Big Star

Wicker Park, シカゴ
  • このスポットのfish tacosは有名で、この街で特に人気があります。
  • Christian V.
    "Get the guacamole and the Big Star Margarita (マルガリータ) made with mescal..."(69 つの Tips)
    Aprile E.
    "Whiskey (ウイスキー) shots and margarita pitchers will make your night."(22 つの Tips)
    "The red salsa (サルサ) was excellent as well."(8 つの Tips)
    AL R.
    "You have to try the Sonoran Hotdog (ホットドック)!!!! Worth the entire 7 bucks!!!"(12 つの Tips)
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  • CNN
    CNN8月 6, 2014
    Half 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. 続きを見る
  • JenKudu
    JenKudu6月 13, 2014
    $40 for a pitcher of margaritas and I stumbled away very happy! Queso fundido, Baja taco and guacamole are outstanding. Go drink at the bar, the hostess will text you when your table is ready.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR Media8月 4, 2014
    Everyone 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. 続きを見る
  • Serious Eats
    Serious Eats8月 19, 2011
    Tacos 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. 続きを見る
  • Jen M.
    Jen Marquez Ginn2月 23, 2015
    Super crowded. Cash only. That said, all the tacos are great. Favorite is the chicken taco. Tostada is awesome too. Very trendy. Good place to go with friends. Hit up the window outside in a hurry.
  • William Q.
    William Quiñones1月 29, 2016
    I went for the first time this past weekend and I tried fish tacos, and beef taco, taco al pastor. All of them very good. The horchata wasn't spectacular for me, but the recommendation I got was 👍
  • Vitalina S.
    Vitalina S.8月 5, 2015
    Tacos de pescado + fish tacos are sooooo good , definitely a must to try. Guacamole is amazing as well. If you are a taco lover definitely check this place out.
  • C R.
    C Rey7月 14, 2016
    Everything you've heard is true; this is the place you want to be on a sunny afternoon. Delectable tacos and excellent Mexican/summer themed beers and drinks. You MUST order the queso fundido!
  • Rafa G.
    Rafa G9月 15, 2014
    I came from de taco's country and this are most expensive tacos in my life, but they are great, have sowl, style, great service, delicious michelads and the "dulce de leche licuado" is pure sweetness.
  • Miroslav L.
    Miroslav Lysyuk7月 8, 2012
    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
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle Starkey2月 19, 2016
    Amazing first experience, although I admittedly didn't know what many menu items were (the menu is a mix of bilingual terms), everything I and my boyfriend picked was delicious. Cannot wait to go back
  • Chris S.
    Chris Steele9月 4, 2016
    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.
  • Bradley K.
    Good-to-great tacos at a fair price with an amazing patio and atmosphere. For years it's been the best place to enjoy a lazy afternoon with as many friends as can drop by
  • Abdul H.
    Abdul Hakkim12月 31, 2013
    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
  • Serious Eats
    Serious Eats5月 21, 2013
    Getting 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.
  • Eater
    Eater8月 18, 2016
    It's difficult to beat a classic. We're talking about the classic margarita, made with tequila Lunazul tequila, lime, and orange curacao. 続きを見る
  • Adrian P.
    If you’re looking to day drink then a pitcher of mezcal margarita is the way forward. Served with real ice so it doesn’t get watered down too fast, great with the Al Pastor and Steak & cheese tacos.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out Chicago5月 25, 2012
    If 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 続きを見る
  • Spoon University
    Spoon University6月 2, 2016
    While 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. 続きを見る
  • Michael S.
    Michael S11月 10, 2012
    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.
  • Derek F.
    Derek Flanzraich10月 4, 2016
    If this were in NYC, you'd never be able to get a table. Tacos were dope (especially the chicken + fish), drinks are cheap!
  • Johnny L.
    Johnny Lee4月 22, 2013
    If you find yourself waiting in line for the pork belly tacos, pastor, queso fundido, etc, run across the street and check out Moon Voyage. On pierce st around the corner from pennys
  • Mayoor R.
    Mayoor Rai5月 26, 2013
    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!
  • Danny C.
    Danny Caccioppo6月 26, 2012
    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.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out Chicago12月 6, 2011
    Try the michelada from our 100 Best list: We know it contains Tecate, Cholula and Valentina hot sauces, and Maggi. Oh, and we’re certain it's delicious, alleviates hangovers & might just cure cancer.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out Chicago2月 28, 2012
    Beat the brutal weekend crowds by dropping by the takeout window to grab a couple of tacos or plant yourself at the wall-length counter for a few beers or quality cocktails. 続きを見る
  • Serious Eats
    Serious Eats5月 13, 2013
    Papas 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.
  • Eater
    Eater1月 12, 2011
    Where else can you get a beer, a taco and a shot of whisky for under $10? Leave it to Blackbird exec chef Paul Kahan to make it happen. [Eater 38 Member] 続きを見る
  • The Feast
    The Feast6月 9, 2011
    Four for four: Paul Kahan strikes again with a taqueria that draws hour-long waits for al pastor and signature cocktails. Everyone raves about the pork belly, but our rec is to opt for the fish tacos.
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Foodies citywide rejoiced when this Bucktown taqueria opened its patio. More chances for us to partake in Paul Kahan’s tacos also means little foodies to sip dulce de leche milkshakes and lick paletas 続きを見る
  • M B.
    M Ben-David4月 4, 2012
    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...
  • Krista marie I.
    Listen. Order the Chicken and fish tacos (everything is delicious but those are the best ones) with a side pitcher of margarita and you're set. 👌
  • Moonchild
    Moonchild9月 15, 2014
    This 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.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out Chicago7月 7, 2014
    The bar that took over the Pontiac space is just that: A bar. With whiskey shots, cheap beer, and quick cocktails. 続きを見る
  • Josh S.
    Wicker Park staple - great for groups of people looking to split pitchers of potent margs and delicious street tacos. No reservations, be ready to wait for awhile.
  • Marcello M.
    Marcello Manso9月 12, 2014
    Imagine the world has been taken by zombies and the society as we know it is about to collapse. Make sure you stop here first and get Queso Fundido and porkbelly tacos.
  • Ben P.
    Ben Pierce10月 31, 2013
    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.
  • Jough D.
    Jough Dempsey8月 14, 2011
    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.
  • Christian V.
    Christian Van Brimmer2月 21, 2011
    Al Pastor Tacos are the best! The pescado almost as good. Get the guacamole and the Big Star Margarita made with mescal... A smoky, less sweet alternative. Come at lunch for a minimal wait.
  • Ian B.
    Ian Beacraft9月 6, 2011
    Amazing pork bellies. The fish tacos are also really good. If you enjoy extremely spicy foods the chicken tacos can't be beat. Oh yeah, and their whisky selection rocks 続きを見る
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah Waller7月 20, 2014
    Rajas, Panza, Pollo & Michelada to drink. I love this place but I hate that they will not give you a large container for chips & salsa to-go. Six small containers is really annoying. Is it that hard?
  • 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.
  • Marnie C.
    Marnie Coene9月 6, 2013
    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.
  • Ene Emilie D.
    Ene Emilie Dinesen8月 18, 2014
    Really 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
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel Mazza7月 30, 2016
    Love big star! A bit noisy but $3 whiskey menu is excellent. So fun, but same tacos are half price at authentic Mexican places nearby.
  • Myra R.
    Myra Rubin9月 10, 2010
    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
  • Sara M.
    Sara McMurray6月 30, 2012
    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!
  • Michael L.
    Michael Lucas1月 24, 2013
    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!
  • Paolo
    Paolo6月 6, 2015
    big college crowd, annoyingly busy, the overzealous doormen kick it all off with a snobby vibe. the tacos are as good as anything is the SF mission though.
  • Nathaniel S.
    Nathaniel Seevers4月 19, 2013
    De Panza, the pork belly tacos are where it's at. Plenty of good beers, a surprisingly nice whiskey stock and large outdoor seating space.
