Birrieria Zaragoza review image

Birrieria Zaragoza

$$$$(773) 523-3700

Superlatives are all the rage these days. Best donut. Best fried chicken sandwich. Best ice cream. Best fried chicken sandwich between two donuts topped with ice cream. Good isn’t good enough, it has to be the best. It’s tough to anoint a single food item as the best, but Birrieria Zaragoza is definitively the best at something - goat tacos.

Yes. As in that damn animal who has cursed the Cubs for over 100 years. And Birrieria Zaragoza has some of the best goat we’ve ever eaten.

This casual spot is located on the west side of Pulaski between 48th and 49th. The menu is tiny, consisting only of goat platters, single goat tacos, goat quesadillas, and goat consommé. There are also cheese quesadillas on the menu, but we’ll call you all sorts of nasty names if we find out you ever order them here.

The goat platter is where it’s at, which comes with delicious tortillas, cilantro, hot peppers, and onions so you can make a few tacos on your own. Also feel free to add goat quesadillas or consommé as you please. Follow these simple instructions and you too can say you’ve had “the best” of a certain food. Who knows, maybe eating more goat will help the Cubs win another World Series. A kid can dream.

Food Rundown

Birria Platter

The goat platter comes in two different sizes, large and small. The large one will give you enough meat to make about four solid tacos, and the small one obviously a little less. If you’re a first timer, go large, and indulge in many goat tacos.

Birrieria Zaragoza review image


A rich goat soup. You might as well get a small cup of it for $2.50 to compliment your platter of tacos. A medium and larger version also exist.

Birria Quesadilla

Goat and melty cheese make for a good time.

Birria Tacos

You can also order goat tacos individually pre-made at $3 a pop.

Birrieria Zaragoza review image

Cheese Quesadillia

Do not order these. Do not collect $200.

Featured in

11 Great Birria Tacos In Chicago guide image
11 Great Birria Tacos In Chicago

Our favorite birria tacos across the city.

The Best Tacos In Chicago guide image
The Best Tacos In Chicago

These are the 21 tacos you need to know about.

Chicago’s Delivery & Takeout Options For Every Situation guide image
Chicago’s Delivery & Takeout Options For Every Situation

Find something great to eat for dinner at home, and support Chicago restaurants while you’re at it.

Where To Get Mexican Takeout & Delivery In Chicago guide image
Where To Get Mexican Takeout & Delivery In Chicago

Where to order delivery from, whether you’re in the mood for tacos, tamales, enchiladas, or anything else.

Suggested Reading

Benjyehuda review image

Mediterranean style street food, plus some of the best fries in town.

Cafecito review image

If you work in the Loop, add Cafecito to the lunch rotation.

Roost Carolina Kitchen review image
Roost Carolina Kitchen

Quick, easy, and delicious fried chicken. Roost Carolina Kitchen is a great spot.

Cilantro Taco Grill review image
Cilantro Taco Grill

You may not frequent Rosemont, but now you have a go-to Mexican joint if you do.