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#96 of 7,702 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Loop
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702 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60661-1002 (Halsted)
+1 312-850-5005
11:30 - 23:00
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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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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great night of fun. Our waiter, named Ryan, was so great. It was his birthday on Saturday night. WE had the best time because he was such a good waiter.

Thank Marty D
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200 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Haven't been for a few years so we came for dinner early Friday when they opened. The only downside was we showed up a few minutes after our reservation time which was their opening time and they needed over 10 minutes more to seat us as the main dining room wasn't ready. Maybe they should just change their opening time.... More 

Thank Wrx8
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201 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

having never been to Carnivale, Mrs Willie & I decided to give it a try prior to seeing "Linda Vista" at the Steppenwolf (go by the way, Tracy Letts has done it again) Started out with drinks on the patio as it was near 80 degrees, just crazy warm. I had PISCO PASSION - Pisco brandy, passionfruit, fresh lime juice,... More 

Thank SweetWillie
Saint Charles, Illinois
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113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up at Carnivale one evening we were in the area & there were no reservations available anywhere else. When we walked in, it is a REALLY cool space - definitely has a Latin flair, with so many eye-catching pieces of furniture and decor. The service was great. Our waiter recommended an awesome drink that wasn't on the menu... More 

Thank Jacquie C
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with a couple of friends to carnivale The ambiance is very nice... the appetizers are excellent..... the entrees..... mmmhhhhh were a little dull I had a bottle of Malbec that was good The drinks and wine selections are great... The servers, Busboy's and staff are fantastic The main entrees were not as tasty as I expected The desserts... More 

Thank memochciago
Peotone, Illinois
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on a girls night out. The food was really good considering I could only understand what the meat choices were... the sides were foods I had never heard of, but quite delicious. I had the shrimp, clam, and calamari with rice dish. FANTASTIC! I cleaned my plate and almost started licking it clean. LOL. Price was as... More 

Thank SMars1111
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Many options for gluten diary free dietary concerns without lack of flavor. Sexy restaurant. High vaulted ceilings without a cold atmosphere.

Thank Kathleen G
Holly, Michigan
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

A small group of us ended up getting a last minute reservation on Saturday night. I've heard about the restaurant before and finally had the opportunity to go. The food was really good. We tried a few appetizers and for a meal, I had the lamb rack and also a good martini. It's a pretty large restaurant and busy. With... More 

Thank Dayna F
New York City, New York
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Interesting menu selections, something for everyone. It's a fun place at which to be, you feel good entering, the decor is alive and thoughtful and fun, lots of varieties of food...can get tastings which I like a lot...

Thank BBK1000
St. John's, Antigua
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

In Chicago for a conference. Heard about Carnivalle and Ubered over. They were not busy and we 3 were seated immediately. Everything took time after we were seated. Where's the waiter? Where are our drinks? And so on. We ordered Heirloom beet salad and calamari to start. Fabulous calamari, tiny portions of beets but tasty. For our entres: Arroz con... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 40
Latin, South American, Central American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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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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