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7931 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL 60077-3632 (Oakton & Lincoln)
+1 847-674-8100
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small but, well worth the trip eatery in Skokie on Lincoln Ave, this place has a Cuban atmosphere. The menu is unique, the drinks are a variation of Mohijos, and the wines unheard of but robust. We went with two other couples. It is noisy, with a small bar and the dining room open to the kitchen. I had... More 

1 Thank fitzkneemd
Glenview, Illinois
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Celebrated the New Year at Libertad and was blown away by the food ( as well as great service)! While my wife and I expected their regular menu which is always great, the restaurant was only serving a multi-course tasting menu. I was disappointed until I began the meal. This was fantastic! Even better than the normal menu!!! I only... More 

Thank Michael B
Evanston, Illinois
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341 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Everything here is good--and if you don't like it, they'll take it back. We liked the calabaza (stuffed squash) the best. Killer tres leeches cake. Caparina very good. Not cheap, but good value given the food quality. Get reservations...we came in just passing by, and were able to sit at the bar, but the place is very crowded.

Thank jaz79h
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This place almost makes Skokie destination point! You'll come for the food and you'll stay for the drinks! Lovely atmosphere.

Thank misskooty
Chicago, Illinois
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195 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We finally got a false positive from TA, so agreed my son and I. The dishes we had were poorly seasoned, the scallops had no seasoning at all. The squash? Meh, not worth eating when you consider you're taking on calories. The menu! It's a joke. It's 80% drinks and a few desserts, the rest food so the choices are... More 

Thank Jad16
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Been here a couple of times and each time I go I fall in love more and more with the food and the service. Highly recommended

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chicago, Illinois
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226 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Libertad offers some unusual fare in a welcoming environment. The strange door at the entrance, colorful artwork and recessed lighting are inviting. The music on the sound system was not exactly what you'd hear on Oaxaca (Cure, Psychedelic Furs), but was fine anyhow. The "Coliflor Kale" salad with queso fresco & nuts was great. And I loved my scallops in... More 

Thank cdub333
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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171 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This small placer check's all the boxes when looking for a great neighborhood place - great food, creative drinks, excellent service and a nice place. We started with Cangrejo pan-seared lump crab cake, papaya-jicama relish,jalapeño aioli, balsamic reduction perfect for two to share, flavors are outstanding can't miss. Next we had the Pollo chicken mixiote, mustard greens, grilled pineapple,guajillo salsa... More 

Thank barrynoah
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Kudos to the chef. Very appealing and tasty food. Drinks were good too. Outdoor patio seating available in summer.

Thank Surati
Skokie, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

My husband and I went to Libertad for dinner Saturday night. I did make a reservation for the porch and was relegated to a 5:30 seating - and it was already getting crowded. The cocktails were very good, different and well crafted. We had the squash with mushroom risotto which was good, but not $17 good! The seared ahi was... More 

Thank DMack23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7931 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL 60077-3632
    (Oakton & Lincoln)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Skokie
  • Phone Number: +1 847-674-8100

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?