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Carnivale

#93 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
West Loop
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702 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60661-1002 (Halsted)
+1 312-850-5005
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Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took several customers to dinner and the the place wasn't too crowded. Everyone had a variety of items from the menu; guacamole, mini tacos, several varieties of the ceviche and a few of the main courses. The specialty drink of the restaurant was a mojito made several ways. All the drinks were very good and the food was prepared exactly... More 

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Thank JWFan515
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167 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for dinner on a Saturday and it was fantastic! We had a reservation and I'm glad we did, because they were super busy. Very eclectic decor and lots of bright colors everywhere! They have a lot of craft cocktails and speciality drinks, including cotton candy!! The main dining room is massive, with huge ceilings and massive wine... More 

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Thank Champion2121
chicago
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this restaurant decor. You feel like Alice in "Alice in Wonderland" Food ...They can offer a better menu for this amazing atmosphere. You can not go wrong with Newyork strip steak. Pina coladas and margaritas are good. I would not order bomba seafood rice again. If you are having a birthday they bring you cotton candy and caramel... More 

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Thank LINChicago
Madison, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved loved the atmosphere here--very hip and cool décor. The food was phenominal with the Spanish, Caribbean, and South American flair. Ordered the Arroz con Mariscos--fantastic. My friend had the flank steak with chimichurii---OH MY GOD good. The drink did NOT mess around--great sangria, and margaritas. I loved the Havana Breeze. Host--waitress--and even the manager were all amazingly friendly and... More 

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Thank Jenny M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing service. Loved the food loved it all. Deserts were amazing! Coconut mojitos is a must

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Thank Oscar R
Geneva, Illinois
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know where to begin.... the drinks, appetizers and entrees were all amazing. Everything had unique and tasty flavors, highly recommend the scallops. Also, I loved the cotton candy martini, not sweet like you would think! Our server made great suggestions and we tried and loved everything he recommended. ( Shrimp ceviche is a must) This was a girls... More 

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Thank Katy C
Ottawa, ON
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my daughter here for her 21st bithday, expecting a fun and festive evening and we weren't disappointed. It was a cold and rainy night so the warm and colourful interior was a perfect antidote. We were seated in a back dining room which I actually preferred over the very loud two-story main dining room. It is a very... More 

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Thank Lizcdn
Arizona
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176 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

made a reservation for 1pm sunday brunch; had a drink in bar beforehand and service excellent; restaurant is colorful but poorly staffed and we waited long time to place orders as well as receive them. Smoked trout dip best of what we ordered. Rojo viejo very good, brisket way too loaded with hot chilis without being described that way. went... More 

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Thank MaryAnn W
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for an experience that's different and one you'll remember, go to Carnivale. The ambiance is incredible and immediately takes you out of Chicago and into Latin America. From the plants to the lamps, the place is teeming with excitement. The big room is fun and the colors and lighting are great. There is a great bar and... More 

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Thank Andrew S
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great night of fun. Our waiter, named Ryan, was so great. It was his birthday on Saturday night. WE had the best time because he was such a good waiter.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$40
Cuisine
Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60661-1002
    (Halsted)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-850-5005

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

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West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
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