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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.


  • 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

    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

    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  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

    5 star review  Great food and margaritas! Service is good too.

    Tim Dhom Avatar Tim Dhom
    June 8, 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  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

  •   Ordered the Jibarito, and it is a cheap version of the original. Hard salty meat, soggy platano... their fries are those supermarket bag fries. The arroz con gandules was bland, and the cup it came in was half full. This place is a slap in the face to the Latino community.

    thumb Mickey C.

      This place is a hit and miss. It's hard to support local restaurants when you get your order and it's not what you ordered, It's what they wanted to give you. The potatoes for the omelette change all the time. One day they good and the next time you order it doesn't have any appeal to it or flavor. Pancakes have blueberries in them already and they say oh..... is it ok that they have blueberries in them?......NO! because I didn't order blueberries pancakes, I ordered strawberry pancakes and I could have kept my $43 and cooked myself saving a ton and having food full of flavor. This is a spot where you take a chance when you order. Money is never a issue..... now we just serving to keep the bills paid regardless of how it taste. Now is a great time to take advantage of customers looking forward good food to eat and it be great! Keeps us coming back...

    thumb Veronica D.
  •   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.

      I have been to South Of The Border several times, I live in the area and it is very convenient for me. Every time I've been there seems to be different than the last. Maybe different cooks and I did have a server that I have never had. I stopped with a friend during the pandemic on a weekday, it was not especially busy. I noticed there was no hand sanitation on the table and the menus were in plastic covering. At this point, I decided to make my selection to go and have a cocktail while waiting.  The service was extremely slow, very slow. I finally got my order and took a short walk home. I will tell you the fries were delish, nice and hot. All I can say about the sandwich is meh. Some of the pork was so overcooked, really burnt that I was unable to chew it and had to cut that out. The Cuban bread was also burnt in places and soggy in others. If everything tasted like the fries I would give it a 3. I hope the next time is better! Hit or miss!

    thumb Mike S.
  •   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.

      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.
  •   Food was very flavorless and so disappointing because most reviews I read on here said it'd be good. I got the enchiladas verdes and everything was so bland, even the side of rice and beans. The beans literally had no flavor and tasted like it was just warmed out straight out of a can. My friend ordered the steak jibarito and it was just as plain, not even drowning it in hot sauce helped.

    thumb Seleena V.

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

    thumb Eva H.
  •   In July, my husband and I married in a small ceremony on a beach in Rogers Park, and in advance, I'd arranged with South of the Border to host an intimate lunch for us (9 people) after the nuptials. They really knocked it out of the park with a perfect setup, and I was especially happy that they allowed our larger party during their awesome live Jazz performance. It was absolutely flawless with excellent food and top-tier service. I'd been there many times prior, and I have literally never been disappointed in anything. And of course, with the most recent visit being our wedding day, for everything to be so streamlined, we were just so appreciative. The service here makes one feel as if they are truly valued, and we remain grateful.

    thumb Audra M.

      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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