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
17 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (9)good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (7)great for lunch (6)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)fit for foodies (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
  • South is real favorite in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/24/2012
    South is real favorite in Leavenworth and many outlining areas. It's got an unusual latin menu and incredible margaritas. You do need a reservation if you want to eat before 6:30 on ANY night, but weekends are extremely busy. Kids are okay there, but it's more of a delight to adults.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Latin American Food inLeavenwo
    MarketingGuyVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2012
    The carnitas dish was excellent. This dish alone is worth trying this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Secret Garden and Tasty Drinks!
    kyraEric
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    We sat outside (nice weather) and felt like we were tucked away in some secret garden that served amazing drinks like Sweet Basil Margs and Stingers! YUMMY! We had our dog with us and they welcomed well behaved leashed dogs and actually gave us a watering bowl to share with another puppa in the near table. Lovely lil' spot! Food was amazing and thus will be frequenting again soon!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We Love South.
    JohnL
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    We love South and try to go in every time we go to Leavenworth. The food is fantastic, the service is excellent and friendly. It is just an all-around great place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place but very noisy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    Love this place but very noisy. Live music is too loud
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Basil margueritas are worth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    Basil margueritas are worth the drive to Leavenworth
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Leavenworth is known for Bavarian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Leavenworth is known for Bavarian food so South stands out as a great alternative when looking for something different in this wonderful setting. Try their unique drink menu! You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Let Down
    kmassey421
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    The food was a big let down. Very bland. You'd think after marinating carne asada for 2 days, it would have some flavor. The tacos had hardly any meat and way too much onion. Overall, not a place I would return to for anything other than a drink.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's okay.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/25/2012
    Good Latin food. limited choices of diverse cuisines in Leavenworth, so if you want a change from brats, this is it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drinks were not good- different
    Bill
    Dined on 3/20/2012
    Drinks were not good- different type of margaritas- did not like them. Pork was pretty good- rice was not good. Have to pay extra for chips and salsa.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing sweet potato enchilada
    RD06
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    Another great serving of the amazing sweet potato enchilada combo. Just wish something had been done about my reservation comment that it was for a bday celebration. Even a candle on the desert would have been amazing. Didn't realize the hostess would not tell the server about the bday request.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Somewhere between the 35+
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/28/2012
    Somewhere between the 35+ types of tequila and the fabulous mole enchiladas, I lost my ability to stop eating. The flavors were bright and rich. The salsa was fresh. The habanero dip had just enough burn. I loved the food so much I couldn't stop eating. And we still had leftovers to savor for lunch the next day! Thanks for doing such a great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This has been one of our favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    This has been one of our favorites for the past 1-2 years, but more recent (last several months) the service has drastically changed from what we used to know. You could always be sure that the food, and service would be fantastic, but the service has become less than acceptable. It's really too bad because we love this place! Please find some more great wait staff so we can continue to keep this as our favorite!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We go to Leavenworth at least
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    We go to Leavenworth at least once a year, and always make South a stop! It's great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous as always! I hate
    Jacktastic7VIP
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    Fabulous as always! I hate to keep giving such good reviews as it's getting harder and harder to get a table on the weekends. But, we'll keep driving the hour to get there as it's worth every morsel! I've yet to have something I didn't care for on the menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super easy reservations using
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/29/2011
    Super easy reservations using Open Table. Once entering the restaurant we were seated immediately while (sorry guys) waiting diners stood in the doorway for up to an hour or more. Reservations a must. Dining here a must. Fresh. Delicious. Tender pork carnitas. A must stop every time we visit Leavenworth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very unique menu. Always
    Ginger
    Dined on 12/23/2011
    A very unique menu. Always difficult to choose an entree, because everything is consistently prepared to perfection. A local favorite.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a treat, South always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    Always a treat, South always comes through with great food and uniques drink selections. Mexican with a flair!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Leavenworth's Gem
    KGEatsVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    South offer's creative, flavorful, Latin American food that is always made with the freshest ingredients. We visit Leavenworth often and no trip is complete without a visit to South.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have had several great meals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2011
    I have had several great meals at South before but this time around with a large group our meals were not so good. The mole sauce was definitely off and tasted like nutmeg too much, which is too bad since they told us they were known for their mole sauce. My fried fish burrito had no fried fish in it, and my friends fish taco tasted 'off' and there was very little fish in her fish taco. Overall, we left hungry and dissappointed in the food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, service, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    Excellent food, service, and drinks! Highly recommend.
