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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.

    thumb Daniela Rus

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

    thumb Jenni Spinner
  • 5 star review  Excelente servicio. La comida deliciosa. Los recomiendo 100%. Excellent food, an awesome service. 100% recommended.

    thumb Jhony Quintero

    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.

    thumb Alexander Scott
  • 5 star review  So fresh. So so fresh. And the margaritas are stellar ♡

    thumb Sarah Ortlieb

    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
  • 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

    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

  •   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.

      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.
  •   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.

      I love this place! I had the steak tacos. The presentation was appealing to the eye and delicious! I had the house margarita and for the price you can't go wrong. I can't wait to go back!

    thumb Maggi K.
  •   I REALLY wanted to like this place and support the community but...Nope. Other than the complimentary chips and salsa/pico, sad to report, not much else would make me go back. I'm hoping it was just an "off" night because it does have potential.

    thumb GreenGlass ..

      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.
  •   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.

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

    thumb Jesse S.
  •   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.

      I'm in the neighborhood and have eaten here a few times. The menu is an interesting mix of Mexican, Caribbean, and South American dishes, but without an obvious focus. While it's a bit hard to tell what they're trying to do, everything they've served me has been good. Check it out.

    I like the arepas. Also, it seems like a family business, and they're all really nice.

    thumb Nick V.

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