Live a Colorful Life! Exciting. Colorful. Unique. That's Jerry Kleiner's Carnivale, the hottest restaurant and bar in Chicago's West Loop/
Service industry discount Sundays - 25% off entire check.
Probably the best all around Latin dining experience you can find in the city. Everything on the menu is delicious and the ambiance is first class.
Great food and drinks but we had absolutely terrible service. Our waiter was more than rude. However once we spoke with the manager she was extremely apologetic and very kind- she gave us coupons
Arrachera is pretty amazin one that you should definitely try out and can't find any compliment word for decoration.. Awesome!
Love coming here. So romantic. .they play great music and food is amazing.
Is a awesome place to celebrate special occasions. We went on a regular Sunday to have brunch and they had live music! The menu is interesting but the food is nothing special! You pay for the place
Carnivale has delicious food and a great ambiance. I recommend the ropa vieja or empanadas for apps, New York strip steak for the entrée, and banana cream pie for dessert.
Get the ropa vieja, tell them to make it the old way! 😉 Order the guacamole and the arrachera. Perfecto. 👌
You have to eat ropa vieja. To die for appetizer. Love this place!! Such a fun atmosphere!
Hidden gem. So beautiful and vibrant inside matching the menu. The scallops were cooked to perfection!
I love the atmosphere and the cocktails are divine
Pulled pork taco appetizer.
Ropa vieja is to die for! Highly recommended
Atmosphere was amazing and the food was legitt
Fun atmosphere and great for groups! Try the octopus appetizer and ARRACHERA! Shout out to our server, Oscar, you da man!
Festive Latin fusion
Matt is the best server!!
Calamari is awesome
Vieja Ropa appetizer and guacs are musts. As is the ice cream cake for dessert.
You must get the ropa vieja appetizer. You must!
Every good review I've read about this place is true. This spot is outstanding! The lamb is probably the killer entreé to get, along with the Churrasco.
Michigan Ave events to be avoided in favor of Park Ave events.
Just left the restaurant because the wait staff is that bad.
Really loved it !! Just had been there first time for my birthday it was awesome!!! Drinks and food are excellent ! Of course should make reservation before you go !!
You can't come here without enjoying the ropa vieja appetizer!! Arrachera & market fish were excellent choices. Great drink menu - highly recommend the mojitos and red sangria. Loved it!
No trip to Chicago is complete without dinner at Carnivale. Arrachera + sangria = ¡Que magnifico!
Lunch takes forever! Do not eat here unless you have 2+ hours to spare
Carnivale’s loud, colorful lounge vibe plays off of its busy location perched above the Kennedy Expressway, and the ceviche mixto has bombastic, bright flavors to match.
BEST MEAL EVER. Got lucky with a Travelzoo Deal for 4 people. 4 appetizers + 4 entrees + 4 drinks for $145. We enjoyed the appetizers the most, esp the squid and ceviche.
Best mojitos in town!
No miles on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday
Ask for Andrea
The menu changes often enough. The steaks are usually terrific and come with great sides and sauces.
They have free salsa lessons and Margie lessons during the mont of may.
Thoroughly enjoyed the Arrachera (skirt steak). Ropa Vieja is a MUST!
veal empanadas for an appetizer and the chi-town peppermint for dessert. trust me.
Found a new menu item that's excellent! The short ribs are so tender they fall off the fork! It's worth the trip!
There's naked chicks every where
Expensive, but really really good!
The Arepas is amazing!!!
Get a steak...any steak! Amazing!!!
the Carnivale ice cream cake is colorful and delicious! We recommend sharing with the entire table!
The ice cream cake is great!! The guacamole was awesome as well
Try the Beef Tenderlion With Sweet Potatoe Gratin
Everything is great but the guac is a MUST! The chips are amazing!
The "Pork Adobo" is my favorite!!
The Ropa vieja appetizer is fabulous! Also, try the Arrachera (skirt steak) as a main course! Finally... drink your dessert with the best Mojitos in Chicago!