Big Star, Chicago, Illinois

23 Mentions on Trippy

1531 North Damen Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60622

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(773) 235-4039

http://bigstarchicago.com/

  • 3 mentions in Top 3 hip restaurants in Chicago for foodies?

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G. said, "...apples, and the cavatelli duck. And to finish, get the chocolate with olive oil and sea salt for dessert. No. 3: Big Star. Tacos. Located in trendy Bucktown, this place has it all: tacos, tequila, and perfectly cubed ice cubes. It's..." See More

    • Lisa F.

      Lisa F. said, "...Try Big Star in Wicker Park and walk along Division St !..." See More

    • Beth P.

      Beth P. said, "...place - try Rose Angelis - Italian. For ribs - Twin Anchors Restaurant. A total institution. In Bucktown area - try Big Star for mexican!..." See More

  • 2 mentions in What to do in Wicker Park?

    • Laura F.

      Laura F. said, "...Hi Hannah! There is a lot of great restaurants in Wicker Park. Two of my favorites are Big Star (Mexican food) and Piece Brewery & Pizzeria. Both are very reasonably priced. Big Star is almost always crowded so except a wait but..." See More

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G. said, "...You are going to love Wicker Park! I also agree with both of Laura's suggestions, especially Big Star. Try the Taco al Pastor and the Taco de Pescado - both are simply amazing! They only take cash, so make sure you..." See More

  • 2 mentions in How to experience Chicago like a local?

    • Lauren F.

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      Lauren F. said, "...those 'hoods. In Wicker Park, I would definitely pick a nice day to enjoy lunch or dinner on the patio at Big Star -their margaritas and tacos are killer and it's a very popular spot! Go at off hours so you don't..." See More

    • Kit G.

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      Kit G. said, "...I suggest spending time dining at the patio at Big Star. Shop in Wicker Park. Go to a Cubs game. Bike on the Lakefront Trail - Divvy Bikes are a great way to get around!..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Best hidden gems in Chicago?

    • Keith G.

      Keith G. said, "...Here are some good places for food in the area too, Black Bull for tapas, Frontier for some differnt/game like food, Big Star for tacos and whiskey, La Pasadita late night/quick tacos. If you are into shopping the Magnificent Mile has all..." See More

    • Nina G.

      Nina G. said, "...hidden gem. Your cab won't even know where they're taking you. But the space is awesome and the food is delicious. Big Star for tacos, micheladas and a great patio scene. It's also just across the street from Violet Hour for cocktails...." See More

  • 2 mentions in Best, most unique Chicago food--on a budget?

    • Emily B.

      Emily B. said, "...great place for brunch, lunch or dinner. Jump off of at the Damen Blue Line Station for Bucktown and check out Big Star. Killer margaritas, great tacos, crazy addictive chips and guac, all served on a fun patio. Note: this place..." See More

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G. said, "...What a fun trip! Definitely smart to eat your way through this city... For tacos, you have to check out Big Star. Everything is great here - I'd recommend the pastor and pescado tacos and the queso fundido! Oh and love..." See More

  • 1 mention in Girls food & wine trip?

    • Kit G.

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      Kit G. said, "...Avenue is The Purple Pig, and the chef is a James Beard award winner. If you do head to Wicker Park, Big Star is a fantastic and cheap taco place with strong drinks, Violet Hour across the street from Big Star is..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best neighborhood for a group of 20-something year old guys

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G. said, "...or Paris Club for some rooftop dancing. Also, American Junkie is a trendy, fun spot. As for Bucktown/Wicker Park, go with Big Star for unreal tacos (cash only) and The Anthem is a great sports bar. If you want a more casual,..." See More

  • 1 mention in What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?

    • Lauren F.

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      Lauren F. said, "...for pizza Girl & the Goat - small, delicious plates by Stephanie Izard Bohemian House - delicious Czech-inspired food, great brunch Big Star- great tacos, better margaritas, best patio The Publican - love this spot for brunch Shake Shack - good..." See More

  • 1 mention in What to do if you only have one day in Chicago?

    • Lauren F.

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      Lauren F. said, "...I love Heritage Bicycles or Heritage Outpost, C.C. Ferns, and Ipsento Coffee. Lunch - if it's nice out the patio at Big Star is the place to be. If you can get a table at Au Cheval they have the best cheeseburger..." See More

  • 1 mention in Cheap but awesome places to go and see in the Chicago area

    • Ying Y.

      Ying Y. said, "...Here are some cool / cheap places I liked to frequent when I was living in Chicago 2 years ago: Big Star- this place offers great Mexican food (get the queso fundito, pork belly or fish tacos) and awesome drinks. They..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best area to stay in Chicago?

    • Lauren F.

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      Lauren F. said, "...(and it's the line that comes straight from O'hare airport) and there are fantastic restaurants and bars in this area like Big Star, Piece Brewery & Pizzeria, Violet Hour, The Chop Shop & 1st Ward, Brobagel, Antique Taco, and Birchwood Kitchen..." See More

  • 1 mention in How many days should I spend in Chicago?

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G. said, "...and GT Fish & Oyster, and Momotaro.West Town- Au Cheval for the most amazing cheeseburger. Bucktown - Eat some tacos at Big Star and shop along Damen & Division.Logan Square - eat at Longman & Eagle, it's my favorite restaurant in the..." See More

  • 1 mention in Chicago Tourism and Gay Friendly Nightlife

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G. said, "...little more sceney hood, head to Wicker Park on Division or corner of Milwaukee/North/Damen in Bucktown. Great tacos for $3-4/each? Try Big Star. Unless you get tacos to go, be prepared to wait (it's worth it!). You can catch a bus,..." See More

  • 1 mention in Labor Day weekend in Chicago?

    • Bridge M.

      Bridge M. said, "...& fun, some places to consider are: Go to brunch, almost anywhere, and ranges from casual to extravagant. Get lunch at Big Star for tacos and margaritas, where you can sit outside ...... then savor classy cocktails at Violet Hour (there may..." See More

  • 1 mention in Bachelorette Weekend: We need a hotel, spa, bars, and food ideas

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G. said, "...and dancing Dinner NellcĂ´te - fun atmosphere for group of girlsGilt Bar or GT Fish & Oyster - can't go wrong Big Star- casual dinner with amazing margs and tacos. Head to Violet Hour across the street while you wait (because..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best places to grab dinner for a girls night

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G. said, "...the food or atmosphere at any of these places. Lastly, if you like tacos and a little more casual vibe, try Big Star in Bucktown. The taco al pastor or the taco de pescado are my favorites. They are cash only and..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the most popular neighborhoods in Chicago?

    • Lauren F.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Lauren F. said, "...will be much smaller, Wicker Park Inn is a good choice-but I bet you could find some great Airbnb rentals here. Big Star is one of Chicago's most happening patios, with great tacos and margaritas to go along. Piece Pizzeria and Brewery..." See More

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