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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– 10 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
*Complimentary Valet Parking until 4:00PM

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:
Wednesday Nights: House Band in the Lounge at 7p
Sunday Brunch: Live Latin music 11a-2p
Fridays: Live Latin music or Samba dancers

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

Parking Details:
Complimentary Lunch Valet, Mon-Fri 11:30am-4:00pm

$7 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

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (104)
Fun (93)
Good for a Date (93)
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Creative Cuisine (87)
Good for Birthdays (85)
Good for Groups (78)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
Handcrafted Cocktails (60)
Hot Spot (55)
Fit for Foodies (50)
Romantic (47)
Authentic (44)
Worth the Drive (43)
Vibrant Bar Scene (43)
Casual (37)
Bar Seating (36)
People Watching (34)
Happy Hour (31)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Cozy (22)
Tapas (21)
Great for Brunch (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Business Meals (17)
Late-night Find (17)
Scenic View (15)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Spicy (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Live Music (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Seasonal (9)
Healthy (5)
Vegan (5)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined a day ago

It was brunch buffet. Not worth the cost. Would have given preferred to order off the menu for the price spent. Will not be back for buffet

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·Dined 2 days ago

Perfect dinner option for our Cousins Christmas celebrations. Great cocktails to start and throughout meal, which was extraordinary and filling. Highly recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Spicy, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was very good; there wasn't a thing on the menu we tried which disappointed us! The others in our party thoroughly enjoyed the cocktails as well. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a lively, colorful place to eat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined 2 days ago

We met there for my daughter’s College Graduation. It was a very good time, lively and fun!

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful experience! Server Omar was excellent, attentive and on point!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing restaurant . Really put us in Holiday mood. Nice decor and cheerful atmosphere.

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Just fantastic!!! We return every time while in town. Great atmosphere and gracious staff!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Went for my mom's birthday. She loved it, so did a few other people that were in the group and at the restaurant for the first time. The ambiance and atmosphere is really cool, and while the menu is pricey, you get good portion sizes for the price, so it's worth it.

Also a lot of their menu is gluten free for those people who have celiac disease and/or follow a gluten-free diet for whatever reason. Some really cool cocktails as well. Good for a date, anniversary, birthday, drinks, etc.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always a good experience - their calamari is the best I have ever had - we always have to get it when we come.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The service was amazing. The food was incredibly delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food below average, everything else good. Cool bloody Mary Bay

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great brunch with live music. Fun decorations for Christmas!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing food ast great prices. Will definitely be back!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing! We had 7 people and we were all beyond happy with each Dish! After food was delivered the server disappeared and we had to wait quite awhile to pay and leave.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was not good..... Waiter barely came to check on us I was celebrating birthday for my friend and my daughter and it was just a terrible experience we will not return we were stuck in the back room in a corner and we're pretty much forgot about

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Neat place to dine, but that is about it. Service was good (Omar was attentive). Had the ropa vieja appetizer - it was pretty tasteless. Had the ceviche sampler - only one of the four was tasty, however, the portions were good, but served without any platform like crackers or tortilla chips. We asked for some chips and they were very fresh and we were not charged extra. The flank stank with chimichurri was uneventful, as was the Peruvian chicken.

The dessert was the best part - Cuban Cigar - very creative presentation and good flavor.

The mojito was nothing impressive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The atmosphere, the service and overall experience was phenomenal

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great service. Our server was awesome and so professional. He made us feel very welcome. The food was delicious and drinks were great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love this place. The food, drinks, and service are great.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Bad experience. Food was cold upon arrival after waiting too long for it and waitress was rude. What a way to celebrate my birthday

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was not as good as previous visits. Quality was good but it seemed to lack the same spicy zest as before. Drinks were great though. Extremely noisy hard to have a conversation. The atmosphere of the place is still amazing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were seated way in the back so we had a quiet area and it just opened for the evening. Our server was Jackie and she was attentive and knew the menu well to give great recommendations. The ambiance was a great way to the back where we were able to have conversations and it was a bit romantic due to the lighting and isolated. Street parking may be a little difficult to find but the valet is only $9. It was my first time dining at this restaurant and I've been trying to go for years. I'm so glad I made it and will return soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great date atmosphere

