.

  • Ene Emilie DinesenReally good pizzas. There is a lot of noise because the train is running just next to it, but still a cool place. Would definitely go there again

    55555 by Ene Emilie Dinesen

  • Ana KAmazing tacos and beer. Nuff said.

    55555 by Ana K

  • Michael B.Tacos are really good. This place can get busy, make sure to plan for a wait. Grab a pitcher of margaritas while you wait.

    55555 by Michael B.

  • CNNHalf taco hut, half whiskey joint, Big Star is the place for al fresco meet-ups in Chicago. When the weather is warm, the doors of this former garage are raised and open tables disappear in a flash.

    55555 by CNN

  • AFAR MediaEveryone knows Big Star is famous for its cheap and tasty tacos but it's the queso fundido that really wowed my tastebuds. Melted queso Chihuahua cheese compliments the peppers and meaty chorizo.

    55555 by AFAR Media

  • Carlos E.The service is utterly rude, hostesses give no information on what to do while waiting for a table, and it seems there's no approach to customer assistance. Taco de papas & tostada de hongos are good.

    33333 by Carlos E.

  • T H.They never run air conditioning so this isn't the place to hit when it's hot unless you love that sauna dining sensation

    55555 by T H.

  • Time Out ChicagoThe bar that took over the Pontiac space is just that: A bar. With whiskey shots, cheap beer, and quick cocktails.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Jackie F.Michelada is ON POINT #YUM

    55555 by Jackie F.

  • Michelle TPastor Taco - yum yum! Queso fundido and Guac for appetizers!

    55555 by Michelle T

  • Andrew DEverything is good and fresh

    55555 by Andrew D

  • Neel V.a good place to get a margarita

    55555 by Neel V.

  • Lindsay R.Food was good! but don't know I'd I would go back because of the service. wait staff was inattentive and unorganized.

    22222 by Lindsay R.

  • Pete JBring your ID after 8

    22222 by Pete J

  • Arali JLas margaritas sin muy ricas!!

    55555 by Arali J

  • Tim ALong ass wait!!! And cash only!! But was kinda worth it plus it's plenty of bars nearby to go to while you wait.

    55555 by Tim A

  • Erika N.Cash only!

    55555 by Erika N.

  • Stephanie P.Best fish tacos I have ever had!

    55555 by Stephanie P.

  • Andrea MFish and pork belly tacos coupled with the margs are a must. Such great vibes at this bar. GO!

    55555 by Andrea M

  • Amelia C.The torta is super spicy... if you're a pussy.

    55555 by Amelia C.

  • NancyTacos in Pilsen are bigger and cheaper!

    55555 by Nancy

  • Wicker Park Bucktown InsiderHaven't eaten here since they switched to catfish for their tacos. Well, they're back to tilapia. FYI.

    55555 by Wicker Park Bucktown Insider

  • Amit S.Good food! Michelidas are excellent!

    55555 by Amit S.

  • Abdul H.Depending on how adventurous you feel, you can get a taco stuffed with anything from pork belly to beef hearts. And, every day there’s a $3 whiskey shot special. - © 2013 BuzzFeed, Inc

    55555 by Abdul H.

  • Jennifer V.Best guacamole ever!! Good strong margaritas

    55555 by Jennifer V.

  • VivekAwesome pork tacos!

    55555 by Vivek

  • Joe K.taco taco taco

    33333 by Joe K.

  • Ben P.LAWDY those al pastors. Get a bunch of em, wash down with limeade, enjoy the outdoor seating. I've met some pretty amazing people on those picnic tables.

    55555 by Ben P.

  • Nick H.Put your name in and walk around to a few of the shops on Milwaukee. You'll be in soon enough.

    55555 by Nick H.

  • Christopher N.Artful design

    55555 by Christopher N.

  • Jason P.Cheap and amazing. Need I say more?

    55555 by Jason P.

  • David B.Dolce de Leche Licuado... Best milkshake ever!!! & the chips & guac make any day better!

