I'm a big fan of the guacamole at Big Star. They just get it right. Crazy amounts of lime juice are what make it superb and it has just the right amount of spice. They definitely have a guacamole leg up on their competition at Antique Taco. Mmm guacamole leg...
|Chips & Guacamole|
Rounding out my taco trio were tacos de pescado and pollo. The pescado included battered catfish, cabbage, red onion, cilantro and lime, on top of a generous spread of chipotle mayo. The fish was extremely crispy and not the slightest bit greasy and the mayo added a creamy kick. The taco de pollo used to be so spicy I'd have heart palpitations, but now it is WAY less spicy. I even had to add hot sauce to give it some kick. The vinegar flavor from the pickled red onions on top help to cut into the roasted flavor of the chicken. The best part is the yogurt and cucumber sauce that hides out on the bottom.
|Taco de Pescado, Taco de Pollo, Taco Al Pastor|
|The Walking Taco, Taco de Panza, Taco de Pollo|
Big Star gets 4 ghosts for their well-cooked meats that are piled onto their tacos, the relaxed vibe of the restaurant, and their guac. Oh, the guac...
1531 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622