Carnivale

★★★★★
A feast for the senses, this Latin flavored restaurant spices up the Fulton Market neighborhood.
  • 702 W Fulton Market

    Chicago, IL 60607

    Cross street: Union Avenue

    Map & Directions
  • 312-850-5005

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

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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GREAT!!! FOOD Me and my Girlfriends loved it, LADIES NIGHT OUT

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GREAT!!! FOOD Me and my Girlfriends loved it, LADIES NIGHT OUT

Pros: Great Waiter

Cons: WAIT TIME

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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

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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

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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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★★★☆☆

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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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 management was trying to ignore the issue and not call attention to it by not acknowledging our party at all!! It's safe to say that i will never go there again and if you guys were smart you wouldn't either!!

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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 management was trying to ignore the issue and not call attention to it by not acknowledging our party at all!! It's safe to say that i will never go there again and if you guys were smart you wouldn't either!!

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I went in for Fathers day with my hubby and son! I wanted to show him a good time since we hardly ever go out. My friends had told me about this place and I thought "hey why not" Well the entire time I was there I was bothered. The music

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I went in for Fathers day with my hubby and son! I wanted to show him a good time since we hardly ever go out. My friends had told me about this place and I thought "hey why not" Well the entire time I was there I was bothered. The music

Pros: I like the colors

Cons: Ridiculous Staff

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I went to Carnivale for my birthday with 3 of my friends, and I am so happy we did! The space is gorgeous, with a lot of interesting photography all over, including in the bathroom. Service was great, from the moment we walked in, and our

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I went to Carnivale for my birthday with 3 of my friends, and I am so happy we did! The space is gorgeous, with a lot of interesting photography all over, including in the bathroom. Service was great, from the moment we walked in, and our

Pros: service, decor, food, drinks

Cons: dessert

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I have been to Carnivale several times and loved it each time!!! The food is great - it is a bit pricey - but they also only use produce from local farmers and fish in sustainable ways - The slightly higher prices are justified. I would

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I have been to Carnivale several times and loved it each time!!! The food is great - it is a bit pricey - but they also only use produce from local farmers and fish in sustainable ways - The slightly higher prices are justified. I would

Pros: Great drinks, atmoshpere, great food, great music

Cons: can't really think of any - maybe the price

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I went here for a friend's birthday. The decoration, color and overall presentation of the place is great but not the service nor the food. Overly priced menu with nothing special. The food selection is something I can make at home and

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★★★★★

I went here for a friend's birthday. The decoration, color and overall presentation of the place is great but not the service nor the food. Overly priced menu with nothing special. The food selection is something I can make at home and

Pros: Decor and Great Events

Cons: Service and Food

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If I could give this place negative stars, I would give this place -10 stars. Here is my experience at Carnivale.... \r
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Me and my Fiance had made reservations for Carnivale for 9:30pm for a party of 2 for Friday January 18. I got there

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If I could give this place negative stars, I would give this place -10 stars. Here is my experience at Carnivale.... \r
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Me and my Fiance had made reservations for Carnivale for 9:30pm for a party of 2 for Friday January 18. I got there

Pros: Nice decor, people watching

Cons: Snobby hosts and long wait times

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I recently had the pleasure of dining at Carnivale. The ONLY complaint I had, TOO noisy and therefore, I had a hard time hearing the waiter. Otherwise, MUCHO fun, food was great, waiter was Superub and even the bathroom ladies, no WAITING

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★★★★★

I recently had the pleasure of dining at Carnivale. The ONLY complaint I had, TOO noisy and therefore, I had a hard time hearing the waiter. Otherwise, MUCHO fun, food was great, waiter was Superub and even the bathroom ladies, no WAITING

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We took my friend to Carnivale for her bachelorette party. It was perfect for the occasion--big, loud and festive. The food was great too; everyone was able to find something they liked. I had the tuna and was very impressed. The drinks

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We took my friend to Carnivale for her bachelorette party. It was perfect for the occasion--big, loud and festive. The food was great too; everyone was able to find something they liked. I had the tuna and was very impressed. The drinks

Pros: drinks, space, food

Cons: loud

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I was taken here on a date. They didn't have any tables in the dinning room but we were able to score one in the bar. The food was incredible! We ordered a bunch of apps, both those that looked good to us and server recommened. The

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I was taken here on a date. They didn't have any tables in the dinning room but we were able to score one in the bar. The food was incredible! We ordered a bunch of apps, both those that looked good to us and server recommened. The

Pros: FOOD, FOOD, FOOD. Good drinks too.

Cons: Smoky and loud. Very smoky and very loud

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My Girlfriend and I went to Carnivale early afternoon on a wednesday. The seating was fast, and the customer service was great. Stay away from the beans and rice they have a gritty cuman flavor. However the rasberry mohitos are off the

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★★★★★

My Girlfriend and I went to Carnivale early afternoon on a wednesday. The seating was fast, and the customer service was great. Stay away from the beans and rice they have a gritty cuman flavor. However the rasberry mohitos are off the

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: uncomfortable seating

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You have to try this place ! Based on experience and traveling extensively to Miami for business, the Latin food here is the best north of Miami. Our server Anne, was very helpful with the wide array of incredible sounding offerings. We

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You have to try this place ! Based on experience and traveling extensively to Miami for business, the Latin food here is the best north of Miami. Our server Anne, was very helpful with the wide array of incredible sounding offerings. We

Pros: Very eclectic

Cons: Not recommended for a quiet dinner

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After eating at Carnivale on many occasions, I highly recommend eating here at least once. From the stylish atmosphere to the tasty raspberry mojitos, it is a great place to eat and have fun. For starters, I would recommend the quacamole

