We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Table Service
View all details
features, about

MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

This Mexican institution specializes in a single item—birria—tender stewed goat accompanied by diced onions, cilantro, and house-made salsa. In fact, g...
Read more on MICHELIN Guide
Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
Reviews (35)
Filter reviews
32 results
Traveler rating
25
5
0
0
2
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
25
5
0
0
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviews goat small place salsa meat bone
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed May 20, 2021

This was out first visit here, small place 3 tables. the owner came out to tell us what the restaurant and had recommendations also. His recommendations were perfect, the salsas were all exceellent, the Goat meat was awesome (bone out). No complaints. I but more...expensive than I would've expected.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed September 1, 2020 via mobile

The specialty they prepare is delicious but it is a severe rip off considering that you basically get 3 Small goat meat tacos for around 15 bucks before taxes and tip and and also that goat meat when you buy it fresh at a market...is not that expensive. They also had a review on PBS that might have contributed to the unrealistic prices they charge youMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed July 10, 2019

While staying on the South Side, we became aware of this small neighborhood restaurant through our hotel staff. Seeing it was within walking distance and offered atypical Mexican food. we decided to give it a try. For those unfamiliar with birria as we were, the...cuisine is based on goat meat. We thoroughly enjoyed it in both tacos and a soup/stew. It was quite tasty and tender both ways. The waitstaff was very helpful and accommodating to two gringos experiencing birria for the first time. The restaurant is small with only about 6 tables but well worth a visit. Take note that they close at 7 p.m. We would definitely visit Birrieria Zaragoza again when in the area!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed April 17, 2019

This is a great place to have Goat Birria. The plates are plenty, the service superb and the taste excellent. I knocked off one star looking at the overall cleanliness of the place and a little decline in quality that I have perceived over the...years I am going there. Also, they lack consistency. I have seen and tasted a change in quality (slight decline) in the goat birria, salsa molcajete and also the tortillas...maybe they will notice and improve... That said, strongly recommend to head over and try at least once.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed March 18, 2019

Just have it. It's a bit far down south but worth the trip. Call ahead to make sure they are open. You probably want a few pounds to make sure you don't wake up in the middle of the night and not have it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Birrieria Z, Owner at Birrieria Zaragoza, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2019

Thanks so much for visiting us! Hope to see you return soon.

Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

We had a ridiculously great hole in the wall meal. We couldnt stop eating. Salsa made fresh to order, the meat was amazing, bring your own booze!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Food is top notch, the broth is killer I get the big bowl with bones in it . Had friends in town from Georgia, they loved it A must stop for best goat in Chicago

Date of visit: December 2018
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is a unique place, all they serve is GOAT, with super fresh tortillas, a little salsa, some onions and cilantro. But you will not believe the flavor!!! The place is small, and seating is limited, but its WORTH it if you want something a...little different and delicious. And the owners are great, just welcoming and honest.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Stopped after seeing it reviewed here and on several other websites. They do one thing, but it is just about perfect. Let me see if I can do it justice... The roasted goat was tender and perfectly cooked. Crispy bits, deeply savory and succulent. The...consommé was so delicately seasoned it was shocking. Ten or more elements all in balance. It was the best part of the dish. Then there were the handmade tortillas...I ordered a dozen and they only brought out four. When I asked, I was told very gently, that they would make them fresh when I needed them...sure enough...they came out three or so at a time and were slightly crisp and soft...perfect! Oh, one last thing, the special salsa is amazing too...but be warned if you order it hot...it is going to be hot. I loved it, but it was too much for my kids.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

I happened to pick this place looking for something different for lunch. I try to find the funky local places with different kinds of local cuisine. I already hit a couple of the local “Chicago style” pizza places so had that Chicago thing covered. Since...there is such a big Latin community where I was doing business, I figured there would be some good Mexico style eats here. I picked the right spot! Birrieria Zaragoza specializes in dishes made from their own home grown goats. If you have never tried goat meat, this is the place to expand your horizons! The meat is cooked until it is fall apart tender. The flavor is very nice on its own, but they serve it in a delicious consommé. And of course tortillas on the side, that they make to order! So good! You get very fresh chopped cilantro and green onion, white onions, and fresh lime on the side, and your choice of hot or mild homemade salsa. They have other stuff on the menu, but it looks like the only meat here is goat meat. The horchata is amazing, and so is the flan! I travel a lot, and like to experiment with what I eat when I’m on the road. This place it a place to try! English speaking is limited! But don’t worry if you don’t speak Espanol, you will get by,and your experience will be worth your coming hereMore

Date of visit: March 2018
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Birrieria Z, Owner at Birrieria Zaragoza, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2018

Thanks Mark for visiting us! Glad you enjoyed the Birria. Please visit us the next time you are in the neighborhood. Norma Zaragoza

Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

We have been here twice and the only difference is that I think the prices went up? Like a taco cost 3 dollars however they are delicious and they pack your tacos there like burritos! The tortilla is soft and warm not de harina but...maíz. They give you enough Salas's and lemons and cilantro and onions in their containers. We had to take em to go! But this restaurant was on Netflix for their yummiest tacos and yep... the first time I ever took a bite I actually teared up! Maybe it was that time of that month coming up but so so good! This is making me hungry now!!!!!More

Date of visit: May 2017
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed May 10, 2017

Best Birria I have had in Chicago - better than anywhere in Pilsen. Excellent Birria - make sure to get the consomme and the roasted salsa. House made super fresh tortillas. It is impeccably clean. If you are in the neighborhood you have very few...other options. Try it!More

Date of visit: May 2017
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed April 27, 2017

One of the real gems in the city. Awesome goat tacos; the meat is perfectly done, and the tortillas are excellent.

Date of visit: November 2016
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Well worth the trip! Excellent food. Tender delicious meat. Unbeatable handmade/homemade corn tortillas. I'm usually a flour tortilla man, but these were excellent. Also I'm a amateur that likes sour cream and cheese on my tacos. They don't have sour cream. Honestly you don't need...it. It would hide too much of the perfect tasting meat. You need to ask for cheese. The staff is the friendliest welcoming group of people I've come across in the city. Family owned and they make you feel like family. I can't recommend this any more strongly!More

Date of visit: February 2017
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Food is amazing, great service, nice people, and most of all the birria stew and the fresh tortillas are incredible. We love #chitown

Date of visit: October 2016
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Carlton Inn Midway
907 reviews
.19 km away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago-Midway Airport, an IHG Hotel
232 reviews
3.71 km away
Hampton Inn Chicago-Midway Airport
954 reviews
3.75 km away
Chicago Marriott Midway
483 reviews
3.81 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Angelo's Stuffed Pizza
2 reviews
.02 km away
La Botana
.11 km away
Pastel Bakery
1 review
.11 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
The Timeless Wonder Bar
.59 km away
Fragance Crafters
.73 km away
Tony O's Studio 31 Lounge
1 review
.83 km away
El Tenampa Bar
.96 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Birrieria Zaragoza staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

Birrieria Zaragoza, Chicago - Archer Heights - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Birrieria Zaragoza

Yes, Birrieria Zaragoza offers takeout services.

Birrieria Zaragoza is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5