  • Paul M.
    Paul Morini12月 15, 2015
    Everything is very well prepared and delicious. An inventive bar/restaurant that is a great place to end up for drinks and a snack
  • PureWow
    PureWow5月 3
    Wicker 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. 続きを見る
  • Michael B.
    Michael Baird8月 14, 2014
    Tacos are really good. This place can get busy, make sure to plan for a wait. Grab a pitcher of margaritas while you wait.
  • Annie C.
    Annie Chambers10月 30, 2011
    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
  • Abby M.
    Abby Meixner7月 7, 2012
    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?
  • subbu a.
    subbu arumugam11月 16, 2011
    asked for specials (think "cheap")... the stupid server got us the $7 12oz beer ("the staff draft")... vs $1 schlitz that we later found out existed - be sure to ask $/beer if you're price sensitive
  • cami j.
    cami j.7月 28
    if you want to scope out the chicago hipster scene while eating delicious tacos, this is your place. the carrot taco was fabulous.
  • Tee C.
    Tee Capel1月 3, 2012
    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.
  • Dominic N.
    Dominic Nanni8月 10, 2013
    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.
  • Selene P.
    Selene PinAri4月 21, 2016
    Riquiiiiiisimo! El queso fundido una delicia y los tacos de pastor, no es el pastor original pero están buenísimos!
  • Berna
    Berna8月 5, 2013
    Try all the tacos and have tap beer. all tacos great but my favorites are taco dr panza & the walking taco :)
  • PureWow
    PureWow7月 11, 2016
    This place has the best jukebox tunes, patio and braised-pork-belly tacos in the world. 続きを見る
  • Hanna F.
    Hanna Fridell8月 30, 2015
    Great vibe and good prices. Fun with a group- hipster party feeling. Food is good but nothing special.
  • Dave Z.
    Dave Zissou6月 30, 2012
    top notch drinks, and the tacos are very freshly prepared, this is a must if you make the trip out to the windy city
  • Cole K.
    Cole Kennedy4月 4, 2016
    Do you like day drinking and tacos? Of course you do. Come here and let the DJ spin real vinyl while you get messed up.
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca Prindable6月 3, 2010
    Old Pontiac. $3 taco Tuesdays. Black cherry fizzzz drinks are delic. fun crowd. outside is fantastic. crowded- four or more for an inside booth, but sitting at the bar is fun- meet lots of pp1!
  • Jake S.
    Jake Smith9月 2, 2012
    Sonoran hot dog, with any of their surprisingly refreshing whiskey drinks, while sitting at the bar is the way to go.
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    You can't beat Paul Kahan's Wicker Park hot spot. Tacos stuffed with lamb shoulder, pork belly, and non-gringo ingredients like beef heart are only a few bucks. 続きを見る
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLive3月 24, 2011
    Curtis Stone, host of Top Chef Masters Season 3, knew Chicago for its hot dogs, but tacos?! Stone says Big Star’s tacos are, “up there with the best I have ever eaten.”
  • Sam H.
    Sam Herbert7月 11, 2015
    Delicious tacos, great margaritas, awesome outside area. Pretty surprised and and impressed by this place!
  • Misha K.
    Misha K.5月 2, 2013
    Try the taco de papas con rajas as a vegetarian option. Also try the pineapple mango salsa! #FatGirlTime
  • OkCupid Daters' Choice
    Big 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 続きを見る
  • Elizabeth G.
    Who doesn't love tacos and tequila? Must get the guac and a pitcher of their house margarita --- smoky or not!
  • Todd B.
    Todd Bernier3月 7, 2015
    Superb tacos and margaritas. Hard to get into at times, but worth the wait. Especially in the summer.
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda Kocefas 🎀8月 29, 2013
    The queso fundido is AMAZING. Highly recommend a pitcher of margs to keep you busy while you wait.
  • Fiona H.
    Fiona Hodge3月 26, 2015
    Super busy in the evenings get there early or it could be 1+hour wait. Much easier to get a spot at lunchtimes
  • Noel R.
    Noel Rodriguez10月 9, 2015
    A great place though the wait times are horrid. A bit overrated but still a place I frequent. Cash only.
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan Leggett9月 12, 2016
    Very tasty tacos. Even though the place looked crowded, we found seats at the bar quickly with no wait.
  • Todd G.
    Todd Galloway8月 8, 2011
    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. 続きを見る
  • RcL
    RcL4月 5, 2016
    Cozy atmosphere. Great taco's and drinks. Fast service too!
  • Kingsley Y.
    Kingsley Younger7月 15, 2015
    Featured on Unique Eats. Food looks good. All foods made in house. The All Pastor looks good.
  • Laini M.
    Laini Madhubuti4月 5, 2010
    go early. or don't. go late, be cool, and then i will be guaranteed a seat! basically it gets crowded after 6. bat your eyelashes & they might make the fish tostada into a taco, so good!!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out Chicago9月 17, 2010
    The Tacos de Panza, featuring luscious hunks of pork belly smothered in tomato guajillo sauce and showered with queso fresco, all swaddled in warm tortillas 続きを見る
  • Cari C.
    Cari Cutcher3月 30, 2011
    Love pork belly tacos but the service is shit, watched the bartender texting while I had already waited 20 mins for my check. Def saved some money on the tip :)
  • Amy L.
    Amy Lebowsky10月 16, 2014
    THIS IS THE HAPPIEST PLACE IN ON EARTH. Doesn't matter how crowded it is, come in and have the best mescal margarita of you life and smile.
  • Alex P.
    What can I say? My favorite tacos outside of Mexico City, probably. Everything is good. Don't give a shit about the bar scene. Shut up and eat.
  • Seve P.
    Seve Ponce de Leon7月 7, 2011
    MOST UNDERRATED DRINK: their horchata - a drink made from ground almonds and flavored with cinnamon. Get it with a shot of rum.
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson Hotels6月 20, 2011
    Concierge Catherine at Sax Chicago recommends scoring a table on the patio and filling up on beer, bourbon, and pork belly tacos.
  • Marco L.
    Marco Lagarde7月 31, 2015
    Los tacos de panza en realidad son de barriga (carnitas) y son extraordinarios. El walking Dead es más unos dorilocos que un taco, así que si eres mexicano no te van a gustar.
  • Tamra A.
    Tamra Altonaga6月 8, 2012
    Fish tacos are amazingggg! The best I've had other than the west coast! Everything else tastes great too!
  • Mike H.
    Mike Haggerty9月 29, 2012
    This place has some decent tequilas, Don Julio, Fortaleza, Ocho etc but I would love to see a bottle of Cuestion!
  • Zach S.
    Zach Smith11月 16, 2015
    Delicious tacos. Good beer selection. Cash only. Go to the outdoor window for a quick taco fix.
  • Carolyn S.
    Carolyn S8月 29, 2014
    Pastor & Pescado Tacos. Everything is out of this world.
  • Natalie T.
    Natalie Tse8月 12, 2016
    The queso fundido and fish tacos are a must! Also don't miss out on the Schlitz + shot combo
  • Ricky B.
    Ricky Brandt3月 29, 2015
    Great food, good prices. Don't expect a seat unless you want to wait. Heat lamps are legit.
  • Michelle F.
    Michelle Faraco7月 2, 2014
    Pastor Taco - yum yum! Queso fundido and Guac for appetizers!
  • Juliana K.
    Juliana Kong2月 11, 2012
    Awesomely chill place. Chips and guac are great. Good fish tacos and all tacos in general. Strong! Margaritas.
  • Emily K.
    Emily Kroll11月 5, 2011
    Best fish tacos in the city! If you want a table you need to put you name down about 2 hours in advance.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher Mariano11月 2, 2011
    Gotta have the Tacos de Panza. Queso Fundido is also a must. $3 whiskey shots to boot. Enjoy MFers!
  • David S.
    David Smith9月 14, 2014
    Tacos are stuffed to the brim with meaty goodness. Two tacos makes for a hearty meal.