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After eating at Carnivale on many occasions, I highly recommend eating here at least once. From the stylish atmosphere to the tasty raspberry mojitos, it is a great place to eat and have fun. For starters, I would recommend the quacamole

Pros: Great food, stylish surroundings

Cons: Drinks can get pricey

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We went on a Wednesday evening with a small business group (5 people), one of whom was a few minutes late. The restaurant would not seat us until we were all there, which I know is a common practice, but it's irritating, overwrought and

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We went on a Wednesday evening with a small business group (5 people), one of whom was a few minutes late. The restaurant would not seat us until we were all there, which I know is a common practice, but it's irritating, overwrought and

Pros: Excellent food, bright and breezy atmosphere

Cons: Sourpuss front-of-the-room staff

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I honestly cannot believe how amazing this restaurant is (and it gets better every single time I go there!) My friends always joke that I rave about this place, but now every one of them that has tried it loves it as much as I do! From

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I honestly cannot believe how amazing this restaurant is (and it gets better every single time I go there!) My friends always joke that I rave about this place, but now every one of them that has tried it loves it as much as I do! From

Pros: FANTASTIC FOOD/GREAT SERVICE

Cons: RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST...BUSY BUSY PLACE!

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I went to Carnivale based on the recommendations of our friend & the hotel concierge. I walked in and saw the ambiance and energy in the large main dining room and was really looking forward to being seated & enjoying my experience.

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I went to Carnivale based on the recommendations of our friend & the hotel concierge. I walked in and saw the ambiance and energy in the large main dining room and was really looking forward to being seated & enjoying my experience.

Pros: Good portion sizes

Cons: No option of where to sit

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The mojitos are nuts, the entrees are bananas, and the desserts are official. I went here with a group of friends, and they seated us quick, service was great, and the price was decent. Despite a close friend getting so tipsy that his

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★★★★★

The mojitos are nuts, the entrees are bananas, and the desserts are official. I went here with a group of friends, and they seated us quick, service was great, and the price was decent. Despite a close friend getting so tipsy that his

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I went to Carnivale for the first time and loved the Empanada's and Shrimp Ceviche. The Empanda's were stuffed with ground beef and large olives. However, when I returned the very next day and those same Empanada's were now stufffed with

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I went to Carnivale for the first time and loved the Empanada's and Shrimp Ceviche. The Empanda's were stuffed with ground beef and large olives. However, when I returned the very next day and those same Empanada's were now stufffed with

Pros: Valet

Cons: Dinner Prices

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Carnivale is a gorgeous place, great atmosphere and ambiance but for eating, and more importantly spending money on the meal DONT DO IT. The service was great but at the prices they are charging , for what you get . . waste. I ordered the

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★★★★★

Carnivale is a gorgeous place, great atmosphere and ambiance but for eating, and more importantly spending money on the meal DONT DO IT. The service was great but at the prices they are charging , for what you get . . waste. I ordered the

Pros: Rasberry Mojito, Service, Atmosphere

Cons: fatty meat, over priced, no Value

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I'm not a big fan of the other Keller establishemts (vivo, marche, opera, etc) but this one pulls it together a little better. Been there three times and the food was always good. Service inconsistent. Waitress AWOL for half our meal

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I'm not a big fan of the other Keller establishemts (vivo, marche, opera, etc) but this one pulls it together a little better. Been there three times and the food was always good. Service inconsistent. Waitress AWOL for half our meal

Pros: food, atmosphere, space

Cons: inconsistent service

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I went with a couple of girlfriends as soon as it opened. The mood was fun and the seating varied from dimly lit to a more crowded center area seating. The drinks were great, the food large portioned but delicious!

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I went with a couple of girlfriends as soon as it opened. The mood was fun and the seating varied from dimly lit to a more crowded center area seating. The drinks were great, the food large portioned but delicious!

Pros: good portion, food, good value

Cons: a bit noisy

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This place is all fluff and no substance. There are so many better places to go for a fun, good meal. My ribeye steak cost $55! Granted it was a special and I suppose I should have asked the waitress how much it cost before I ordered. But

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This place is all fluff and no substance. There are so many better places to go for a fun, good meal. My ribeye steak cost $55! Granted it was a special and I suppose I should have asked the waitress how much it cost before I ordered. But

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It was a fun place to be seen, but not heard. The big expectations were not matched. Food was pretty good with great presentations. The drinks were pricey and weak while the food was priced more reasonably than expected.

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It was a fun place to be seen, but not heard. The big expectations were not matched. Food was pretty good with great presentations. The drinks were pricey and weak while the food was priced more reasonably than expected.

Pros: valet parking, good music, many menu choices

Cons: too loud for a group, table was warped

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Carnivale is so fun. My friends and I had a great time. The decor is awesome, as well as, the food. Very flavorful and authentic. Great latin music to set the mood of the evening.

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Carnivale is so fun. My friends and I had a great time. The decor is awesome, as well as, the food. Very flavorful and authentic. Great latin music to set the mood of the evening.

Pros: music, authentic food

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The food at Carnivale is very flavorful. Service is good...but expecting it to knock my socks off.

I will definitely come again and again for the Hot Latin Experience and Amazingly flavorful food.

Signed,

Satisfied

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★★★★★

The food at Carnivale is very flavorful. Service is good...but expecting it to knock my socks off.

I will definitely come again and again for the Hot Latin Experience and Amazingly flavorful food.

Signed,

Satisfied

Pros: Food, Ambience, People

Cons: Cavernous, Grand-Hall

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It's Kleiner-style excess at this explosively bright, beyond-festive hot-spot where the cocktail scene is as caliente as the menu. If intimacy is what you seek, you won't find it here; instead, good people-watching is the draw, and there's…

 

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