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Big Star

1531 N. Damen Ave. (W. North Ave.) Send to Phone
773-235-4039 | Order Now!
A buzzy Wicker Park bar and taqueria with affordable fare and an eclectic crowd.
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Lunch & Dinner daily
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Big Star Restaurant Review

: Arrive early at this first-come, first-served Wicker Park hub, where you’re likely to experience a wait-time upwards of an hour, especially during the summer months. Is it worth it? That all depends on what you order. Chef Paul Kahan’s (Blackbird, Avec, The Publican) authentic take on taco classics are certainly wait-worthy. Particularly of note are the pineapple-topped al pastor, the taco de panza (crisp pork belly with tomato-guajillo salsa), and the taco de papas con rajas with potatoes and queso cotija. Less favorable? The queso fundido, which was a bit too pepper-filled for our liking. Another word of wisdom: Try the Big Star margarita at your own risk; this Lunazul Blanco-based concoction is tasty but dangerously boozy.

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