  • Mark B.
    Mark Brenneman10月 19, 2014
    Great vegetarian selection. Protip: don't get the guacamole and spend the money you save on more tacos
  • David S.
    David Stepanek3月 16, 2014
    Taco al pastor is delish! Open late, friendly staff. This place is cash only!
  • Claire P.
    Claire Pistek3月 28, 2015
    Margaritas are strong, guacamole is amazing. The patio in the dinner is the place to be.
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler Sanderford6月 12, 2015
    tacos were ok. Served quick. Atmosphere for lunch felt liked being swiftly dragged by my shirt through a crowded metro. High energy.
  • Nick H.
    Nick Hork10月 12, 2013
    Put your name in and walk around to a few of the shops on Milwaukee. You'll be in soon enough.
  • Jesse
    Jesse7月 11, 2016
    The tacos are great and they have a ton of drinks to chose from. Lots of fun!
  • Chicagoist
    Chicagoist8月 1, 2014
    Don’t have hours to spare lined up on Damen? Head to the bar to order or avoid the hipster hordes altogether and opt for the to-go window. 続きを見る
  • Rebecca R.
    Rebecca Rickert10月 15, 2014
    Amazing tacos! Love the paloma's! Guacamole is just ok. Cash only!
  • Cristian L.
    Cristian Löfvall9月 14, 2016
    You *have to* have the fish tacos and the Big Star Margarita. Yummy tacos and awesome patio.
  • Tim F.
    Tim Franklin4月 13, 2014
    Long ass wait!!! And cash only!! But was kinda worth it plus it's plenty of bars nearby to go to while you wait.
  • Myra R.
    Myra Rubin4月 26, 2010
    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
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan Ferrera5月 28, 2015
    Excellent selection of tacos, but I recommend the Walking Taco for is you wanna eat on-the-go.
  • T C.
    T Callahan9月 26, 2014
    Weekday afternoons make for a less stressful crowd but a pitcher of margaritas always helps too.
  • Joe C.
    Joe Carpita7月 25, 2015
    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.
  • Maria B.
    Maria Burke7月 21, 2015
    Tacos were delicious - especially the chicken. Chips were top notch. Margs were just average.
  • Adam R.
    Adam Rowe12月 17, 2014
    The fall outdoor seating is great with the heat lamps. Must order guac.
  • David B.
    David B9月 29, 2013
    Dolce de Leche Licuado... Best milkshake ever!!! & the chips & guac make any day better!
  • Aprile E.
    Aprile Elcich6月 17, 2015
    Whiskey shots and margarita pitchers will make your night. All the food is awesome too.
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLive8月 15, 2011
    Order a supernal $3 taco de Borrego (marinated braised lamb shoulder with roasted scallion and Queso Fresco).
  • lauren k.
    lauren kurtz9月 2, 2016
    Never a bad taco. Delish Micheladas. Great people watching. And cheap whiskey shots.
  • Liz L.
    Liz Le6月 30, 2012
    The papas (potato), pasture, and pescado tacos are the best! Great lively crowd.
  • Donald C.
    Donald Clark7月 25, 2014
    If you don't want to wait, shoot for a noon arrival during the week. The taco with chariso (sp) is a hit.
  • Abraham M.
    Abraham Martinez5月 13, 2013
    Get the 7oz Rhinelander bottles. They'll make your hands feel like giant hands.
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazine1月 16, 2012
    Must-try cocktail: Paloma. Mexico’s answer to the Greyhound, balanced and way beyond typical taqueria fare.
  • Liliana V.
    Liliana Vasquez-Guevara6月 17, 2015
    All the tacos are good. Margaritas are really yummy!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out Chicago4月 8, 2010
    Try this: The pork belly tacos get the attention, but we love the queso fundido.
  • Carlos E.
    Carlos Echeverria8月 3, 2014
    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.
  • Nick G.
    Nick G3月 29, 2012
    Just go to the side and get the tacos from to-go. They are faster. Margaritas are crazy bitter, btw.
  • Adam
    Adam12月 24, 2015
    Excellent variety of tacos 🌮. The red salsa was excellent as well.
  • Mimi
    Mimi7月 18, 2011
    A little heavy on the mayo, but still the best fish taco I've ever had. Do not pass on the guac!
  • AL R.
    AL Rainey8月 26, 2013
    You have to try the Sonoran Hotdog!!!! Worth the entire 7 bucks!!!
  • Zachary B.
    If you're sitting at the bar watch out for "street sweeper". He's the guy that will try to clear your plate before you're done!
  • Kay D.
    Kay D7月 23, 2015
    Fantastic margarita pitchers and the al pastor is the highlight.
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandy12月 8, 2010
    Three words: honky-tonk taqueria. Bluesy beats, pork belly tacos, and a late-night walkup window serving Mexican hot cocoa. 続きを見る
  • Dave H.
    Dave Holtz8月 6, 2016
    Good tacos, outdoor seating area is great in the summer!
  • Trucy
    Trucy3月 28, 2013
    The dulce de leche milkshake is like drinking real life butterbeer from Harry Potter in dessert form.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby Kennedy1月 23, 2016
    If 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.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan Boubelik8月 3, 2013
    The el pastor taco was delicious. Service was meh, but we did get seated right away.
  • Amy D.
    Amy Dittmeier8月 29, 2010
    Try to go on a week day. Saturdays can be packed and if you're waiting for a table it'll take about 2-3 hours until one opens up.
  • Andrea P.
    Andrea Perkins2月 16, 2014
    Fish and pork belly tacos coupled with the margs are a must. Such great vibes at this bar. GO!
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan Wang9月 11, 2016
    Order the al pastor taco and a pitcher of the margarita 👍🏻
  • Jaunted
    Jaunted4月 19, 2010
    They accept credit card now, but beware LONG lines on Fri/Sat nights. Order queso fundido with extra corn tortillas and a few Modelo Especials to balance out the cheese
  • Sathy S.
    Sathy Salomon K7月 28, 2013
    Chips and Guac is in my opinion (take it or leave it) best in the city!
  • Chris F.
    Chris Falcioni6月 20, 2013
    Al Pastor taco is so good, it should be illegal. Get 1 or 12.
  • Jenn S.
    Jenn Sutherland2月 22, 2011
    Thrilled that Big Star is gluten-free friendly. Servers knowledgeable about celiac & other allergies - had a great lunch.
  • Scott B.
    Scott Bush4月 27, 2010
    Queso fundido just dominates. Get it. Good beer selection, I tried one called "brother thelonious.". If you are up to it, 27 ounce beers can be had.
  • Bridget
    Bridget7月 17, 2012
    Taco De Pescado is delicious! Get the Michelada with Tecate for sure!
  • Matt C.
    Matt Cosentino8月 17, 2016
    The tacos are delicious, and the takeout window is very convenient.
  • Eric H.
    Eric Heneghan1月 15, 2010
    I'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.
  • Dana T.
    Dana Tedesco10月 26, 2010
    The menu has changed for fall. My new fav: "The Tinga" (marinated chicken thigh & chorizo). Sounds & tastes so naughty!
  • Stephanie K.
    Stephanie Koenig11月 16, 2011
    Get the biggest bang for your buck. Tres reyes cocktail...tequila, sangrita and tecate.
  • Marios R.
    Marios Rigopoulos3月 25, 2015
    Among the best tacos I ever had. Super crowded but totally worth it
  • Sean R.
    Sean Reed8月 3, 2015
    One of the better Taco places judging on the wait and line to get a table.
  • Chad B.
    Chad Bell9月 30, 2015
    So often a crowded mess, but it's still a great spot on a lazy afternoon.
  • Pascale W.
    Pascale W.8月 26, 2011
    best margarita by the pitcher...get there early long lines for tables esp. on weekends.
  • Meg D.
    Meg Dempsey2月 15, 2010
    Queso fundido and good beers on tap. What else do you need? Also, the bathrooms are a welcome improvement from the Pontiac (may it rest in peace).
