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

    thumb Joseph Hoffmann
    February 11, 2018

    5 star review  Great addition to the neighborhood. The tostones, tilapia and jibarito all were delicious, and the service was great!

    thumb Jenni Spinner
    October 1, 2017
  • 5 star review  So fresh. So so fresh. And the margaritas are stellar ♡

    thumb Sarah Ortlieb
    July 15, 2018

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

    thumb Ali Aguilar
    December 5, 2017
  • 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.

    thumb Mark Ballard
    October 1, 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.

    thumb Cathleen Walker
    February 25, 2018
  • positive review  Delightful restaurant! Delicious food and excellent service! I recommend this place to anyone that wants to try some Latin inspired dishes.

    thumb Daniela Rus
    August 13, 2018

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Belia Rodriguez
    December 5, 2017

  •   First timer here and very happy camper! Chicken and steak tacos! Complimentary Pico De Gallo, virgin Pino Colada! Delicious!

    thumb Ruby M.

      This restaurant deserves more credit. It's family owned. Their dishes are latin american with their own twist. I've been here a few times, but I was waiting to write my review. Every time I come here I feel like I'm back home and my ma is in the kitchen cooking as I patiently wait for my food sipping on my margarita. Can we talk about their mixed drinks? I mean come on! This place is in Rogers Park and not on Clark. Their mixed drinks go hard and delicious. Seriously, don't order pizza tonight and come get yourself a margarita and some home home cooked Hispanic food.

    thumb Betsy R.
  •   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.

      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.
  •   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.

      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.
  •   This was a fabulous restaurant, meal and team. It was like being home with family. The food was fantastic! The staff was amazing. It was really transporting. A must try; a hidden gem in Chicago!

    thumb Joy D.

      This place has some amazing jibaaritos ! The fries are to die for ! The drink are great ! Cuban sandwich is delicious!nice atmosphere!

    thumb Mireya R.
  •   I can never figure out why this place is empty. Whenever I go the service is great and the food is delicious. They have 6$ drink specials every weeknight, Monday is piña colada night and my absolute favorite. Beers are super affordable too! Food: The chicken enchiladas is my go to. The salsa verde is spicy but amazing. There brunch menu for Saturday and Sunday is small but also full of delicious options, I highly recommend the chorizo skillet it's a traditional Mexican breakfast done right!

    thumb Sofia G.

      We love this place! Great food, services and prices 🙂 it's a gem on Morse Ave. Thanks!

    thumb Jesse S.

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