MICHELIN Guide 2019

Big Star

  • Bucktown & Wicker Park
  • Under 25 USD
  • Mexican
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Bucktown’s favorite taqueria has all the fixings for a fiesta. Craft beers, custom-bottled Bourbons and pitchers of margaritas wash down the affordable abundance. And, despite the grungy décor, the vibe is as intoxicating as the aroma of the taco de chorizo verde. The patio is even more of a party, and sun-starved Chicagoans can be spotted out there soon after the groundhog has (or hasn’t) seen his shadow. Tacos are served individually, thus allowing ample opportunity to graze on the likes of the pollo pibil-achiote- and citrus-marinated chicken thighs steamed in banana leaves, topped with pickled onion slices and cilantro. Save room for the salsa de frijole con queso, a crock of pinto bean dip accompanied by lime salt-sprinkled tortilla chips.


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal




Under 25 USD

  • r Outdoor dining
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • : Cash only
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • 4 Notable cocktail list

Big Star

+1 773-235-4039
Opening hours
Lunch & dinner daily

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