Restaurants, Latin American West Loop
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Photograph: Donna Rickles Carnivale

When a restaurant this size is this busy (it seats 400), it must be making somebody happy. Jerry Kleiner’s colorful—if slightly dated—design can make a person smile, and the mojitos and margaritas don’t hurt, either. You’ll find variations on classics, like grilled skirt steak and mini whitefish tacos. Some items, like the juicy ropa vieja, raise this restaurant’s bar, but it’s the crowd here that entertains the most.


Venue name: Carnivale
Address: 702 W Fulton Mkt
Cross street: at Union Ave
Opening hours: Lunch (Mon–Fri), dinner
Transport: El stop:Green,Pink to Clinton;Blue to Grand. Bus:8,56,65.
Price: Average main course: $24
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Average User Rating

3.7 / 5

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Food is great, Drinks are great, Service is great, Venue is great...what more can you ask for? Plus the Parking is great.


I LOVE Carnivale! The ambiance is so bright and lively. The crazy colors on the wall offers a glimpse of what to come with the food. Come here if you want delicious Latin American Fare. I recommend the guacamole and the jibaritos! And do not forget to order the magaritas, mojitos and sangrias! Amazing!

Huge, colorful restaurant that has a pretty nice waitstaff. I am not a huge fan of anything i've tried and would probably not go back. I went with a group of friends for a birthday party which was fun but no one was amazed by their food.