Big Star Paul Kahan Big Star
1531 N. Damen Ave. (W. North Ave.)
Chicago, IL 60622
Cuisine: Taqueria / Bar / Mexican
A buzzy Wicker Park bar and taqueria with affordable fare and an eclectic crowd.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily


Big Star, Chicago, IL

Big Star Restaurant Review:

About the restaurant: Chef Paul Kahan's (Blackbird, Avec, The Publican) authentic take on taco classics are certainly wait-worthy.

Food & Drinks: Particularly of note are the pineapple-topped al pastor, the taco de panza (crispy pork belly) 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. Got a sweet tooth? The dulce de leche milkshake might be up your alley. Also located at 3640 N Clark St., Chicago, 773-857-7120.

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