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Carnivale

#74 of 7,633 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
Today
11:30 - 01:00
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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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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shared an appetizer, main entree, and dessert with a friend here as well as a few beverages. She ordered a mojito which was fantastic. I tried the cotton candy martini and it was extremely good! Scallops were so very good as our main dish. For an appetizer we had the ropa vieja, lots of flavor! For dessert we tried the... More 

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Robinson, Illinois
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carnivale's New Year's eve extravaganza was by far the best "first meal" of 2017. And If the rest of the year is anything like that meal, 2017 will be amazing. The wait staff went above and beyond to accommodate our every need and we would definitely drive the 3 1/2 hours again just for the lobster!!

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Thank Biggal91
Boston, MA
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164 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome for a group! I held a work dinner here. The food was incredible and eclectic. The decorations are over the top and really interesting. The service was good (bar a little slow). Everyone had an amazing time and loved every single thing they ate (family style dinner so everyone could try everything). I highly recommend! I will entertain there... More 

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Thank Wellington24
Alexandria, Virginia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Carnivale on Christmas Day and had an excellent time - thanks for being open in the evening! The high ceilings and regular colorful decorations were enhanced by nice holiday decorations, festive music, and a tall Christmas tree in the middle of the spacious room. Our two servers, Rick and Xiomara, were very friendly, attentive and professional, and... More 

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Thank steve o
Los Angeles, California
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200 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to celebrate. What a festive and colorful place. Service and food were great. We all had a great time and experience at this restaurant.

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Thank William C
Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for Christmas dinner. Loved the decorations, totally festive. For atmosphere this place is it. Service was ok. Food was nothing to write home about. We ordered some tapas to try a variety, a lot of spicy foods. Told our server after all the apps we would split an entrée. Other places I have been, they split it for you.... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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276 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I now understand why the word "fun" was used in others' reviews. This establishment is much fun and the food and service are excellent. The ambiance is festive and colorful. There is so much to see, including the clientele, which adds to the dining experience. My only criticism is that even though we had reservations, we were made to wait... More 

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Avon, Ohio, United States
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a huge, colorful, fun and lively place that everyone should dine at when in Chicago. The food is fantastic as is the service and they're as busy as ever. Loved it as much as we did 11 years ago and will return upon our next visit. Could never get enough of this place!

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Thank Bruce H
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Amazing venue that is so colorful and beautiful to look at! Live music was fantastic, food was great and presented in an attractive and creative way. Wait-staff was very cordial, attentive and helpful.

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Thank gottaloveitaly2012
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had a great time and will definitely visit again. The staff was courteous and attentive and the décor was festive. I had the Arecherra and it was soooo yummy. I am not a big red meat eater but I decided to change it up a little. My appetizer tasted great (the guacamole) but we found a small piece of plastic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$40
Cuisine
Latin, South American, Central American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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Staying in West Loop

Neighbourhood Profile
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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