SOUTH

SOUTH

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.southleavenworth.com/
  • Phone: 5098884328
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 11:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Alfredo Garcia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two areas in the dining room which can be separated for semi-private dining facilities. In this situation other diners can be seen and heard. We also have a patio that can be rented in various ways, wither private or semi-private depending on group size and budget.
  • Private Party Contact: Cappy or Price 5098884328
  • Entertainment: SOUTH hosts local musicians on Fridays and the last Wednesday of each month. We book bands and individuals who play mostly original music that compliments the dining experience. We offer both instrumental and vocal styles. We host musicians for special party nights such as Cinco de Mayo and local group bike rides. Come sit on the patio with a drink or dinner and enjoy our talented musicians.
  • Special Events: You can rent our patio. It holds up to 75 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th Street
  • Public Transit: The trolley stops in front of SOUTH and the Link bus stop is about 300 feet away.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We are located across the street from a parking lot which has free and pay-per-use stalls. The street is less congested at our end of town which is the east end. We have two loading zones in front of our building which may be used to pick up to-go orders.
A word from SOUTH
SOUTH is a family friendly restaurant and bar, specializing in fresh Latin food and drinks. We serve high quality and flavor-filled recipes from Mexico, Cuba, Brazil and Peru. SOUTH is located in one of Leavenworth's original buildings. The old and the new converge to make a refreshing and comfortable modern space. Come see why Leavenworth's locals love SOUTH.
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SOUTH reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (10)neighborhood gem (7)great for lunch (6)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (4)fit for foodies (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • What a find!
    AllisonS
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    I've been traveling through Leavenworth for years and have always been disappointed with the restaurants. This trip I discovered what may be the best kept secret in this charming town. South was perfect! The food was wonderful. The ambiance in the outdoor garden was fit for a fairytale. The kids had a great time and didn't ask for their ipods once while we were there. The natural setting and great food made it a wonderful family lunch. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • our first time..
    honeyofabear
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Great relaxing atmosphere - food was awesome, would go back to try difference dishes - only complaint, service was not the greatest!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love South
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    I love South. Great food, great atmosphere. Love the outdoor seating area. Love the basil daisy margaritas. Love that there is a new location in Wenatchee so we don't have to drive all the way to Leavenworth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a good first impression...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    I had read reviews on South and it sounded great. We made reservations a couple weeks before going to Leavenworth - they were having Maifest and it was Mother's Day weekend. As we expected the restaurant was super busy what we didn't know was that the air conditioning was out of service due to some remodeling. South was extremely hot and muggy - very uncomfortable. They did give us the option to sit outside but it was be another 1/2 hour wait. No deal with my 9 year old daughter "I'm starving"! So we had to suffer through the heat. The servers were overwhelmed and came over to us infrequently but when the food finally came it was good. Overall it was a miserable experience but I would try it again because the food was actually good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were pleased with the overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    We were pleased with the overall experience and especially enjoyed the green beans appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • South never disappoints!
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    South never disappoints! The mixed corn & flour chips & salsa bar is something I look forward to each time I'm there. Had a great burrito and a couple of cold local beers with a good friend. The place was quite full and lively for a Thursday night in late spring -- which is normally a slow time in town. South is a locals favorite and we take full advantage when tourist crowds are down.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place in Leavenworth!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Great place to bring all in any kind of attire. Fun and festive. Can bring kids comfortably or a date.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice but not outstanding....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Good food with so so service. As in most tourist traps, the service was mediocre. I often feel locals in these types of locations either do not understand the value of service or just do not care because people are going to come anyways. We had the tacos and the Stinger margarita. Both were very good. It is tough to get a table here so make sure to get a reservation. Thanks Open Table!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We live in Wenatchee, with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    We live in Wenatchee, with a lot of great Mexican food, and drive to South for a little more upscale Mexican. It's a busy spot, so booking a reservation online is the way to go -- every time we've walked right in to sit down at our table. Love the green beans, carne asada quesadilla, revolution shrimp burrito
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Food and service was great. It's noisy in there, not a place to go for quiet or chit chat. More of a party atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great place to connect over food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    As always, the food was prepared with fresh materials. We were seated right away due to our reservation, but noticed that others without a reservation were being told there could be up to a 1.5 hour wait. Excellent selection of salsas to go with the chips we ordered while enjoying their trademark basil margaritas. Then dinner--all four of us commented on how interesting and tasty our meals were. Service was just right--prompt and responsive but not hovering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love south! The the food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We love south! The the food, service, and atmosphere are all outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We chose SOUTH because of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    We chose SOUTH because of the music. Wasn't quite as lively as I anticpiated, but very good over all. The food was excellent, and the service was even better. Would eat here again on our next visit to Leavenworth
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • our waitress was very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    our waitress was very disappointing did not seem to care one way or another if we were there. No pleasantries were exchanged she was just going through the motions. we were disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When in Leavenworth, you need
    kellym
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    When in Leavenworth, you need to eat at South at least once. It's our favorite spot, and they always live up to our expectations! Definitely get the flour chips and guac!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time there, great looking
    cbandbb
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    First time there, great looking food choices, Very busy, glad we had reservations. Food was very good. Like the mole sauce.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One to skip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We dined here New Year's Eve, looking for a change of pace from the usual (though fantastic) German food in the area. Overall, this was a terrible experience and we couldn't get out fast enough. The Latin food was flavorless and lacking real spice. Habanero shrimp? Not remotely hot. Carnitas plate? Bland as can be. Mole ribs? Unseasoned ribs slathered in yucky pasty sauce. This does not even rate with any of the semi-decent places for similar food in Seattle. And though the waitress made us feel well taken care of, we were seated directly next to a table that had a couple of screaming children, and ten minutes into our meal another table with a baby was sat next to us as well, and the baby screamed through the entire meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Leavenworth's Best
    KGEatsVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    South is the best restuarnt in the area! The food is fresh and creative. The waitstaff knows the menu well and takes great care of their customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Live Music and Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Went with a large group on a Friday night and it was perfect. The food is a bit overpriced, but it is very tasty.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Baja Christmas Dinner
    kyraEric
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Tons of Holiday Cheer and Festivities going on, Christmas Lights and Sledding. Warm Tacos and Holiday Cheers, Good Menu for kids (we had 2 in our party of 6) We felt a lil' rushed but not horrible. Just a packed house for the Holiday Season. Tiny Tacos are a great way to sample MANY of the delicious flavors. The Sweet Potato Fries are amazing!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • In a touristy area like Leavenworth
    jwm1952VIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    In a touristy area like Leavenworth , Washington this was a great choice. Very good Southern Hemisphere food. Excellent spicing. Loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    Nice place with fresh ingredients. Tried the flour chips and they were good, although they were just tortillas in squares and fried. Had the carne Asada quesadilla and it was quite pleasing. The server was attentive and the food arrived quickly. The main drawback is the price. $19 for a quesadilla is a lot. The overall bill for 2 people without alcohol was over $50. It wasn't worth that much, but maybe in Leavenworth that's the going rate.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Savor the South
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/10/2012
    We came in on a Saturday evening to an 1.5 hour wait. Ten minutes later the hostess found us seats which was great. Smallish restaurant and the waitress was outstanding and very relaxed. The food was good. More authentic than what we expected. Love the candle on the table. Believe it or not great place for fries as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will Return Again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Food and service were excellent! Great vegetarian choices! We were there on tree-lighting weekend, so it was a little crazy with lots of people. We arrived 10 minutes early, but they had our table ready and we zoomed past the group of folks waiting for a table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting food, not your
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Interesting food, not your typical Mexican restaurant. Butternut squash enchiladas, make their own flour chips (amazing), plantain burritos. I personally would like more spice in the food, I had their spiciest item the habanero shrimp burrito. It was barely spicy. If you like interesting blends of flavors, this is for you. The margaritas are small, and expensive, but if you are into trying a basil margarita then it is a great choice. It is small and very loud, but the locals love it. This review sounds like I didn't like it, but I am just trying to let you know what to expect and not expect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and drinks were all very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Food and drinks were all very tasty! We enjoyed every item we tried, especially the ones that had poblano cream sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Darling
    SDar
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    A great neighborhood find, very pleasant and helpful wait staff. Excellent food with a Latin flair, to-die-for Daisy-basil margaritas. Our go-to place when we want to skip the German influence in this fun, rustic tourist location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The menu was great. Food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2012
    The menu was great. Food was great. We were all surprised at the prices though...we thought it was too expensive for what we got. Especially not including chips and salsa.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is the third time I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    This is the third time I have had the pleasure of dining at South. The restaurant is capable of handling any size group with advance notice. We have always been sitted fast and the food is worth the trip. The waiters have all been great and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • South can be inconsistant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    South can be inconsistant and the portions seem to be getting smaller.....please keep up the standards.
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  • Fabulous place to go
    Deborah
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    This is a place we never miss going to when we're in town. It's just plain fun to go there. The food is always fabulous and the wait staff is very attentive. We had a group of 5 on this visit and sat outside in their courtyard - what a perfect evening. It's nice knowing you can take friends who have never been there and they will be delighted with the food and the restaurant. I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server was not attentive would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    Server was not attentive would have purchased another drink. He seemed to need to chat with other servers and watch himself in the mirror.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We always love the food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    We always love the food and the service is top notch. Both indoor and outdoor dinning is cramped but the overall decor and atmosphere is what makes SOUTH a hot spot with great food and music.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Fajitas were warm at best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2012
    The Fajitas were warm at best after reheating and not sizzling, and the seafood enchilada was cold. The tortilla soup was barely warm and not enough of it. The kids nachos were very good with the chicken.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food always good and fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    Food always good and fresh served with flair. My favorite dining stop for anytime and special family gatherings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food! Making a reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Great food! Making a reservation is definitely the way to go.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Argentinean steak with fries
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2012
    Argentinean steak with fries is da bomb! Great chimichurri sauce. Only complaint is that the regular table knifes are BLUNT! The edges have been ground off. However, the steak was so tender that the blunt knifes cut right through it. Asked for steak knives which should have been provided with the steak. The fries were crisp and hot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    The food and service were fantastic, this was my fourth time there and it was just as great as always! I will be back for sure! People in our party have food allergies and they were more than willing to work with us, which is a huge deal for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have dined at this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/2/2012
    I have dined at this restaurant on numerous occasions and have enjoyed the food. On this night I was disappointed in my meal. The dish I chose was bland and over cooked. Additionally I thought the cost of my meal was over priced. Not sure I will return to the restaurant again.
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  • My Favorite Place In Leavenworth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    Love this place! One of the few places in Leavenworth that does not serve German food. Ambiance is quaint and special.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate