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Birrieria Zaragoza

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4852 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60632-4116
+1 773-523-3700
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Good for: Local cuisine
Description: We are a family-owned restaurant specializing in Birria Tatemada...
We are a family-owned restaurant specializing in Birria Tatemada (oven-roasted goat). We are located 5 minutes north of Midway airport.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Ambrosia!

Lovely, welcoming staff who were helpful and informative about the differences between dishes. Tiny place can't seat many (great when you can get a seat) and atmosphere was warm and friendly. The most delicious baby goat imaginable, especially given it was for breakfast!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Freyja1910
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Lovely, welcoming staff who were helpful and informative about the differences between dishes. Tiny place can't seat many (great when you can get a seat) and atmosphere was warm and friendly. The most delicious baby goat imaginable, especially given it was for breakfast!

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Thank Freyja1910
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This place was recommended as having the best roast goat in Chicago. So a party of 4 of us went there on 8/29. The roast goat was really good. Well seasoned and tender, falling off the bone. Went very well with the tacos. And the cinnamon coffee was the perfect accompaniment. The place certainly lived up to the hype.

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Thank Maurice S
Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Real goat meat, unlike many "birrierias" in town. Nice serving of exactly what birria should be, hand made tortillas are awesome. A bit pricier than most, but well worth it. The place is really small so timing is everything. Enjoy

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Thank AmadorR
Durham, New Hampshire
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154 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The quiet hype about this place is not an exaggeration, but it's friendly, local, and delicious. At breakfast this Sat we were the only non-neighborhood, non Hispanic customers so don't fear an attack of the foodies. Go on the weekend for goat tripe, lovingly baked in a tiny bundle that is delicious. The trip on public transport from a N.... More 

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1 Thank B F H
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I heard about this place from a mexican co-worker who said its the most authentic mexican food you will find in chicago. He comes from a family of chefs so I thought the place must be good. We went on saturday around 6:00, be aware the restaurant hours are strange, they close at 7:00 on saturday. All they serve is... More 

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Thank joann82
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is possibly the best goat I have ever eaten. In the past I've eaten goat that was tough or stringy. Not here. It was tender and flavorful. The consommé is absolutely fantastic. It makes you want to take a bucketful home with you. Also the tortillas are great.

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1 Thank Wes B
Seattle, Washington
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

... and you know the Mexican food in Chicago is awesome, so that's saying a lot. This is a tiny mom and pop (and sons and the rest of their family) place that consistently puts out some of the best food in this country. The menu is simple -- no beans, no rice -- just goat. Goat, you say? Yes,... More 

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1 Thank gatos-del-mundo
Chicago
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Found this little gem of a restaurant using my TripAdvisor app locating eateries near my workplace. Read the positive reviews, and decided I needed to introduce roast goat to my dining experience. It was fantastic. Last week, my wife and I were flying out of Midway Airport. We were running a little early, and had time to stop for a... More 

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Thank UnknownCynic
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I have tasted many versions of birria, and this is the best by far! The restaurant is tiny and cramped, but the food is worth it. Right now birria is only choice, the tortillas are hand made and outstanding, the salsas are excellent, and the staff is very nice, welcoming and accommodating. This is a no frills restaurant - go... More 

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1 Thank fotoroyom
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

My fiance is a huge fan of this restaurant! I tasted the birria, goat meat tacos. It was delicious! The meat was very tender and tasty! This a simple place with simple food but home cooked to perfection!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4852 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60632-4116
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Southwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Southwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-523-3700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

We are a family-owned restaurant specializing in Birria Tatemada (oven-roasted goat). We are located 5 minutes north of Midway airport.

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