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Carnivale

4.5
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7378 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Latin American
Since opening in 2005, Carnivale has established itself as one of the premier dining destinations in Chicago’s West Loop. Immerse yourself in the festive, eclectic, and global atmosphere of Carnivale. Each dish offers an exotic fusion of flavors from Central and South American countries. Enjoy Latin fusion cuisine, exotic cocktails and one of a kind desserts. With a lush interior and original artwork, the Carnivale experience makes every meal a celebration.

Carnivale’s unparalleled festive atmosphere is perfect for hosting corporate events, social events, and weddings. Our event specialists will customize and create a memorable experience for you and your guests from start to finish in one of our seven unique event spaces.

We are a Tripadvisor 2020 Travelers’ Choice Winners. This award celebrates travelers’ favorite restaurants, hotels, and airlines around the world. Thank you everyone for your support & reviews and for helping us rank within the top 10% of restaurants worldwide.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Wed - Sat 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 7378 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MariaW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic ... I loved everything about this place

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere filled with lots of color and vaulted ceilings. Quite possibly one of my new favorite places to dine!

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KerryH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Place For Every Event. And not as expensive as I thought considering the full experience. My fiancée was with me and she loved it. Great everything.

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StefanieM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Carnivale. We sat upstairs near the bar where there were not a lot of people. We had the Old Cuban and Mojito for drinks. For food we had the empanadas, videos, and arrachera. Everything was delicious and came out from the kitchen very hot. My husband is picky about steaks and he loved the steak and the sofritos. Highly recommend, we are never disappointed!

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TianaJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was excellent, the ambiance was awesome and the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place to take a date! Helped close the deal 👌

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Dsue1
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Please add more vegetarian options. Drinks are great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time here. The decor is super cute and colorful. The food was incredible. We went on a Thursday afternoon and it wasn’t packed. Definitely planning my next visit already!

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vipMichelleV
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect!

Carnivale
Responded 6 days ago

MichelleV, Nothing makes us happier than providing a great guest experience. Thank you for the amazing review and I hope to see and serve you soon!!!! Sincerely, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale

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WayneM
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great dinner, highly recommend this place for anyone looking for something new in Chicago

Carnivale
Responded 7 days ago

WayneM, Thank you for your incredible review. I am so excited that you had a great time. We can't wait for you to join us again at Carnivale. Sincerely, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was superb. The drinks and the chocolate layer cake for dessert were mouthwatering.

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anniversary
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was great. I will definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

B day! Greatness

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vipMariaCas
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When you want exquisite cuisine, beautiful ambiance, and excellent food you go to Carnivale. Miguel our server was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and they gave us champagne on the house. Great experience! Excellent food!

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DwellieS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great chef Carlos Garza, the special that night was roast beef delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect Evening! Food was amazing, ambiance was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Our server is fantastic 🙂

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Place

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JohnJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as usual, will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

My dates Lamb chops were well done when she asked for medium. A big flew in my drink and the waitress didn't even offer to replace it. I've been here before and had several great experiences. Not sure why this one was so terrible

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angelaf
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

It was just not a good experience and it had nothing to do with Covid-19 we had reservations but waited 10 mins before my fiance had to go and find someone. It was our first time and the food wasn't good. The atmosphere was gorgeous but no one helped explain to us really. Beautiful place just not the best service or food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Outdoor seating is first come first serve. Service otherwise was excellent. Great caipirinha.

Carnivale
Responded on 27 July 2020

Thank you for joining us on the patio this weekend. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased that you enjoyed one of our signature cocktails (and Brazil’s national cocktail) while dining with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipLynneW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great to be out in a restaurant again! Everyone had masks and we had an enjoyable evening of great food & drinks, plus attentive service!

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RuthH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, service and food. The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious!

