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Big Star

1531 N. Damen Ave. (W. North Ave.) Send to Phone
773-235-4039 | Menu
A buzzy whisky bar and taqueria from Paul Kahan in Wicker Park.
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Big Star Restaurant Review

: At this mock dive bar-meets-taqueria, Paul Kahan (Blackbird, Avec, The Publican) serves both stylized and pretty authentic takes on Mexican faves. The spit-roasted, grilled pineapple-accented tacos al pastor are as good as any we’ve had. The crispy pork belly taco with tomato-guajillo sauce is also worth revisiting. And the potato tacos? We like them too. Modern country tunes --- selected by Danny’s DJs and Reckless Records --- keep the vibe hip. Also on offer are lots of craft bourbons --- including affordable shots --- as well as small-batch tequilas.

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