Great time!Went with a group and everything was great including the weather! Good food, cute place, nice staff!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHard to find great to dineDrove by 3 times and missed the door - once I found it was so glad I went!
I will definitely be back!!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNice evening to eat on the patioNice evening to eat on the patio where it's quiet and very pleasant5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy ReturnOn my forth visit to Libertad I was pleased that the food and service were great as they had been in my previous dining experiences there. We brought friends who were really impressed and would go back also.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat addition on North ShoreLoved it !!! Great design, interesting menu of small plates (most of which worked well for our party of 3). We received a very warm welcome into this well-designed space. Seems they have outdoor seating too which we'll try when the weather warms up.
Rather noisy, but not overwhelming. We'll definitely be back.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Surprise!A wonderful place, great food! Very friendly staff!! Thanks for making a corporate dinner a success!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMid week TreatMid week dining - What a Treat ! Libertad is typically packed and vivacious, always delicious and exciting. But this Tues was extra special, just a little slower, Superb Service and an ambiance that let us savor their creative menu.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMYou must goFabulous food. The scallops are wonderful, the octopus preparation fabulous, delicious soup, great natural margarita, spicy but terrific lamb....wonderful preparations, unique. Always a meal to look forward to.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE LibertadThis restaurant never disappoints. Virtually everything on the menu is excellent from the scallops to the steak to the octopus. The cocktails are terrific, as well.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA winner!Tuna tartare and scallops absolutely delicious. Try the corn fritters and pear salad too. Food is a little spicy and menu is limited so not great for kids. However we brought our notoriously picky five year old daughter and ended up loving the sea scallops. The suckling pig sounded good but was disappointing but that was the only thing. Chocolate lava cake to die for. And the mixed drinks are well crafted. Oh yeah - you ahould know that my mom who hates lamb really enjoyed the barbacoa. Not cheap but very very good.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood gemWe started with an Asian pear salad and corn fritters. Excellent and full of flavor!
We next enjoyed the tuna tartare and scallops; the scallops was the better dish. I think I would have preferred the tuna to stand alone or with a hint of an accompaniment; this dish as it was presented (with a ceviche-style salad) did not let the tuna shine through.
We finished with lamb and chicken moles dishes; both hearty; the lamb dish was very plentiful; the chicken moles was REALLY good.
Ordering 2 dishes per person worked well for our party of 3.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food, we broughtFabulous food, we brought friends back the next night!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAll the food is very good.All the food is very good. The service is small plates. They recommend 2-3 per person which could come to almost $60 pp before drinks and gratuity. If you are sharing with 4 people you literally get 1 bite of everything which I think is a bit frustrating. I would like some type of bread served and some more small choices such as salads and vegetables. The dessert was good but ridiculously small for $7. It was a chocolate cake with a scoop of ice cream that was the size of a melon ball. The salted carmel topping was less than a drop. The mojito was very good but could have used a bit more liquor and a little less sugar. The place is bustling and the food is very good and not something you would find in Skokie.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, serviceFood was excellent, service was great, will definitely go back. Only cons, the tables felt close together, and would be hard for a group larger than 4 as it is quite noisy (energetic!).4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time there and weOur first time there and we will positively return, despite Libertad being 25 minutes from our home. The food was simply outstanding--the Poblano pepper, the Tacquitoes and the Suckling Pig. Plus the dessert--an apple crisp with salted caramel ice cream was just wonderful. The margaritas were above average as well. Service was very quick and attentive. The noise level is relatively loud, because the restaurant is small--but the food and service make up for the noise level. We have already told several friends and relatives about Libertad. Let's just hope that it does not become too popular.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLibertad continues to be deliciousStill a wonderful restaurant. We were seated at the time of our reservation. Service was very good; food was delicious. Complementary mini soup starter is still a great touch. We stayed for quite a while and never felt we were being rushed out, even though the restaurant was full.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant has been onThe restaurant has been on my radar screen for some time, and it did not disappoint. The food and the drinks were excellent and imaginative. The demographic is hip 20s to 40s which is fine, but for our 60- 70s group of four the noise was a problem, especially due to a large party near us who seemed to to needless shout at the each other.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, service, andWonderful food, service, and drinks. Best margarita I've had in forever. Already recommended it to friends.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI couldn't believe how goodI couldn't believe how good the food is here! Started out with a complimentary tasting of carrot soup which is not my thing but was tasty and rich. Girls night out so we all shared plates and tried a number dishes. Each was better than the next culminating with the salmon which was the best I've tasted anywhere, including specialty seafood restaurants. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful. The only down side for me was the level of noise, which was loud given that it is a small space with not very many tables. I would definitely go back.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great place. TheThis is a great place. The food never disappoints, and we have been here at least five times. In fact, the food and flavors are exceptional. The restaurant staff is friendly and competent. We highly recommend Libertad!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been here a bunch ofI've been here a bunch of times. The food is always wonderful. Try this place. Make sure to make a reservation.