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702 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60661-1002
+1 312-850-5005
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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702 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60661-1002
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Reviewed 9 November 2007

BIG Room! Used to be a warehouse type nightclub called DRINK, but even better now. Regardless of what else you order, get the guacamole appetizer!

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Reviewed 16 October 2007

Went to Carnivale Sunday night...in Chicago with girlfirends for a girls trip....most of the other "mexican" restaurants were closed on Sunday so we went here by default. Man, was I glad we did! Excellent drinks (margaritas, mojitos, tequila flight). Beautiful, fun, festive atmosphere. Great waiter...didn't...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2007

Had dinner here a couple of weeks ago whilst in Chicago for a weekend from London and it was excellent! A bit of a wait for our table despite having booked but to be expected somewhere this busy on a Friday night and well worth...More

Thank AilLondon
Reviewed 19 September 2007

Recently dined here with a group of friends and it was an enjoyable experience for the most part. The food was good—very flavorful and plenty of options to choose from. Delicious guacamole! Sampled several of the ceviches, the camarones being my favorite. I had the...More

1  Thank beantown_illini
Reviewed 25 April 2007

I had the delightful experinece of having celebrated my birthday with a friend of mine last week at your resuarant. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon.The atmosphere, staff, and food were all so wonerful! I love the soaring ceilings and the magnificent mirrors...More

Thank nightdreams
Reviewed 22 April 2007

I loved the trendy decor. I had a delicious meal of halibut, but I thought it was a bit pricey for a fairly small piece of halibut and what amounted to a small spinach salad. ($35.00) My 3 adult sons, however, did love their respective...More

1  Thank Judy_Ann
Reviewed 10 March 2007

I was part of a group of 9 that ate at Carnivale on a busy Saturday night. We met at the bar and started with their delicious Sangria. I was then advised to try the Raspberry Mojitos which were wonderful! (and I don't care for...More

Thank Kristen L
Reviewed 8 January 2007

We had a private event this past weekend in their large event space upstairs. The food was okay - tasted good, but many of the plates were cool upon delivery. The food service was rushed and most of our guests left earlier than normal because...More

Thank djers
Reviewed 26 July 2006

FOREIGN OBJECT IN MY FOOD!!! Service was bad. After 5 min. of searching, I could not find an employee to help me find my friends; instead 1 of my friends found me and showed me to the table. WORSE: there was a piece of PLASTIC...More

2  Thank LoganSqMama
Reviewed 12 July 2006

Dining at Carnivale was a last minute decision and a good one. The whole Latin experience came alive with great food, beautiful decor, and nice latin music to enhance the mood. I am usually not a big seafood eater, but I enjoyed several seafood dishes...More

1  Thank Grassydee
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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
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