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Local art adorns this eclectic Mexican eatery. - Estrella Negra, Chicago, IL

Estrella Negra

4.7
4.7
24 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
  • Charming
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Great for creative cocktails
Estrella Negra offers Mexican cuisine with updated flair. Its walls and tables are decorated with local artist artwork for a complimentary visual appeal. Featured on television shows such as Check Please! WGN 9 News and Chicago's Best, Estrella Negra is located on West Fullerton Avenue in the Bucktown/ Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Local chef Otoniel Michel serves up Mexican gourmet street food with the likes of eclectic tamales and empanada samplers. Feast on their award winning tamarind wings, mango salsa enchiladas, goat cheese quesadillas, tacos, burritos and everyones favorite mommas home made pozole. Made both chicken and vegan. Estrella Negra serves a separate brunch menu on Sundays and provides several vegetarian options. It has a full bar with craft cocktails and house recipe collaboration beers. Estrella Negra welcomes reservations. Delivery and take-out services are also available.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 227-5993
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Catering menu available, contact restaurant as we will discuss catering during and outside of normal business hours.
  • Private party facilities
    Large groups and restaurant buyout options available both within and outside of normal operating hours.
  • Neighbourhood
    Logan Square
  • Cross Street
    Fullerton/Western
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Boozy Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Sunday Funday! Join us for a boozy brunch with bottomless mimosas and our homemade bloody marys! $25 bottomless mimosas (2 hour limit) $8 Mimosa $8 Bloody Mary's (or Maria's) Our brunch menu is not to be missed: chilaquiles, huevos ranchers, and the ultimate: concha breakfast burger!
    Boozy Brunch photo
  • Thirsty Thursday

    Multiple dates available
    Thursday Special menu items: $4 Empanadas, choose from: - chorizo, corn & cheese - chicken poblano - goat cheese jalapeno - spinach artichoke & three cheeses - chipotle black bean (vegan) our signature Dulce de Noche Pomegranate Sangria on special all night: $8 glasses or $40 carafe (ask about seasonal White Sangria flavor option)
    Thirsty Thursday photo
  • Taco Tuesday

    Multiple dates available
    Taco Tuesday Specials $8 Margaritas: classic, tamarindo, jalapeno, cucumber, fresh fruit options: mango, pineapple, strawberry, kiwi, prickly pear (seasonal) $40 Margarita Carafe $3.50 each: Chicken, Chorizo, or Veggie tacos $4.50 each: Shrimp or Fried Avocado tacos $5 each: Steak tacos (Fish tacos available seasonally)
    Taco Tuesday photo

Offers

  • Live Jazz Night

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for a vibrant evening filled with soulful rhythms of Jazz at Estrella Negra! Indulge in our delicious cuisine, sip on tasty cocktails, and sway to the mesmerizing tunes performed by Scott Angst and co. Every the 4th Wednesday of the month.

    Live Jazz Night photo
  • Live Jazz Night

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for a vibrant evening filled with soulful rhythms of Jazz at Estrella Negra! Indulge in our delicious cuisine, sip tasty cocktails, and sway to the mesmerizing tunes performed by Scott Angst and co. Typically the 4th Wednesday of the month. Tenor Saxophonist, Scott Angst, is a Chicagoland native and carries the Chicago jazz saxophone tradition. He graduated from Northern Illinois U with a BA in Jazz Studies/Saxophone Performance, and from DePaul with an MFA in Jazz Composition. He performs at clubs such as the Jazz Showcase, Epiphany Center for the Arts, and Constellation. Scott brings his friends to play monthly at Estrella Negra.

  • Loteria Night

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for Loteria Night at Estrella Negra! Looking for a fun and exciting way to spend your evening? Come to Estrella Negra for Loteria night! Enjoy an evening of traditional Mexican bingo, delicious food and great company. All ages. Free to play with food or drink purchase.

What 24 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

24 Reviews
  1. Laura

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small place with nice vibe. I tried the mango salsa enchiladas and they were great! The cheese tasted fresh.

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  2. CWMDWL

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice little place in Bucktown. Zero pretention, no frills, super relaxed and friendly. Appetizers were great - as a Buffalonian, I was hesitant to order their wings. But much to my surprise, this Chicago establishment has one heck of a tasty wing sauce! Traditional Mexican fare was terrific, especially the items with chorizo. The Wednesday night jazz ensemble was terrific, wonderful atmosphere.

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  3. ElizabethW

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at this cute neighborhood spot. Food was great and so was the service! Margaritas were next level.

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  4. Victor

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our brunch meals were great. The service and drinks were average.

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  5. bmcl

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely incredible, and distinctive. Cocktails were made quickly and super flavorful. The staff was friendly and attentive as well. Highly recommend.

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  6. AllysonS

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this little restaurant! Everything from the drinks to the main course was absolutely delicious. Our knowledgeable server gave great suggestions. The cochina ice cream sandwich with bacon bits was a sweet ending. Be sure to try the tamales and pozole. Such a gem on this corner of Fullerton!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Justine was amazing and so was the food. Thank you

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  8. Klaudia

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for dinner at 5pm on a Saturday afternoon. The place was lively, even though it was just a few minutes into being open for the day. Our server quickly acknowledged me and showed our reserved table, but also offered other seating if we wanted. Cocktails We looked over the menu for drinks and decided on our order, which was pretty quickly taken to the bar - classic margarita and el tren. They were delicious! There are so many to choose from, there's something for everyone. We were also offered a special magical concoction for St Patrick's - a green shot of mezcal, infused with jalapeño, and garnished with cilantro, served in a pot with gold coins! Food We ordered Diablito Shrimp and shrimp ceviche, the first a lovely spicy dish served hot, the latter served cold in a tasty curing juice, with a topping of guacamole. These came with a side of nachos. Highly recommend either, both. Next were the pozole rojo and la corona burger - the soup had a nice kick to it, without being spicy, good viscosity, and abundance of meat and accompaniments (red onion, guac, etc.) The corona burger was nicely sized, the meat well prepared, just a nice fusion addition to the more traditional dishes we ordered. Overall greatly enjoyed our entire experience. The restaurant is vibrant though not obnoxiously noisy, with various seating options, including booths. They are and have kid friendly menu options. The cocktail options are aplenty, amply portioned, and delicious. Try the bandera shot! The service was excellent, quick, on point. The staff was lovely and friendly, made us feel like old friends. I recommend this place for a great atmosphere and a fun fusion take on traditional Mexican dishes.

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  9. Utili

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a great restaurant with nice ambience, great food and nice mix of people.

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  10. Justin

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, good service, cool vibe inside. Would recommend!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Estrella Negra using the Order Online button. Estrella Negra also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 227-5993.

Estrella Negra is rated 4.7 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Estrella Negra

2346 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Fullerton/Western
  • Neighbourhood
    Logan Square
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (773) 227-5993
  • Catering
    Catering menu available, contact restaurant as we will discuss catering during and outside of normal business hours.
  • Private party facilities
    Large groups and restaurant buyout options available both within and outside of normal operating hours.
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