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About Libertad

Libertad is a casual and lively downtown Skokie restaurant featuring Latin American inspired cuisine.

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

Noted mixologists Ziyad Asrar & Robert Hanes present tasty and creative cocktail selections, and Sommelier Shebnem Ince compiles a succinct wine list that complements the menu with by the glass and bottle selections.

7931 Lincoln
Skokie, IL 60077
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Latin American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 2:00 pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Oakton & Lincoln

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 674-8100

Website:
http://www.libertad7931.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary lot parking and easy street parking

Executive Chef:
Marino Gil

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

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Details
Sun 7:45PM - 9:30PM

Tue - Wed 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

Fri 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Libertad Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (42)
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Fit for Foodies (36)
Worth the Drive (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Authentic (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Tapas (20)
Fun (19)
Casual (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Cozy (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Tasting Menu (12)
Healthy (10)
Great for Brunch (7)
Business Meals (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Seasonal (7)
Spicy (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Romantic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

They have a little something for everyone. The food is good, drinks are really good and the service is great but it was very loud when I came with a date on a Saturday night.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

SO GOOD!!!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and atmosphere was great. Would have been perfect if server paid a little more attention to our table and swung by more frequently. We wanted food to come out whenever it was ready to be served. We were holding a plate at the table because we wanted to pair it with another entree, not because we didn't want him to bring out the next serving yet.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I love Libertad for great food in a cozy atmosphere. And I've never had a bad cocktail there either!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food and service both good. Cramped quarters and very loud. The dishes individually are not expensive but when you're finished sharing a couple of small plates , one main course and a glass of wine , it is expensive. We had a bill of $120 without tip. This is not a restaurant that warrants the money spent. We each had a glass of different red wine,( about a 4oz. pour) that was probably the worst I've had anywhere. They're still busy, at least on weekends, so perhaps we ordered wrong. Won't return

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food but too noisy; free parking is a plus; outstanding server

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Totally delicious, inventive yet accessible Mexican food. The chef starts you off with an amuse bouche - the squash soup, so rich and delicious, we ordered bowls! The seared tuna, goat cheese stuffed poblano and branzino were all standouts. There were no misses. For meat eaters, the skirt steak and skinny crispy fries were delicious as well. Great drinks- some unusual combos. Pisco with strawberry- not too sweet. The margarita is outstanding. Great selection of beers and wine as well. Delicious brownie and ice cream dessert finished off our delightful experience. This was our 4th visit and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our go to spot in the area. Fun vibrant spot with excellent, creative dood. Great cocktails. Especially recommend the scallops and pork. Fantastic back deck.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Place was small, but very lively. I enjoyed the music and ambiance, but my husband found it too loud and crowded for conversation.
Upon seating we were greeted with a corn and poblano pepper soup. We ordered 4 plates: hummus, mushroom risotto, skirt steak, pork belly & scallops. All the food tasted good, especially the risotto and pork belly/scallops! I would return for that alone. However, our only complaint is that our steak was more rare than what we had ordered.
Service was rough at the start, as we were seated 10 minutes later than our reservation. And I believe our orders were switched with the table next to us as we kept getting each other’s orders. Other than that the staff was very friendly and attentive. Our waters were never more than half empty and our waiter checked up on us often. Plates were cleared and replaced immediately. They also acknowledged that we were celebrating my husbands birthday and brought out a small cake and candle for him, I didn’t even have to ask.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Outstanding as always. Creative, tasty and excellent food. Well curated wine list. Service was excellent last night. City quality dining in the north suburbs.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

