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South of the Border Restaurant

Full Service Bar • Open Late • Seven Days a Week

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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.


  • positive review  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.

    Alexander Scott Avatar Alexander Scott
    June 5, 2018

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

    Ali Aguilar Avatar Ali Aguilar
    December 5, 2017

    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
  • 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.

    Cathleen Walker Avatar Cathleen Walker
    February 25, 2018

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

    Joseph Hoffmann Avatar Joseph Hoffmann
    February 11, 2018
  • 5 star review  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  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

  •   This place has some amazing jibaaritos ! The fries are to die for ! The drink are great ! Cuban sandwich is delicious!nice atmosphere!

    thumb Mireya R.

      Delicious food and excellent service. If your hungry for Mexican, Venezuelan or Puerto Rican food, this place has some amazing food.  Check it out when you're in Rogers Park.  Close to the Morse redline.  I recommend you try this place.

    thumb F G.
  •   This is by far one of my favorite places to eat! The food is always spot on and the staff is super friendly.
    But tonight was rough. The restaurant was completely empty when I came tonight. I called ahead to get my order started as to I was taking it home to eat after a long day of working 2 jobs.

    I ordered a chicken taco dinner w/no tomato.
    (Missing rice and beans) (This happens every other order)
    Sweet potato fries. ( Extremely soggy and burnt)
    Guacamole w/no tomato.

    I have decided to change my review in hopes that the staff create consistency in there food delivery. Why do I sometimes get beans and rice and sometimes not. Why sometimes do I get a nice presentation and a plastic container for my tacos w/limes. Then other times like tonight...were the tacos are crammed into a very small foam container.

    I will probably not do takeout any more as to this is always a problem when I do.

    I was very early for my pick up so there is no reason for the fries to be the way they were.

    The staff is always different. When you first opened that staff was amazing! Tonight..they were just okay.

    thumb Brittney E.

      I really enjoy South of The Border. I have been here about 5 times since it has opened and always leave full and happy. I've also ordered a different thing every single time. Yes, sometimes it can take a couple minuetes but they are attenttive and asking for any refills and what else they can help with. The owner Antonio is just a swell guy.

    The fresh chips and salsa that you get are able enough to keep you sustained while you wait for your food. The drinks are decently priced and large in size. The entrees are also quite large and most of the time you will have to take a to-go box.

    From the Jibaritos to the Cuban Sandwich, this place is a must.
    I will gladly keep giving them my business.

    thumb Rachel B.
  •   We stopped in to South of the Border for an impromptu late lunch recently. Not a fancy place, but they had good food and a welcoming staff. There's a compact selection of familiar pan-Latin dishes (e.g., tacos, arepas, cubano, ropas viejas, etc), and a similarly compact selection of beverages. Our taco dinners were fresh, plump & tasty; with three tacos, beans and rice, they were filling & thrifty. It's a nice alternative in this neighborhood - definitely on my short list next time I'm up that way.

    thumb Comensal A.

      I've eaten several times at this place and I've never had anything that was less than delicious. Excellent service, too. Their arepas are one of my favorite dishes, and I loved the dish called "ropa vieja," too. I hope this place is around for a very long time!

    thumb Regina R.
  •   I always bring my friends and family here and it's always been a fan favorite. Every margarita we have gotten has been delicious. They are also very accommodating and make a tofu jibaritos on request I hope it becomes a menu item in the future.

    thumb Brooke E.

      idiots just served me a burger with absolutely no toppings on it! wtf am i supposed to do with that. ugh!

    thumb Foodie J.
  •   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.

      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.

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