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SOUTH

4.3
194 reviews
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$50 and over
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Latin American
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SOUTH, located in Leavenworth, Washington offers an array of modern, fresh Latin food and beverages. The restaurant presents a warm and energetic family restaurant with a menu that features food from Cuba, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. SOUTH offers food made with organic ingredients, fresh juice and homemade mixers, imported cheese and salsa made fresh daily.

The menu features baby green beans, grilled street corn and stuffed jalapenos for starters. Main courses at SOUTH include poblano chicken, sweet potato enchilada plate, argentine steak and fries and a variety of specialty tacos including steak, vegetarian and Baja style fish tacos. Other choices offered are burritos, enchiladas and several sandwiches.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin American, Mexican
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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
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Phone number
(509) 888-4328
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alfredo Garcia
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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.
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Private party contact
Cappy or Price: (509) 888-4328
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
9th Street
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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.
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Public transit
The trolley stops in front of SOUTH and the Link bus stop is about 300 feet away.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
You can rent our patio. It holds up to 75 people.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on February 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!!!

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2012

We go to Leavenworth at least once a year, and always make South a stop! It's great!

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5.0Dined on February 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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2012

South is GREAT!! A Family favorite!!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2011

Best restaurant in Leavenworth.

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5.0Dined on December 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.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2011

A very unique menu. Always difficult to choose an entree, because everything is consistently prepared to perfection. A local favorite.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2011

Always a treat, South always comes through with great food and uniques drink selections. Mexican with a flair!

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5.0Dined on November 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.

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3.0Dined on October 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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5.0Dined on October 1, 2011

Excellent food, service, and drinks! Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on September 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.

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5.0Dined on September 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!

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5.0Dined on September 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.

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4.0Dined on September 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.

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5.0Dined on September 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!

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5.0Dined on August 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.

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5.0Dined on August 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.

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4.0Dined on August 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.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2011

South was great. Excellent menu, attentive service by our waiter Matt, fun atmosphere. Only wish they had a restaurant in Spokane.

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5.0Dined on August 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!

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2011

Food was very good. Service was quick and friendly. Nice place to catch lunch or dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2011

I always go to South when I'm in Leavenworth and it consistently has wonderful food, great margaritas, and friendly service!

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2.0Dined on July 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.

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5.0Dined on July 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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5.0Dined on July 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.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2011

Probably Leavenworth's best restaurant.

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4.0Dined on May 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!

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3.0Dined on May 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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5.0Dined on May 27, 2011

This is by far our favorite place in Leavenworth! The food, drinks, and wait staff is always fantastic!!! Luv it!

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2011

We were promptly greeted by the host. He was very courteous & followed up with the busser to ensure a table was available immediately. Our server took quite awhile to greet us. She was nice & gave a great recommendation (ie the carne asada & a basil margarita). The food was delivered fast. Our glasses were consistantly filled and our check was delivered promptly. The place was full but the fluency of service seemed flawless. Nice to see a manager on the floor helping out. Overall a great first experience but a little on the pricey side considering chips/salsa are additional and the cost of the meal was high. I do take into consideration the fact I am from Wenatchee and many diners would be tourists.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2011

Must try carne asada. Tender beef pieces.

Revolution shrimp burrito was a special blend of cheese and prawns. I never knew the two mixed together would taste so well.

Their flour tortilla actually tastes like tortilla... not like bread. I know corn flour is the true tortilla, but these flour ones are still pretty good.

The only thing was that the server was a bit overwhelming (a bit pushy with drinks) and dining as a group of 6, my food came moderately warm, but not sizzling hot. (I ordered take out the next day and it was so much better hot!)

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2011

Really great food if you stick to what they are great at. i.e. the flavorful carne asada, and their more specialty dishes with interesting ingredients. But leave the usual mexican fare such as fajitas to the typical mexican restaurants or you may be disappointed for the price. Their interesting flavorful drinks are a must try. Live music on Fridays is great but gets pretty loud. Outside dining is perfect for summer.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2011

One of our favorite restaurants, the food is great and so is the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2011

We booked South as we were going to be in town for Cinco de mayo and it was an inpsired choice, the food was excellent (the salsa bar is the best) and the fresh taco chips were as good as advertised. The service was very friendly even give nthe packed out nature of the night. Try the Sangria!!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2011

Best restaurant in Leavenworth.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2011

Never miss their basil margaritas when in town. Excellent choices. Quality food.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2011

South is the perfect alternative to the plethora of German restaurants in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, serving up delicious Latin food in a fun, hip atmosphere. Both meat-lovers and vegetarians will be pleased by the many menu options (the carnitas plate was delish and plentiful), and the unique cocktails can compete with any city lounge. Add in the friendly, fast service and great atmosphere and South is now our favorite Leavenworth eatery. Also cool that they offer free wi-fi and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2011

I was disappointed with South, after reading so many good reviews. The quacamole lacked cilantro and I prefer corn tortilla chips over their flour. The rice was a strange flavor and was luke warm when it arrived. The steak faiths were average. My son's seafood enchiladas were pretty good though. Overall not what it was hyped up to be.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2011

We just bought a condo in Leavenworth, and are very pleased to find this Gem! I had the ease of making reservations for a Saturday night for two at 6:30, no problem. We waltzed in at 6:27 and were taken directly to our table. I was intregued by the other reviews, and was excited to try the basil marguarita and the Big, wet, burrito... it was just as I'd hoped... the marguarita was wonderful, the guacamole was very good with the warm crispy, flour tortillas... and yes, we shared the burrito! Neither of us could have finished one by ourselves. It's my new favorite in Leavenworth.

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