    55555 by David B.

  • Vinicius P.So good! Try the Sonoran hot dog!

    55555 by Vinicius P.

  • Anthony M.Regardless of what 4sq says, big star is CASH ONLY

    55555 by Anthony M.

  • Marnie C.The Tacos Al Pastor were delish! Also tried the bacon wrapped hot dog without the spicy sauce. It was so yummy. Just remember it's cash only.

    55555 by Marnie C.

  • Ben K.Drunk tacos. That's it. Not good, not bad... just drunk tacos.

    22222 by Ben K.

  • Amanda K.The queso fundido is AMAZING. Highly recommend a pitcher of margs to keep you busy while you wait.

    55555 by Amanda K.

  • Anna A.Stay away from the margaritas on tap. They were much, much better before.

    33333 by Anna A.

  • AL R.You have to try the Sonoran Hotdog!!!! Worth the entire 7 bucks!!!

    55555 by AL R.

  • Dominic N.In Chicago for a week and this place was perfect. Studied abroad in Mexico City and this felt like I was bak there! Definitely try it out if you're in the area.

    55555 by Dominic N.

  • Berna B.Try all the tacos and have tap beer. all tacos great but my favorites are taco dr panza & the walking taco :)

    55555 by Berna B.

  • Ryan B.The el pastor taco was delicious. Service was meh, but we did get seated right away.

    55555 by Ryan B.

  • Josh M.Bring your cash -- they don't take credit. And for the love of all that's holy have the bacon wrapped hotdog. And a taco.

    33333 by Josh M.

  • Sathy S.Chips and Guac is in my opinion (take it or leave it) best in the city!

    55555 by Sathy S.

  • Elke S.The food was ok. Not worth the wait...unless you're waiting to be seen...by other hipsters. Taco Bell for life!

    22222 by Elke S.

  • Andrea J.The guy checking IDs is a dick. Sorry I've changed my hair color. Sorry I've changed in 7 years!

    22222 by Andrea J.

  • Jess J.La Palomas + fish tacos = perfection.

    55555 by Jess J.

  • Scott H.El Pastor is the best taco!

    55555 by Scott H.

  • Natalie G.Drink a marg and you'll get really drunk!

    55555 by Natalie G.

  • Krystal T.It took forever to get a table, but the tacos were yummy!

    33333 by Krystal T.

  • Chicago PhoenixWhile not technically a bar, amazing margaritas all around.

    55555 by Chicago Phoenix

  • John T.Hype, hype, hype. Food is ok. Epic patio. Best service ever.

    55555 by John T.

  • Chris F.Al Pastor taco is so good, it should be illegal. Get 1 or 12.

    55555 by Chris F.

  • DayneDon't get the rice water WAY TOO MUCH CINNAMON

    33333 by Dayne

  • Chris R.Don't say "Asians" or the people will hate you

    22222 by Chris R.

  • Omid A.What a joke. Street tacos starting at $4??? This is some bs! Oh and the horchata is garbage too

    22222 by Omid A.

  • Peter D.Fish tacos.

    55555 by Peter D.

  • Ellis S.Taco de pollo is underrated and amazing

    55555 by Ellis S.

  • Karlathe fish tacos are delicious.

    55555 by Karla

  • Mandy M.Ya into it- the pork belly taco is out of control good.

    55555 by Mandy M.

  • Mayoor R.I only went to their take out window so I only ordered 3 tacos and a horchata. Their chicken tacos are amazing in my opinion. Don't be afraid of the pickle they put in!

    55555 by Mayoor R.

  • Serious EatsGetting a table to sip margaritas can take awhile, but if you just need a taco fix, head straight for the takeout window where you can usually get served in minutes.

    55555 by Serious Eats

  • Ronald G.Tacos de panza are a must

    55555 by Ronald G.

  • AlisonTaco de pescado and the salad - the perfect summer lunch!

    55555 by Alison

  • Abraham M.Get the 7oz Rhinelander bottles. They'll make your hands feel like giant hands.

