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Carnivale

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Menu

STARTERS‏
10.00
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Marcona almond‏ stuffed date, red endive, fuji apple, romaine lettuce, lavender honey vinaigrette, blue cheese sauce
9.00
Smoked Salmon Flatbread
Sourdough flatbread, dill ricotta, tomato red onion relish, fried capers
10.00
Meatball
Prime beef meatball, thyme, basil, ricotta, tomato arrabbiata
11.00
Ropa Vieja
Braised skirt steak, sweet plantains, malanga, aji amarillo aioli, queso fresco
10.00
Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche
Poached shrimp, rooftop garden chilies, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, avocado
11.00
Calamari
Green papaya, carrots, malanga, cilantro, smoked hazelnuts, sweet and sour adobo
10.00
Guacamole
Chunky avocados, cilantro, chilies, onion, garlic, lime, chips
SALADS
10.00
Cobb
Pulled chicken, homemade smoked bacon, blue cheese, farm fresh hardboiled eggs, tomatoes, croutons, creamy sherry vinaigrette
8.00
Shrimp +4.00
Chicken +4.00
Classic Caesar
Organic romaine‏ hearts, parmigiano reggiano cheese, sourdough croutons
BREAKFAST ITEMS‏
12.00
Ricotta Pancakes
Fresh blueberries, whipped cream, vermont maple syrup
12.00
Key Lime French Toast
Key lime stuffed French toast, fresh whipped cream, brown butter, pineapple syrup, berries
11.00
Omelette
Farm fresh eggs choice of: homemade smoked bacon or homemade pork sausage, oaxaca cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach
13.50
Huevos Rancheros
Corn tostada, beans, avocado, oaxaca cheese, chipotle salsa, cilantro, farm fresh eggs
14.00
Carnitas Chilaquiles
Fresh corn tortillas, pork carnitas, farm fresh eggs, tomatillo, oaxaca cheese, crema
11.00
Chi-Town
Farm fresh‏ eggs, tater tots, English muffin, homemade smoked bacon or homemade pork sausage
14.50
Spain’S Benedict
Serrano ham, farm fresh poached eggs, pimento hollandaise, papas bravas, english muffin
15.00
Tripleta Burrito
Chicken, steak, chorizo chimichurri, congri, cheddar cheese, refried beans, romaine, tomatoes, guacamole
11.00
Churro Style Waffle
Sugar, cinnamon, Mexican chocolate ganache
13.00
Chicken 'N Waffles
Cuban-Korean spiced‏ crispy chicken, Belgium waffles, chipotle maple syrup
SIDES
6.00
House Tater Tots
6.00
Homemade Candied Bacon
6.00
Homemade Pork Sausage
6.00
Greek Yogurt with House Made Granola
6.00
Shaved Brussel Sprouts
6.00
Sourdough or Multigrain Bread
6.00
Fresh Bagel
6.00
English Muffin
SWEETS‏
7.00
Ecuadorian Dark Chocolate Dipped Smoked Bacon
7.00
Banana Cream Pie
Oreo crumble, caramelized bananas, whipped cream
7.00
Red Velvet French Toast
Red velvet cake, burnt meringue, brown butter pineapple syrup, sour cream ice cream
9.00
Organic Cotton Candy
House made caramel corn
PRICE RANGE
$14 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is excellent restaurant for formal family occasion. The restaurant one of the oldest place in downtown Chicago , used to be a bar in older days. They have kept the ambiance, colorful ceiling. The food is also outstanding , everybody was happy with their...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Hussain18818
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great restaurant. We attended a small family wedding here and then the reception in a different room. Everything was fantastic. The servers were very attentive and friendly and the food was great as well. We had various appetizers, salads, main course and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great dinner spot with character. We came for a special dinner after graduation. Caribbean color and vibe is definitely going here; amazing food is too. Our tasty drinks included fresh fruit mojito and Spanish gin and tonic. Tables around us were getting other interesting...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 393marcc
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

I loved this place just like home for me. I’m from Rio so I just was in heaven. the food was also amazing!! They gave me a flower before I left

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank CyroNarmani
Reviewed April 16, 2019

Absurdly noisy and they make you sit in the front room where the bar is, instead of in the large room where dinner is served. SOOOOO NOISY that we could not hear each other talk. Not just loud BASS throbbing music, but kids running around...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank peabodymac
Reviewed April 13, 2019

The servers were very attentive. We were in a semi-private room. The artwork was terrific. The food was delicious.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed April 6, 2019

The concept and decor of Carnivale are fabulous. The food is good too. What I found lacking in my recent visit was service and value. Our waiter was attentive enough but failed to inform us of happy hour specials which had been mentioned to us...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank marjohnal
Reviewed March 24, 2019

Carnivale is a Central and South American restaurant and is located about 1.5 miles directly west of Millennium Park. It is also located directly above I-90 and you can see all the traffic below you when you are walking up to the restaurant. Carnivale is...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Decided to splurge a little on my last evening in Chicago. I ordered the rack of lamb. Delicious! Service was great! Can’t wait to visit Chicago again.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mirra2016
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

I celebrated my 60th birthday at Carnivale, and it was the perfect place to be. This restaurant is so colorful, cool, and interesting. (It used to be a disco in the old disco days.). The place is huge, comprised by many small rooms, so it...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank BonnieT159
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