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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:
Armando Gonzalez

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

Libertad Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (41)
Fit for Foodies (35)
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Good for a Date (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Worth the Drive (27)
Special Occasion (26)
Tapas (26)
Authentic (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Casual (23)
Fun (22)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Cozy (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Healthy (10)
Seasonal (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Romantic (7)
Spicy (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

This is our go-to for a great meal. Love Libertad. Missing the Horchata drink now though! We were disappointed it was taken off the drink menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Hot Spot, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Gabriel, our server was charming and knowledgable. The menu choices are creative. Acorn squash stuffed with mushroom risotto and the skirt steak topped with yucca fries and truffle aioli were highlights of our dinner.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous meal. Only disappointment was waited for table almost 30 minutes after reservation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Beyond a diamond in the rough! One of the highest quality food/drinks in the Chicago area. A must visit place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Authentic, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food. Great drinks. Little overpriced.Otherwise great place to dine

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The amuse-bouche is always outstanding. Love the idea of starting with a soup served in a demitasse cup.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fun and friendly place with updated Mexican fare. Plan to go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very happy with our dinner. All the food was so delicious. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Libertad is a fantastic local gem, intimately sized, but high on energy and highly creative, extremely tasty small plates. Given the ingenuity and flavorful, fresh ingredients used the prices are appropriately higher than typical tapas restaurants. But one bite into any of their dishes will immediately make it worth every penny and you'll leave any sense of regret behind along with your tip for their attentive service. Fantastic for special occasions or small groups out celebrating a promotion or birthday.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Server was attentive. Food was absolutely delicious! We ordered the arugula salad, squash with risotto and tuna.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food is always great and the drinks are always interesting. Great for brunch on Sundays.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was delicious and not overly rich. Menu was very ambitious. The only reason I deducted a star is because like most storefront areas in Chicago, once it gets cold you get a blast of cold air every time the door is opened.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was excellent. Device really goid

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We love the comfortable, but hip feel of Libertad – it feels like you've stepped into a great spot in the city, but Libertad is less than a 10-minute drive from the house. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful spot like this in our backyard! Libertad is one of our go-to places when we are meeting up with friends or need a nice dinner out with the family. The starter soup before the meal is always something warm and savory - Saturday night it was a split pea; we also love the black bean soup. We certainly have our go to dishes that include: the carne asada and calabaza (roasted acron squash filled with a mushroom risotto) and the chipotle humus, but always add in a few other dishes to mix it up. Service is always to notch and the staff superb. They also do a great brunch on Sundays!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First time. Didn't know what to expect. Dishes were well designed. Flavor combinations were creative, but not out there. Cocktails quality. Definitely returning.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Love this place, just wish they would update their ventilation system. Staff and food are always great!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

All of our food was delicious and the cocktails were exceptional!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Another stellar brunch. Everyone’s dishes were well executed and very tasty. There is not a weak item on the menu. Everything is so good. It’s also one of very few restaurants that actually serve good coffee. The breakfast burrito is awesome, and the sauce it comes with is really outstanding. They should bottle it. My favorite restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Libertad is a destination restaurant. Get in your car and go. The food is amazing. Small plates to share. Don’t miss the risotto served in an acorn squash and the asada. You will not be disappointed traveling to Libertad

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always delicious- we can't get enough! One of the few restaurants we return to and are happy every time!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great Tapa bar. Everything we ordered were delicious. Best meal on our Chicago trip..

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Libertad has outstanding food. Their menu is small with three categories and only 15 options, and then a dessert menu of three possible choices - but each is dlelicious and we treat it like a small plates place where we all shared. Very pleasant atmsphere, great service. We had the Pear salad, the stiffed poblano pepper, the stuffed acorn squash, the roast chiclen and the carne asada - and then got one of each dessert. Chocolate cake, creme brulee, salt caramel cheesecake. ALl outstanding. They also have a nice bar and plenty of cocktails and a wine list or beers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Good food, great service. A bit noisy and drafty, still comfortable.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I liked the food and the presentation. Small plates are perfect for the wife and I who want to try a lot of different items, but don't want to walk out stuffed.
The food was very well prepared and very tasting. Our waiter was attentive without hovering over us and he was very helpful.
The meal was expensive given the location, but there was also free parking down the block and that helped.
We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Best brunch ever! Love this place! Food is fantastic.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was excellent! Much larger portions than I expected for sharing plates. My friends and I tried something from every category and were not disappointed! I will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Visit once every couple of months always great food and service. A little noisy

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Continues to just be a solid staple in our rotation of favorite restaurants.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Reliably excellent food. Make sure to get a reservation because it's popular. We've been for brunch and for dinner-- both have interesting menu options. Dinner is more small plates to share.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a great meal! We always love eating at Libertad.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was spectacular. We ordered 7 different dishes and all of them were delicious! We went on a weeknight and the noise level was low.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Fabulous place. I've eaten here before and have never been disappointed. The Latin fare is atypical of most restaurants, and is both creative and flavorful. The smaller plates allow guests to experience and enjoy several different dishes without getting a "too full" feeling. This visit we sampled the Pulpo (spanish octopus and house made chorizo), which surprised us with how tender it was (we were expecting slightly chewy). Our next choice was Mar y Tierra, where the pork belly portion just melted in your mouth... All were complimented by a nice bottle of Bodegas Cepa 21 Tempranillo red wine.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Libertad is my go to place for special occasions. The food, service and ambiance is delightful. Always recommending Libertad to my friends!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My only complaint is that three appetizers came simultaneously and we felt rushed to eat them while they were hot rather than savoring them individually.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Amazing food, great service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

we ate here before a play at the Skokie Theater. It was excellent and very convenient. The patio in back is lovely but it was too hot to eat outside that night. The food is delicious and very creative.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Went for our anniversary and sat in the back patio. Everything that we had was delicious. They started us with an amuse bouche of squash soup. We enjoyed the Pulpo (octopus- super tender), Poblano, Flautas, Barramundi and Congrejo (crab cake). We nearly licked the plate on everything. All the other dishes coming out looked great too. Our server was very friendly and attentive, but not overbearing. The food was also a great value. Would absolutely return again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tapas
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food is always consistently delicious at Libertad. New menu items are a great addition - love to try the new options! Waiter was attentive and pleasant, and helped us with our selections. We'll return soon!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food on the relatively focused Latin menu. Delicious cocktails

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Too loud. Good food. Expensive drinks.

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