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About Carnivale

Since opening in 2005, Carnivale has established itself as one of the premier dining experiences in Chicago’s West Loop. Exotic, energetic, and global, the festive atmosphere of Carnivale is a singular experience. We invite you to dine on unique Latin-inspired dishes created by Chef Rodolfo Cuadros while sipping drinks that run the gamut from muddled cocktails to aged tequila to complex wine — and a variety of other libations!

In addition to delicious food and unique drinks, Carnivale also features seven private party rooms to accommodate wedding receptions, business meetings, and a variety of other occasions. Each room offers a unique environment, but they all reflect the energy and passion of Carnivale.

Serving lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, Carnivale is the destination for Chicagoans who wish to enjoy global cuisine with Latin-American flair in an environment that reflects the passion of the chef!

702 West Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60661
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday 5pm– 9 pm
Monday - Tuesday 11:30am – 11pm
Wednesday - Thursday 11:30am – 11pm
Friday 11:30am – 1am
Saturday 5pm – 1am

Lunch:
Monday-Friday 11:30am- 2:30PM
$5 valet service

Brunch:
Sunday - 10:30am - 3:00pm
*Complimentary Valet Parking
*Live Latin Music starting at 11am

Bar:
Monday-Tuesday - 11:30am-11pm
Wednesday-Thursday 11:30am-12am
Friday 11:30am-1am
Saturday 5pm-1am
Sunday 10:30am-10pm

*$9 Valet Parking for Dinner

Cross Street:
Halsted

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 850-5005

Website:
http://www.carnivalechicago.com/

Entertainment:
Sunday Brunch: Live Latin music 11a-2p
Fridays: Pop-up Entertainment every Friday

For upcoming events and features, visit www.carnivalechicago.com/features

Parking Details:
$5 Valet Parking for Lunch, Mon-Fri 11:30am-4:00pm

$9 Valet Parking for Dinner

Public Transit:
Bus:
The #8 Halsted at Fulton Market/Lake: 2 minute walk
The # 65 Grand Avenue at Desplaines:10 minute walk
The # 56 Milwaukee stops at Fulton/Desplaines: 2 minute walk

Train:
The Blue Line at Milwaukee/Grand: 10 minute walk
The Pink Line at Clinton: 5 min walk
The Green Line at Clinton: 5 min walk

Executive Chef:
Rodolfo Cuadros

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For corporate parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, wedding showers and any other celebration of 20-1000, please contact our sales department at sales@carnivalechicago.com

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Details
Sun 8:30PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:45PM - 10:30PM

Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM

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Private Dining

Carnivale is the perfect setting for your next party or event! Whether you're planning a birthday, wedding, rehearsal dinner, mitzvah, business meeting, family gathering or any kind of special event, our seven unique party rooms are designed to create a lasting impression.

Carnivale Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (121)
Good for Birthdays (99)
Creative Cuisine (97)
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Good for a Date (95)
Fun (90)
Good for Groups (82)
Good for Anniversaries (71)
Handcrafted Cocktails (61)
Romantic (54)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Hot Spot (47)
Vibrant Bar Scene (46)
Worth the Drive (43)
Authentic (41)
Casual (38)
People Watching (35)
Bar Seating (31)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Happy Hour (26)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Cozy (23)
Great for Brunch (21)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Business Meals (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Spicy (18)
Late-night Find (17)
Live Music (17)
Scenic View (17)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Tapas (15)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Seasonal (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Healthy (7)
Vegan (6)
Great Beer (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

Visited for brunch, and it was just okay. If I come back, it may be to check out the dinner menu. Chicken and waffles were... different. Chicken was good, waffles were desserty and I didn't appreciate that. Side of eggs with veggies were my favorite. Mimosa was skimp and not bottomless. Oh and we paid $8 to park because the complimentary valet attendants were in their car and not visible.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

They sat us in the small dining area away from all entertainment. When I originally made the reservation I was not aware that the main room was going to be closed off. We were rushed because the kitchen was closing, which was understandable, but the rice our food came with was hard. Steak had too much fatty pieces and just overall the food wasn't that great. Service was great, and the drinks too.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing place food was delicious the waitress very kind alcohol drinks were fabolous

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great experience! My birthday dinner & desert we’re amazing!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was outstanding!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Carnivale is great! I'd recommend it especially for special events / group luncheons where the buffet is available. The lunch and dinner menus are a bit pricey but many of their pricey dishes are definitely worth trying! This is the perfect place to go if you're an adventurous eater and like to be entertained while you dine. A very vibrant place for sure!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

It was lovely!

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·Dined 5 days ago

I made a reservation for my boyfriend’s birthday. The food was fabulous! I requested his birthday dessert in my reservation ahead of time and the server brought it as requested. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone celebrating a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Great atmosphere and fun setting with unique menu items.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We have passed this restaurant numerous times when we're driving on the Dan Ryan. We have always wanted to try it. My daughter suggested that we try it for my Birthday dinner. We were not disappointed. The food, drinks and atmosphere were great. My only complaint was that twice the waiter had forgotten something (my drink and my son's leftovers). After we asked him about them, he quickly got them for us. we would definitely come back.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The energy at Carnivale is awesome. Love the decor and ambiance. Burrito was dry and not flavorful. Other two guests enjoyed their entrees.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food. Great drinks. Great vide. Excellent service!

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Had a great experience , the drinks were amazing . The Coconut Shrimp here is the best I’ve ever had . Great time , definitely planning on coming back !

