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Big Star

) #114 of 7,715 Restaurants in Chicago $, Mexican, Latin, Bar
1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1906
+1 773-252-7767
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (188 reviews)
“queso fundido” (18 reviews)
“guacamole” (31 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1906
Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
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Reviews (318)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was looking for a beer on a wander around the Damon area and Big Star was recommended. Two hours and four beers later and I had enjoyed 3 small plates of tacos and a great atmosphere with staff and customers sharing shots of tequila....More

Thank AAGuide
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Chicago to see a friend meant we were lucky enough to visit this place, which might pass many tourists by. The sun was shining and the terrace was packed, although we were lucky enough to get a table immediately. We came for beer, margaritas...More

Thank smithy2384
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small perfect selection of Street taco and the best guacamole in town, fast service, to die for cocktail. They do it well!

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in for lunch at friend's request. I'm from LA and can have great tacos anytime, so I wasn't expecting much. Wow, tacos were amazing but the queso was out of this world. Cool place too, modern, bright, airy. Didn't get to try the alcohol,...More

Thank AureliaDifani
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on a Sunday evening when everything else seemed to be closed to have some tacos. We were in a group of 5 and were promptly attended. I ordered 2 tacos Al Pastor that were exactly what I was in the mood for. I...More

Thank Jennie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's a neighborhood competition and Big Star doesn't need accolades. Host to many, second to none. Chicago works. Tacos are authentic to our neighborhood. I would love to see an elote on the menu... bring in a cart :)

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked by and decided to stop in for a drink. Didn't try the food but it looked good. They have a tremendous tequila selection and great beer list. We really enjoyed the ambiance here and the bar was big and spacious. Really friendly staff -...More

Thank caroleeene
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Early lunch with girlfriends. Everything was fantastic ambience service drinks food. Recommend the fish taco!

Thank ErikaBuchholz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch on a hot sunny afternoon in April. This spot didn't disappoint! My wife and I had a selection of tacos which were all fantastic. I really enjoyed the taco de chorizo cadero. My wife really enjoyed the taco de panza as...More

Thank Schackleford
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Tacos are excellent. Service is fast and friendly. Location is great and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. Highly recommend.

Thank TAP647
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Bonnie V
do you have parking?
31 December 2016|
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Response from Armando F | Reviewed this property |
I din't used any car to move around in Chicago Public transportations is excellent choice; Bus, Train and Uber, not problem at all.....!!!!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1906
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-252-7767
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From the creators of Avec and Blackbird is a taco stand with delicious house-made tortillas in one of Chicago's biggest hipster arenas.