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Big Star

$Mexican, , Latin
1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1906
+1 773-252-7767
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (217 reviews)
“guacamole” (41 reviews)
“queso fundido” (20 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1906
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An upscale TexMex joint with honkytonk music. Grab a Texas beer and eat some amazing tacos. One of my personal faves in Chicago in a cool neighborhood.

Thank seanpuhshmann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for dinner and we were not disappointed! I had three different tacos and the were all delicious! The chips were super tasty too! Would definitely recommend for a casual tasty place to grab a meal.

Thank Jessy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you get there at the right time, and there is no wait, it's awesome! Cheap yummy tacos. The beans were also good - served with 4 little corn tortillas.

Thank traveladdict3400
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Awesome place to hang out, have seriously good tacos and share a pitcher of margaritas. We will definitely be back anytime we're in town!

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

I liked the fish taco’s , margaritas would be nicer if they are less sweet or more alcohol in them at least. Service was not really attent, I had to ask them for their attention -it seemed like they kept forgetting ro offer more drinks...More

Thank Juul-ka
Reviewed 27 January 2018

we went there with couple of colleagues and we enjoyed couple of Margaritas, nachos with guacamole and tacos. Oh boy, those tacos are so good. Nothing fancy, but pure quality.

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Sorry, but this place was totally not worth the hype or the money they charge. Their margaritas are made with cheap tequila and it shows. It has a nasty "Cuervo" like smell that does not want to make you drink it. When you taste it...More

Thank karlagarcia17
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This little "dive" was completely packed as we arrived for supper. Don't be fooled by the outdoor appearance. The food and drinks are amazing! Exquisite and appealing to all taste buds! The staff were attentive. Our food and drinks were served promptly! PS the guacamole...More

Thank Stephie0323
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a quick dinner after Second City show. In our mid 40s we felt a bit old there. The tacos were good and the nachos and guacamole were amazing. The whiskey selection was impressive. Cool vibe.

Thank Gina R
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Perfect for happy hour tacos and margaritas! Loved it and service was great! Cute place, great outdoor seating. Great fun neighborhood.

Thank Susan J
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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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
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
From the creators of Avec and Blackbird is a taco stand with delicious house-made tortillas in one of Chicago's biggest hipster arenas.
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