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was great, vibe was great, music was great...no complaints here, exactly what we were looking for

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The atmosphere was awesome and we were seated quickly. I felt the food was over priced. I paid $27 for some cold rice and steak. My boyfriend’s food was amazing, it was hot and tasty. We informed the waiter that it was my boyfriend’s bday and we expected something like a song or a sparkle or something, we got nothing!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Carnivale was listed as kid friendly but there was absolutely NOTHING that was kid friendly !! First there was NO kid menu . And we could not substitute anything on the menu so my son could eat because it is not allowed on a Saturday !!! My son loves fish but the fish on the menu is heavy seasoned . Food was ok and the ambience was probably the best part . Good for a date but not for a family with young kids .

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was really good, and the service was pretty good also. The only down part was we asked specifically to be sat to see "the show" they have on Fridays, and we couldn't have been further away in another room.

Tags: Fun, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was awesome, but service was pretty slow. Sat there close to 15 minutes before even placing an order for drinks and another 15 before getting a drink.

Tags: Live Music, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great time had by all. Colorful, great service. The drinks were good and strong. The music kept you moving.

Tags: Spicy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was good, but the service was not. The host could not find the table we were supposed to be at; each table he took us to already had someone in it. Then the waiter was very sparse. We maybe saw him 4 times in 2 hour.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Enjoyed the variety and quality of the food. Service was outstanding and very accommodating to our needs. Love the ambiance and festive mood of the decor of the interior. Great location and access to the city. Highly recommend!

Tags: Hot Spot, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, People Watching, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We didn’t get the best service due to ten people sitting at our table. May be the gratuity was already factored into the tip. They also ran out of things so gave us fries instead of tater tots without telling us first.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was my first time visiting Carnivale for brunch and it was great! Upon arrival, I realized it was a theme brunch day (PJ's), but I never felt out of place in my regular clothing. Food was great, music was great, and service was outstanding! I look forward to coming back and participating in the next theme.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The chicken and waffles were dry and the chicken was over cooked. The appetizers and the drinks were good.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The atmosphere and service was A+ fantastic!!!! The DJ was on point, and it was just a fun place to be. I was disappointed by the brunch menu. It was very authentic and different. I was super excited to try it. I have been wanting to come here for about 5 years since I moved to Chicago. However, I was very disappointed by the food. It was fancy looking and fancy sounding, but SERIOUSLY lacked flavor. Don’t get me wrong, the food was good, it just didn’t wow me like I expected it to. I would only return for the good time, not specifically for the food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our server Celene was amazing and helpful. A great atmosphere in the restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Carnivale is a fabulous restaurant . The food is top notch

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was one of the best restaurants I have been to in 2 years. The breakfast pajama brunch, who know it would be so creative and as many people would participate. It was great seeing the employees dressed too. My husband was kind of skeptical in going because he thought it was going to be a pajama party for mostly women so he didn't want to come. But when he got here he saw some men were here and it wasn't as bad as he thought. I am going to bring some more people with me this Sunday since there is another one then. I live out in Matteson Illinois but I will travel for great entertainment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great ambience, great food! Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing food and tremendous service. I would recommend this restaurant hands-down To anyone I know

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

overall was good, the food was delightful, service or she forgot my drinks or the bar was very busy!!!!!!

but i had good time with my family.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Carnivale never disappoints!! Consistently spectacular!! Everything we had was delicious!! Love coming here. Started with the mixto ceviche. Delicious! Then a filet and shrimp special. And prime rib eye. Both amazing!! Also enjoyed the key lime pie and tres leches. You can't go wrong!!! Love!!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We took my mom here for her birthday in early January. It was awesome! The server had great suggestions and was patient with our group. We never felt rushed and were able to enjoy each course. The surprise birthday treat was an added bonus! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Authentic, People Watching, Fun, Tapas, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our server wasn’t as attentive as she could have been. She wasn’t quite listening. She brought an incorrect drink for someone, then she offering the dessert menu but when she returned she brought the check. I also requested that my guacamole be wrapped to go so when the to go bag was brought to the table, I assumed it was mine but it was actually my friend’s chicken. The visit wasn’t all bad. My two friends enjoyed their meals very much and the waitress removed the calamari from the bill because I didn’t like it. That was very much appreciated.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Bad experience.. will not go back!
Food orders were served incorrect,
dis not take food allergies serious.
Would definitely not recommend to anyone,
has gone down hill since last visit 2 years ago.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

All the food was flavorful and enjoyable. We ordered the coconut shrimp(perfect cook, not chewy) the grilled octopus ( never been a fan but it was amazing here) and the ropa Vieja (mini crunchy tacos... kinda) as apps. The aged ribeye was amazing. Our table ordered the churasco steak and the lamb. We also had the Cuban cigar for dessert... the presentation was great but it wasn’t my favorite. I would recommend the the tres leches cake.

We will be back soon!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great food! I will definitely recommend to family and friends. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about menu. Food came quickly and wine was amazing

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We did not eat. Just had dessert and drinks for our anniversary. Carnivalesque is just so upbeat and a fun atmosphere for anyone!!! Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Carnivale is a fun restaurant with good tasting South American fare. Drinks and desserts are fun and the space has a nice party feel to it. We had three teenagers with us (including a couple of somewhat picky eaters) who all enjoyed the menu and the ambiance. Highly recommend for a fun time and good food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food and service were outstanding! We were a party of 8. Each of us thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience!

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