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Mexican street food @ Big Star

For our next Mexican outing, we go somewhere very affordable and yet not from the usual suspects.

Big Star from Paul Kahan elevates simple tacos and Mexican street food into gourmet yet affordable offerings. The restaurant earns an Extraordinary to Perfection rating from Zagat and is cash only.

Travel and Leisure Magazine named Big Star one the the best taco joints in America. "Embracing a honky-tonk spirit, with such patron saints as Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, the Wicker Park taqueria—one of America’s best outdoor restaurants—keeps its menu pared down, with just five authentic taco options, including an al pastor (grilled pork with pineapple) and a taco panza (crispy pork belly with guajillo sauce). And while traditional honky-tonks rarely speak of 'pairings,' here your beverage choice is considered vital: Big Star’s drink menu has two dozen beers, as many tequilas, and nearly 60 whiskeys, ryes, and bourbons. If none of those suit, you can wash down your taco with a house dulce de leche milkshake."

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  • Christine S.

    I will be late... So sorry. Please blame Ryan incessantly.

    November 14, 2014

    • Christine S.

      Not as late as the map said. First time I've ever seen the express lanes actually be faster.

      November 14, 2014

  • Lori L.

    So sorry I can't make this one.

    November 13, 2014

  • ISCChicago

    Hey, everyone! There is no reservation, so look for familiar faces and grab a table when you get there!

    November 2, 2014

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