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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.


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

    Jhony Quintero Avatar Jhony Quintero
    March 25, 2018

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

    Joseph Hoffmann Avatar Joseph Hoffmann
    February 11, 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
  • The service was great, and our Arepas/Enchiladas were awesome. Can't wait to come back!

    Ali Aguilar Avatar Ali Aguilar
    December 5, 2017

    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.

    Mark Ballard Avatar Mark Ballard
    October 1, 2017
  • 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

    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

  •   Best tacos in Rogers Park! Great service and amazing tacos that always hit. The margaritas are huge and they have drink deals everyday for a different drink! The steak tacos are a classic and a must! I recently tried to nachos and they were solid too. They also get points for having fountain Dr. Pepper!

    thumb Michelle R.

      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.
  •   We are a group pf 6 women who work with refugees, and have decided that we deserve margaritas once a month.  Twice now, we have relaxed with food and drinks at South of the Border.  Our bill each time has been upwards of $175. We order empanadas, quesedillas, taco dinners, guacamole, etc  all to share.  While the service is wonderful and the margaritas good, the pico de gallo and the bean dips appetizers are small with few chips, and expensive for what you get.   (In other Clark Street  restaurants it's on the table)  Twice now, we've asked for a few more chips, and both times, they have charged us.  We find that rather off putting.  Really?  On a large bill, chips aren't comped?  My summary is that they are penny wise and pound foolish.  We are moving on.

    thumb Barbara R.

      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.
  •   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.

      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.
  •   The margaritas are very well-worth your money. Very big and very tasty. May be hangover fuel, but that's tomorrow's problem. I don't love how the chips don't come with salsa but rather some other stuff, but overall a decent place to go and eat with friends.

    thumb Ryan H.

      The chipotle sauce was a nice touch! These were hot and crispy and a great start to the meal.

    thumb Maddy O.
  •   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.

      Ropa Vieja was sub par and flavorless for being 22$ this was a straight up robbery, there's no way that was flank steak either

    thumb Derrick D.
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