Fodor's Expert Review Big Star

$ Wicker Park Mexican Fodor's Choice

The second the sun peeks out each spring, locals make a beeline for the 250-seat patio at Big Star because the tacos and margaritas are some of the best in the city. Most of this honky-tonk taqueria's star power comes from executive chef/partner Paul Kahan and chef de cuisine Chris Miller, who serve a small menu of tasty Mexican classics—if it's a taco emergency, skip the wait for a table and head to the take-out window or try the larger Wrigleyville location.

Mexican Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $ Fodor's Choice Lively

Quick Facts

1531 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, Illinois  60622, USA


Known For:
  • Whiskey list
  • Queso fundido
  • Tacos, tacos, tacos

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