WE have been going to Libertad since its opening and have never been disappointed. The food is always interesting and delicious. The great cocktails are an added plus. There is always a delicious soup/amuse bouche offered shortly after arrival. I appreciate that the chef does not use cumin, which I don't tolerate, and is currently overused in most cuisines these days. I highly recommend the poblano pepper, as well as all of the fish dishes, which do change seasonally.
My only complaint is that it can be quite noisy and difficult to converse.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Healthy, Seasonal
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I love it here! Everything was fantastic. Great, unusual cocktails and fantastic dishes. It’s a restaurant in Skokie that stands up to Chicago standards.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Libertad is our go-to place to take our of town guests. The food is fantastic and never disappoints!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing as always!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food here is delicious. Always a wonderful culinary experience at this Latin restaurant. Our waiter Gabriel was so friendly and helpful with our food and drink selection. (Their Peruvian Sunburn cocktail is irresistible!). The hostess was so affable as well. The surprise dessert at the end capped off a lovely dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The cocktails are out of this world! I love the food here, the wait staff is beyond gracious and friendly. The only place my husband will eat vegetables.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was sensational and deserves applause but the music was too loud and we felt rushed. It would have been nice to linger over the dishes, order more and have a second drink as well, but the noise level made it uncomfortable and challenging to hear those around the table and the hurry to clear our plates made us feel as if there was a long wait for our table, which there was not. This place with its creative dishes could be so much more, than a bar!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was okay. Ordered a pork dish that was undercooked. They made up for it with a free dessert.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food. Interesting selections. But very loud. Hard to have a conversation. I felt like I had to yell to be heard. Frustrating.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Consistent fabulous food. Especially love the old fashioned!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Libertad is always excellent. Great food and drink, perfect place to bring friends and family!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

My daughter always requests that we go here for her birthday. She especially loves the grilled octopus as well as the variety of dishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our second time here...first for brunch. It was surprisingly not busy . Service was great, as usual. Food good. Drinks good. But I must say: dinner menu is my favorite.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very good service by Adolpho our waiter. A bit loud. Excellent well presented dishes. Very good will definitely return

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very loud, couldn’t hear my friend sitting across from me.
Food good, a little pricey.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Five star service! Different menu...loved the introduction to our meal with squash soup. My sister and I shared the pear salad, hummus, chicken rolls and to top it off,
the special desserts (all 3 smaller portions).
Every plate was plenty to share and so delicious. Each plate had an eye appealing presentation. Open kitchen allowed us to see how busy the chefs were. Will be back...told menu changes every 3 months.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Dinner was amazing and the sever was wonderful. Beware of comments from the host if part of your party is a few minutes late. Also, the next reservation for your table is one hour and fifteen minutes later. Don't expect a leisurely meal.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

As much as I enjoy the food, the noise level is truly intolerable. I have tried to mitigate this issue by scheduling early dinners in the hope that it might be more quiet and conducive to conversation. Sadly, even a 5:15 dinner reservation resulted in shouting across the table at my guest.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Offered to take a few work colleagues out to dinner, and this was at the top of their list. I had been to the Skokie area many times, and had not yet been to Libertad. I plan to go back the next time - it was that good! We all ordered 2 dishes and proceeded to share them amongst the table. It was a great dinner, and I look forward to going back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fun, Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Really great experience. Server was amazing and knowledgeable. It took a little while to get the final bill but overall really good.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Libertad is consistently excellent. For dinner, brunch, holidays - always a favorite of ours. Every time we take people there, they love it, and they're surprised to find such a terrific place in an unexpected location. The food, the service, the physical space - all wonderful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Staff, service and sumptuous excellence.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food and service was great, as usual. The pork belly and scallop dish was new on the menu and was a keeper.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always a good meal at Libertad! Haven't been in awhile and it seems there are fewer food options on the menu but the food is still great. Large selection of drinks/beer/wine. We shared the chicken and skirt steak dishes - both excellent. Our server was wonderful. Only drawback - it can be very loud and tables are tight together.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Enjoyable dining experience. Great for and service. I will be back repeatedly.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I’d heard great things about Libertad and the food lived up to the hype. So many great options, so their suggestion to share plates was worthwhile. Seating is tight and there is very limited room, especially around the bar. We will definitely go back but will request more specific seating.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good and service were both terrific. Always crowded and noisy, but fun! Great drink menu too!

Tags: Tapas, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing food and great service. A little pricey, but great for a special occasion.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Awesome food, service, and music! Thank you!! We’ll definitely be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food was fresh and fabulous, and served in a very creative way. The service was great!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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