Libertad

4.8
2369 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Libertad is a casual and lively downtown Skokie restaurant featuring Latin American inspired cuisine.

Libertad offers bold and exciting flavors on a seasonal menu of small plates ideal for sharing and experiencing the diverse mosaic of the countries that make up Latin America.

Noted mixologist Julieta Campos presents tasty and creative cocktail selections, and guest Sommeliers compile a succinct wine list that complements the menu with selections by the glass and bottle.

Support Libertad during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2369 people are saying
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Happy
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is not a better restaurant anywhere north of Chicago. The service, flavors and environment are truly special. Worth way more than the reasonable pricing. If you have never been lucky enough to enjoy a meal here you are missing out.

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vipSharon
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the back patio! Food was delicious and service outstanding.

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VanessaY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, patio was warm and tables were socially distanced well.

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MisterD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food at Libertad is always outstanding and my last dinner there did not disappoint. I had the lamb chop special which was accompanied by bok choy and a yogurt sauce. The chops were cooked perfectly as was the bok choy. My wife enjoyed her usual scallops which are a mainstay on the menu.

The wine list, although limited gives some great choices. The only negative of course is COVID related. We had to sit outside because of seating restrictions, however, it was heated and comfortable.

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EvaM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First time coming here for dinner. The place was clean, service was great. Menu was not very extensive. One chicken dish, flautas, one meat... I would have liked more options. However, overall, very nice local restaurant.

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AnneG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience and fantastic meal. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Wendi
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to libertad several times and it is always consistent and absolutely delicious. Very unique dishes. The staff is wonderful! The cocktails are wonderful as well. You won’t be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wanted to try everything on the menu - so many interesting combinations of ingredients! The sea bass was outstanding! Highly recommend!

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vipVasolita
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food with impeccable service!

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vipSydney
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! We LOVE it

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vipWorkingForALivin
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I could go here every day I love the food and the staff

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vipkolmar
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back for brunch on the patio at the amazing Libertad

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AdilC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for great food with a perfect amount of energy, ambience and space then this is most definitely a spot.

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vipIndiangal
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Libertad's staff, food, and the cocktails!
Jenny is always great and the Mimosas and Orchata are fabulous.
The breakfast burrito, salads, and actually anything you order is tasty.
Will be back for sure!

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EKHM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Drinks, food, service. Love this place. Creative delicious cuisine.

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vipJodiK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious- I wish they’d open a location in Glenview :)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best food I have ever had! Course after course, one was as good or better than the one previous. The staff was friendly, solicitous and knowledgeable. I cannot wait to go back!

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JudyH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice table, well distanced from other tables, on the outdoor patio. It was covered, with the sides up, but with plenty of openings for airflow. It was a nice Sunday afternoon, and no heat needed, but they had heaters setup. The food was delicious, and the service was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Tables were very spread out so it was quiet.

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vipFalander
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant.
The service was excellent.
We had the arugula salad, flautas, crab cake and a beef stir fry.
Had a lovely cake for dessert.
Everything was wonderful. My only complaint was the beef was not as good as the rest of the dishes. It was just a bit bland.
I will return and am happy to see a local gem survive the pandemic.

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vipLaurenF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast spot for a post covid outing

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Tigg
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Great service, atmosphere, and incredible food and drinks!

TG
vipTaniaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, music and ambiance!!

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vipKirstenW
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as usual. Libertad never disappoints!! First time for brunch, and everything was delicious.

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vipHelenC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Creative and delicious food at reasonable price

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vipjoenbill
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Libertad does NOT disappoint. Even in challenging COVID times, their exemplary service and delicious food (not to mention awesome libations) have retained their high quality. We went to celebrate a birthday recently. The decision to mask up and travel out for a special occasion was a big one. Where to go was much easier. Libertad has always been our "go-to" place and the pandemic was not going to effect that whatsoever. We were so happy that we made that decision. We never felt, at any time, that we were nothing less than safe and well cared for. Yes, we over ate. Yes, we over drank. And yes, we had an amazing time at a pretty special place. Love Libertad!

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SarahF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is out of this world! We went for a birthday and sat in the covid-compliant patio. We felt very safe with their precautions in place (vented, spaced tables, air purifier, everyone in masks). Our group of 3 ordered the Acorn Squash with risotto, truffle, mushrooms and everyone devoured it. We also got the Provelota appetizer b/c we all love cheese- yum! Moqueca (fish dish) has the best chipotle coconut sauce/broth. The Asada was cooked perfectly. Our wine was so good, the service is really good- everyone smiles at you and welcomes you- lovely! Would absolutely recommend for any occasion and any size group.

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vipWorkingForALivin
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best

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LisaE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service and we loved the food! Simple indoor tables and nicely lit outdoor patio for additional ambiance.

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vipTomS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the tent. Warmest tent ever! Food and drinks were amazing 😋

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ALLik
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite being freezing cold outside, we were comfortable in their outdoor dining set up! Food, as always, incredible!

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AndrewA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was so great. He was very friendly and always made sure that we had everything that we needed. Food was outstanding. Drinks were tasty even their non-alcoholic beverages for my wife who is pregnant. We had 2 rounds of drinks. Even the outdoor patio was a great experience despite the negative below temps. This is our Nth time there. We lost because we’ve been here many times. Our favorite date night spot.

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vipKirstenW
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Libertad never disappoints! Everything was amazing from the roasted beet soup amuse bouche to the chocolate pots de creme!

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vipMayaC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming to Libertad and we are so happy they’re open again for indoor dining. The food was excellent as usual and the staff were all very warm and welcoming.

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stephanisw
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Libertad did a great job witht their patio space. The heaters make it warm and cozy. Service is very attentive and the food and drink were delicious! I can't wait to go back for lunch now that they are open for lunch again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Fantastic food, great drinks but pricey and relatively small portions. Definitely top-notch food quality but prices inadequate to ambiance and location.

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vipEricL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for years and the food is always exceptional. Decided to make a reservation for our 10-yr anniversary, and luckily they just opened indoor dining this past Saturday so we were able to sit inside. lots of space between tables, super clean, and everyone is protected; best of all the food was phenomenal. Please do your best to support local businesses during these times, and if you want the best tapas in north Chicago, make a reservation at Libertad. Thanks for making our evening special!

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vipJdhunt
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Handled Covid restrictions well. We are outside, well spaced and both we and waiters kept our masks on. Excellent food and service.

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BatyaG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Great food! Jenny is awesome! Everything cooked and plated to perfection.

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vipCurlygirl623
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Libertad is amazing. The service, the food, and the drinks are outstanding. Even during these unconventional times, Libertad does an amazing job of keeping everyone safe.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Libertad using the Order Online button. Libertad also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 674-8100.

Libertad is rated 4.8 stars by 2369 OpenTable diners.

Libertad does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/libertad/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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