Big Star is one of my favorite taquerias in Chicago from the Johnny Cash records to the perfectly sweet and sour San Antonio Sling (Herradura Plata, St Germain & Grapefruit) enjoyed while sitting on the patio in the Chicago sun = heaven. Every taco on the menu is worth eating. My favorites are:
–Tacos Al Pastor marinated, spit roasted pork shoulder, grilled pineapple, grilled onion, cilantro
–Tacos De Pescado beer battered tilapia, chipotle mayo, cabbage, cilantro, lime
The downside to Big Star is that it is constantly packed. So if you don’t like to wait keep an eye out for Consuelo, the Big Star food truck. She’s coming for you. Right now the truck is unlicensed but Big Star has gone ahead and started serving food regardless. There are lots of laws that food trucks have to abide by so Chicago doesn’t have as many food trucks as other cities. I am hoping this changes.
Big Star will post dates and times of where Consuelo will be on their Facebook page.
For those of you who can’t get enough of hot dogs there is an option for you too. I tried it and it is good but huge and very spicy:
Sonoran Hot Dog crispy, bacon wrapped, all beef hot dog, pinto beans, lime mayo, mustard, onions, hot sauce, on a bolillo roll1531 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622