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a gem! Libertad is worthWhat a gem! Libertad is worth searching out. The food and cocktails were both delicious and imaginative, and the service was friendly and helpful. Four of us were celebrating a birthday and it was the perfect venue for the event. Will definitely go back.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was Great and the serviceFood was Great and the service was friendly. Chilanquiloes was my favorite.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my very favorite restaurantsOne of my very favorite restaurants in the Chicago area! The food is always well prepared and the menu is creative. The only negative is that it can be very noisy when the restaurant is full. However, in nice weather the outside garden is perfect.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem of a restaurant.We have been to Libertad many times and plan to come many more times. The food is always excellent, I don't think I've ever ordered something I didn't like. If you are looking for a great place to go for brunch this is the spot. Although dinner is always exceptional brunch is even better! When the weather is warm they have great outdoor seating where you can see all the herbs that they grow in their own space.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place to Dine!!I have been wanting to to Libertad for the past several months!! I am so glad that my friend and I decided to just go and make reservations!! I would have never heard about this place, if one of my friends hadn't mention it. This restaurant is located in Skokie and would have been a miss unless you really look. Upon arriving we were greeted by the very nice staff!! The decor is modern with I feel an intimate setting. I love the food!! I also love how the food didn't come out all at once. If the food all came at once, I would have been overwhelmed. These small plates are actually quite generous in size. But then again we had a party of 2! Overall, I really enjoyed the place/atmosphere!! I would definitely go back :)4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious! "small plate concept"delicious! "small plate concept" but the plates are on the larger side - next time I'll get the scallops and not share! only dislike - the tables are very close together!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative and well executedCreative and well executed dishes, and great drink list. One of my favorites. Consistently surpassing expectations.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the restaurant. FoodLoved the restaurant. Food was terrific. Will absolutely go back again.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother amazing meal at Libertad.Another amazing meal at Libertad. Delicous scallops cooked to perfection and always beyond amazing sweets! Great service and an energetic atmosphere. It is a hidden gem of Skokie.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThey disclose on menu thatThey disclose on menu that portions are smaller than entree and a couple should order 3 dishes. Was a nice variety. Food was excellent.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the drive if you mustThis is our favorite restaurant. That is saying a lot given that we have eaten and enjoyed meals at every top restaurant in the city. Open kitchen and small plates that aren't tiny but rather are substantial and delicious. Excellent drink menu and superb pairings for prix fixe menus. Prices are just right. Easy parking. Now, if only there were some night clubs near by! Luckily we are locals. Don't miss the brunch even if you just go for the coffee.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding and theFood was outstanding and the staff very friendly. We will definitely be back!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and unusual foodDelicious and unusual food combinations. We all enjoyed our dinner! Intimate atmosphere.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing. EverythingFood was amazing. Everything melted in your mouth. Service was quick and friendly. Will definitely be back.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMCentral American Fun Food!Food is inventive and fun! Mussels were excellent and the sauce was slurp-able! Lamb shank fell off the bone and into my mouth! This was my second visit - and not my last! Great place to take family and friends. Go early if you want quieter, romantic atmosphere for conversation.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery NiceGreat first-time experience here. Food was excellent, waiter was great. Interesting menu as well. A little tight on dining space. To the management, a curtain or shade on the rear glass door would improve the dining experience -- the view of the alley takes away from the otherwise pleasant vibe of the place. Overall, we really enjoyed it and plan to return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEureka!Truly is a neighborhood gem. If you blink, you might not notice the door. Pleasant, modern wood interior, open grill area so you can see what's happening. Smaller menu, but they seem to have at least one choice of everything. All three dishes we ordered were outstanding. Both of us will be returning with different friends to spread the word!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for smaller groups only,Good for smaller groups only, not a very big place.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLibertad never fails to provideLibertad never fails to provide an excellent meal with great service. My companion and I shared the abondigas as an appetizer and the salmon and assada as entrees. I had never ordered the abondigas and wasn't sure I would like corn fritters but was not disappointed. All of the dishes had just the right amount of heat to enhance the flavors but not overwhelm them. We shared the dark chocolate cake dessert which did not disappoint, another wonderful melding of flavors. This is the first time I've been to the restaurant when every seat was not filled (it was a Tuesday night), so it was less noisy than usual. Our charming server as attentive and warm; service has always been excellent at this well run venue.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant provides greatThis restaurant provides great takes on Latin American food by presenting dishes with fabulous flavours. It only offers smaller servings, but every dish was spot on. We ordered eight dishes for a group of five and enjoyed the variety.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFlavorful, small plates &Flavorful, small plates & shareable food. Service is good, but food comes out too fast. Saturday nights are very busy, try other nights if you want to linger. Order your plates one at time if you want the experience to last longer.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMInventive with good serviceMet a girlfriend here during a snowstorm. The staff made us feel welcome even when we were the last people in the restaurant. Everything we had was great. And the wine recommendation was spot on.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AM