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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

  • Amazing food! Some of the best tacos I've had!

    Joseph Hoffmann Avatar Joseph Hoffmann
    February 11, 2018

    Excelente servicio. La comida deliciosa. Los recomiendo 100%. Excellent food, an awesome service. 100% recommended.

    Jhony Quintero Avatar Jhony Quintero
    March 25, 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

    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
  • 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

    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 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  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

  •   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

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

    thumb Maddy O.
    6/12/2023

      We were visiting the area and decided to give it a try. The Rojas viejas was delicious, the chips and bean dip before the meal was also so yummy. I had the pastor taco (can't eat like I used to) and it was perfection.  Amazingly the chocolate cake was some of the best I've ever had. We will definitely be back before we leave the area.

    thumb Barbara R.
    3/07/2023
  •   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

      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
  •   Best tacos in Rogers Park! Great service and amazing tacos that always hit. The margaritas are huge and they have drink deals everyday for a different drink! The steak tacos are a classic and a must! I recently tried to nachos and they were solid too. They also get points for having fountain Dr. Pepper!

    thumb Michelle R.
    10/13/2022

      Me and family go here at least once a week, they great customer service. We will definitely continue going there.

    thumb Autro H.
    4/05/2023
  •   We are a group pf 6 women who work with refugees, and have decided that we deserve margaritas once a month.  Twice now, we have relaxed with food and drinks at South of the Border.  Our bill each time has been upwards of $175. We order empanadas, quesedillas, taco dinners, guacamole, etc  all to share.  While the service is wonderful and the margaritas good, the pico de gallo and the bean dips appetizers are small with few chips, and expensive for what you get.   (In other Clark Street  restaurants it's on the table)  Twice now, we've asked for a few more chips, and both times, they have charged us.  We find that rather off putting.  Really?  On a large bill, chips aren't comped?  My summary is that they are penny wise and pound foolish.  We are moving on.

    thumb Barbara R.
    8/22/2023

      Ana was very friendly and it seems she knows my friends well.

    I had Ropa Vieja and it was so tender and bottomless Mimosa was so refreshing and the portion was very generous!!

    Definitely a must go place when you are in Rogers Park Morse red line station area!

    thumb Scott Y.
    12/01/2022
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