Birrieria Zaragoza

$ $
4852 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60632
(773) 523-3700
10:00am - 7:00pm
10:00am - 7:00pm
10:00am - 7:00pm
10:00am - 7:00pm
10:00am - 7:00pm
8:00am - 7:00pm
8:00am - 4:00pm



  • Roasted goat, bone-in, large plate. Add quesadilla, and spicy salsa. Great eats. Friendly staff. Byob.
  • No other place in town prepares birria with such dedication or skill.
  • Owner John Zaragoza says that cooking birria is a 12-hour process. The meat, marinated in a red mole sauce, is steamed, roasted, & served in a flavorful broth, garnished w/ onions, cilantro & limes.
  • Try the birria with house-made hot sauce (a 100-year-old recipe) and warm tortillas.
  • Try the Birria Taco
  • Consistently lauded as some of the best tacos in the country, venture to the southwest side for some of the best goat and other standout dishes like consomme at this small father-and-son standout.
  • meltingly soft, gently spiced goat meat in lipsmacking tomato consomme
  • Extraordinary goat. Tortillas made right before your eyes. They'll happily give you more if you ask.
  • Ask for "surtido en barro," and you'll get a plate of its crisp-edged roasted goat, just the right mix of braise-tender lean and succulent fat (ask for it "with bones").
  • Tortillas are freshly griddled daily. The salsa molcajete, a candy red-colored brew, is also made in-house by grinding fire-toasted arbol chilis, tomato and garlic in a mortar and pestle.
  • Duncan Biddulph, chef of Kinmont, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Plate of birria.
  • What they do better than anyone in Chicago is roast goat. Rubbed in salt and steamed for five hours, then marinated in an ancho sauce and lard, what is normally a tough meat melts in your mouth.
  • Great food from Las tortillas to el chile....Birria savor de Jalisco..
  • Caesar Ensalada with Cotija Cheese Fritters
  • Birria and homemade tortillas
  • If its Lent, ask for the Capirotada- it is baked bread pudding. Mexican style
  • The coffee here is fantastic! Warms you up as you wait (yes, its an odd choice) or you can go for the Mexican sodas which come in a variety of flavors.
  • Birria is a meat dish (typically goat) native to the Mexican state of Jalisco. (Vendors in Guadalajara, the state capital, sell bowls of the stuff over counters in the city's bustling market.)

Nearby places

7000 S Harlem Ave (at 71st St)