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Carnivale

#78 of 7,611 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
17:00 - 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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Avon, Ohio, United States
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Angela Yvonne B
Oak Brook, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Made reservations on open table for my wife and her friends and they had a terrible experience. Restaurant called and confirmed that morning. When they arrived told by restaurant way overbooked and they would have to wait. Eventually they were seated at bar area. Waitress rude from the moment the orders were taken, then the waitress messed up the appetizer... More 

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Thank Jerry K
McHenry, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked into colorful and lively environment. Perfect for a celebration. The facility is big yet there is still a feeling of intimacy. Loved it! Dinner was delicious. We enjoyed excellent service! Can't wait to take friends and family!

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Thank Whoalora
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193 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here is a place you will want to go back . The interior is absolutely stunning how it is done . The Latin-Fusion menu offers something for everyone . I recommend their Paella or the skirt steak (which my husband and I split ). I wouls advise a reservation as well.

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1 Thank Michael A
Baltimore
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is only a short walk from our River North Hotel and a shorter Uber ride. We celebrated out daughter's first birthday at college (her 19th) at Carnivale. This colorful restaurant had a lively atmosphere with upbeat music and wonderful staff. While the dining room is large and music filled--it was not too loud for conversation. The menu was... More 

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1 Thank D T
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delightful evening at Carnivale. The $7 valet is a bargain. We arrived for our Saturday evening reservation 30 minutes early due to light traffic, and we're seated early. We began with a delicious ropa veija appetizer which I would highly recommend. For the entree, we had Arroz con mariscos and skirt steak with a side of sweet... More 

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1 Thank 4catcouple
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun music, great cocktails, the food is fantastic! They have decedent desserts! If I have to be picky I would like more options other than seafood. My friend said they had the best guac ever! Make reservations if you want to sit in dining room but the bar is just as pretty! Our server Marie was a pro!

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1 Thank trachelle10
Chicago, Illinois
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154 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While having heard of this restaurant for a long time, tonight was our first visit. The decor in the bar and the help were all fantastic, and especially the array of tequilas. The interior space is also bright, hip, and welcoming. Latin based food entrees were excellent: skirt steak, calamari, Touca touca( spicy vegan), grouper, cocoanut shrimp and chicken. We... 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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  • 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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