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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

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Libertad Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (39)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Good for a Date (37)
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Fit for Foodies (32)
Special Occasion (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Authentic (22)
Casual (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Local Ingredients (18)
Cozy (18)
Tapas (17)
Fun (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Tasting Menu (10)
Business Meals (8)
Healthy (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Romantic (6)
Spicy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Organic (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was delightful/-amazing, innovative food, great ambiance and delicious cocktails. Service was impeccable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a fine restaurant. It is more expensive than what we usually go to.

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome food and service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

It's hard to believe that this place gets better and better. We love everything about it. The bartender Arturo is amazing and we are so glad that he's back. Can't wait to go there again.

Tags: Vegan, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place to have a drink and share a plate with friends. It felt like we were in the big city, when really we were very close to home.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We frequent Libertad a lot and have never been disappointed. The waitstaff is charming, knowledgeable and attentive, the food, AMAZING! Go- you will not regret the flavorful food!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Authentic, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Exquisite food and nice people
Needed a reservation on a snowy Thursday. Glad we had one!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was excellent and both the server and busboy did an outstanding job. They both were very cordial and attentive to our needs. I definitely would recommend this restaurant to anyway looking to eat extraordinary food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had dinner twice this was our first brunch and it was excellent! Will definitely be back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wait for reservation time was too long. Over 1/2 hr. Other than that...fun night. Great meal.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love libertad - one of the best restaurants in the area!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were celebrating a work achievement with co-workers!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding as always. This place is a (not so hidden) gem.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and good service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The mushroom risotto, scallops and cocktails were AMAZING! Great ambiance, very romantic

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Cute. Quaint. Good.

The food selection was limited, but executed well. Small place, small menu, so it was managed accordingly.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Going to Libertad is the best dining experience! Staff is exceptional, food is simply amazing, and the atmosphere is perfect. Wonderful evening out!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great Tapas food in Skokie. No need to go to Downtown Chicago for a great meal. Small place, so make reservations. Gets busy every day.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Having never been to this restaurant and just relying on what I had read on line, I was a little nervous as we had invited several friends for the evening - but we were not disappointed!!! We ordered several entrees to share and pass as well as a couple of appetizers and everyone really enjoyed the food! Everything was excellent and was served in a timely manner. Our waiter was very accommodating as we reminded him that we had a show at the North Shore Center Theater. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would give it a "two thumbs up!"

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Libertad was recommended a few years back, and since we were in the area it was a great chance to visit. I would say the atmosphere was loud and the music was hard to hear, and sounded like it was coming through a drainpipe. It was also a bit cool when we sat down. I think a cross breeze was probably created between an open kitchen door and the front door. Our service was outstanding. The waiter made note of my wife's allergy to cilantro and initially told us the poblano dish had cilantro and then came back to let us know the chef could make it without. The dish was outstanding, and the texture of the poblano was perfect. A wonderful cheese was inside, and the cornmeal on the outside was the perfect addition. The octopus my wife ordered was outstanding. It was seasoned perfectly with lemon and oil and laid upon a bed of hummus with fried chickpeas. I had the langostino, and it was the best preparation I have ever had. Cooked to perfection, with a pineapple relish on it. I did notice that the cilantro was in the relish and within 5 seconds of noticing the waiter descended upon our table to offer to prepare it again. Since my wife was already full, this wasn't necessary. The chocolate cake we had for dessert was prepared with candied walnuts and walnut ice cream, and it was sublime. The cocktails were good, but not special. I would highly recommend a visit. The menu looked to have many other interesting choices. The kitchen is small, but one of the best functioning operations I have seen, and was in the restaurant business for years. Everything coming out was beautifully prepared. The prior Saturday we went to a 2 star Michelin restaurant for our anniversary and were somewhat underwhelmed by the food, here we were overwhelmed! A gem.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

SO GOOD!!!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 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 10, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 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 6, 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 5, 2018

Amazing as always!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 30, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 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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