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 and quality of the food is always a hit. We love it!!!
The only thing that can be a let down is the service. There are some really nice people that work there and love what they do, which is a huge contrast to the rude service we experienced yesterday (Sunday) from a girl who managed to bring down the energy of the entire room, not to mention the meal. She barely made eye contact and made us feel like we were imposing on her by being there at all.
She spent next to no time near the table, which is hard to do since the place is so small, barely barked out more than one syllable at a time and actually sighed (loudly) to herself when we asked questions about something we hadn't tried before. She was so nasty that we talked about just leaving, but joked that WE were worried about seeming rude. I was heavily invested in getting my Latin food and drink fix so we stayed.
It totally ruined the end of our day and you could see other guests taking notice. It's such a nice place and excels in every other area. I would have been embarrassed for any of my friends to have driven all the way up to Skokie from the city on my recommendation and be treated like we were.
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