Carnivale, located at 702 West Fulton Market Street in Chicago, Illinois, opened in 2005 with much fanfare with a Latin American menu and over-the-top decor. Not much has changed over the years as far as the cuisine with solid steak offerings, such as the arrachera skirt steak and gaucho ribeye. A staple there has always been the ropa vieja that translates to "old clothes" and is actually fresh braised beef with queso fresco over sweet plantains. I will tell you the taste never grows old and only seems to be even better under the talented eye of Chef Carlos Garza.
The coconut shrimp is also another delicious appetizer served at the establishment with an aji panca glaze that is simply out of this world.