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Libertad

7931 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL 60077-3632
847-674-8100
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Ranked #4 of 153 restaurants in Skokie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Latin
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Oakton & Lincoln
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Totally surprised by this little gem. Delicious nuevo latino food served tapas style. Highly recommend the tempura chile relleno and the carne asada. Gotta try those cocktails too. Only thing I didn't love were the chicken flautas, which lacked flavor. You can tell these guys put a lot of passion and hard work into their food and this little restaurant.... More

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Skokie
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Friendly atmosphere, great staff, amazing Chef and owner. This is our go-to spot. LOVE this place. Upscale small plate to share with those you love. Great cocktails and beer to pair with the meal. Chef's "Pulpo" is my favorite thing on the planet. Dinner and Brunch are a must.

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Northbrook
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87 reviews 87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We dined here on Saturday night. It has been hard to get a reservation but when I saw they had an outdoor patio this was our chance. It was a great restaurant. The servers really cared whether you liked the food. They were able to describe the menu. My husband and I shared the squash stuffed with mushroom risotto -... More

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Chicago
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I asked my friend - who lives in Skokie if he had been to this restaurant. He told me no. How could this be? This place is very good, even excellent. For being in Skokie it's a big surprise. Go if you have the opportunity. The wine list is very good, albeit short. The food was excellent. Service was a... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is a must, who would ever think a Chicago atmosphere would be located in Skokie. This is a very cozy ,small space that delivers a huge flavor of Latin cuisine. The minute you walk in you are greeted with a very friendly ,knowledgeable staff. The food has layers of flavors that are incredible. The cocktails are fantastic and just... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Who would think that Libertad would have a high end, top notch restaurant nestled in it's downtown area. The food was exceptional and the service perfect. The space is small and noise level is high but the tight seating allows you to hear and enjoy friends and food adequately. The small plates are enough for 2 to share so 3... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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106 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My wife and I and another couple dined here for the first time after hearing raves from friends. Our server suggested 3-4 small plates. The small plates were a little larger than those I have had a tapas spots and a little more expensive. We each opted for 4 selections; both agreed that 3 would have been more than adequate.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Libertad has amazing food - fresh and creative, even if the portions are a little small for the price. It's a nice treat and heck, it's in Skokie, so no driving 45 minutes to downtown or needing a babysitter for 5 hours. It's lively and has a great vibe. I have recommended it to countless friends and the flavors, combinations... More

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Skokie, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is great, however the portions are small for the price. Seating is very tight, allowing no privacy between table conversations.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Should the word get out on how outstanding the flavours are, well it would become impossible to get reservations. Modern, sleek decor, open grilled , techno rustic small space with superior servers who are your bartenders also, big thanx to Artouro. Tastes are insanely subtile with freshest ingredient, hidden grain treasures like blackrice and farro in combinations you would never... More

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