Mexican Restaurant1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL(773) 235-4039$$
Curtis Stone reviewed a year ago
Food Excellent Decor Very good Service Excellent - I can't be in Chicago without heading to Big Star. Located in Wicker Park (which Forbes dubbed the fourth best hipster neighborhood in the States) Big Star is so low-key it couldn't be anything but cool. It's the place to go late night to throw back a single barrel whiskey with the chefs just getting off work. And while the beer-battered tilapia and crispy braised pork belly tacos feel more Chicago than Tijuana, they're amazing all the same. If you're not into whiskey, get in the spirit with one of the out-of-this-world tequilas on their extensive spirit menu. Word to the wise: bring cash. Big Star doesn't mess around with debit cards.