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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.

Testimonials

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

    thumb Jhony Quintero
    3/25/2018

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

    thumb Jenni Spinner
    10/01/2017
  • 5 star review  The service was great, and our Arepas/Enchiladas were awesome. Can't wait to come back!

    thumb Ali Aguilar
    12/05/2017

    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
    8/13/2018
  • 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
    10/01/2017

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

    thumb Tim Dhom
    6/08/2018
  • 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.

    thumb Alexander Scott
    6/05/2018

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

    thumb Joseph Hoffmann
    2/11/2018

  •   This place is delicious!!! The enchiladas are soooooo good, best I've had so far in Rogers Park. Guacamole is delicious and the amount is generous. I'm full before the food comes, but i have to keep eating because it's so amazing! The staff is really friendly too. I definitely plan to keep coming back!

    thumb Kali C.
    4/20/2018

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

    thumb Jesse S.
    12/14/2018
  •   We did lunch here. The chorizo skillet was delish. Someone else had the breakfast Cuban and raved about it.  The guacamole was good though needed a little salt. Like that they gave us tostones and chips.  A gringo with us had a burger and fries and really liked it. So, great all the way around.

    thumb Christina M.
    8/18/2018

      Cuban lady from Miami over here! I was very skeptical about the Cuban food since they do Mexican and Puerto Rican food as well... But I ordered for delivery and was very pleasantly surprised!

    I had the ropa vieja and the guac with tostones. The ropa vieja and white rice were on point!! The guac was super fresh. The maduros were perfectly cooked, just soft enough with ever so slightly crispy edges.

    One thing to note is that everything was under-salted. Once I added salt, the FLAVORS were all good.. that's the hard part. Adding salt is easy. Also, the black beans were not my favorite but everyone has their own idea of what black beans should taste like.. and they're always best when they're homemade.

    I'll definitely try more dishes from here in the future just based on the quality of the guac, ropa vieja, maduros, and rice!

    thumb Susan R.
    1/18/2019
  •   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.
    9/29/2018

      First time here, definitely will be returning. The food was delicious and authentic! The menu had variety for different taste preferences. Their piña coladas are to die for! Fun atmosphere and great service!

    thumb Lina M.
    1/06/2018
  •   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.
    10/25/2018

      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.
    5/08/2019
  •   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.
    3/06/2018

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

    thumb Ruby M.
    4/13/2018

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