  • EatMeDrinkMeNYC
    EatMeDrinkMeNYC11月 5, 2011
    If your planning on ordering one taco, trust me, just order two and save some time.
  • Josh M.
    Josh Meekhof7月 31, 2013
    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.
  • Bob D.
    Bob DeGraff3月 8, 2016
    Excellent bartenders. They definitely know their cocktails.
  • Marc Jacobs Intl
    Marc Jacobs Intl4月 15, 2011
    Big Star has the BEST pork belly tacos & a great whiskey selection too! We love it!
  • Michelle K.
    Michelle Kemmer12月 6, 2010
    Known for the pork belly tacos, but don't leave w/o trying their Guacamole - best in Wicker Park/Bucktown!
  • Nicki W.
    Nicki Walliser7月 29, 2011
    Tacos were pretty good. Service was deathly slow but you can't beat their outdoor space on a nice summer day.
  • Danny C.
    Danny Cummuta4月 29, 2012
    All the food rocks my fav is the fish tacos or TACO de PESCADO
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy Gordon7月 9, 2011
    Loved the margaritas, guac, queso and fish tacos... I mean, what's not to love. (Unless you don't love hipsters)
  • Nick F.
    Nick Fruendt3月 11, 2016
    Try the carne con chili verde taco, really good!
  • Nicole N.
    Nicole Nejati9月 16, 2011
    Order Panza and Pescado tacos and don't go crazy with the margaritas they are strong!
  • Mandalyn R.
    Mandalyn Renicker8月 11, 2016
    They now take credit cards! And that Paloma is👌🏻.
  • Trish G.
    Trish Galimore2月 25, 2015
    The elotes bowl was an awesome explosion of flavor!
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLive2月 10, 2011
    This fun Mexican joint is about food, beverage and experience, all given equal weight – and all for a small check.
  • Brittany N.
    Brittany Nicole8月 30, 2014
    They are always super crowded. Plus, it's cash only, which is a bummer
  • Leti
    Leti7月 17, 2016
    Los tacos de panza y al pastor. Rico guacamole y queso. Las big star margaritas deliciosas!
  • Tabitha J.
    Tabitha Johnson7月 18, 2015
    Great outdoor space...carrot taco was amazing.
  • Shinji K.
    Shinji Kuwayama6月 9, 2015
    This is a great place for your friends to learn about waiting in line in Chicago
  • Jesse M.
    Jesse McGrath6月 9, 2010
    Great place to sit outside on Tuesday nights or any for that matter and have a drink along busy Damen avenue and people watch
  • Emily R.
    Emily R10月 4, 2011
    Always crowded but the al pastor and big star margarita are worth the wait. 続きを見る
  • Theresa G.
    Theresa Ganchorre6月 8, 2012
    cheap and delicious tacos, try pork shoulder and the fish tacos.
  • Lindsay R.
    Lindsay Rafayko7月 1, 2010
    LOVE big star. incredible tacos, tostadas, and guac. black cherry fizz is delicious. patio is always worth the wait.
  • Chet F.
    Chet Farley7月 9, 2010
    If you think, "Whow $1 Schlitz!? What a good deal!" Make sure you SPECIFY you want the 7oz. You can have 21oz for $3, or 12oz for $3. Your choice, brah.
  • Elizabeth F.
    Elizabeth F.8月 2, 2015
    Tacos, guac, horchata. Get take out when crowded.
  • Kate S.
    Kate Schaffer3月 29, 2015
    Eat and drink everything here. Don't miss queso fundido.
  • Dion M.
    Dion M3月 25, 2013
    We all know the tacos are great, but I recommend trying the Alova soda. It's so yummy!!!
  • Cary B.
    Cary Black10月 22, 2014
    The margaritas are top notch. You won't be disappointed.
  • Maya J.
    Maya Jimenez 😬10月 5
    The best tacos around. The micheladas are wonderful.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryan8月 8, 2014
    Everything. But especially the Michelada and pork tacos.
  • keidra c.
    keidra chaney5月 31, 2011
    As everyone has said, pork belly tacos are a winner. Also try the guacamole.
  • T H.
    T H7月 12, 2014
    They never run air conditioning so this isn't the place to hit when it's hot unless you love that sauna dining sensation
  • Kirsten
    Kirsten1月 21, 2013
    Oh, my lord, just order one of everything straight down the menu.
  • Louis K.
    Louis Klieger8月 2, 2015
    Great funky tacos! Long waits, cash only.
  • Rachel
    Rachel12月 11, 2012
    The fish taco, guacamole, and plantains are delicious!
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-Beloin5月 15, 2016
    One of the best patios in the city. Great spot for tacos.
  • Bruce W.
    Bruce Winche'll9月 5, 2011
    Total pick up bar. Say you're in a band and you'll get laid. Tacos are great..$3 whiskeys.
  • Michael R.
    Michael Rosinia8月 28, 2012
    So delicious in every way. I highly recomment Big Star.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out Chicago3月 30, 2012
    At Paul Kahan’s taco bar, there’s no choosing between the cheap whiskey shots and the tortillas packed with crisp, beer-battered tilapia. 続きを見る
  • Michael C.
    Michael Carbone2月 10, 2012
    Great food! I enjoyed the guacamole. The Margaritas are powerful.
  • Antony D.
    Antony Demekhin11月 20, 2010
    yes, obviously 2 el pastors and a mini schlitz is a $5 combo meal...BUT do not discount the guacamole here, nor the el paloma which is equally tasty and refreshing..
  • Kat G.
    Kat Graden10月 9, 2011
    Took forever to get the food which was ultimately very good. So don't come in a rush, but prepare to enjoy good food.
  • Mark B.
    Mark B8月 1, 2010
    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.
  • Mark B.
    Mark Brouch8月 7, 2014
    Great late night spot and amazing tacos!
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan Gallentine2月 19, 2013
    If you feel like being in an episode of portlandia, this place is for you!
  • Manbque
    Manbque4月 13, 2011
    Pork belly is the new fad, try something else this time. All tacos are great!
  • Colin Y.
    Colin Young2月 24, 2012
    Get the guacamole and don't ask any questions. Just do it.
  • Robin J.
    Robin Johannsen4月 24, 2015
    Can't stop eating tacos. Lots of outdoor seating.
  • Julianna
    Julianna8月 16, 2016
    They take credit cards now! Patio is always a good time.
  • Ellis S.
    Taco de pollo is underrated and amazing
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler Sanderford6月 21, 2015
    Ok. Not bad for a taco place. That is if you like fast, shuffle you in and shuffle you out. Tacos were fine.
  • Lorilea Z.
    Lorilea Zabadal4月 26, 2013
    Food is awesome, but skip the cocktails. And don't forget your CASH!
  • Bekki J. C.
    Bekki J. Chapman9月 23, 2012
    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.
  • Geoff M.
    Geoff Mikelsons9月 10
    Tacos are fantastic. Love the micheladas and Palomas as well.
  • Rachel B.
    Rachel Been4月 14, 2012
    Try the tostada de hongos and the michelada verde.
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  • Emily S.
    Emily Scichilone2月 15, 2015
    Best margarita in the city. Fish tacos are SO good!
  • Bill E.
    Bill Earner1月 4, 2013
    The plantanos fritos are out of this world!
  • Nicolas H.
    Nicolas Hernandez11月 12, 2011
    Pork Belly Tacos and the Stewed Beans are awesome!
  • Lindsey W.
    Lindsey Woody2月 6, 2011
    The tacos are $3 and small, so order more than one if you're hungry. Quick service!!
  • ilyas t.
    ilyas teker3月 19, 2015
    You should try panza and pescado taco :)
  • Megan L.
    Megan Lally8月 19, 2010
    Pork belly tacos were my favorite, but the pork shoulder tacos (w/pineapple) are a close runner-up.
  • Christa C.
    Christa C.8月 19, 2014
    Best fish tacos in Chicago! Also, bring cash!
