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.
Vegetarian Indicates vegetarian menu items.
Gluten-free Indicates gluten free menu items.



Gluten-free-meal Shrimp, calamari, octopus, red onion, cilantro, roasted poblano sauce, butternut squashYellow fin tuna, avocado, cucumber, radish, sesame seeds, preserved lemon sauceGluten-free-meal Carrot ginger sauce, pickled ginger, green papaya, black garlic aioliGluten-free-meal Poached shrimp, rooftop garden chilies, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, avocado


Gluten-free-meal vegetarian meal Local greens, hearts of palm, dates, queso fresco, avocado, cherry tomatoes, spiced cashews, champagne vinaigretteOrganic romaine hearts, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, sourdough croutons, kale chipsgluten-free-meal Octopus a la plancha, papas bravas, roasted vegetable escalivada, togarashi aioliAji panca glaze, frisee, pineapple chutneyBaby arugula, chipotle glazeGluten-free-meal vegetarian meal Chunky avocados, cilantro, chilies, onion, garlic, lime, fresh corn chipsGluten-free-meal Braised brisket, sweet plantains, malanga, aji amarillo aioli, queso frescoBraised smoked ham, collard greens, frisée, chorizo chimichurriGreen papaya, carrots, malanga, cilantro, smoked hazelnuts, sweet and sour adobovegetarian meal Sourdough flatbread, forest mushrooms, Lafayette raw milk cheddar, arugulaTempura cod, vigorón slaw, chipotle aiolivegetarian meal Wisconsin goat cheese, tomato arrabbiata, toasted sourdough bread

Charcuterie and Cheeses

Chefs selection of house cured meats and artisan cheeses


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gluten-free-meal24 hour Criollo-marinated Amish chicken, papa guessed.  Colombian recipe known for amazing flavor and juiciness passed down from Chef's motherGluten-free-meal Grilled skirt steak, rice and beans, bacon sofrito, sweet red onion, chimichurri sauceGluten-free-meal Achiote miso marinade, Peruvian black rice, boo choyGluten-free-meal Chorizo chimichurri, malanga goat cheese puree, sweet potato chipsGluten-free-meal 12 oz., adobo-rubbed, potato gratin, bone marrow butter, red onion jamPumpkin seed herb crusted, preserved lemon aioli, mustard greensGluten-free-meal Five-spice-rubbed Amish chicken breast, togarashi fries, watercress, citrus beurre montéGluten-free-meal vegetarian meal Cheese arepa, eggplant mushroom caponata, rustic rumesco saucevegetarian meal Bucatini, Córdoba tomato sauce provoleta, basilgluten-free-mealSweet corn cachapa, trumpet mushroom chimichurri, piquillo pepper aioligluten-free-meal Tamarind braise, Hazard Free Farms grits, house pickled vegetables, candied cashew.gluten-free-meal Giant shrimp in a coconut sauce, fingerling potatoes, pão de queijo.  Brazilian shrimp stew of coconut milk, tomatoes, onions, cooked in a terra cotta casserole. gluten-free-mealSlow cooked lamb shank, rice, frijoles, red onion.  Ecuadorian slow cooked lamb eaten in the mountains for its hardiness and deep flavor. Seasonal preparation, market pricegluten-free-mealSaffron bomb rice, shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, scallions, peas, tomato sofritgluten-free-mealMaple Creek Farms pork shoulder, yucca mofongo, chicharrón pickled ramp mojo



White and dark chocolate mousse, strawberry sorbet, fresh strawberriesVanilla bean, guava and pistachio ice creams, lemon curdHouse made caramel cornDulce de leche and cocoa ganache, mascarpone fondant



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%.