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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
Everything was great, except the new york steak was requested as medium well done, and when they brought it to the table it was black charcoal looking. Everyone in my family was served their food, so I just cut of all the black burnt edges off.. but won't order it again.
We were very excited about our first Carnivale visit. We waited about 10 minutes to get seated, despite having a reservation. The decor and ambiance are awesome. So much to look at! We made it all the way to the table before someone asked if we were told by the hostess at the front that today was buffet only. We were not told and felt it was too late to leave at that point. The buffet was OK but I felt like it could have been a little more inventive and amazing for $35/person. At any rate, service was good and we will definitely go try again.
Attentive server, awesome drinks and appetizers. Ceviche sample is a must as well as the Mohitos
wanted a seat near a window, that didn’t happen but I was okay with that. Instead though they sat us in the most quiet part of the restaurant in some separate room where the music was BARELY up. I asked twice if they can put it up because it was so awkward and quiet without. I could hear everyone’s conversations. And they said they did but nothing. The other rooms were so loud and it seemed busy and I loved that. But the room we were in was so quiet. The waiter was really nice and did his job fine. It was just annoying they sat us in such a horrible spot of the restaurant. Probably not coming here again. One had experience is enough. Too many restaurants in Chicago to give chances to.
Food was great. Service was blah. Waiter wouldn't let me answer his questions before he walked away.
Great place, great food.
The ambiance of the restaurant was perfect and more than I could imagine! Our server was so accommodating, friendly, and positive. The food was great and I will definitely be returning and recommending to friends and family.
The atmosphere was amazing. We weren’t very impressed with the service. It was fine but for the price of the menu I felt it should have been more friendly. The waiter didn’t really act like her wanted to be there. The food and drinks were great and the fun funky seating was perfect for a great evening! Would for sure go again!
Celebrating my mother’s birthday. Great food, great service and a nice touch for mom on her day.
Went on a Sunday for brunch. From reviews, we were expecting live music, but that was not the case, which wasn't a huge dealbreaker. At 1pm, it was also pretty quiet, which we weren't complaining about! Service was very friendly and great. In addition to the colorful and vibrant decor, the food was well done as well. Definitely order the ropa vieja for appetizers, the mini plaintain tacos are so cute! And the meat is marinated in a yummy savory sauce. I would come back again
Great food and drinks!
Such a fun place to go. Great food and drinks. Unique.
Wife birthday celebration
Great fun and lively restaurant, outstanding staff.
Very enjoyable. A little bit of a glitchy with reservation time but otherwise a good experience
First time visiting and we had a wonderful experience. If I could make one suggestion, that would be is to encourage your welcome staff to be more friendlly and a bit more helpful asking, ‘is it your first time here’ and perhaps a friendly goodbye with a smile. Also, It wasn’t exactly clear whee we should stand and wait for our table. Besides that, our waiter, Gerardo, couldn’t have been more friendly and welcoming. He made up for what the front desk was lacking.
The food is delicious! Variety of different flavors put together but they all match perfectly, their mojitos are amazing. I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and we had an amazing time and were sooo full by the end. Dessert was a blast too!
Really nice place with lovely food to enjoy with family and friends. Service is fast.
Of course we enjoyed the mojitos. Wonderful and fresh! Coconut shrimp was fantastic. Ceviche also delicious. I had lamb chops which were perfectly prepared. My guest had ribeye which was the right medium rare temperature but the sauce was so overly salty she couldn’t eat it. Management was wonderful about it and insisted on giving us credit back. They couldn’t have been nicer. Our waiter Ramon was also terrific. Wonderful attentive service all night. We also enjoyed the key lime pie. Will definitely be back.
It was nice but our waitor was very pushy and a little cold , everything else was great.
