At Carnivale, dinner is the main event! People come from all over Chicago to experience meals masterminded by Chef Rodolfo Cuadros, which bear the strong influence of his Latin-American upbringing while incorporating flavors from around the world. Churrasco, pork chop Milanese, and truffle cheese arepa are some of the offerings, which can be preceded by appetizers such as wild mushroom coca, oxtail empanada, and octopus a la plancha. The breadth of dinner offerings at Carnivale is nearly unparalleled in Chicago — but dinner doesn’t have to be the end of your night!
The desserts are just as diverse as the entrees and appetizers, including such offerings as chocolate lava mousse cake, tres leches, and organic cotton candy. We give our diners a unique experience thanks to Carnivale’s combination of unique culinary creations and our festive atmosphere.
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Indicates gluten free menu items.
CEVICHE TASTING All four - 24
Mixto 11Shrimp, calamari, octopus, red onion, cilantro, roasted poblano sauce, butternut squash
Tuna 13Yellow fin tuna, avocado, cucumber, radish, sesame seeds, preserved lemon sauce
Salmon 10Carrot ginger sauce, pickled ginger, green papaya, black garlic aioli
ECUADORIAN SHRIMP 12Poached shrimp, rooftop garden chilies, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, avocado
AMAZONIAN CHOPPED 11Local greens, hearts of palm, dates, queso fresco, avocado, cherry tomatoes, spiced cashews, champagne vinaigrette
CLASSIC CAESAR 10Organic romaine hearts, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, sourdough croutons, kale chips
Octopus 13Octopus a la plancha, papas bravas, roasted vegetable escalivada, togarashi aioli
Coconut ShrimpAji panca glaze, frisee, pineapple chutney
SHRIMP QUESADILLA 13Baby arugula, chipotle glaze
Guacamole 8/15Chunky avocados, cilantro, chilies, onion, garlic, lime, fresh corn chips
ROPA VIEJA 12Braised brisket, sweet plantains, malanga, aji amarillo aioli, queso fresco
BAKED EMPANADA GALLEGA 13Braised smoked ham, collard greens, frisée, chorizo chimichurri
CALAMARI 12Green papaya, carrots, malanga, cilantro, smoked hazelnuts, sweet and sour adobo
MUSHROOM AND SQUASH COCA 11Sourdough flatbread, forest mushrooms, Lafayette raw milk cheddar, arugula
TACOS DE PESCADO 11Tempura cod, vigorón slaw, chipotle aioli
Baked Goat Cheese 12Wisconsin goat cheese, tomato arrabbiata, toasted sourdough bread
Charcuterie and Cheeses
Chefs selection of house cured meats and artisan cheeses
SELECTION OF ARTISANAL CHEESES Small 13 / Large 16
SELECTION OF HOUSE CURED MEATS Small 13 / Large 16
COMBINATION OF CURED MEATS AND ARTISANAL CHEESES Large 25
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Pollo Criollo 2524 hour Criollo-marinated Amish chicken, papa guessed. Colombian recipe known for amazing flavor and juiciness passed down from Chef's mother
ARRACHERA 26Grilled skirt steak, rice and beans, bacon sofrito, sweet red onion, chimichurri sauce
Yucatan Salmon 27Achiote miso marinade, Peruvian black rice, boo choy
BEEF TENDERLOIN CHURRASCO 42Chorizo chimichurri, malanga goat cheese puree, sweet potato chips
CREEK STONE FARM PRIME NEW YORK STRIP 4212 oz., adobo-rubbed, potato gratin, bone marrow butter, red onion jam
CHICKEN MILANESE 24Pumpkin seed herb crusted, preserved lemon aioli, mustard greens
SENATOR’S CHICKEN 23Five-spice-rubbed Amish chicken breast, togarashi fries, watercress, citrus beurre monté
AREPA 20Cheese arepa, eggplant mushroom caponata, rustic rumesco sauce
FIDEOS de Córdoba 19Bucatini, Córdoba tomato sauce provoleta, basil
Scallops 30Sweet corn cachapa, trumpet mushroom chimichurri, piquillo pepper aioli
Creek Stone Farm Short Rib 28Tamarind braise, Hazard Free Farms grits, house pickled vegetables, candied cashew.
Moqueca de Camarão 30Giant shrimp in a coconut sauce, fingerling potatoes, pão de queijo. Brazilian shrimp stew of coconut milk, tomatoes, onions, cooked in a terra cotta casserole.
Seco de Cordero 31Slow cooked lamb shank, rice, frijoles, red onion. Ecuadorian slow cooked lamb eaten in the mountains for its hardiness and deep flavor.
Market FishSeasonal preparation, market price
Arroz con Mariscos 30Saffron bomb rice, shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, scallions, peas, tomato sofrit
Lechon Asado 27Maple Creek Farms pork shoulder, yucca mofongo, chicharrón pickled ramp mojo
Served with seasonal vegetables.
GRILLED SALMON 27
8 OZ. FILET MIGNON 40
HAZZARD FREE FARM CHEDDAR GRITS 7
RICE AND BEANS, BACON SOFRITO 7
HAND CUT FRIES, SMOKED KETCHUP 7
CARAMELIZED SWEET PLANTAINS 7
Paõ de Queijo 6
CHOCOLATE DOME 9White and dark chocolate mousse, strawberry sorbet, fresh strawberries
CARNIVALE ICE CREAM CAKE 9Vanilla bean, guava and pistachio ice creams, lemon curd
ORGANIC COTTON CANDY 9House made caramel corn
ESPRESSO TRES LECHES 9Dulce de leche and cocoa ganache, mascarpone fondant
Seasonal Pie 9
Many of our dishes contain raw ingredients and dairy products. Please notify your server of any allergies or aversions. Parties of 6 or more will have an automatic taxable service charge of 20%.