    55555 by Abraham M.

  • Serious EatsPapas can Rajas Taco: This taco uses chipotles, which lend a smoky complexity to each bite. Though moderately spicy, they are tempered by cubes of potatoes.

    55555 by Serious Eats

  • George W.They should make their items order-able from my smart phone by adding them to the app "appay biz". That way, I can order ahead using "appay"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    33333 by George W.

  • Martin R.Al Pastor Tacos

    55555 by Martin R.

  • Misha K.Try the taco de papas con rajas as a vegetarian option. Also try the pineapple mango salsa! #FatGirlTime

    55555 by Misha K.

  • Geff K.great tacos and fun atmosphere

    55555 by Geff K.

  • Buck T.Drink Michelada!

    55555 by Buck T.

  • Lorilea Z.Food is awesome, but skip the cocktails. And don't forget your CASH!

    55555 by Lorilea Z.

  • Nathaniel CDe Panza, the pork belly tacos are where it's at. Plenty of good beers, a surprisingly nice whiskey stock and large outdoor seating space.

    55555 by Nathaniel C

  • Heather H.The pastor and panza never disappoint!

    55555 by Heather H.

  • Trucy P.The dulce de leche milkshake is like drinking real life butterbeer from Harry Potter in dessert form.

    55555 by Trucy P.

  • Dion M.We all know the tacos are great, but I recommend trying the Alova soda. It's so yummy!!!

    55555 by Dion M.

  • Ryan DIf you feel like being in an episode of portlandia, this place is for you!

    33333 by Ryan D

  • Tim B.Over rated. Bullhead in Humboldt Park is better!!

    33333 by Tim B.

  • Michael L.Some of the best tacos you'll find. A bit expensive, but well worth it if you want some seriously amazing tacos – and all of them are amazing!

    55555 by Michael L.

  • KirstenOh, my lord, just order one of everything straight down the menu.

    33333 by Kirsten

  • Gloria C.try the vegetarian taco!

    55555 by Gloria C.

  • Andrew K.Exceptional service. Get at least two tacos.

    55555 by Andrew K.

  • Nina Y.Don't snooze on the taco de pollo!

    55555 by Nina Y.

  • Stephen R.Chicken tacos are spicy hot. Really.

    55555 by Stephen R.

  • Corinne G.Taco de Pescado is my fave!

    55555 by Corinne G.

  • RachelThe fish taco, guacamole, and plantains are delicious!

    55555 by Rachel

  • ISC C.Yummy and affordable

    55555 by ISC C.

  • Maggie J.Good food, poor service.

    22222 by Maggie J.

  • Aikya A.Try the fish tacos

    55555 by Aikya A.

  • Michael S.Panza taco: get that and then add whatever else looks good. It all rocks. Queso Fundido is awesome. Great craft draft selection: only 6 or 7 on tap but all world class.

    55555 by Michael S.

  • ⓐⓡⓘ✌☠ ™.Queso fundido is awesome!!!

    55555 by ⓐⓡⓘ✌☠ ™.

  • Rosie MaeBEST fish tacos ever!!! Thx for making being a pescatarian so easy :)

    55555 by Rosie Mae

  • Lauren O.Order the Michelada if you like spicy drinks!

    55555 by Lauren O.

  • Allison D.Can't go wrong with a pitcher of margaritas.

    55555 by Allison D.

  • Mike H.This place has some decent tequilas, Don Julio, Fortaleza, Ocho etc but I would love to see a bottle of Cuestion!

    55555 by Mike H.

  • 1uppitynegressBe aware the doorman can't read numbers on an id. Told me mine expired, but had the audacity to be a dick. Oh & at the end of the night the music is ignorant loud. Lose.

    11111 by 1uppitynegress

  • Bekki J. C.Had to wait outside about 10 minutes before we were allowed to talk to the hostess. She then told us it was a 90-minute wait for a table inside. This should be streamlined so we only wait once.

    22222 by Bekki J. C.

  • Ashley S.Frijoles with al pastor and salsa verde = no better way to start a meal.

    55555 by Ashley S.

  • Michelle P.La horchata buenisima y los tacos de pollo

    55555 by Michelle P.

  • Jake S.Sonoran hot dog, with any of their surprisingly refreshing whiskey drinks, while sitting at the bar is the way to go.

    55555 by Jake S.

  • Michael R.So delicious in every way. I highly recomment Big Star.

    55555 by Michael R.

  • Lindsay B.Go tilapia or go home

    55555 by Lindsay B.

  • Hannah M.Get there early if it's nice out!

    55555 by Hannah M.

  • Jean T.MUST try the fish tacos!!!! it's heavenly

    55555 by Jean T.

  • AprendiMilagros, una de nuestras viajeras, nos cuenta que aquí se encuentra el mejor queso fundido. ¿Estás de acuerdo? Cuéntanos en Aprendí.

    55555 by Aprendi

  • Rosalinda R.I hate it....service sucks....got id but yet three people came in with out being id.....waste of time and waste of money....they need better food...if your mexican you would prefer flash taco like me

    22222 by Rosalinda R.

  • Joe S.The pork belly tacos are simply amazing.

    55555 by Joe S.

  • BridgetTaco De Pescado is delicious! Get the Michelada with Tecate for sure!

    55555 by Bridget

  • Staffan H.Great Tacos, great patio! Perfect night in Chicago.

    55555 by Staffan H.

  • Josh LThe fish tacos are the best, ever.

    55555 by Josh L

  • Miroslav L.Get the $30 margarita pitcher, some tacos, and sit back and relax with a friend and people gaze. FYI seats at the bar are a little hard to get, but easier than a table. Once you're in though, u good

    55555 by Miroslav L.

  • Abby M.Come for the drinks and tacos and stay for the atmosphere. They could increase veggie options on the menu though. Where's the black bean and avo taco?

    55555 by Abby M.

  • vikas e.Go to spot in Wicker park

    55555 by vikas e.

  • The Expendables 2Try the pork belly tacos for some EXTREME flavor! Brought to you by THE EXPENDABLES 2 opening August 17!

    55555 by The Expendables 2

  • Doug K.The AmEx special that is attached to this location is NOT VALID. Big Star does not accept credit cards.

    22222 by Doug K.

  • Chito P.top notch drinks, and the tacos are very freshly prepared, this is a must if you make the trip out to the windy city

    55555 by Chito P.

  • Liz L.The papas (potato), pasture, and pescado tacos are the best! Great lively crowd.

    55555 by Liz L.

  • Sara M.Sonoran Hot Dog, Fish Tacos, Pastor Tacos... AMAZING. There will be a wait- but it's worth it, if you can't wait- try the take-out next door!

    55555 by Sara M.

  • Daan V.The Taco De Papas Con Rajas is so good!

    55555 by Daan V.

  • Eric P.Best margaritas an tacos. Cheap!

    55555 by Eric P.

  • Danny C.Hands down the best tacos I've ever had. They don't have steak tacos and thats normally my taco preference but I tried the pork belly tacos and I fell in love. Cash only too.

    55555 by Danny C.

  • Angie G.Torta de hongo and cheladas are amaze!

    55555 by Angie G.

  • alan @.fish taco disco al fresco

    55555 by alan @.

  • TopshopThis gets our award for yummiest Mexican food in the city!

    55555 by Topshop

  • Katie B.Awesome music. Bowie, Nirvana. The Specials...

    55555 by Katie B.

  • super genius inc.The super genius lunch spot of choice. Queso Fundido.

    55555 by super genius inc.

  • Theresa G.cheap and delicious tacos, try pork shoulder and the fish tacos.

    55555 by Theresa G.

  • Tamra A.Fish tacos are amazingggg! The best I've had other than the west coast! Everything else tastes great too!

    55555 by Tamra A.

