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“Colorfull” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carnivale

Carnivale
702 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 (The Loop)
(312) 850-5005
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Ranked #140 of 8,289 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $14 - $40
Cuisines: Cuban, Latin, Mexican, Puerto Rican
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: The Loop
Cross street: Halsted
Transit: 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
Chicago
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Colorfull”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

What a great restaurant. Where do I start, we had a sampler of the home made ceviche that was excellent and beautifully prepared. There were four of us for dinner and we all tried something different and shared. I think the braised pork shoulder was my favorite. Don’t forget dessert! We went over board and bought the desert sampler, way too much food even for 4 people but the presentation was fun.

Visited May 2012
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Akron
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great big party atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

I loved this place for our conference party. The mulit-level, multi room gave you plenty of options to find places to talk, observe, and hang out. The food was decent, a little odd how they slopped the rice dish onto this big slab, I felt like I was feeding at a trough. Overall, it was a cool place to spend a few hours, and the dance floor is in decent shape.

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Chicago, IL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nice lively spot for drinks, appetizers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I haven 't really been all that impressed with the food. But, I would recommend it for meeting friends for drinks and appetizers.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ithaca, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“S & M Pic on Wall”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We came for a family celebration. The food was high quality, but not well-seasoned. The colorful decor was very pleasing until I turned around and noticed I was standing in front of a bondage picture--a woman with ropes encircling her naked butt. So... not so good for families, with very little to recommend it except for the wonderful colors.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Cute place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Food is mostly a fusion, Not really authentic.
Decoration is really awesome. Not my favorite place, but it is good.
Best Day Saturday night

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