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  • Excellent margaritas, and
    FoodieLindaVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2011
    Excellent margaritas, and outstanding service. I didn't care for the Mole however, as it was smothering everything else and too sweet, but the seafood enchilada was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a golden find; a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2011
    This was a golden find; a relief to all the heavy Bavarian food in Leavenworth. We were pleased with the flavorful food, good vegetarian options, pleasant patio seating, and live music that added to the ambiance and still allowed you to talk. All around wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2011
    This restaurant was recommended to us by someone who lives in Leavenworth who is a vegetarian. Since we are vegetarians, we decided to give it a try. The food was wonderful. I had the squash/poblano chiles enchilada which was to die for. There was also enough left-overs for dinner last night. We both definitely plan to eat there again when we visit Leavenworth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Latin/Mexican break to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    Nice Latin/Mexican break to the Bavarian Village concept. Wait staff was nice, the food was nice. We sat in the outside back area, which gave the feel of an authentic Mexican locale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality of food was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/2/2011
    Quality of food was excellent. First time here so next time I'll call call ahead to reserve their Friday night Pork Shank special which looked great but sells out fast. Service was great so will return to eat again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • South esta bien
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2011
    We had a fantastic evening at South. From the jalapeño margaritas to start to wonderful entrees it is a truly solid Mexican experience. Fresh, simple, true to Mexico flavors make South a must do in Leavenworth.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THE Best Mexican
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2011
    I've eaten at many a Mexican restaurant all over the world and South has been the best by far. We ate out back in the patio area. It was a very hot night but was nice and cool on the patio. We started off with chips and salsa (no, they are not included but they are good and worth the $4.00 we paid). My partner and I both ordered the Shrimp Burrito which was amazing. The shrimp were huge and the other fillings were fantastic (cheese, cilantro). The coleslaw side was so yummy. We ended up here on our last night in Leavenworth but would have definitely been back if we had more time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was delicious. But no
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2011
    Food was delicious. But no blended Margaritas, so on a hot day, the drinks aren't very cold, however the varieties of tequila makes up for it. Try the stinger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • South was great. Excellent
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2011
    South was great. Excellent menu, attentive service by our waiter Matt, fun atmosphere. Only wish they had a restaurant in Spokane.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very great restaurant in Leavenwort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/11/2011
    Very great restaurant in Leavenworth. You might not think of going here while in a Bavarian village, but it is definately something you should do. The food is amazing, and be sure to try the Basil Margarita!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2011
    Food was very good. Service was quick and friendly. Nice place to catch lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I always go to South when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/29/2011
    I always go to South when I'm in Leavenworth and it consistently has wonderful food, great margaritas, and friendly service!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chapped in Leavenworth
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2011
    We were disappointed with South from the first moment when the host tried to seat us next to a crowded waiter station when we had an Open Table reservation in a nearly empty restaurant. That's marginal, but the crusty look that followed was not acceptable. Next, what kind of mid level Mexican restaurant does not provide complimentary chips and salsa? Then, it took multiple requests for drink refills. Despite all this, the food was quite good. If you are tired of brauts and schnitzel in Leavenworth, go. If not, wait to you see a Taco Bell. The service will be better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • As always the food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/9/2011
    As always the food and service was excellent. The drinks are always great too. If you want some great mexican food, this is the place to get it.
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    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • definite yes
    jeddy
    Dined on 7/3/2011
    great food, interesting menu. definite yes. went with 4 kids 8-10 and they loved it. The service was delayed by a mistake in the kitchen. Not the servers fault? and they apologized and brought the kids free Shirely Temples. Probably not the usual thing. Adults food came out first which is a no-no with kids usually.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We've eaten here on last 2
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/29/2011
    We've eaten here on last 2 visits to Leavenworth and brought 4 others on last trip over Memorial Day. We enjoy the atmosphere and the fact the menu extends beyond Mexican fare to include other southern hemisphere flavors. Only place in Leavenworth to get a pisco sour!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a decent dinner for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/28/2011
    This was a decent dinner for adults - especially nice when you don't feel like another German meal. While they had a kid's menu, our kids didn't like their food - hardly ate a bite.
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  • This is by far our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/27/2011
    This is by far our favorite place in Leavenworth! The food, drinks, and wait staff is always fantastic!!! Luv it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic