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Big Star

) #91 of 7,846 Restaurants in Chicago Mexican, Latin,
1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1906
+1 773-252-7767
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (214 reviews)
“queso fundido” (20 reviews)
“guacamole” (34 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1906
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm sure there are many wonderful tacos at Big Star, but I started with the Taco de Panza - crispy, braised pork belly - and it was so good, I ordered seconds. And thirds. And, I never tried any other varieties. The guacamole was also...More

Thank goylime
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a sunny summer lunch with a buddy on the patio yesterday. Had the pulled pork and fish tacos, absolutely loved them. Chips and salsa were also very good, plus a good selection of beers on tap. This place has great location, happening vibe, and...More

Thank US2Europe
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Big Star is one of my favorite places to get tacos in Chicago (Wicker Park). The papas tacos is a hidden gem & the salsa & guacamole is worth it for an appetizer. They have a great beer selection.

Thank sasieber
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are a lot of parts about this place that are top notch, but the food is slightly above average. Not bad in any way, but also not memorable. With that being said, the music vibe is always on point with the season and crowd....More

Thank louiscarl23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Star cooks up authentic Mexican tacos on corn tortillas. They offer various meat options as well as vegetarian options and some breakfast options. At night, the place is really busy, but they have a To-Go spot right next to the main restaurant. The To-Go...More

Thank KECournoyer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tortilla chips. They are everyone's kryptonite, right? Well, Big Star serves up the literal best tortilla chips I've ever eaten. Seriously. No joke. They are fresh. They have the perfect amount of salt with a hint of lime. They are absolutely, divinely perfect. Oh, and...More

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Star is hopping all day and all night! It's a perfect place to sit in the sun, eat some chips and guac, and polish off a pitcher of margaritas. It's also a great place to get some great bourbon and party at night.

Thank Phunnyfarm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live nearby and come here from time to time. It's a really fabulous, high energy place and perfect for either a summer afternoon out on the patio or a winter evening sitting inside. There's always a wait. But part of the fun is having...More

Thank Lee4shalom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came here on a gorgeous day hoping to sit outside, eat some tacos and drink some margs. Mission accomplished! We arrived at about 1:15 on a Sunday and had to wait about 15 minutes as a party of 2. We were...More

Thank Emma R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been coming here for awhile- always a good vibe, always some delicious food. Plus who'd have thunk that whiskey and taco's would be a good combo. I love the Al Pastor from them. Also the chorizo ones! What a great whiskey selection they have-...More

Thank James C
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I din't used any car to move around in Chicago Public transportations is excellent choice; Bus, Train and Uber, not problem at all.....!!!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1906
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-252-7767
From the creators of Avec and Blackbird is a taco stand with delicious house-made tortillas in one of Chicago's biggest hipster arenas.
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