Welcome to Carnivale

Since opening in 2005, Carnivale has established itself as one of the premier dining experiences in Chicago’s West Loop. Exotic, energetic, and global, the festive atmosphere of Carnivale is a singular experience. We invite you to dine on unique Latin-inspired dishes created by Chef Rodolfo Cuadros while sipping drinks that run the gamut from muddled cocktails to aged tequila to complex wine — and a variety of other libations!

In addition to delicious food and unique drinks, Carnivale also features seven private party rooms to accommodate wedding receptions, business meetings, and a variety of other occasions. Each room offers a unique environment, but they all reflect the energy and passion of Carnivale.

Serving lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, Carnivale is the destination for Chicagoans who wish to enjoy global cuisine with Latin-American flair in an environment that reflects the passion of the chef!

Chef Rodolfo Cuadros

Chef Cuadros holds a Culinary Arts degree from Johnson and Wales University, having learned firsthand from several masters of the craft around the world, but his passion for cooking began as a young boy helping his mother and aunts in the kitchen in Cali, Colombia. He began his culinary career as a dishwasher, and earned an opportunity to delight diners with his cooking abilities thanks to a no-show cook — now, he dazzles Chicagoans nightly from the kitchen of Carnivale!

Chef Cuadros maintains that his true passion is for Latin food, but his dishes bear the influence of cuisine he has sampled in South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. His professional training and his unique experiences enable him to create culinary marvels for anyone who chooses to dine at Carnivale in Chicago’s West Loop.