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An experience at Chicago's very own Carnivale is a taste of South American fusion cuisine. The eclectic menu, the brainchild of chef Mark Mendez, includes dishes from Brazil, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Colombia. The pork shoulder with Puerto Rican rice and fried plantains is universally considered one of the menu's highlights. Not only does Carnivale have a full bar, but the awe-inspiring décor is sure to delight. The 35 foot high drapes and a second story wine wall backlit with vibrant colors help to create an unforgetta... read more

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800 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL, 60607, United States

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Mon11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tue11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Wed11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thu11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
4.43,775 reviews
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a year ago

Bad experience !! Had a horrible experience at this restaurant! I was there for a family dinner and since i was engaged in conversation I did not notice that my Halibut had worms!! I saw one that crawled out of my meal as i was almost done and was so disgusted that I was close to throwing-up! The worst part of the experience was that the management did not seem to care, they did not come to apologize and they did not take the my meal of the bill. I had to call the server to tell him to take it off.. It seemed as if the manag... read more

Jerry's profile image
a year ago

Carnivale A decent place to go for food and to have drinks with friends. It is a fun and lively atmosphere and you shouldn't have a problem finding parking. It is good for small gatherings and celebrations with friends and family 

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11 years ago

Carnivale is restaurant full of vibrant colors, lively music and delicious Latin cuisine. I absolutely loved their guacamole & raspberry mojitos! 

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Edgard R. 
11 years ago

I dont know wether to eat my food or hang it on a wall?!? – Sweet and simple. First time visitor to Carnivale and last. The restaurant looks great visually .. but thats it. This place is alll fluff, especially for the price. This is a so called Spanish and Central American type of orgy cuisines from many places around the world. Luckily I have had to visit a few of these countries. Example, Cuba, Nicaraua, Mexico, Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica. I myself being from Nicaragua and a restaurant buff, I went to eat here with ... read more

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12 years ago

Not for Family – Me, my wife and our 7-year old daughter had a terrible experience! The server was snotty. She gave my wife an attitude when she told her that my daughter has food allergies. She didn't even give suggestions on good alternatives. The food was okay, but the service is the worst I've experienced. I don't think we'll go back there again! 

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Kimberly Peiffer 
13 years ago

Citysearch Editorial Review – Full of color and flavor, this vibrant restaurant in West Fulton Market comes complete with a mixed crowd of families and see-and-be-seen types. Inside you'll find a huge main bar to belly up for cocktails, a lavishly decorated main dining room with vaulted ceilings and an upstairs space that can be rented out for parties. The menu doesn't disappoint either. Executive Chef David Dworshak is at the helm of this Latin-inspired menu which explores the savory dishes of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Col... read more

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14 years ago

Reservations: Carnivale 's definition means 45minutes at least from your reserved time – I was very excited to go to Carnivale but turns out it was a huge dissapointment. My fiance and I had made a reservation for 10:00p.m. and didn't get seated until 10:45p.m. on Valentine's day. By the time we ordered, the specials were gone and the waitress was not very friendly..... she looked bothered that she had to wait on our table. The food was ok but for the price it is not worth it. I had the short rib which had alot of fat on it ... read more

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15 years ago

Carnivale A decent place to go for food and to have drinks with friends. It is a fun and lively atmosphere and you shouldn't have a problem finding parking. It is good for small gatherings and celebrations with friends and family 

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How is Carnivale rated?

Carnivale has a 4.4 star rating with 3,775 reviews. 

When is Carnivale open?

Carnivale is closed now. It will open tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. 

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