  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.This was the 'unofficial' find of CCBW 2012. For a hipster venue (w| bartenders playing vinyl LPs!), there is no condescension toward outsiders. A good array of craftbeers also.

    55555 by Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.

  • Time Out ChicagoThe patio. The scene. The tacos. The micheladas. Mix and repeat.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Angel DEsta bien el sitio para unos tacos y unos nachos, o para tomar algo despues del trabajo, algun camer@ un poco sobrado pero en general bien, de precio medio. 12$ por persona.

    55555 by Angel D

  • Time Out ChicagoThe patio. The scene. The tacos. The micheladas. Mix and repeat. -FS

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Tamara E.Gumball my head

    33333 by Tamara E.

  • Time Out ChicagoIf you can just drink and not partake in Paul Kahan’s tacos al pastor…or his fish tacos…or his housemade salsas…or his sonoran hot dog (wrapped in bacon)…you have more restraint than we do. -JK

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Daniel D.Shut up and order the fish tacos.... I SAID SHUT UP!

    22222 by Daniel D.

  • Sean BlantonThe best house hand-picked bourbons in the city!

    55555 by Sean Blanton

  • Danny C.All the food rocks my fav is the fish tacos or TACO de PESCADO

    55555 by Danny C.

  • Sole Brotha M.Try the fish tacos!!! BOMBDIGGIDY!!! #POW

    55555 by Sole Brotha M.

  • Ja_Moi_IBest taco in town! Get Pastor , you won't regret it:)

    55555 by Ja_Moi_I

  • Mike L.Try the vanilla sea salt ice cream!

    55555 by Mike L.

  • Natasha B.Take out- twice in one night.

    33333 by Natasha B.

  • M B.Big Star is a Fun & Hip place located in Wicker Park Bucktown Area, It also helps that all the food & drinks are delicious as well. A Big Huge Star for Big Star...

    55555 by M B.

  • Claire P.The bearded host is really nice and gracious

    55555 by Claire P.

  • Colin YoungGet the guacamole and don't ask any questions. Just do it.

    33333 by Colin Young

  • Tom A.Packed!!! Couldn't get a table after 30 min wait. Staff was very nice but my adult A.D.D. kicked in and had to leave.

    22222 by Tom A.

  • Juliana K.Awesomely chill place. Chips and guac are great. Good fish tacos and all tacos in general. Strong! Margaritas.

    55555 by Juliana K.

  • Kirstie A.1$ schlitz. 3$ whisky shots. Everyday all day

    55555 by Kirstie A.

  • Tee C.One word.... MARGARITAS!! They are the best. Grab a pitcher with your friends. you wont regret it. ANY of their tapas will tickle your taste buds.

    55555 by Tee C.

  • Fahmi Kbig.. star..*

    55555 by Fahmi K

  • Eric H.Drink your $1 Schlitzs in twos. Would you rather pay $21 for 84 oz of beer or $12?

    22222 by Eric H.

  • Brian H.Tacos, queso fundido, and mi chilada on the patio. A summer staple.

    55555 by Brian H.

  • C. M.Gotta have the Tacos de Panza. Queso Fundido is also a must. $3 whiskey shots to boot. Enjoy MFers!

    55555 by C. M.

  • Annie C.Do not miss Big Star if you're in Chicago in the warm months, awesome patio. Delicious margaritas and creative, tasty, not run-of-the mill tacos

    55555 by Annie C.

  • Len K.If you go on Monday, you can get in!

    55555 by Len K.

  • ehMehFBest Horchata since Mexico!!! Calabacitas was my fave dish:-)

    55555 by ehMehF

  • Hannah ..FISH TACOS are 3-bite wonders!

    55555 by Hannah ..

  • Alfonso M.Awesome Fish Tacos!

    55555 by Alfonso M.

  • Pascale W.best margarita by the pitcher...get there early long lines for tables esp. on weekends.

    55555 by Pascale W.

  • Jeremiah U.Be ready to wait in line even though the place is empty.

