Libertad

7931 Lincoln
Skokie, IL
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Description

The big surprise at this noisy new spot on a sleepy suburban street is the downtown-hip feel of the food and the vibe. Armando Gonzalez’s small-plate menu merges elements of his Latin roots with international flavors and dishes, from the Middle East (chipotle hummus with queso fresco) to Asia (scallops on black rice with Chinese long beans and a butter sauce with yuzu and habanero). The delicious results are a liberation from the familiar Latin lineup. The apple-oatmeal tart with butter-hazelnut ice cream delivers a delightfully homey finale. Terrific cocktails by cutting-edge mixologist Adam Seger set the mood.

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Dishes We Liked

Camarones (shrimp with an ancho chili glaze) with Peruvian potatoes, sugar snap peas, and frisée ($15); asada (skirt steak) with tomatoes, chipotle goat cheese, chimichurri, and yuca frites ($15); calabacita (mini pumpkin) filled with wild mushroom risotto, chile de arbol, and truffle oil ($9); pumpkin cheesecake with chocolate sauce ($7)

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Additional Information

Rating:
Price: $20-$29
Cuisine: Latin fusion
Neighborhood: Suburban North
Noteworthy: Child friendly
High noise level
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: D Tue-Sun, Br Sun.