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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.


  • 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  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  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  Great food and margaritas! Service is good too.

    Tim Dhom Avatar Tim Dhom
    June 8, 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  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

    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

  •   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.

      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 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.

      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.
  •   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 absolutely LOVE this place! The food is always fresh, cooked well, and delicious. The service is quick and very friendly! I have some dietary preferences and they are super accommodating. I also love the variety on the menu. My favorite thing is to get a burrito and french fries. Odd combo, and I'm glad they have it all! I have never had a bad meal here, and I have come here dozens of times!  I have always been really happy. 100000/10 I would recommend!

    thumb Lanette U.
  •   I arrived with a group of four. Place was empty, nice music, interesting atmosphere. All of our plates lacked flavor, Jibarito meat was tough, tacos with lettuce and tomatoes and my ropa Vieja was bland , like stringy spaghetti. Huge disappointment, the only reason I decided to try this place was because the good reviews and pictures looked yummy. Left hungry.

    thumb Ruben H.

      Beans and chips instead of chips and salsa?! SIGN ME UP! Everything including the peach daiquiri is awesome!

    thumb Eva H.
  •   Taco Dinner/ nice price.
    I was not expecting white butter rice with tacos? That was not a blend.
    That was the turn off.
    Pico De Gallo Great! Taco avergae. Service was good.
    Wait time from order to Receiving was a little long, for a taco dinner.
    20-25 minutes?

    Great location, friendly and clean!

    thumb Candace C.

      Ate here for the first time tonight and it did not disappoint! Staff was very friendly! Food was delicious and the margaritas were strong and tasty! What more could you ask for? I will definitely be back!

    thumb Rebecca E.

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