Accolades

  • "Chicago's Great Culinary Middle Ground"
    The New York Times
  • Best New Restaurants
    Chicago magazine
  • "Where to Eat, Drink, and Sleep in Chicago"
    Food & Wine
  • America's Best Taco Spots
    Food & Wine
  • Consulting chef
    Violet Hour
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Chicago

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

From My Menu

Chef Sarah Grueneberg reviews Queso fundido at Big Star
$$ | Mexican, | American
Wicker Park
2 Reviews
"Sitting on the patio at Big Star on a beautiful sunny day with a La Paloma and some queso fundido is one of my favorite things to do in Chicago in the summer! The dish has just the right amount of chorizo to poblano to cheese ratio."
Chef Guy Meikle reviews Tacos at Big Star
$$ | Mexican, | American
Wicker Park
1 Review
"Great late-at-night or middle-of-the-day snacking. We live in Wicker Park, so it's very convenient to swing by here. Sit on the patio for great people watching."
Chef Marianne Sundquist reviews Ensalada de Big Star at Big Star
$$ | Mexican, | American
Wicker Park
1 Review
"This salad is so delicious that sometimes I actually forget to order tacos! It's my favorite salad in Chicago, packed with a slew of fresh ingredients: avocado, pepitas, Cotija cheese, radishes, and creamy chile dressing."
Chef Perry Hendrix reviews Tostada de hongos con huitlacoche at Big Star
$$ | Mexican, | American
Wicker Park
1 Review
"Big Star does meat well, but the veggie dishes never disappoint. Try America's truffle served on a tortilla with crumbly cheese. You can’t go wrong."
Chef Noah Sandoval reviews Taco de pescado at Big Star
$$ | Mexican, | American
Wicker Park
3 Reviews
"This taco comes with crispy fried fish, cabbage, and chipotle mayo. I'm usually drunk when I'm at Big Star, and it hits the spot perfectly. Make sure to get a Michelada on the side. "