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702 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60661-1002
+1 312-850-5005
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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702 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60661-1002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 10 went there for a pre Christmas office get together . I liked the atmosphere with bright bold colors adding to the ambiance. Food was excellent as was the wait staff. I would go there again. We sampled the majority of the...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well Carnivale is what you hear, a place to be, or be seen, but is there real value?, is the service outstanding? I would give the location a "b" in Chicago true style of having high standards, they are more factory then funny filled event!...More

Thank stalkinghorse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this property in a small group of six without reservation. As it was early in evening, 6pm, was able to get a table with minimum wait. An hour later the restaurant and bar were packed with several people waiting. I would say food...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The waiter pushed some menus on us saying the foods were the best menu for the day. We were gravely disappointed because my whole family was there to celebrate a birthday. Most of the foods were like leftovers. The quality of food served have gone...More

Thank yk38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant for a business dinner. Fun atmosphere and good quality Latin American food. The ceviche sampler was particularly tasty. For dessert we tried the "Cuban cigar" (see photo). It is literally services in a "smoking" (not real cigar smoke, of course)...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The carnival vibe is present in the dining room -- complete with a (rather lame) acrobat show during dinner. Somewhat noisy for our taste. The food is very good, the service good as well. We felt a bit old for the mainly 20-30 something crowd...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Carnivale was much touted for good food for Halal foodies as it uses creek stone beef and Amish chicken both are known to be halal. Well, the food was good, but the service was slow to non existent. The server just didn’t to want to...More

Thank mercygirl86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful evening at Carnivale. Waiter was extremely helpful and we selected quite a few starters to share between us without going for a main course. The mixed ceviches were great as were the rest of our dishes. We then went for a couple...More

Thank spiv005
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, colorful decor and delicious food. I️ subtracted one star because the server didn’t relay a special request that I️ had asked for. Overall, it was a great dining experience.

Thank TitanShane
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Carnivale has excellent food, good service and an amazing decor with a wild assortment of colors and shapes that somehow work great together. So what is the problem? They have added a fish bar with a neon sign toward the middle right of the main...More

Thank Barry L
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
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Response from lauralei99 | Reviewed this property |
They do not.
12 November 2015|
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Response from Jason R | Reviewed this property |
I wear jeans and a dress shirt, but you could wear casual or a suit... that's what is so great about this place!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$40
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, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60661-1002
  • 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
  • E-mail
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