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Birrieria Zaragoza

4852 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60632-4116 (University Village / Little Italy)
+1 773-523-3700
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Ranked #683 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Neighborhood: University Village / Little Italy
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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English first
Chicago, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Mechanicsville, Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,575 reviews 1,575 reviews
629 restaurant reviews
812 helpful votes 812 helpful votes
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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bellefonte, pa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

Our daughter took us here for lunch and it was wonderful. Food is basic but so delicious. The owner is very friendly. We sat at the counter and watched him cutting the chunks of goat meat off the bone and it went right out on the table with the freshly made tortillas also made right in front of you. Choices... More

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san antonio, texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

I am from San Antonio and love good Mexican food. Since Chicago has so many Hispanics today, I decided to see if I could find a good Mexican restaurant. This is a small place near Midway Airport but one of the best Mexican food restaurants I've been to. The big reason is it is good (and affordable) and the family... More

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