    22222 by Jeremiah U.

  • Kay Kay R.2 Palomas, a Goldrush and a shot of the day = #Dead.

    55555 by Kay Kay R.

  • Serious EatsTacos al pastor, which is spit-roasted pork cooked with pineapple and onion; a crunchy fried fish taco; and best of all, pork belly with tomato guajillo sauce, queso fresco, onion, and cilantro.

    55555 by Serious Eats

  • GourmetLiveOrder a supernal $3 taco de Borrego (marinated braised lamb shoulder with roasted scallion and Queso Fresco).

    55555 by GourmetLive

  • Jough D.Sure, the tacos cost a dollar more and aren't as good as the Mexican taquerias in Logan Square (try Moran or Traspasada) but they're the best in Wicker Park, and portions are decent for the price.

    55555 by Jough D.

  • Todd G.Really great al pastor. Don't order in a big group, split it up if you can. Large orders get pretty smashed together and are totally unlabelled.

    55555 by Todd G.

  • Aly G.The WORST. Terrible service. Overrated food - cheap tacos done cheaply. And AWFUL wait staff and hosts. BAD BAD BAD

    22222 by Aly G.

  • Lisa W.Don't ask for a Corona like the guys wearing his medallioned sunglasses--on his forehead--just did

    22222 by Lisa W.

  • Seve BMOST UNDERRATED DRINK: their horchata - a drink made from ground almonds and flavored with cinnamon. Get it with a shot of rum.

    55555 by Seve B

  • Avi S.Such good food... If it only wasn't in douchebag central.

    33333 by Avi S.

  • Josh P.Apparently this place is good enough for Kelsey Grammer. He's here right now

    33333 by Josh P.

  • Thompson HotelsConcierge Catherine at Sax Chicago recommends scoring a table on the patio and filling up on beer, bourbon, and pork belly tacos.

    55555 by Thompson Hotels

  • Michelle Derderiantry the lagunitas special brew

    55555 by Michelle Derderian

  • Matt K.The new chicken tostada is amazing.

    55555 by Matt K.

  • Ana F.The grilled, salted jalapenos are VERY spicy, but a great treat.

    55555 by Ana F.

  • s.Take Out Window. Best tip ever.

    55555 by s.

  • ManbquePork belly is the new fad, try something else this time. All tacos are great!

    55555 by Manbque

  • Lonnie Y.If you can handle the attitude from the servers then you'll be ok!

    22222 by Lonnie Y.

  • GourmetLiveThis fun Mexican joint is about food, beverage and experience, all given equal weight – and all for a small check.

    55555 by GourmetLive

  • Reuben H.Tacos para gueros... Como yo!

    55555 by Reuben H.

  • Daisy GPork Belly Tacos with Dulce De Leche Milkshake.

    55555 by Daisy G

  • Deniz B.Ask for Michael at the bar. He's an awesome SE Kentucky boy!

    55555 by Deniz B.

  • Michael S.Solid Fish taco for chicago

    55555 by Michael S.

  • Hilaryshitty service, rude door guy, I just want my fucking taco. waiting over 20 for server to take order.

    11111 by Hilary

  • Dana T.The menu has changed for fall. My new fav: "The Tinga" (marinated chicken thigh & chorizo). Sounds & tastes so naughty!

    55555 by Dana T.

  • Ava G.Salad is big enough to share.

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  • Blair C.Maragarita and chips and guacamole. It's a pretty generous portion, too!

    55555 by Blair C.

  • Time Out ChicagoThe Tacos de Panza, featuring luscious hunks of pork belly smothered in tomato guajillo sauce and showered with queso fresco, all swaddled in warm tortillas

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Myra R.Been a fan since April...absolutely love this place, the food and margarita pitchers! Pork belly, al pastor & poblano w/cheese tacos, guac, queso fundido delish. Sonoran Hotdog new addition-was ok LUV

    55555 by Myra R.