I've been to Carnivale multiple times and have never had anything bad to say, but this last time our waiters attention must have been busy on other tables. Besides taking our order , offering us dessert and bringing us the bill. He didnt bother asking if we needed anything else during the meal. Im sure this was an isolated incident. I love carnivale i will be returning just disappointed in service by our waiter. Everyone else was great! (Front desk, bar, servers) Food was delicious (brunch) and priced perfectly.
Carnivale has always been a favorite of me and my girlfriend's . We've been coming there for a while and I have to say that overall the food was good. I do have a complaint though. When we first arrived we ordered calamari and literally 2 minutes later it was brought to our table. We were excited that it was there so early but when we ate it it was cold and old. They had served us old calamari. They were pretty busy that night but still that is no excuse. After that we questioned if we would come back and honestly we don't know. Maybe they will be better next time if we decide to come back.
Only reason I'll ever go back here is the environment... Other then that no interaction from the staff... It was my girls bday and I would expect a happy Bday from the staff. Also waited 50 min for 5 meals and 30 min for our check when ready to leave. Food was I guess... Again fun drinks and environment, not expensive.
There was 2 other tables complaining about the timely fashion that was not being displayed. But owell .
The drinks were great. I stuck to my basic lemon drop martinis, but the rest of the group ordered other drinks that were great. Dinner was perfect. The ARROZ CON MARISCOS was DELICIOUS!
Great place, great food!! Highly recommend
I wish we didn't sit in the big room because the tables are put too close together. The music was loud that I could barely hear my fiancee across the table. I could hear the conversation people were having with the tables on either side of me. I was hoping to get a quieter table, that is what I originally requested, wasn't all that impressed. Don't think we will be dining here again.
Excellent food. Electric atmosphere. Good server when he was around. From the time we sat, until we left, two hours elapsed. Hostess tried to seat us all the way in rear room on left. We said we want to sit in center room so we can enjoy the ambiance. Room was half empty. They made us wait. Then tried to sit us at table next to kitchen facing wall. Ah no. Then tried to sit us at two seater with the next table of people so close they would have been in our conversation. Finally, frustrated at this point, I just went and sat at a table in center of the room. This was perfect. This is what we wanted. We enjoyed the views, the ambiance, the diversity of the culture. We didn't want to sit in the back room or next to kitchen, or crammed next to others. We wanted to enjoy the entire experience. Food was delicious and ambiance was awesome. Our bill was $150. (Including appetizer, two entres and 4 alcoholic drinks) Note to the hostess: when a person asks for a specific table, place them there. Don't play stupid games. Would we go back? Absolutely.
Carnivale was phenomenal. Everything we had was so delicious! From the mojito to the appetizers, the entrees to the desserts. Amazing! We tried the ropa vieja and empanadas de elote for appetizers. Our entrees were the arrechera and lechon asada. And we had the Cuban cigar dessert. It was the best presentation of a dessert I have ever seen. You must try it!!!
Service was good. Food was good. Beautiful and fun atmosphere. Loud. Steaks were not cook to requested temp which was disappointing for the money spent.
Ambiance was excellent! Food was amazing! Had to ask the waiter for napkins a few times as he forgot but that’s ok. I will be back!
Awesome place, great food, amazing service.
The lunch menus has a lot of options! Service is very prompt.
As always, fabulous food, service and atmosphere.
waited 45 minutes to get seated down on a friday night. Our reservation was at 9pm and got seated almost at 10pm. Music was good. Food was great. Overpriced though.
The food was exquisite and the setting really impressive. Everything there is done with taste. My husband and I enjoyed our cocktails: Martini Carnival and a special margarita. The portions are big and your meal can still feed you the following day. I highly recommend Carnivale. It is a feast.
Had a wonderful time there, great food and live show with acrobat.
Friday night pop up performances made it much more than just dinner in a place with a great vibe. Our waiter was excellent and made solid recommendations.
Excellent menu, tough to choose. Everything we had was fresh and delicious.
Great food, great service beginning when you are seated by superb hostess, Jackie.