  • Zachary B.
    You already made one good choice by coming here, now make another and order up 2 fish tacos & a 7oz Schlitz all for $7
  • Arali C.
    Arali Camacho4月 18, 2014
    Las margaritas sin muy ricas!!
  • Alison
    Alison5月 15, 2013
    Taco de pescado and the salad - the perfect summer lunch!
  • Jordon N.
    Jordon Novak4月 26, 2010
    Tried the TACOS DE PANZA. awesome. Washed it down with the bombshell blonde. In my top five chicago gastropubs.
  • Caitlin P.
    Caitlin Partridge4月 9, 2010
    go with 2 if you want to sit at the bar, need 4 or more for a booth! must get the queso fundido.
  • Clayton H.
    Clayton Hauck2月 16, 2010
    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!
  • Samer C.
    Samer Chokr5月 28, 2016
    Taco heaven, wont go wrong with whatever you pick.
  • Aleksandra S.
    Pastor tacos and the guac were so good
  • Chet F.
    Chet Farley7月 9, 2010
    New development in the 7oz debacle. Do you *hate* spending less money? I know I do. But for you crazies out there who want to save $$, order a "7oz." It's exactly. the. same.
  • Angel V.
    Angel Valdes5月 31, 2012
    Esta 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.
  • Mitchell
    Mitchell9月 26, 2014
    Tacos are great, drinks are great, vine is great
  • Sean B.
    Sean Blanton5月 10, 2012
    The best house hand-picked bourbons in the city!
  • Zach F.
    Zach Felsenstein6月 10, 2015
    Three tacos is plenty. Plus chips. And drinks.
  • Oriana
    Oriana10月 10, 2014
    Old fashions and Tacos de papas. Makes me happy time. Cash only.
  • Tucker A.
    This place rockkkksss. Great margs, great vibes. V fun.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff Carter8月 6, 2014
    Awesome tacos. Always crowded. Good beer
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen Major5月 28, 2014
    Good food and drinks. Not enough shade. Get more umbrellas for the patio.
  • Opus Media Network
    Opus Media Network7月 3, 2013
    While not technically a bar, amazing margaritas all around.
  • Chris T.
    Chris T6月 22, 2014
    Taco window is great, but main place staff are rude to Asians and foreigners.
  • Carolyn S.
    Carolyn S8月 28, 2014
    Amazing Margaritas & Fish Tacos. Everything is awesome
  • Olivia
    Olivia4月 22, 2012
    Best taco in town! Get Pastor , you won't regret it:)
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon Heath2月 2, 2013
    Bring cash, because Big Star is cash only!
  • Erika D.
    Erika Davis3月 3, 2016
    Margaritas are delicious! Unique tacos.
  • marcus
    marcus1月 10, 2010
    Got to agree with the pork belly, it's definitely a winner. Also recommend the basa and lamb shoulder tacos as well. Priced right!
  • David C.
    David Carr8月 14, 2014
    Good tex mex in wicker park. Reminds me of being back in Houston.
  • Dave C.
    Dave Clark11月 12, 2009
    Get the braised pork belly tacos. They're awesome. Impressive cocktails. But be forewarned: they only accept cash, and their ATM is a ripoff.
  • Ashok S.
    Ashok Selvam6月 13, 2011
    Great in the afternoon for a quick bite and drink to break up your weekend day. 続きを見る
  • Rick T.
    Rick Torres5月 19, 2012
    The Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate tastes like it's authentic hot drink counterpart.
  • Jess C.
    Jess C5月 14, 2015
    The taco takeout window is awesome!
  • Vinicius P.
    So good! Try the Sonoran hot dog!
  • Joseph F.
    Joseph Finn3月 20, 2016
    Cash only, so be prepared since you don't expect that in 2016.
  • Michael A.
    Michael Anthony12月 25, 2016
    Get there early and get a cocktail!
  • Brian H.
    Brian Hanscel11月 12, 2011
    Tacos, queso fundido, and mi chilada on the patio. A summer staple.
  • Brook H.
    Brook Harris2月 21, 2015
    The sweet spot is around 330pm - walk in and your table is waiting!
  • Evan
    Evan3月 17, 2010
    Gourmet tacos, if you're into that sort of thing. Abundant whiskeys and some good beer on tap. Try the Bakersfield.
  • Jason R.
    Jason Ritchkoff10月 11, 2011
    Excellent tequila and bourbon list. Best of both worlds
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out Chicago6月 4, 2012
    The patio. The scene. The tacos. The micheladas. Mix and repeat.
  • sydney f.
    sydney fortner5月 30, 2010
    Cash only, but ATM inside. Guacamole is THE best I've ever had. Tecate Cheladas are delish, too!
  • Ana F.
    Ana Fernatt5月 16, 2011
    The grilled, salted jalapenos are VERY spicy, but a great treat. 続きを見る
  • Ansell
    Ansell3月 14, 2015
    The Walking Taco was surprisingly good!
  • Joe S.
    Joe Syke7月 18, 2012
    The pork belly tacos are simply amazing.
  • Jason P.
    Jason Paris10月 1, 2013
    Cheap and amazing. Need I say more?
  • Rudy
    Rudy9月 2, 2010
    I love this place. The guacamole is a must. Tacos de rajas and poblano have me addicted
  • Jennifer V.
    Jennifer Valentine12月 31, 2013
    Best guacamole ever!! Good strong margaritas
  • Eric H.
    Eric H12月 6, 2011
    Drink your $1 Schlitzs in twos. Would you rather pay $21 for 84 oz of beer or $12?
  • Oriana
    Oriana5月 7, 2016
    They now take credit cards!! Used to be cash only.
  • BetsyM
    BetsyM9月 5, 2010
    I'm a big fan of Big Star tacos and guacamole, but I've always had horrible service. Opt for the take-out window.
  • Aprendi
    Aprendi7月 31, 2012
    Milagros, una de nuestras viajeras, nos cuenta que aquí se encuentra el mejor queso fundido. ¿Estás de acuerdo? Cuéntanos en Aprendí. 続きを見る
  • Yanyo ⚜️
    Yanyo ⚜️4月 9, 2011
    The margaritas are great but they sneak up on you like a rapist in the night.
  • Leyla A.
    Leyla Arsan8月 14, 2011
    Love the tacos almost as much as I love social media scavenger hunts. @dtdash
  • Mandy M.
    Mandy Marcus5月 26, 2013
    Ya into it- the pork belly taco is out of control good.
  • Staffan H.
    Staffan Holmgren7月 12, 2012
    Great Tacos, great patio! Perfect night in Chicago.
  • Mikey G.
    Mikey G3月 9, 2012
    This place may have the best al pastor in THE WORLD! No kidding!
  • Lindsey W.
    Lindsey Woody2月 6, 2011
    Bartenders were really quick & efficient considering the place was packed!!
  • Claire P.
    Claire Perkins3月 22, 2012
    The bearded host is really nice and gracious
  • super genius inc.
    super genius inc.6月 9, 2012
    The super genius lunch spot of choice. Queso Fundido.
  • Brad C.
    Brad Chmielewski3月 23, 2013
    Skip the tacos for once and try the Sonoran Hot Dog.
  • Lauren O.
    Lauren O'Malley10月 7, 2012
    Order the Michelada if you like spicy drinks!
  • Jenna S.
    Jenna Starck1月 15, 2013
    Get the tilapia tacos! Insanely good.
  • Sherin A.
    Sherin Ali10月 17, 2014
    El pastor and walking racos ! Love this place
    MERCEDEZ GONZALEZ10月 15, 2011
    The tacos de panza and micheladas are delish!!
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn Yu9月 3, 2011
    Try the Sarsaparilla Springs: Buffalo Trace and Sprecher Root Beer.
  • sophie m.
    sophie m8月 2, 2010
    Get the tacos de panza and an order of guacamole. The margaritas are super.
  • Mike
    Mike8月 10, 2014
    Pastor and/or Panza + Pescado.
