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For 2
Date
Tue, 2/20
Time
10:30 PM
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Carnivale

4.4
5847 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin / Spanish
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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 5847 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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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 2 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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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