7931 Lincoln Ave.,
Bringing his experience in some of Chicago's finest kitchens,
executive chef Armando Gonzalez has created something quite unique
at Libertad. The intimate storefront space in Skokie may not seem
the natural choice for modern Latin American cuisine, but diners
are flocking there for pomegranate-ancho chile glazed shrimp,
chicken and watercress flautas, and chimichurri skirt steak.
All of the entrees are meant for sharing, giving customers the
freedom to sample dishes from Argentina, Brazil or Mexico.
If this still doesn't sound like the most kid-friendly menu,
consider dining on a Sunday evening, when the restaurant offers
kids the chance to build their own quesadillas. My sons were a bit
skeptical without a standard kids' menu in hand, but our server put
them at ease with their own kiddie cocktails and an immediate
tasting portion of the day's soup. They then built massive
quesadillas with cheese, tomatoes and mushrooms. The chef added
grilled chicken for a tasty finish.
My husband and I chose several dishes for all of us to share.
Who would have guessed my kids would devour pork belly, yuca fries
or mole ice cream? Libertad gave us the freedom to try something
new, with the security of quesadillas to satisfy small
Alena Murguia lives in Berwyn, Illinois along with her husband and three growing sons.
See more of Alena's stories here.
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