skip to Main Content

New Hours: 7am – 10pm

South of the Border Restaurant

Full Service Bar • Open Late • Seven Days a Week

Our Menu Selections

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

  • 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.

    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
  • 5 star review  So fresh. So so fresh. And the margaritas are stellar ♡

    Sarah Ortlieb Avatar Sarah Ortlieb
    July 15, 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  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  Excelente servicio. La comida deliciosa. Los recomiendo 100%. Excellent food, an awesome service. 100% recommended.

    Jhony Quintero Avatar Jhony Quintero
    March 25, 2018
  • 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

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

    Joseph Hoffmann Avatar Joseph Hoffmann
    February 11, 2018

  •   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.
    7/26/2019

      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.
    11/11/2019
  •   This restaurant deserves more credit. It's family owned. Their dishes are latin american with their own twist. I've been here a few times, but I was waiting to write my review. Every time I come here I feel like I'm back home and my ma is in the kitchen cooking as I patiently wait for my food sipping on my margarita. Can we talk about their mixed drinks? I mean come on! This place is in Rogers Park and not on Clark. Their mixed drinks go hard and delicious. Seriously, don't order pizza tonight and come get yourself a margarita and some home home cooked Hispanic food.

    thumb Betsy R.
    5/25/2019

      We did lunch here. The chorizo skillet was delish. Someone else had the breakfast Cuban and raved about it.  The guacamole was good though needed a little salt. Like that they gave us tostones and chips.  A gringo with us had a burger and fries and really liked it. So, great all the way around.

    thumb Christina M.
    8/18/2018
  •   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

      Fast service and great food. Ample seating and not to crowded. However, the food is too Americanized and bland. Some people may think it's healthier.

    thumb Rahul G.
    12/17/2019
  •   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

      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
  •   The empandas here have become my new obsession. We've ordered a few times through Yelp when craving them. The delivery was quick, the food was fresh. Definitely recommended. I want to go in person one day since everyone keeps mentioning the drinks.

    thumb Mike M.
    6/27/2018

      I'm in the neighborhood and have eaten here a few times. The menu is an interesting mix of Mexican, Caribbean, and South American dishes, but without an obvious focus. While it's a bit hard to tell what they're trying to do, everything they've served me has been good. Check it out.

    I like the arepas. Also, it seems like a family business, and they're all really nice.

    thumb Nick V.
    7/15/2018

Back To Top