  • ehMehF
    ehMehF9月 15, 2011
    Best Horchata since Mexico!!! Calabacitas was my fave dish:-)
  • Holly W.
    Holly W.5月 30, 2010
    If there's a wait, steal a seat at the bar, order a drink and guacamole and enjoy people-watching and good music.
  • Shannon S.
    Shannon Stout7月 11, 2014
    Get a pitcher of margs and the fish taco
  • Lindsay R.
    Lindsay R4月 23, 2014
    Food was good! but don't know I'd I would go back because of the service. wait staff was inattentive and unorganized.
  • Omid A.
    Omid Aminpour6月 7, 2013
    What a joke. Street tacos starting at $4??? This is some bs! Oh and the horchata is garbage too
  • Ezra P.
    Ezra Pollard4月 29, 2016
    Great outdoor space, tacos and beers.
  • Marissa R.
    Marissa Ryan5月 27, 2015
    El pastor and a pitcher of margs. Get em.
  • Joe C.
    Joe Carpita8月 7, 2016
    The walk up window accepts cards now!!
  • Wicker Park Bucktown Insider
    Wicker Park Bucktown Insider1月 11, 2014
    Haven't eaten here since they switched to catfish for their tacos. Well, they're back to tilapia. FYI.
  • Amit S.
    Amit Shah12月 31, 2013
    Good food! Michelidas are excellent!
  • Daan V.
    Daan V.6月 29, 2012
    The Taco De Papas Con Rajas is so good!
  • Carolina C.
    Carolina Cortes11月 7, 2014
    The best Pork belly and al pastor tacos!
  • Katie B.
    Katie B!6月 16, 2012
    Awesome music. Bowie, Nirvana. The Specials...
  • Jason L.
    Jason Lichon3月 27, 2011
    Oaxaca vieja - sorta like drinking bacon. It's a good thing if there is any doubt.
  • Corinne
    Corinne12月 12, 2012
    Taco de Pescado is my fave!
  • Rob C.
    Rob Chopra4月 24, 2010
    Come here for tasty tacos, amazing guac and an awesome patio to soak in some sun.
  • Emily J.
    Emily Jurlina8月 21, 2014
    The al pastor taco is my favorite.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew Washington6月 5, 2014
    Everything is good and fresh
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan Joyner6月 8, 2014
    The Chorizo taco is great!!!
  • Anna A.
    Anna Amelia8月 26, 2013
    Stay away from the margaritas on tap. They were much, much better before.
  • Charlie L.
    Charlie Lind5月 19, 2012
    Your asshole tomorrow will hate that deliciously spicy (as hell) you ordered today.
  • Azad A.
    Azad Amir-Ghassemi3月 5, 2015
    Chicago style upscale tacos. Pickled peppers are for real spicy.
  • Everton A.
    Everton Araujo11月 16, 2014
    They have vegetarian options. Fair price
  • Adam K.
    Adam Kraft8月 13, 2010
    Enjoy the old school country music. On any night you could be listening to Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, or Hank Williams.
  • Lera T.
    Lera Thompson7月 11, 2010
    Pitcher of margaritas on Big Star's patio is the perfect way to spend (drink) a summer afternoon.
  • Skyler J.
    Skyler Johnson8月 17, 2014
    The Walking Taco - it comes in a Frito's bag
  • Angie K.
    Angie K6月 24, 2012
    Torta de hongo and cheladas are amaze!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out Chicago5月 29, 2012
    The patio. The scene. The tacos. The micheladas. Mix and repeat. -FS 続きを見る
  • Kim W.
    Kim Whitlock10月 15, 2010
    definitely get the pork belly tacos. you won't be disappointed.
  • Amelia C.
    Amelia Carpenter1月 30, 2014
    The torta is super spicy... if you're a pussy.
  • Philip C.
    Philip Chang10月 13, 2015
    My tongue says sangria... But my heart says michelada.
  • Edward T.
    Edward Tobin8月 18, 2014
    Tacos, guacamole n rum n Horchata !
  • Susie W.
    Susie White8月 18, 2010
    Pork belly taco is amazing! Be careful - the margs give you amnesia!
  • 1uppitynegress
    1uppitynegress9月 23, 2012
    Be 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.
  • Len K.
    Len Kendall10月 18, 2011
    If you go on Monday, you can get in!
  • Geff K.
    Geff Kenly5月 1, 2013
    great tacos and fun atmosphere
  • Carly K.
    Carly Klein12月 28, 2014
    Queso fundito! Margaritas. Taco al pastor.
  • John T.
    John Thai7月 1, 2013
    Hype, hype, hype. Food is ok. Epic patio. Best service ever.
  • Ken S.
    Ken Sumka7月 25, 2010
    The pork belly tacos are king but the guacamole is also amazing
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle Poler9月 3, 2012
    La horchata buenisima y los tacos de pollo
  • Kübra Z.
    Kübra Zengin3月 29, 2015
    Best taco ever! Chicken taco rocks!
  • Alexis F.
    Alexis Finch10月 26, 2011
    I WANT A PONY!!! And you do too. Seriously. Ask for one.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley Shaffer9月 7, 2012
    Frijoles with al pastor and salsa verde = no better way to start a meal.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony Marnell9月 15, 2013
    Regardless of what 4sq says, big star is CASH ONLY
  • Bill S.
    Bill Sindewald3月 12, 2015
    Great lunch spot. Had a terrible experience trying to check out the night life due to a very rude and unprofessional bouncer who said they were closed but it was still advertised business hours.
  • Mariah E.
    Taco de Pescado for the win! 🌮🐟🏆
  • Ronald G.
    Ronald Guartatanga5月 18, 2013
    Tacos de panza are a must
  • J D.
    J De Jesus2月 16, 2014
    Good times and good drinks
  • J.M. S.
    J.M. Saponaro7月 3, 2015
    Best margaritas ever + awesome tacos
  • Jono F.
    Jono Ferrer10月 22, 2015
    Fish tacos, guacamole and margaritas
  • Krystal
    Krystal7月 8, 2013
    It took forever to get a table, but the tacos were yummy!
  • Jean T.
    Jean Tran8月 10, 2012
    MUST try the fish tacos!!!! it's heavenly
  • Peter M.
    Peter McQueen4月 1, 2015
    Classic big star...
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan Ferrera10月 12, 2015
    The take-out window is cash-only.
  • David C.
    David Curiel11月 27, 2014
    Overhyped place but the tacos are decent here and there .
  • Mike R.
    Mike Ronkoske11月 19, 2011
    Grab a botte of Old Rasputin and the tacos al Pastor.
  • angela w.
    angela whitby9月 3, 2010
    Bring cash. Great bar, great nibbles. Cheap.
  • Eric P.
    Eric Pan6月 28, 2012
    Best margaritas an tacos. Cheap!
  • Topshop
    Topshop6月 19, 2012
    This gets our award for yummiest Mexican food in the city!
  • Heather H.
    Heather Hogden4月 14, 2013
    The pastor and panza never disappoint!
  • June Hope L.
    June Hope Lanners2月 22, 2013
    Big Star margaritas + tacos pescado = heaven!
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon Heath2月 1, 2013
    Try the Big Star Margarita or $3 Whiskey du Jour.
  • Mark C.
    Mark Cleary8月 18, 2010
    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.
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie Polus2月 17, 2014
    Best fish tacos I have ever had!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food Maps8月 28, 2014
    Check out Big Star Tacos as seen on Unique Eats 続きを見る
  • Gyi T.
    Gyi Tsakalakis8月 7, 2014
    Fish tacos, whiskey, sunshine.
  • Nancy
    Nancy1月 14, 2014
    Tacos in Pilsen are bigger and cheaper!
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio C9月 29, 2014
    Super hipster, if you're into that kind of stuff.
  • Rosie Mae
    Rosie Mae10月 10, 2012
    BEST fish tacos ever!!! Thx for making being a pescatarian so easy :)
  • Ana
    Ana8月 16, 2014
    Amazing tacos and beer. Nuff said.
