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Date
Sat, 2/24
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10:30 PM
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Carnivale

4.4
5854 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin / Spanish
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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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!

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Latin / Spanish
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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
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Phone number
(312) 850-5005
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rodolfo Cuadros
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Halsted
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Parking details
$5 Valet Parking for Lunch, Mon-Fri 11:30am-4:00pm

$9 Valet Parking for Dinner
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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
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Entertainment
Sunday Brunch: Live Latin music 11a-2p
Fridays: Pop-up Entertainment every Friday

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

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.

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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

What 5854 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.6
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Excellent menu, tough to choose. Everything we had was fresh and delicious.

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vipjmsh (Chicago)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Great food, great service beginning when you are seated by superb hostess, Jackie.

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CarmenT 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Highly recommend this restaurant. Very attentive staff and our waiter was fantastic. We were running late for a concert because of traffic. They recognized that and got us in and out within an hour and 15 minutes and we made the show on time.
Thank you Carnivale we will be back on a Friday night to see your fantastic show!
CT

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MiriamGL (New England)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Fun party atmosphere with fab high ceilings and colorful decor. Highly recommended for a dinner or celebration, especially with a group. Food was creative and well prepared from the memorable Black Cod to the Lamb. We ordered one dessert to share, which turned out to be a disappointment in flavor (nothing distinctive in any of the multiple components) but A+ fantastic in presentation (hint: Cigar). But I look forward to an evening there again and another try at their Latin-inspired menu.

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vipMarkB (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Very limited lunch menu and service is only in the bar area. that being said the food available was interesting and tasty. Will definitely go back to try dinner. The dinning room looks fantastic, colorful and we understand the weekends party out.

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OlegP 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

This is one of the best restaurants in Chicago. The food here is absolutely delicious; I have yet to find something on the menu I do not like. If you have not been here yet, this is really one of the hidden gems of Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food and atmosphere! We had the seafood tackle box, guacamole, ropa vieja, cotton candy and chocolate dome. It was all delicious and the service was fantastic.

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HectorV 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Great service. Great food. When I got to the restaurant everyone or the staff welcomed me. Liked the atmosphere that the restaurant had. Made a reservation and was quickly seated.the food was good and also service waitress was really attending all the needs and request. Would definitely go back.

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JACQUELINES 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Unfortunetly i dont remember our qaitress name but she was amazing. She tended to our needs with out hesitation. The food was amazing. Their octopus was so good!!!! I will definitely go again

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ClaudiaL 
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The decor was amazing and our server was great. I was a bit disappointed with my food. I asked to well done skirt stake and my meat was not well done, not very tasty. Overall I had a great time. Loved the cotton candy!!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

It was a last minute reservation but the service was great it was a very pleasent evening overall.

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MariaB 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Bellisimo el lugar nos encantó, el servicio, la comida las bebidas todo muy bien, lo recomiendo, para pasar una noche fabulosa.

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AndreaF 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Words can hardly express my satisfaction but I'll say WOW!. Everything was fantastic. I come to Chicago 4 times a year and visit different restaurants each time, next visit I'll be back to Carnival.

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AlanaJ (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The ambiance was incomparable, I love the bright colors and decorations throughout. The food was spectacular. We were not disappointed by anything we ordered. The drinks were delicious, definitely recommend the cotton candy martini.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Could not see the show, made reservations three weeks in advance. Along with that the staff at the front desk having slight attitude every time I go there.

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RosaA 
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Steak was a little to hard we had order two servings and the waiter only brought one we had to wait till we got our second order

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Although the decor was festive, the food was disappointing for the price. The chimichurri sauce on the steak was flavorless. At least they brought me an alternative entree, but too late to actually eat. I was looking forward to the entertainment, as we were celebrating birthdays, but the electric guitarist pretty much ruined it for me. The vegas-style ‘dancer’ basically walked around holding ostrich feather fans. No skill involved whatsoever. The cotton candy in a glass full of terrible caramel corn again was festive but cheap. Our waiter was all over us for the first 15 min, then disappeared for the rest of the night, so we missed our train. For $90/person for dinner and a couple drinks, I expected more. Better music and entertainers would have gone a long way.

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Manda198200 (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was great and the Cotton Candy Martini was awesome! Our waiter was very attentive and fast at bringing our food out. The whole atmosphere is stylish, colorful and entertaining. Can’t wait to go back soon! Thank you!

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Marsh (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Delicious food!
Great service!
Live music was a bit too loud.
Upper level dining area near restrooms was very chilly, very uncomfortable.

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vipjmsh (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Luis is a superb server and the entire staff is very professional and well-trained in the art of customer service.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Took my girlfriend out to eat for her birthday. We were taken care of by our waiter. The food and drinks were great. The waiter was even nice enough to bring out some caramel popcorn and cotton candy for my girlfriends birthday.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent food, great ambiance, but check in and getting our order took
FOREVER! It was Valentine's day and the restaurant busy, but the wait was annoying.
Highly recommended, however, skip holidays.

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ToddM (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I had reservations for 9pm on Valentine’s Day. Me and my fiancé got there ONLY 5 minutes late due to traffic and parking. They told me to wait 20 to 30 minutes for my table and decided to leave after waiting for 35 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

A zoo of people on Valentine’s Day- reservation over a hour late. They overbooked and could not accommodate the crowd.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day was overbooked and unorganized. 8:30 reservation lead to a 9:45 seating and poor communication between management and patrons.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and drinks were amazing! We will definitely be back!

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GeorgeA (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My Wife & I made reservations for 7:30 we got there at seven it was not until 8:30 that we where finally at the table...it took another half hour for appetizers..and one more hour for the entrees. We Will Never Come Near This Place Again. On top of all this They set up the tables one foot away from each other where now you have no personal space. The Drinks Where the same no matter what you ordered they just changed the syrup. One of the worst nights we ever had going out to eat.

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Hawksgrl (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day dinner was good. Felt like they were prepared for the crowd. A bit overpriced but I knew that going in. Drinks were good.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went with my wife and 3 kids, even though there wasn’t really anything for kids on the menu we made it work. Service was great, food was delicious. They placed us on a balcony table almost felt like we had a private area which was great, the kids loved the view. We didn’t order desert but the manager brought a nice gift out for the kids before we left! 👍🏼👍🏼

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AbrahamV (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

I made a reservation for 8 pm the day prior. I didn't get a table until after 9 pm. By that time I had already decided to leave and go eat somewhere else. What's the point of making a reservation if there isn't a table reserved for me. Walk-ins were getting seated before me. Pretty disappointed.

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