Estrella Negra

Restaurants , Mexican Bucktown
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Estrella Negra

This art-riddled Bucktown spot has the disheveled look of a coffee shop, but the small plates coming out of the kitchen reveal that there’s something more than coffee here (although you can get that too, best with the daily brunch served from 11am to 2pm). Warm bowls of posole are packed with rich chicken and toothsome hominy, chunky guacamole is sprinkled with mango or pomegranate seeds, and the trio of tamales rivals those hawked by the bar scene's Tamale Guy, only these are updated with a filling of spinach, artichoke and cheese.

Venue name: Estrella Negra
Contact:
Address: 2346 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago
60647
Cross street: between Oakley and Western Aves
Opening hours: Brunch, lunch, dinner (closed Mon)
Transport: El stop: Blue to California. Bus: 49, 74.
Price: Average main course: $10
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Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

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Lea M

Beautiful art is displayed (even on the tables!), and amazing creative dishes are served. Good cocktails too!

Greñas D

Excellent food with a truly unique atmosphere filled with art and heart. Must try the pozole and the tamarindo wings!

Mary T

The atmosphere, food, and cocktails are sublime. What a great experience, and the staff is incredible too! Star quality!

Elizabeth P

This place is eclectic in its entirety. A very chill place with delicious choices...from salads, soups and full dinner options. This place rocks beyond expectations.

Cinthya R

Great presentation and atomsphere, very unique menu. Great food and drinks! (Greens tea horchata and carne asada fries <3)

Monica R

Everything on the menu is FANTASTIC!!! The atmosphere is great, love all the artwork that is displayed. Stopping in at EN every time I'm in town is a MUST!

Jesse D

Lets start by saying this is NOT your average Mexican restaurant, as the decore sets the mood to a prefect night out. An inspiring twist to the traditional Mexican food as it is infused to embody certain attributes from a popular Hispanic game known as Loteria. Don't deny your tastebuds any longer, GO have your next Food-gasm at Estrella Negra ^¬^

Tim J

Best presentation of authentic Mexican food you'll find in Chicago! Delicious and orginal.

Edwin M

The food and drink menu are amazing and really makes Estrella Negra a unique place! The team is great too. I love the decor and concept!!

Solimar C

The food is amazing, the people are great, the atmosphere and art are one of kind! Great spot to have a chill night out!

Jacqueline L

The food is great! The chef/Owner truly has put his heart into this resteraunt over the last eight years and it's really paid off! The steak tacos are definately my favorite! Who doesn't love a little bit of bacon?!

Yesi J

Great food, fabulous drinks and great service! The staff is friendly and courteous!

Otoniel M

Creative and inventive! Traditional Mexican flavors with an amazing twist! Most original restaurant on the list.

Elizabeth D

Carne asada fries, spinach artichoke empanadas, and chocolate chip tamales?! Amazing food, great atmosphere, and I love the decor.