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Carnivale

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 09/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
$14 - $40
CUISINES
Latin, Central American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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West Loop
0.8 miles from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
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Reviewed June 23, 2021

We were celebrating our daughter 23rd birthday on June 23rd... 😀 Was a really Special Day!! We reserved a table 1 week before. We arrive 10 minutes before the reservation time and we were offered one 4 seats table in the corner next to a...very busy passage. My wife pointed to a 4 seats table available in the middle of the room, but was turned down by the restaurant personnel saying that the table was reserved for a 5 ppl party.. In about an hour we noticed that they placed on that table a 3 ppl party, exactly like us!!! When we started to us questions, one guy came by (without presenting himself) and started to offer other options for seating.... Overall was a BAD EXPERIENCE considering that the food is OVER PRICED also... (one plate is close to $40). Including the drinks and tips you drop easy there like $200...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021

I loved the whole experience! Visually stimulating, the music takes you to another place, our server, Ramon, was charming and attentive, and the food was exceptional. Appetizers: ropa vieja served atop fried plantains- the meat was deep and rich with a hint of spiciness which...was balanced nicely by the savory sweetness of the plantain. A must! And the coconut shrimp were divine. Crunchy and sweet. Our main courses came out promptly and perfectly executed. Lamb chops, fideos, and Brazilian Churrasco- tender, skewered beef accented with garlic and smoke served with chimicurri. The lamb chops were a work of art. Visually, the presentation was stunning and the taste matched! We had to share the 16 layer chocolate cake... I am convinced the cocoa they use to make it comes from another world. It is not overly sweet, and there is something (dare I say) almost light about this delicious cake. Honestly, I could not have been more impressed!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Molly S, Marketing at Carnivale, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2021

Thank you for such an amazing review! We really appreciate your sharing such a great experience with others! We look forward to your joining us once again! Stay well!

Reviewed September 18, 2020

I had a very good experience, everyone was super friendly starting from valet, host to waitress. I love the decor. Bright and loud. Even though the place is large, ambiance is still pleasant. Waitress was friendly. We had ropa vieja and shrimp appetizer, all good....Main was churrasco and it was really soft and flavorful. Drinks were also good. Overall a good experience.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Molly S, Marketing at Carnivale, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2021

Thank you for such an amazing review! We really appreciate your sharing such a great experience with others! We look forward to your joining us once again! Stay well!

Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

This place is amazing!!!!! I cannot say enough how much we loved it. All the pictures!!!love love love

Date of visit: March 2020
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Molly S, Marketing at Carnivale, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2021

Thank you for such an amazing review! We really appreciate your sharing such a great experience with others! We look forward to your joining us once again! Stay well!

Reviewed March 8, 2020

Went to this very cool place today with my Mom and brother for the Sunday brunch. The food was excellent with a great variety of choices. Great prices too! The place is huge with plenty of rooms around the tables. The decor fabulous. I will...Be back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Molly S, Marketing at Carnivale, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2021

Thank you for such an amazing review! We really appreciate your sharing such a great experience with others! We look forward to your joining us once again!

Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

We were here for my friends 50th birthday celebration. The restaurant is beautiful and festive, the live entertainment was phenomenal and the food was good.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Molly S, Marketing at Carnivale, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2021

Thank you for your review! We really appreciate your sharing such a great experience with others! We look forward to your joining us once again and hopefully earning 5 Stars from your next experience!

Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

My faith in the Restaurant industry has been restored thanks to Carnaval restaurant Chicago. Complex flavours, great atmosphere and knowledgeable staff.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Flyer53370252174, Marketing at Carnivale, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

Thank you very much! We are so happy to hear you had a fabulous experience!!!

Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

Fun location for a meal with vibrant decor and great food. Extensive cocktail list and lots of seafood dishes.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Molly S, Marketing at Carnivale, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2021

Thank you for such a wonderful review!!! We hope you will join us again soon!

Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful dinner and atmosphere. Attentive wait staff. Loved the special lobster paella. The cotton candy martini was so creative.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Molly S, Marketing at Carnivale, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2021

Thank you for such a wonderful review for other guests to see! We hope you will join us again soon!

Reviewed December 22, 2019

We took some friends here, and they fell in love with this unusual and fabulous restaurant, The food is excellent with a ton of options from which to choose, (Leave room for the unusual desserts!). The service is also great - our server Ramon was...very attentive, And the venue is unique and fun. This is a pricey restaurant, but it's worth it for a special occasion,More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Molly S, Marketing at Carnivale, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2021

Thank you for such an amazing review to share with others! I'm thrilled you enjoyed your experience and hope you will join us once again!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Carnivale

Yes, Carnivale is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Carnivale is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5