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South of the Border Restaurant

Full Service Bar • Open Late • Seven Days a Week

To see our ever updating menu, click on "Order Online" Link.

Your Host, Antonio Diaz

Meet Your Host, Antonio Diaz

South of the Border Restaurant in Rogers Park is the fruition of a great idea. Antonio Diaz wanted to celebrate best of South of the Border cuisine, whether the border is the Rio Grand, the Gulf of Mexico, or the Mason Dixon. Use the freshest ingredients, make everything to your liking, and serve it with a smile.

Come in and try the Arrepos–to die for. Or the Cuban sandwich, always freshly made. Or our signature Jibarito, or our Texas Burger–cooked the way you like it.

Finally, Antonio brought to Rogers Park the one thing missing from most menus. For what is a Latin restaurant without Mojito’s, Pina Coladas, and of course, Margaritas? We think our cocktails are are the best in all of Chicago. 

South of the Border is a place for friends and family and amazing food.

Testimonials

  • So fresh. So so fresh. And the margaritas are stellar ♡

    Sarah Ortlieb Avatar Sarah Ortlieb
    July 15, 2018

    The food is delicious, inexpensive, well-presented, and a nice variety of Latin dishes. The service was very pleasant and cheerful. It's a great addition to RP, one that provides a nice place with good food that you can drop in any night of the week.

    Belia Rodriguez Avatar Belia Rodriguez
    December 5, 2017
  • positive review  Antonio is wonderful and the food is great! Tostones and enchiladas are my favs but the grilled cheese and tomato soup aren’t bad either 🙂 Thursday are $6 margaritas ?

    Maria Hadden Avatar Maria Hadden
    August 10, 2018

    Good food. Good service. It's nice to have a variety of Latin American dishes. We have many excellent Mexican restaurants in the neighborhood. This adds both Cuban and Puerto Rican Specialties to the mix.

    Mark Ballard Avatar Mark Ballard
    October 1, 2017
  • Delicious food, nice open atmosphere , cute bar , convenient to Morse El Stop just west of it. I ll be back for sure! Thank you for a great grand opening.

    Cathleen Walker Avatar Cathleen Walker
    February 25, 2018

    The food here is amazing. One of the best Cuban Sandwiches I've had. Great Chicken Enchiladas. Try the tostones (crisp plantains), they are delicious.

    Anthony Mesok Avatar Anthony Mesok
    January 26, 2018
  • positive review  Delightful restaurant! Delicious food and excellent service! I recommend this place to anyone that wants to try some Latin inspired dishes.

    Daniela Rus Avatar Daniela Rus
    August 13, 2018

    Great addition to the neighborhood. The tostones, tilapia and jibarito all were delicious, and the service was great!

    Jenni Spinner Avatar Jenni Spinner
    October 1, 2017

  •   The chipotle sauce was a nice touch! These were hot and crispy and a great start to the meal.

    thumb Maddy O.
    6/12/2023

      Ropa Vieja was sub par and flavorless for being 22$ this was a straight up robbery, there's no way that was flank steak either

    thumb Derrick D.
    5/27/2023
  •   I went for the 1st time a few days ago with my kids nanny to have dinner & it was pretty good food, but they have some rude & nosey waitresses. I expected to have a quiet dinner before going home. We were having a conversation & laughing  but while waiting for the food, the young girl came back & asked "did I just hear 1 of u say u have covid" We never said that so maybe she shouldn't try to be listening to other peoples conversations. After that she kept coming by our table & just standing there close by. If I'm going to dine in, then employers need to be respectful of customers, including not listening to people's conversations & interrupting & jumping into their conversations.

    thumb Jessica P.
    1/28/2023

      The food here is always FANTASTIC! I personally love the arepas. The service is also always quick and friendly! Also HUGE margaritas for a very reasonable price. Definitely would recommend if you're in the area!

    thumb Kat W.
    5/29/2023
  •   The margaritas are very well-worth your money. Very big and very tasty. May be hangover fuel, but that's tomorrow's problem. I don't love how the chips don't come with salsa but rather some other stuff, but overall a decent place to go and eat with friends.

    thumb Ryan H.
    2/16/2023

      Delicious food at very reasonable prices. The tilapia dinner and their enchilada were do good.  And we lovef the choices offerred for margaritas.
    Service was very good and food came promptly.  Our waiter was very friendly and gave helpful suggestions.
    Will be back!!!

    thumb Beth S.
    1/18/2024
  •   I thought we had found our neighborhood bar. . There was a bartender who was cool. He no longer works there. Went for drinks tonight; Thursday. Not very busy but steady. Only 2 people working the restaurant besides the cooks. One guy brought chips and salsa after we were there for 5-7 minutes. We told him we were ready to order. He told us " he's gonna get you". We sat for about 15-20 minutes while they take phone orders, new orders, bus tables, take out trash, tend to the people sitting at the bar and cash patrons out. The guy behind the bar even had time to get a drink of water. I ate some chips and salsa then we left. A little courtesy goes a long way. We really liked it there. The atmosphere was great; diverse. But we won't be going back.

    thumb Angela B.
    7/21/2022

      I would definitely return here, my steak was delicious and rich! As with any good Mexican joint, service was fast and portions were big. The Margaritas are the size of a small child!

    thumb Niah S.
    11/11/2022
  •   Amazing!!! The people working are always so kind and sweet and the food is delicious! Their portions are very generous (expect leftovers)! Perfect place to go for some good food or good drinks!!

    thumb Nicole J.
    2/11/2023

      Food is GREAT. Service is GOOD. I happened to see the owner & seemed like an asshole. Lucky for him he has good customers & great employees to get his ass in business. Ambiance is decent too.

    thumb Julian M.
    7/01/2023
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