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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

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

    Ali Aguilar Avatar Ali Aguilar
    December 5, 2017

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

    Joseph Hoffmann Avatar Joseph Hoffmann
    February 11, 2018

    Great food and margaritas! Service is good too.

    Tim Dhom Avatar Tim Dhom
    June 8, 2018

  •   Worst mole I've ever had. If it's bbq sauce just say that. Beans were soggy, but not flavorful, with a strange amount of melted cheese. Medium rating because service was nice. I just wouldn't recommend the food.

    thumb Gabriel Edward H.
    6/19/2023

      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
  •   Amazing!!! The people working are always so kind and sweet and the food is delicious! Their portions are very generous (expect leftovers)! Perfect place to go for some good food or good drinks!!

    thumb Nicole J.
    2/11/2023

      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
  •   I apologize for not being able to post what we ordered like I usually do, but when we came in the place was a bit dark, but I thought it was fine as it added a bit of ambience. Anywho, the food that we ordered was not bad. Serving portions were acceptable and service was fine as well.  There was a complimentary appetizer and it was good I should say. We rarely go to the area so maybe we'll explore more.

    thumb Zoraida B.
    9/21/2022

      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
  •   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

      I can definitely say that is the best Mexican restaurant in Chicago. I've almost tried every dishes there. Of you will visit it you must first check their margaritas. They are delicious

    thumb Sultan S.
    9/12/2022
  •   Food is GREAT. Service is GOOD. I happened to see the owner & seemed like an asshole. Lucky for him he has good customers & great employees to get his ass in business. Ambiance is decent too.

    thumb Julian M.
    7/01/2023

      Stopped by after the Glenwood Art Fest.  Very impressed.   The birria queso fundido was very good, although we wished we had chips instead of tortillas as an accompaniment.  The chicken chipotle pasta had just the right amount of heat, and there was enough to take home for a second meal.   The tampiquena was perfectly done (we wanted very rare, and they got it right!) and was very flavorful.   The margaritas were large and tasty.   We will be back!

    thumb Scott W.
    8/20/2023
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