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Big Star

$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” (216 reviews)
“queso fundido” (22 reviews)
“guacamole” (38 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1906
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect for happy hour tacos and margaritas! Loved it and service was great! Cute place, great outdoor seating. Great fun neighborhood.

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a hipster mexican joint. Go for the Tilapia fish tacos, tacos al pastor, their fresh house made guac.

Thank Dorian M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best tacos and margaritas in Chicago and the wicker park neighborhood. My favorite is the al pastor taco and the chips and quac can’t be missed!

Thank Rochelle D
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here with a friend. It seems like a very popular place in Wicker Park. The drinks were great, and the staff was extremely attentive. The tacos were decent, but the meat seemed a little over cooked. However, I would still try this place...More

Thank PAW305
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Wow! What a great fun taco place! Our food came out in under 5 minutes. Great atmosphere. The tacos were fantastic and well as the house salad. Would come back in the summer and eat outside.

Thank creb111
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Great menu choices although we didn’t order cocktails they have plenty to choose from. Our order came out extremely fast. The tacos were flavorful and filling. Service was fantastic.

1  Thank Janna K
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Tacos are fab! It's the first time I tried fish tacos...they were so good. Staff are very nice. Best thing though...outside seating option as I went on a beautiful sunny day! Pretty cheap too.

Thank Kitty8704
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Who would have thought my favorite taco would be mole-seasoned carrots!?!? Very unique little tacos in a funky Wicker Park setting. Just missed five stars because the beers were a bit small for the price and the tacos could have used more sauce (the pork...More

Thank ZephyrFox
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great place. The tacos are very tasty with plenty of good choices. They have a full bar with a nice beer menu.

1  Thank Antityco
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We stopped here for lunch and the place is always packed! We only had a 10 min wait so not bad at all. We sat outside and it was great. The atmosphere, the people , & especially the food were fantastic. Our waitress was very...More

Thank brendac722016
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
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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