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have to admit I was excited to have dinner at this venue because of the ambiance and show advertised on the website. I made my dinner reservations based off of the live entertainment schedule. However, once I got there I was very dissapionted once I realized that I was going to be seated somewhere different than the main room where the ambiance is lively and the entertainment is. Instead I was seated in one of the many rooms tucked away from the main room. I asked the waitress what I would of had to do to be seated in the main room and she said that I would have to of made sure I let someone know that's where I wanted to sit when I made reservations. However I noticed on the website I went on to make reservations there was no option to request specific seating. I would recommend that Carnivale put the option on their website for the patrons to request what room they request to dine in and then give available reservations times based in the room they want. This would eliminate the chance of a customer coming in with expectations of seeing a show and experiencing the lively ambiance and getting dissapionted.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The restaurant itself was beautiful and I originally thought the prices weren’t to bad but after eating the food I thought it was over priced because it wasn’t very good at all. I had the scallops which were cooked while but they were on top of what tastes like dry corn bread pancakes that were on top of strange salsa. It didn’t not go well together at all. My husband had one of the chicken dishes and said it was also cooked well but very much lacked in flavor. I will not be coming back.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food is horrible. Too sweet, flavors are off and do not mesh well. I and another friend didn’t finish our meals and did not want to take it home. Our sever was marvelous and she was able to take one of the plates off our bill and she was just super attentive overall. All staff was amazing and courteous. The ambiance of the entire place is super. Just wish the food wasn’t so bad.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Superb South American and Cuban cuisine supported by a great waitstaff headed by Jacky.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

I ordered a martini, waited a while so I thought I was going to get it with my food. Food came out still no martini. Waitress walked passed me multiple times couldn’t get her attention, and never gave me updates about the martini. By the time I was halfway thru the food I didnt even want it anymore. Told her to cancel the drink and that was when she noticed “they” never brought out my drink. Thats how they treat customers they might forget about you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food was delivered in a very creative plate design. I ordered the rack of lamb, and it was ok. I ordered it medium rare, and they were cooked correctly, but the taste could have been better, and there was too much fat compared to the meat. I also ordered the Mojito cocktail, and it was also lacking in flavor. On a positive note, I took my partner to Carnivale for her birthday, and she loved it! She ordered a pork dish (I cannot remember what exactly it was), but her dish was delicious! She also ordered cocktail which was awesome as well! So, I'm guessing I just ordered things that weren't as good? The dessert was fun to eat. It was rum ice cream with dark chocolate mocha in the shape of a cigar! it was very good and super fun to eat! Oh, and to top it off, Carnivale gave my partner a cotton candy and caramelized popcorn dessert for FREE, because it was her birthday! Over all, I'd only dine again for very special, once in a while occasions. My bill was between $130-160 (including 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, 2 cocktails, dessert, and 20% tip)

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The epic deserts made the evening special . Service was attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

First time customer via recommendation from friend. Made reservations one week in advance. Upon checking in with front desk before 8:00, we were immediately seated.......at the first table in the dining room, right next to the people waiting and front desk, not to mention the kitchen. When I wished a different table, further inside the dining room, we were told that customers were going to be seated there. What were we?? We were seated in a side room against the wall. From that moment on, Carnival left a bad taste.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was good

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic food, friendly service, and an energetic space. The mixed ceviche and ropa vieja tacos were wonderful appetizers. 4 of us shared a wonderful birria (the portions are enormous). They also have an interesting selection of wines by the glass which compliment the meal’s flavors well.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The valet was only $9 and though I was with a group it would really be nice for an intimate date; the experience is very visually stimulating and the Cotton Candy Martini was magic in glass!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a great time with great service and the food was amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Overall service was good. Food was fantastic. Music was a little loud at first where you could not hear the conversation you where having with the person in front of you but we told our server and the music was turned off in the back. Great service!!! Would come back again. Love the overall atmosphere and vibe this place has.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I had the special which was a red snapper. It was phenomenal. One of the best I've ever had.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

I reserved a table for 2, but when we got there they gave us a table for 4. It was a special ocassion and it would have been nice if the table would have been for only 2 people.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We've been there before and are never disappointed. Well seasoned guacamole and ceviche to start. Salmon was good - maybe a smidge over cooked. Black cod was very tasty. Gnocchi was delicious. We will be back.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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