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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  Great food and margaritas! Service is good too.

    Tim Dhom Avatar Tim Dhom
    June 8, 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  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  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.

    Cathleen Walker Avatar Cathleen Walker
    February 25, 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.

    Belia Rodriguez Avatar Belia Rodriguez
    December 5, 2017

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

    Joseph Hoffmann Avatar Joseph Hoffmann
    February 11, 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

  •   We stopped in to South of the Border for an impromptu late lunch recently. Not a fancy place, but they had good food and a welcoming staff. There's a compact selection of familiar pan-Latin dishes (e.g., tacos, arepas, cubano, ropas viejas, etc), and a similarly compact selection of beverages. Our taco dinners were fresh, plump & tasty; with three tacos, beans and rice, they were filling & thrifty. It's a nice alternative in this neighborhood - definitely on my short list next time I'm up that way.

    thumb Comensal A.
    2/03/2019

      There is something special about this place. We always have fun there, sitting at the bar, ordering enchiladas, burrito or Cuban sandwich, and meeting interesting and fun people.
    Beyond the food and Margaritas, the highlight is the special upbeat energy of the owner Antonio - clearly one of the warmest, most genuine people I know, with s wonderful laugh.
    I encourage people to try out this great late night place - which might also soon be opening for morning commute!

    thumb Michael G.
    12/07/2018
  •   Had a chicken jibbarito. Was rubbery. Seasoning was good and portions were nice. Fries reminded me of cafeteria partially steamed fries. Mango shake tasted powdery 🙁

    thumb Cherilyn N.
    12/27/2018

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

    thumb Jesse S.
    12/14/2018
  •   We stopped in on a early Monday evening and had a great time. The margaritas were fantastic and the empanadas kill.

    thumb Michael H.
    5/04/2019

      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.
    1/25/2019
  •   idiots just served me a burger with absolutely no toppings on it! wtf am i supposed to do with that. ugh!

    thumb Foodie J.
    10/31/2018

      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
  •   By far the best Latin restaurant I've had in a long time the food is wonderful. I highly recommend the guacamole with plantains and quesadillas...but what really stands out is the unbelievably kind service! There was a mix up on a "to go" order that I placed (got steak tacos instead of chicken)...which is totally reasonable considering the complicated order I submitted. Nonetheless, when I called explaining the mix up, they offered to drop off the tacos immediately (without my suggestion). I live in Evanston and they were here faster than a jimmy johns order. When I tried to tip the person who dropped it off he refused...I also tried to give him the "mistake tacos" and he also refused!!! This place understands customer service and really wants your experience to be memorable...well done..mission accomplished!!!

    thumb Patrick J.
    12/08/2018

      The food is solid, had empanadas and a really nice salad. Husband had enchiladas. They were good. Service is quite good but the drink! The spicy watermelon margarita is easily top 5 drinks I've ever had. Happy we are walking distance and will def be back.

    thumb Karin F.
    5/01/2019

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