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AdrianaS
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a great time at Carnivale! Right when we entered we were greeted and they provided a mask for us because we didn’t bring one. Next we were met by the manager (Maria I believe was her name) and when she found out it was our first time there she brought us complimentary Guacamole, which was great! Our server was great and he gave us some recommendations and the food did not disappoint! Bathrooms were really clean (which is important to me) over all we had a great experience!

Carnivale
Responded on 27 July 2020

Adriana, We are so glad that you joined us for dinner this weekend and that you had fabulous experience. We hope that this is the first of many more delicious dinners with us.

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Mspainful
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Lamb chops were awesome

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KyonnaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Surprised my boyfriend for his birthday and he loved it.

Carnivale
Responded on 27 July 2020

Kyonna, Thank you for choosing Carnivale to celebrate your boyfriends Birthday! Wishing both of you good times in the coming year.

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vipJulieW
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So fun!! The decor & atmosphere make you feel like you are at a party! The food is fun, creative and full of flavor!

Carnivale
Responded on 28 July 2020

JulieW, I am so glad that you had a great time at Carnivale and thank you for your amazing review. We will celebrate your great experience with our staff. We can't wait to see and serve you again!!! Sincerely, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale

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AleishaYork
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Being from out of town, I was a big fan of the grand atmosphere. I felt like it was a unique experience with the whimsical decor, mood lighting and bomb music, along with the delectable cuisine and 5-star service.

Carnivale
Responded on 27 July 2020

Aleisha, We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening at Carnivale while you were visiting Chicago! Thank you for choosing us and thank you for the wonderful review. Please join us again the next time you are in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

11th year Wedding Anniversary

Carnivale
Responded on 27 July 2020

Happy 11th Anniversary! We hope you had a magical celebration and wish you nothing but love and happiness.

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vipJohnP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a very pleasant dinner outdoors

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Mayou
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a fun place to go. The food is consistently wonderful. The portions are generous, the services is great. This is a loud, fun place to enjoy with friends.

Carnivale
Responded on 27 July 2020

Mayou, We appreciate your feedback very much and so happy to hear that you had a wonderful evening with us. Good FOOD. Good FRIENDS. Good VIBES. is what we are all about. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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MiguelS
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat. The waiter was kind and they sit us right away. Food was great I would definitely go back

Carnivale
Responded on 27 July 2020

Miguel, We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful evening with us and look forward to your next visit.

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OliviaT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Carlos came to talk to us, and recommend some of his favorite dishes. Great staff all around!

Carnivale
Responded on 27 July 2020

Olivia, Thank you for your feedback and the fabulous review. We hope you enjoyed some the Chefs favorite dishes and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Alex
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. We had the coconut shrimp and it is the best I have had! Also the Ropa Vieja over the sweet plantains was awesome.

Carnivale
Responded on 27 July 2020

Alex, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are thrilled that you had a fabulous experience and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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ilmomof3
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best food and the best time. Can’t wait to come back. Our Gaucho steak was phenomenal. The night and drinks were top notch.

Carnivale
Responded on 27 July 2020

FANTASTIC! That's what we love to hear. Great FOOD. Great FRIENDS. Great VIBES. is how we like to roll. We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was amazing

Carnivale
Responded on 22 July 2020

Thank you for the amazing review of our staff and your experience. We will celebrate this win with our team. Hope to see and serve you soon at Carnivale! Humbly yours, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale

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KristenS
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and atmosphere for our last night in Chicago. Loved the pernil and lamb chops + banana pecan toffee cake for dessert.

Carnivale
Responded on 22 July 2020

KristenS, Thank you for choosing to dine with us on your last night in Chicago and thank you for the incredible review. I am just so happy you had a great time here at Carnivale. We hope to see you again when you are back in Chicago! Safe travels back home. Sincerely, Ozzie Godoy GM~Carnivale

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FAQs

Carnivale offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 850-5005.

Carnivale is rated 4.5 stars by 7378 OpenTable diners.

Carnivale does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://carnivalechicago.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.