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket Sun9月 6, 2014
    Take out tacos were pretty cheap but good.
  • Allison W.
    Allison Ward10月 5, 2012
    Can't go wrong with a pitcher of margaritas.
  • Mike L.
    Mike Lawlor4月 22, 2012
    Try the vanilla sea salt ice cream!
  • Maxwell Z.
    Maxwell Z1月 5, 2013
    Chicken tacos and a chelada = the perfect Saturday afternoon.
  • Amanda
    Amanda5月 19, 2016
    Best Restaurants according to
  • Chris S.
    Chris Santiago7月 3, 2011
    I can eat the pork belly tacos here everyday :-)
  • Josh S.
    Josh Stevens7月 3, 2015
    Guacamole and Pork Belly Tacos!
  • Saif D.
    Saif Dia8月 7, 2015
    Tacos are the star at this whiskey bar
  • Hannah M.
    Hannah McMillan8月 15, 2012
    Get there early if it's nice out!
  • RJ S.
    RJ Schillaci2月 2, 2013
    $3 whiskey $1 Schlitz combo is a delight.
  • Neel V.
    Neel Vadoothker4月 26, 2014
    a good place to get a margarita
  • Kirstie A.
    Kirstie Allen1月 30, 2012
    1$ schlitz. 3$ whisky shots. Everyday all day
  • Lukas C.
    Try a michelada, because they're awesome.
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen R.12月 27, 2012
    Chicken tacos are spicy hot. Really.
  • C.S. G.
    C.S. Gonzalez10月 13, 2014
    Tacos De papas con rajas!!!
  • Marc Jacobs Intl
    Marc Jacobs Intl2月 22, 2010
    Go for the amazing and cheap tacos and great whiskey!
  • Lea L.
    Lea Love2月 18, 2012
    The guacamole is addicting! And I hate guacamole.
  • Nina Y.
    Nina Yiamsamatha1月 2, 2013
    Don't snooze on the taco de pollo!
  • Kirstie A.
    Kirstie Allen2月 9, 2012
    Beat bourbon selection in Chicago land area.
  • Alberto R.
    Alberto Rodriguez9月 5, 2010
    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.
  • George W.
    George Wilkson5月 10, 2013
    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"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Kristina N.
    Kristina Nielsen9月 1, 2014
    Love the tacos
  • Gabriel R.
    Gabriel Roa5月 1, 2011
    Good but I wouldn't say they're the best in city.
  • Karla
    Karla6月 1, 2013
    the fish tacos are delicious.
  • Doug K.
    Doug Kalemba6月 30, 2012
    The AmEx special that is attached to this location is NOT VALID. Big Star does not accept credit cards.
  • Ziad E.
    Ziad El Bizri7月 11, 2015
    Fish tacos, music, margs
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie Simon9月 3, 2014
    Stay away from the obscenely priced whisky. Go to Binny's and get yourself a whole bottle instead.
  • Josh Z.
    Josh Zagarena7月 9, 2012
    The fish tacos are the best, ever.
  • Jillian B.
    Jillian Burnickas2月 5, 2015
    The staff is just rude. I spent a total of four minutes there because I couldn't believe three staff members had been so rude upon walking in. Not worth it.
  • hylton s.
    hylton s6月 5, 2011
    This is a place for drinks. Food is average at best. People watching is fine. The big deck is great.
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie T1月 7, 2012
    Taco De Pescado allllll the way!
  • Kendra T.
    Kendra Torres11月 23, 2012
    Try the fish tacos
  • Hannah M.
    Hannah Muirhead7月 9, 2015
    Excellent margaritas. Splendid tacos.
  • Chris M.
    Chris Moore6月 24, 2015
    Fish tacos are fantastic
  • Hannah ..
    Hannah ...9月 6, 2011
    FISH TACOS are 3-bite wonders!
  • Mat B.
    Mat Burnett6月 14, 2015
    The best part is, it's never crowded.
  • Carolina
    Carolina5月 2
    Very delicious but very small
  • Juan B.
    Juan Bermudez9月 4, 2014
  • Marco G.
    Marco Guzman8月 8, 2014
    Fish Tacos are the best!
  • Brent C.
    Brent Campbell10月 22, 2011
    Cash only! But awesome everything else
  • Daisy E.
    Daisy Espana1月 8, 2011
    Pork Belly Tacos with Dulce De Leche Milkshake.
  • Elizabeth C.
    Elizabeth Castillo1月 22, 2012
    Tostada de calabaza and lagunita fusion
  • James T.
    James Tillapaugh9月 24, 2011
    It's so busy that I never come at night. But that's a testament to how great the place is.
  • Ananya G.
    Ananya Gupta4月 2, 2016
    Ambience and the nachos
  • Dave K.
    Dave Kaufman11月 28, 2010
    Tacos best in Chicago. Plus great deal.
  • Carps
    Carps9月 24
    Fish taco is 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
  • Caro C.
    Caro Cord9月 9
    Great Tacos, poor service!
  • Silvia R.
    Silvia Rivera9月 5, 2010
    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.
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew Kunesh1月 3, 2013
    Exceptional service. Get at least two tacos.
  • Dhruva
    Dhruva8月 10, 2014
    Tacos, outdoor seating
  • Jared I.
    Jared Ingersol3月 9, 2011
    Try the al pastor. They're the best
  • Sean C.
    Sean Cohen2月 16, 2010
    Go on a weekday and aviod the chumps. Get a pork belly taco and W.L. Weller. 続きを見る
  • Jess J.
    Jess Jones7月 13, 2013
    La Palomas + fish tacos = perfection.
  • Blair C.
    Blair Casey9月 20, 2010
    Maragarita and chips and guacamole. It's a pretty generous portion, too!
  • George H.
    George Hayes8月 3, 2015
    Try the Walking Taco
  • ⓐⓡⓘ✌☠ ™.
    ⓐⓡⓘ✌☠ ™10月 12, 2012
    Queso fundido is awesome!!!
  • Leslie d.
    Leslie d3月 12, 2015
    Margs and taco al pastor
  • Robert M.
    Robert Macabuhay5月 26, 2010
    Go for the the pork belly tacos and queso fundido. 続きを見る
  • Chase F.
    Chase Farnum7月 25, 2015
    Tacos are amazing
  • Tom A.
    Tom Aussem2月 14, 2012
    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.
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa Wallis8月 15, 2010
    Everyone here is extremely attractive on just about any given night.
  • David I.
    David Ingmire5月 23, 2010
    Careful getting an order to go. The tacos and tostadas are pretty gross when you open them up. You'll need silverware to eat your meal.
  • Sole Brotha M.
    Try the fish tacos!!! BOMBDIGGIDY!!! #POW
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa Wallis7月 21, 2011
    Don't ask for a Corona like the guys wearing his medallioned sunglasses--on his forehead--just did
  • Deniz B.
    Deniz Bayramoglu12月 23, 2010
    Ask for Michael at the bar. He's an awesome SE Kentucky boy!
  • lexi h.
    lexi hoffman4月 29, 2013
    Kate and Andre... We love ya guys.
  • Tunisia C.
    Tunisia Carter8月 23, 2016
    The drinks were just ok and the food was mediocre at best. This place gets high rating and I just can't figure out why.
  • Jasmine E.
    Jasmine Evans4月 15, 2016
    Margaritas and tacos
  • Jamco Creative
    Jamco Creative3月 9, 2010
    poblano tacos, queso fundido, pickled onions, beer beer beer and a cool horchata
  • Michele J.
    Michele Jurewicz11月 27, 2009
    don't leave without trying the San Antonio sling! (and the pork belly tacos)
  • Rosalinda R.
    Rosalinda Rodriguez7月 29, 2012
    I hate it....service 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
  • Jamie M.
    Jamie Mack3月 25, 2011
    Watch out for the Big Star blackout, happens every time.
