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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.

Testimonials

  • 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

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

    Sarah Ortlieb Avatar Sarah Ortlieb
    July 15, 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  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  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  Great food and margaritas! Service is good too.

    Tim Dhom Avatar Tim Dhom
    June 8, 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

  •   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

      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
  •   If you want to wait 2 years for your water, your drink, your food, a refill, and your check ... this is the place!

    thumb Laycie D.
    8/23/2019

      Friendly staff, yummy margaritas, and decent Bru menu. Have some chilaquiles, basic eggs, or a jibarito! Wonderful addition to the Rogers Park neighborhood. It's low key and you can use your Touch Tunes app to play some tunes.

    thumb Viki P.
    7/29/2018
  •   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

      Why did we wait until now to come in? Excellent food, drinks, service. I loved the spicy pineapple margarita. The fish tacos were fabulous. KM had the Arepos and all I can say is that you dont need and order of guac with those. Everything was great. Looking forward to our next trip.

    thumb S R.
    7/02/2018
  •   We love this place! Great food, services and prices 🙂 it's a gem on Morse Ave. Thanks!

    thumb Jesse S.
    12/14/2018

      I told Antonio that I was probably going to post an ode to SotB's chilaquiles on Yelp. So that's what this is! This ginormous plate of chilaquiles I had recently was amazing. To accommodate my egg allergy, they swapped out egg for grilled chicken. It came with sliced avocado and sour cream on the side and was topped by this massive slice of queso blanco. I regretted that queso blanco later, but it was WORTH IT. Their salsa verde is delicious, and the tortilla chips took on this tamale-esque texture beneath all the toppings. I couldn't finish the plate, but I wanted to!

    They're not doing much indoor business due to COVID. They have a robust takeout enterprise and three outdoor patio tables out front. Masks are worn by staff, and they're definitely taking safety seriously.

    thumb Molly B.
    7/29/2020
  •   I had to pop over here and give "South of the Border" some love! We tried this place for the first time last night and were pleasantly surprised.

    I loved the ambiance (super chill, live music without being too loud for conversation), the service (again: super chill, quietly attentive), and the food (California Chicken Sandwich was surprisingly good). I not only ate good food, I enjoyed the experience and left feeling more relaxed than when I first sat down. We will definitely, definitely be back.

    After the lackluster dining options in Rogers Park, this is a welcome change!

    thumb Kimberly B.
    10/25/2018

      Cuban lady from Miami over here! I was very skeptical about the Cuban food since they do Mexican and Puerto Rican food as well... But I ordered for delivery and was very pleasantly surprised!

    I had the ropa vieja and the guac with tostones. The ropa vieja and white rice were on point!! The guac was super fresh. The maduros were perfectly cooked, just soft enough with ever so slightly crispy edges.

    One thing to note is that everything was under-salted. Once I added salt, the FLAVORS were all good.. that's the hard part. Adding salt is easy. Also, the black beans were not my favorite but everyone has their own idea of what black beans should taste like.. and they're always best when they're homemade.

    I'll definitely try more dishes from here in the future just based on the quality of the guac, ropa vieja, maduros, and rice!

    thumb Susan R.
    1/18/2019

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