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South

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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913 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826-1483 (9th Street)
The trolley stops in front of SOUTH and the Link bus stop is about 300 feet away.
15098884328
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Description: South is a lively family friendly restaurant and bar with two locations,...
South is a lively family friendly restaurant and bar with two locations, Wenatchee and Leavenworth Washington. We specialize in modern Latin food and drinks. Everything is fresh and homemade including our cocktail mixes. Our ambiance is a mix of antique and modern with bright colors in an eclectic design style. Check out our website.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Unexpectedly good south American food in Leavenworth. And better than the other Mexican food type restaurants in town. Of course it was also quite popular it seems so loud and crowded and busy. Hit it for lunch if you want it slightly more relaxed or quiet. Tacos and dips were super yummy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Christopher G
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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent a month in South America last summer. This restaurant mixes some of the south with the northern expectation of "Mexican" food. Good flavors. Good selection. Between the partner and me, there were two kinds of refried beans. Good and interesting salsas. Some tipico drinks from the south like pisco sours. Also local brandy and wines. The tres leches cake... More 

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Thank Bronwyn S
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our hotel recommended South for late night dining. Our hotel check-in was unavoidable late and South was within walking distance. Excellent food, excellent service. And, it was so nice that it was still open when we were starving!

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Thank Annie H
Cappy B, Owner at South, responded to this review

So glad we could get food in your bellies at such a late hour! Wouldn't want you to go hungry! Thanks for taking the time to write a review! See you for lunch next time :) More 

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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Unexpectedly good south American food in Leavenworth. And better than the other Mexican food type restaurants in town. Of course it was also quite popular it seems so loud and crowded and busy. Hit it for lunch if you want it slightly more relaxed or quiet. Tacos and dips were super yummy.

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Thank Christopher G
Cappy B, Owner at South, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. Our Patio in the summer time offers a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, that would be perfect for the experience you are looking for. Our fresh salsa bar, and tacos go perfect together at any time! Hope to see you again soon. More 

seattle
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109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess my title kind of says it all. I love visiting Leavenworth but not for the food. We were absolutely overjoyed to find this spot on Front street with its amazing tacos selection and drinks. I had the Steak Tacos and she had the Three Pigs puerco taco sampler. Everything was fresh, beautifully seasoned and served by an engaging... More 

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Thank seattlenativemike
Cappy B, Owner at South, responded to this review

Whether it's for the mountains or the food, Leavenworth has a magical way of luring people back time and time again! We're so glad you enjoyed your meals! Come see us this summer after one of your hikes! More 

Grapeview, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. We decided to have lunch at South due to the reviews I had observed on the websites describing the different restaurants in the Leavenworth area. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food just as great. Our servers were Justin and Rachael. They provided us with a very memorable lunch... More 

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Thank Steve L
Cappy B, Owner at South, responded to this review

We're so happy that we could make your special day even more memorable! Happy Anniversary! More 

Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

just popped in for cocktails, great service, excellent bar staff who listen and know how to make drinks. Warm, friendly efficient place that works for drinks at the bar and the tables looked happy too.

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Thank Kat R
Cappy B, Owner at South, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, we appreciate it! More 

Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've walked past this lovely spot every time we have come into town. Nothing prepared us for the aromas that greeted us when we walked through the door, or the fullness of flavor in every bite. The service was wonderful and friendly, the décor interesting and overall the experience was positive and flavorful. The only thing we found to be... More 

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Thank Karina R
Cappy B, Owner at South, responded to this review

Thank you so much for giving us a great review. All of our recipes are authentic to a specific region in South America, and we are so proud to serve each one! We would love to hear more about your dining experience if you email us at info@southrestaurants.com. We are interested in hearing which dish you ordered so we can... More 

Bainbridge Island, Washington
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leavenworth is a sea of touristy, mostly northern European-ish cuisine. But South offered refreshingly good south-of-the-border cuisine. There were quite a few tasty veggie dishes on the menu, some Cuban, some Central & South American. I would have given it a 5 if it had offered more dessert options.

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Thank xwordis
Cappy B, Owner at South, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing, we appreciate the feedback from our guests! More 

Sandy, Oregon
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Leavenworth for the first time during the Bavarian Ice Festival. It was busy!! That being said, we didn't have the best restaurant experiences until we ate at South. We came in after the fireworks show and had expected it to be busy. We were told it would be an hour wait, they took our name and number and... More 

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Thank crysstuch
Cappy B, Owner at South, responded to this review

Thank you so much for giving us a try while in Leavenworth for the weekend. We feel so honored that you had a great time with us. We strive to ensure excellent customer service with each guest. The sampler sauces go especially well with our complementary salsa bar. :) Thanks again for the wonderful review. More 

Olympia, Washington
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family ate at South on a recent trip to Leavenworth. I had the taco platter (bean and cheese) and my husband had the burrito Cubano. Our son had a burrito off the children's menu. All of our food was fresh and delicious! Everything had such good flavor. I especially enjoyed the drunken beans and cilantro-lime rice. The prices are... More 

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Thank hiker_jen
Cappy B, Owner at South, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. The tacos are a fan favorite, as well as the burrito Cubano. We have a happy hour Monday through Friday from 4-6 you can enjoy next time you come to visit. Thanks again for giving us a great review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 913 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826-1483
    (9th Street)
  • Public Transportation: The trolley stops in front of SOUTH and the Link bus stop is about 300 feet away.
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Leavenworth
  • Phone Number: 15098884328

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

South is a lively family friendly restaurant and bar with two locations, Wenatchee and Leavenworth Washington. We specialize in modern Latin food and drinks. Everything is fresh and homemade including our cocktail mixes. Our ambiance is a mix of antique and modern with bright colors in an eclectic design style. Check out our website.

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