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South of the Border Restaurant

Full Service Bar • Open Late • Seven Days a Week

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Announcing

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

  • 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 😀

    thumb Maria Hadden
    8/10/2018

    5 star review  Amazing food! Some of the best tacos I've had!

    thumb Joseph Hoffmann
    2/11/2018
  • 5 star review  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.

    thumb Belia Rodriguez
    12/05/2017

    Delightful restaurant! Delicious food and excellent service! I recommend this place to anyone that wants to try some Latin inspired dishes.

    thumb Daniela Rus
    8/13/2018
  • 5 star review  The service was great, and our Arepas/Enchiladas were awesome. Can't wait to come back!

    thumb Ali Aguilar
    12/05/2017

    I tried the Chipotle Chicken Pasta today and it was a religious experience. Everything on the menu that I’ve tried so far has been exceptional. Try the watermelon margarita. It’s life changing.

    thumb Alexander Scott
    6/05/2018
  • 5 star review  So fresh. So so fresh. And the margaritas are stellar ♡

    thumb Sarah Ortlieb
    7/15/2018

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Cathleen Walker
    2/25/2018

  •   Beautiful atmosphere very good food and amazing drinks. If you're looking for a variety of Latin America food and drinks this is the right place to go. Can't wait to go back!

    thumb Nancy S.
    1/25/2019

      This place is delicious!!! The enchiladas are soooooo good, best I've had so far in Rogers Park. Guacamole is delicious and the amount is generous. I'm full before the food comes, but i have to keep eating because it's so amazing! The staff is really friendly too. I definitely plan to keep coming back!

    thumb Kali C.
    4/20/2018
  •   This place opened up somewhat recently in Rogers Park. Unfortunately, the neighborhood is lacking in high quality restaurants, so I am glad this place became an option.

    I've been here 3-4 times since it opened, and each time I've gotten the jibarito and empanadas. The jibarito is a chicken sandwich made with fried plantains instead of buns--makes me feel like I'm being healthier? Last time I visited, I had a mango margarita. It came on the rocks with salt and had the right amount of booze for me. It was also only $6 on a Thursday.

    I really hope this restaurant can show consistency which is what our neighborhood needs in a dining option. I wish South of the Border the best of luck!

    thumb Anna S.
    4/17/2018

      Really tasty arepas, they sure don't skimp on the avocados here. Looking forward to trying out the rest of the menu, especially the vieja ropa.

    thumb Jeff K.
    6/08/2018
  •   First time here, definitely will be returning. The food was delicious and authentic! The menu had variety for different taste preferences. Their piña coladas are to die for! Fun atmosphere and great service!

    thumb Lina M.
    1/06/2018

      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.

    thumb Anthony M.
    1/26/2018
  •   Good food! Can't wait to go back and eat again! The waitress was very friendly! Will def be back to try something else on the menu

    thumb Dale J.
    1/22/2018

      Don't let the name fool you. This isn't a generic Mexican food place. This place is a fusion of all of my favorite Hispanic/South American foods. Everything thing I've had here is super tasty. My favorites are the enchiladas, the jibarito (similar to patacon), arepas and the cuban sandwich. Their guacamole is super good especially with the tostones. So happy to have a place like this in the neighborhood. Also, they have a delicious drink menu. Their pineapple margarita is super tasty and potent. They also have different drink specials Monday-Thursday.

    thumb Andrea P.
    6/02/2018
  •   We love this place! Great food, services and prices 🙂 it's a gem on Morse Ave. Thanks!

    thumb Jesse S.
    12/14/2018

      Had a chicken jibbarito. Was rubbery. Seasoning was good and portions were nice. Fries reminded me of cafeteria partially steamed fries. Mango shake tasted powdery 🙁

    thumb Cherilyn N.
    12/27/2018

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