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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
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (130)
Good for Birthdays (109)
Fun (109)
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Good for a Date (106)
Creative Cuisine (105)
Good for Groups (92)
Good for Anniversaries (80)
Romantic (69)
Handcrafted Cocktails (60)
Hot Spot (59)
Fit for Foodies (53)
Vibrant Bar Scene (51)
Worth the Drive (50)
Authentic (49)
Casual (43)
People Watching (35)
Bar Seating (31)
Happy Hour (30)
Cozy (26)
Great for Brunch (25)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good Vegetarian Options (24)
Late-night Find (23)
Business Meals (21)
Comfort Food (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Scenic View (20)
Great for Lunch (18)
Spicy (18)
Live Music (17)
Seasonal (16)
Kid-friendly (15)
Tapas (15)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Healthy (10)
Vegan (6)
Great Beer (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Organic (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Chicago)·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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·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Comfort Food, Romantic
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·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!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·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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·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·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.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Healthy, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·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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·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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·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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 (Las Vegas)·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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·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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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·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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 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Despite making a reservation, we waited an hour before we got seated.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The only complaint I have is that our reservation was for 730 and we weren't seated until after 8pm. Other than that everything was amazing

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The service was horrible. Despite our reservation we were not seated until an hour and a half later. At that time we were also seated at the worst table with no view. We were advised by Samantha the hostess that the table we requested was being held for the owner of the venue. We were disappointed even more when we saw that in fact it was not held for the owner but given to a random couple. One of the worst experiences ever and Carnivale has always been one of my fav spots in the city for several years. Don't bother making a reservation as they don't honor or accommodate them.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Terrible service. Booked a reservation weeks in advance for Mardi Gras. They sat us in a corner in a separate room where we weren't able to see anything. The food was overpriced. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Disabled Access
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Went there for Fat Tuesday and had a very good dinner, exciting flavors. the entertainment was great, the dinner room is very fun and energetic. We go here on special occasions such as birthdays, News Year Eve, etc.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Went for a business dinner with 8 people on Mardi Gras. Was not disappointed! Food was delicious and entertainment was great. Service was slow towards the end of our meal, took awhile to get the bill (and they were crowded... thought they'd want us out ASAP), but so very worth it!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

I came here with my good friend for valentine's day and we had a blast!
The food was delicious and the staff was very nice. I left feeling extremely satisfied with the food and enjoyed myself immensely.

Thank you!

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was great.. it’s not kid friendly there’s no kids meal. They split an entree instead to accommodate my kids. We went for my birthday and my husband’s birthday dinner and valentines date with our family (two kids). I noticed the tables around us had children around the same age and the kids had kid drinks with fun straws. (Kid drinks)We had the same waiter as the tables around us so I wasn’t sure why our waiter didn’t offer the same kid drinks especially since I asked for a kids menu. Instead the waiter offered to make my kids virgin mojitos a little strange.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This restaurant is a great place to enjoy a night out or to celebrate a special occasion!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I am writing this as I’m finishing desert. I really couldn’t wait to give a great review. This is a great place overall. You will be able to enjoy this establishment on all aspects and occasions. Looking forward to returning soon.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Every thing about it was fantastic we had so much fun the evening flew by and had not one bad thing to say overall GREAT

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The wait staff was exceptional answering all our questions. The food was better than expected. Overall, a wonderful experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The ambiance is AMAZING, but not amazing enough to forgive the poor service my family and I received. We were there for 3.5 hours and 1 of those hours were wasted on looking for our server, asking hosts and management for refills/menus. Our server just disappeared. Waiting so long could make any view less appealing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very awesome Food , bad seating but it was changed to a better view

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The restaurant was fabulous. Our waiter was observant knew the menu and described how dishes were prepared to a T. We will be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

It’s a bit over priced the signature room offers way better menu for the same price .

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