  • Pete W.
    Pete Whinn4月 20, 2014
    Bring your ID after 8
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria Chin1月 17, 2013
    try the vegetarian taco!
  • Andrea J.
    Andrea Jadzinski7月 21, 2013
    The guy checking IDs is a dick. Sorry I've changed my hair color. Sorry I've changed in 7 years!
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie Gubman7月 9, 2013
    Drink a marg and you'll get really drunk!
  • Vivek
    Vivek11月 27, 2013
    Awesome pork tacos!
  • Anthony H.
    Anthony H1月 18, 2012
    Omg these r the best margaritas ever
  • Daniel D.
    Daniel Di Tomaso5月 25, 2012
    Shut up and order the fish tacos.... I SAID SHUT UP!
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge Chavez4月 4, 2015
    tostadas de hongos y cosas asi
  • Helena N.
    Helena Nacinovic7月 26, 2015
    Nice tacos!
  • Renée V.
    Renée Vargas8月 5, 2015
    Yummy margaritas
  • Jake G.
    Jake Guidry1月 2, 2012
    Best guacamole in the city.
  • Christopher
    Christopher10月 3, 2013
    Artful design
  • Ashleigh G.
    Overhyped and crowded. There are better tacos nearby.
  • Casey B.
    Casey Brower4月 20, 2013
    Big star my ass. No stars at all, let alone big ones.
  • Jackie F.
    Jackie Ferrer7月 6, 2014
    Michelada is ON POINT #YUM
  • ISC C.
    ISC Chicago12月 9, 2012
    Yummy and affordable
  • Terry M.
    Terry M3月 8, 2010
    pork belly tacos, fish tostadas and $7 manhattans. oh, yes!
  • Brandon D.
    Brandon Dudley4月 13, 2015
    Favorite spot for tacos
  • Saneel R.
    Saneel Radia3月 5, 2010
    Tres Reyes - Shot of Tequila, Sweet/Sour Chaser, Tecate to sip after it all.
  • Erika L.
    Erika L3月 8, 2014
    Cash only!
  • Big Rob
    Big Rob3月 22, 2013
    Girl at carry out window working on 3.21.13 was rude and dismissive for no reason. We will get our tacos elsewhere. Peace!
  • vikas e.
    vikas erraballi7月 6, 2012
    Go to spot in Wicker park
  • Louis K.
    Louis Klieger9月 17, 2016
    Get 3 tacos total.
  • Gustavo P.
    Gustavo Paiva9月 27, 2011
    The best mexican food ive ever been
  • Charles B.
    Charles B9月 21, 2011
    amazing Tacqueria in Wicker Park.
  • Gwynne
    Gwynne10月 15, 2011
    Gonna go against the grain and say fish tacos!
  • Lady TMarie H.
    Lady TMarie H.7月 28, 2014
    Try the fish tacos
  • Joe K.
    Joe Kocovsky11月 3, 2013
    taco taco taco
  • Matt K.
    Matt Kelly6月 15, 2011
    The new chicken tostada is amazing.
  • Stacey P.
    Stacey P.9月 19, 2010
    Guac and pork belly tacos are amazing!!
  • Lawrence J.
    Lawrence Jacobs6月 22, 2015
    Taco's of course!
  • Archie P.
    Archie Powell2月 2, 2013
    $1 Schlitz is the jam.
  • Karlwitak
    Karlwitak5月 8, 2014
    Not kid friendly. No high chairs, etc.
  • Edison C.
    Edison Castaneda2月 24, 2015
    Tacos al pastor!
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle Derderian6月 19, 2011
    try the lagunitas special brew
  • Kirstie A.
    Kirstie Allen1月 31, 2012
    Fish tacos. I eat four
  • Colm H.
    Colm Hanratty8月 31, 2010
    Everybody's right about the pork belly tacos - very tasty!
  • Josh P.
    Josh Pace6月 22, 2011
    Apparently this place is good enough for Kelsey Grammer. He's here right now
  • Joe W.
    Joe Wright8月 6, 2010
    Just tried the old fashioned. Really awesome.
  • Brad P.
    Brad P11月 12, 2010
    get the hot dog. yes, hot dog.
  • Erick B.
    Erick Bastida3月 20, 2015
    Worst tacos I've ever tried.... If you're Mexican please run out of this place...
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew Sullivan3月 19, 2010
    Get the chips. 3 salsas. 2 dollars. Trust me. Get the chips.
  • Laura M.
    Laura Mullen8月 27, 2014
    Get the guac
  • DeLonda D.
    DeLonda Dowling8月 22, 2015
    Tilapia tacos
  • Dina R.
    Dina Rughani3月 15, 2015
    Tacos al pastor
  • No Cell Phone!
    No Cell Phone!12月 7, 2011
    morning or night.....
  • Chazamm
    Chazamm10月 11, 2015
    Cash $$$ Only!! Get with the program...
  • Bill S.
    Bill Schutte4月 22, 2012
    Wicker Park. Skinny jeans are required.
  • Ritu R.
    Ritu Reimer6月 5, 2014
    Fish Tacos!
  • Jim S.
    Jim Sofranko11月 14, 2009
    agreed the pork belly tacos are downright awesome
  • Kay Kay R.
    Kay Kay R.8月 20, 2011
    2 Palomas, a Goldrush and a shot of the day = #Dead.
  • alan @.
    alan @aka_mig6月 23, 2012
    fish taco disco al fresco
  • Juan J.
    Juan Jimenez9月 1, 2014
    Fish Tacos
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew S9月 4
    Taco de pescado
  • Patrick
    Patrick11月 22, 2009
    Mexican coke is the real deal. and the food is outstanding.
  • Paula G.
    Paula Garcia4月 19, 2010
    Best whiskey drinks. Best fish tacos. Go.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa Bradford5月 23, 2010
    Pitcher of margs + chips/guac/salsa = heaven. Heart this place!
  • Lonnie Y.
    Lonnie Yates2月 11, 2011
    If you can handle the attitude from the servers then you'll be ok!
  • Buck T.
    Buck Town4月 29, 2013
    Drink Michelada!
  • Joan V.
    Joan V3月 26, 2012
    Taco al Pastor <3
  • Javier L.
    Javier Lorenzo4月 8, 2016
    Micheladas aré nice, but the food is on average. Nothing special
  • Andrew V.
    Andrew Violette5月 20, 2014
  • Cris R.
    Cris R11月 30, 2014
    Divine tacos.
  • Hillman P.
    Hillman Philistia8月 7, 2014
    Fish tacos
  • Alison
    Alison5月 14, 2010
    The 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!
  • Dayne
    Dayne6月 16, 2013
    Don't get the rice water WAY TOO MUCH CINNAMON
  • Elke S.
    Elke S7月 23, 2013
    The food was ok. Not worth the wait...unless you're waiting to be other hipsters. Taco Bell for life!
  • Jeremiah U.
    Jeremiah Ulibarri8月 21, 2011
    Be ready to wait in line even though the place is empty.
  • Mark M.
    Mark Modricker4月 20, 2015
    this place rocks!!! 続きを見る
  • Aubre
    Aubre8月 8, 2014
    $1 Rhinelander Shorties!
  • s.
    s.4月 18, 2011
    Take Out Window. Best tip ever.
  • Mallory G.
    Mallory Guimond2月 28, 2015
    ...and sometimes you go on an adventure
  • Maegan C.
    Maegan Carberry12月 29, 2010
    This is my new favorite hang in Chicago!
  • Alvin P.
    Alvin Phey8月 25, 2010
    Oh mine!!! Their pork tacos are great!
  • Michael S.
    Michael Silverstein12月 9, 2010
    Solid Fish taco for chicago
  • Phil P.
    Phil Pennington5月 2, 2011
    Best margaritas in Chicago.
  • Foodspotting
    Foodspotting1月 9, 2011
    Try the Tacos al Pastor
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan Hoesley8月 7, 2011
    Come this place. That's my tip