Big Star

Tacos, Whisky Bar
$ $
1531 N Damen Ave (at N Wicker Park Ave)
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 235-4039
11:30am - 2:00am
11:30am - 2:00am
11:30am - 2:00am
11:30am - 2:00am
11:30am - 2:00am
11:30am - 3:00am
11:30am - 2:00am



  • Try the michelada from our 100 Best list: We know it contains Tecate, Cholula and Valentina hot sauces, and Maggi. Oh, and were certain it's delicious, alleviates hangovers & might just cure cancer.
  • Try this: The pork belly tacos get the attention, but we love the queso fundido.
  • The patio. The scene. The tacos. The micheladas. Mix and repeat.
  • Go here and eat something!
  • The margaritas are great but they sneak up on you like a rapist in the night.
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • Best tacos in the city
  • Drink a marg and you'll get really drunk!
  • Take Out Window. Best tip ever.
  • 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.
  • Go for the amazing and cheap tacos and great whiskey!
  • 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
  • good taco's, to bad the wait is so long
  • Good food, shittiest of hipper than thou attitude service.
  • Go early on a sunday
  • Must-try cocktail: Paloma. Mexicos answer to the Greyhound, balanced and way beyond typical taqueria fare.
  • best margarita by the pitcher...get there early long lines for tables esp. on weekends.
  • 2 Palomas, a Goldrush and a shot of the day = #Dead.
  • Big Star has the BEST pork belly tacos & a great whiskey selection too! We love it!

Nearby places

1520 N Damen Ave (at Pierce Ave)
1548 N Damen Ave (at Milwaukee Ave.)
1560 N Damen Ave (at N Milwaukee Ave)