skirt steak, chipotle goat cheese, yucca frites, tomatoes, chimichurri
malanga tostada, black bean puree, tofu en adobo, avocado, cabbage, watermelon radish, cashew crema
tempura battered, chèvre & habanero jack, tofu, mushrooms, epazote, chile de arbol salsa
Excellent food, and we love the atmosphere. The Air Conditioner could use a little maintenance. It was quite warm in the restaurant.
Food very good and distinctive. Service uneven. Well-intentioned, but poorly trained wait staff.
This was the first time back to Libertad since the start of covid. The menu has changed All my favorite dishes were still there. The food and service was stellar, as usual.
Fantastic food and service. Can’t think of a more delicious meal I’ve had in the past 6+ months!
Excellent food and very attentive service. Will definitely be back soon.
Quality and creativity of the food and drink is outstanding. Back patio is adorable and welcoming. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Will continue to go back!
Eating here is always an occasion. The food is always wonderful. inventive and refined without ever being precious. To find cuisine like this in the burbs is miraculous.
Libertad is consistently great, there food is amazing!
Delicious food, great service, quaint ambiance! The octopus, Moqueca & asada is a must!
Once again the food is fantastic!!!
Our favorite neighborhood restaurant!
The halibut was outstanding, as was the crab cake. Everything was beautiful both visually and gustatorily!
We have been going to Libertad for several years now. Every single time has been 5 stars. It's the hidden gem of Skokie.
I love this restaurant and had a sigh of relief that it survived the Covid shutdown. We visited last night and as much as I love the food, the ambience (noise level) is just too much for us. It was getting louder every visit pre-Covid and now it’s back to the same level.
If that doesn’t bother you, I urge you to go….everything on the menu is perfect.
I've eaten here at least a dozen times, and the food is always outstanding. This evening, I was there with my stepson and 12-year old granddaughter who's a picky eater. The waitstaff and chef were very accommodating of her taste, bringing her some plain steak tacos with rice and beans. My stepson and I loved the cauliflower and farro- amazing taste! - the Moqueca and the scallops. Libertad remains one of my favorite restaurants.
We have been to Libertad several times in the past. Our visit this occassion did not disappoint! Some new items are on the menu. Arturo totally took care of crating perfect maragritas.
We dined on the early side (5p on a Sunday) and the place was mostly empty and nice and quiet.
They also have installed tenting in the back...so the outdoor seats are protected...also nice.
Wonderful! Delicious food. Great service- less noisy because of the great tent outside!
Great food and great staff! Never had a bad experience at Libertad!
The food has always been consistently innovative and delicious! Brunch on the patio was perfect...se3frvice was friendly and super efficient. Bravo - take the family - you won't be sorry.
Very Good food, over priced. Margaritas were lame
I've posted before (for years) how this is our favorite spot, and I'd simply like to reiterate that this is the jewel of Skokie and thank God they're still going strong. If you're going to go out, make it here.
Delicious! My husband and I went here recently, it was the second time for both of us. We ordered three dishes (one from the veg selection and two from the seafood selection) and they were all excellent! My cocktails are amazing, something that had saffron in it. Our server, Lily, was the perfect amount of attentive and out of the way. Can't wait to go back!
This is one of my favorite restaurant s for date night with my boyfriend! We went here for his birthday and everything was amazing from the food, atmosphere, cocktails, and even a slice birthday cake with a candle!:) Will always keep coming back for more!
Quite a surprise to find such an innovative menu in the suburbs, South American flavors served with imagination and flair. Plates are shared for two and provide a dish for every taste, with several excellent vegetarian options. Recommended.
Loved everything we ate! So glad to get back to fine dining! Amazing food!
Delicious, unique food and cocktails. friendly and attentive waitstaff.
Great food and service
Food and drinks were delicious and the staff was very friendly and helpful.
Really great staff, food and craft cocktails. Creativity is what this place is about and they carry it well! If anything is wrong, they try to make it right.
An enjoyable evening of great food and beverages a, capped by great service!
It's like we just didn't click with Libertad, which is unusual for us. From the start, everything seemed a little awkward.
After we were seated, a man appeared and placed demitasse saucers and cups on the table, poured something thick and hot into them, and mumbled an unintelligible explanation. When I explained that we hadn't been there before, so I didn't understand what this was, he acted a bit annoyed as he explained this was a sample of their soup.
Another server appeared at our table a minute later. I asked her if she could be our server instead, and explained what had just happened. She was very pleasant and upbeat, and we seemed to be on a better track at that point.
We ordered our drinks -- one margarita and one Manhattan-like drink, which were good. My husband had a second margarita later, and my Manhattan-like drink lasted throughout the meal.
All the dishes are predefined, meaning there was no option to select a vegetable or starch, it was chosen for us. This works if you have a broad palate, but I'm pickier, and prefer making my own selections.
Also, our server mentioned that they encourage sharing, and recommend that a couple order three selections -- one from the Vegetarian column, one from the Fish column, and one from the Meat column. We aren't sharers in general, this would have been too much food, and because of the pre-set nature, only two or three of the dishes overall even sounded appealing.
So we each ordered one dish that mostly appealed to us.
In my case it was the Moqueca, which at $38 seemed about right, given that it contained lobster, shrimp, and mussels. Overall it was very good, although the mussels were a bit undercooked, fleshy, sinewy. I mentioned this to the server afterward, and they unexpectedly comped our dessert, which was a pleasant surprise.
My husband ordered the Pollo, which had a green mole sauce that was a very unappetizing shade. His assessment was that it was just okay.
The dulche de leche cake was very good.
Fabulous as always!!!
Gluten free alternatives were spectacular!!!!
Have not been here in a few years . Happily it is as good as ever. The octopus and skirt steak plates were excellent. The drinks are good but a tad pricey. Good vibe on a Friday evening and the patio is the place to be during the summer. Good service to boot. We highly recommend this little jewel in Skokie.
The food was amazing. We enjoyed sharing all of the various dishes that we ordered. And the service could not be better. We will be back
The food was delicious and the service was fantastic!
Forgot how much I love this restaurant! Great Margarita, salad and Tostada!
Everything was very yummy however more care should be given when listing main ingredients in dishes so people can avoid dietary restrictions. For example….not listing chorizo in the octopus dish…..which was amazing btw but a party member could not eat due to the pork which would have been nice to know before hand.
If you’re looking for a great food experience that leaves you for wanting more come to Libertad. From the amuse bouche to the drinks, everything is fantastic. We got the Provelota which was incredible and perfect size for 2 people, Flautas which had the best flavor and the mouth watering Asada. A signature staple at Libertad. Can’t recommend this restaurant enough. The servers as well are so nice from the moment you walk in you’re greeted and taken well care of.
The food is fabulous. Loved each of the six dishes that we ordered as a family of four. The seafood in particular shone through. Pulpo was perfection!
Fathers Day Brunch . Great Skirt Steak. Very tender. Service just OK.
Always delicious, with a wonderful variety of flavors. This was the first time we have been on the new and improved patio, and are looking forward to year round visits!