  • Silvia R.Save yourself a ton of money and head on over to Los comales if you're in the mood for late-night tacos. Major disappointment.

    33333 by Silvia R.

  • BetsyMI'm a big fan of Big Star tacos and guacamole, but I've always had horrible service. Opt for the take-out window.

    33333 by BetsyM

  • Alberto R.Save ur $. Tacos r bland. Horchata is flavorless. Can't speak for rest of menu, but what I did have left much to be desired. Best part is the pollito lollipop you get with take out.

    33333 by Alberto R.

  • angela w.Bring cash. Great bar, great nibbles. Cheap.

    55555 by angela w.

  • RudyI love this place. The guacamole is a must. Tacos de rajas and poblano have me addicted

    55555 by Rudy

  • Mark C.This places cell call list is bs. It takes too long for people to show once they are call and they let people cut the line.

    33333 by Mark C.

  • Lisa CurranThey'll make quesadillas for the kids.

    33333 by Lisa Curran

  • Mark B.Patio is great for hanging out in, and its dog friendly as someone mentioned. The service sucks, and so does the food. Only saving grace is the whiskey. Big Star? More like 1 Star Out Of 5.

    33333 by Mark B.

  • Katie T.Do a salsa shot

    55555 by Katie T.

  • Lindsay R.LOVE big star. incredible tacos, tostadas, and guac. black cherry fizz is delicious. patio is always worth the wait.

    55555 by Lindsay R.

  • Charlie Mike T.♥ late night tacos. cowboy boots are a must!

    55555 by Charlie Mike T.

  • Jesse McGrathGreat place to sit outside on Tuesday nights or any for that matter and have a drink along busy Damen avenue and people watch

    55555 by Jesse McGrath

  • sydney BCash only, but ATM inside. Guacamole is THE best I've ever had. Tecate Cheladas are delish, too!

    55555 by sydney B

  • AlisonThe pork belly and al pastor tacos are amazing! And if you like sweet drinks, try the Paloma. Bonus: big star is really dog friendly! Sit outside and they bring a bone & water bowl for the puppy!

    55555 by Alison

  • Myra R.Love!!! Delish bite size tacos...pork belly, al pastor and poblano pepper/cheese are the best. Delicious guac and very strong margarita pitchers! Gr8 outdoor patio

    55555 by Myra R.

  • Paula LBest whiskey drinks. Best fish tacos. Go.

    55555 by Paula L

  • Alexandra I.Good food, shittiest of hipper than thou attitude service.

    33333 by Alexandra I.

  • Tif EThe hominy soup is amazing and get the Al Pastor taco WITH queso fresco!

    55555 by Tif E

  • Time Out ChicagoTry this: The pork belly tacos get the attention, but we love the queso fundido.

    55555 by Time Out Chicago

  • Marco M.al pastor tacos and the fish tostadas are great. Great horchata too.

    55555 by Marco M.

  • lisa k.be prepared to wait for drinks..still way under-staffed

    33333 by lisa k.

  • Sean CGo on a weekday and aviod the chumps. Get a pork belly taco and W.L. Weller.

    33333 by Sean C

  • Clayton H.Try a michelada. Tecate w a salsa mix. I'm in love with them and they make a good one here. Pastor tacos and the guac are also very good!

    55555 by Clayton H.

  • Emily SAmazing. Taco taco taco promise land.

    55555 by Emily S

  • Eric TI'm a picky mofo, yet simple at the same time. This is my refuge. My food, my music, my enviroment (- Iowa football, only deduction- understandable) and my people (who isn't). You will find me here.

    55555 by Eric T

  • marcus OGot to agree with the pork belly, it's definitely a winner. Also recommend the basa and lamb shoulder tacos as well. Priced right!

    55555 by marcus O

  • Ryan BBest tacos in the city

    55555 by Ryan B

  • Heather HGo early on a sunday

    55555 by Heather H

  • Michele J.don't leave without trying the San Antonio sling! (and the pork belly tacos)

    55555 by Michele J.

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