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“Who Would Think It?”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Libertad

Libertad
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Ranked #6 of 205 Restaurants in Skokie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Oakton & Lincoln
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
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“Who Would Think It?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 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 - 4 plates per couple is more than enough. However, the menu is enticing so you either need to come back or eat a lot! Looking forward to the warmer weather and a return to this little gem with outdoor seating as an option. We ate the octopus, lamb chops, scallops and a salad. Later the table shared a yummy dessert. Don't miss out on this one. If you go early seating is easy but this place fills up.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“A Great Neighborhood Option”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 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. Every dish was fresh, flavorful and outstanding. We especially like the stuffed problem pepper. The service was excellent and not rushed. Being a store front location, the ambience is quaint and comfortable. We will be back again.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank SeanorLike2Eat
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New York City, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
“Sour Faced Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 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 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.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Triptchic
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Skokie, Illinois
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3 reviews
“Great food,small portions, pricey, tight seating.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

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

  • Visited February 2014
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Highland Park, Illinois
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“Don't tell too many folks....lol”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

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 expect. Pricey for plated size so bring friends and plan to pass platters for a bite or two. Will return asap as wallets allow.

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