Tanta
Tanta

Tanta

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tantachicago.com/
  • Phone: 3122229700x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:
    Sunday & Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

    Brunch:
    Sunday 11am - 2:30pm

    Rooftop Hours (weather permitting):
    WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS - WALK-INS ONLY
    Monday: 3pm - 10pm
    Tuesday - Thursday: 3pm - 11pm
    Friday: 3pm - 12am
    Saturday: 12pm - 12am
    Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Victoriano Lopez & Jesus Delgado
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The private dining area is located on the second floor in the form of a modern lounge equipped with a full bar. We also feature a rooftop deck (weather permitting) with an outdoor bar where guests can enjoy downtown city views. The modern lounge and rooftop deck are connected by a floor-to-ceiling retractable window system, which can be utilized in a variety of ways.
    We can host cocktail receptions up to 140 and seated dinners up to 36 in the private dining areas.
  • Private Party Contact: Lucy Kendall - events@tantachicago.com 3122229700x
  • Entertainment: The private dining area is located on the second floor in the form of a modern lounge equipped with an open show ceviche kitchen great for food demonstrations and chef-inspired cooking events. Tanta also features a rooftop deck (weather permitting) with an outdoor bar where guests can enjoy downtown city views. The modern lounge and rooftop deck are connected by a floor-to-ceiling retractable window system, which can be utilized in a variety of ways.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: LaSalle
  • Public Transit: The red line or the brown line can get you close to Tanta.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Tanta has excellent valet parking for only 14.00 dollars. Valet starts at 5:00pm
A word from Tanta
Tanta is dedicated to sharing the flavors and culture of Peru with Chicago, serving authentic Peruvian dishes and beverages in an approachable, fun and casual downtown setting. We provide service that is casual yet knowledgeable, genuine and attentive, utilizing locally sourced products and vendors that are sensitive to sustainable farming and fishing.

Tanta has two Chef’s Tables that each seat up to 10 people. These tables are located in our main dining room in between our open kitchen and ceviche bar which allows you and your guests to experience our chefs creating Peruvian cuisine while you dine.

The menu, created by Acurio and Tanta Chicago Chef Jesus Delgado, takes diners on a voyage through Peru via its food. From the Pacific Ocean, through the Andes, to the desert, to the Amazon, Tanta celebrates the diverse landscape and ethnicities that make up Peru’s culture.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Tanta reviews from OpenTable diners
381 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (277)hot spot (222)special occasion (145)good for groups (133)vibrant bar scene (118)neighborhood gem (99)great for outdoor dining (67)romantic (55)late-night find (50)great for brunch (20)notable wine list (16)great for lunch (14)scenic view (12)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Explosion of Flavor!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Was in Chicago for a trade show and took two colleges for something other than steak or pizza. Wow, what an experience! Great flavors with unique blends of ingredients. The complementary fried plantains with spicy dipping sauce are incredible. Can't recommend this place enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stop wondering and go!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This place was perfection. It was 7th anniversary and 34th birthday on the night we attended. I was recommended to visit Tanta by a friend and it overwhelmingly exceeded my expectations. There is something for eat for everyone here. My wife is allergy to shellfish and I only eat seafood. The dishes were tremendous and full of flavor. If you don't eat here you're doing yourself a disservice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to sample and mingle.
    Northsidediner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had heard a bit about the food from others and wanted to experience it myself. The restaurant was lively and energetic but no so loud you couldn't hear the rest of your party. The drinks, appetizers, ceviche, and starting plates were great. I would definitely go back again for those. The main dishes fell flat and were on the more expensive side. Definitely worth the trip but will be doing small plates and drinks next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely THE BEST ceviche in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Tanta’s food was delicious and the experience again unique - I've already dined here twice. Given that I've also dined at Lima-Peru's famous "Astrid & Gaston" and also at the more casual "La Mar Cebicheria Peruana" and also Mexico City's Astrid & Gaston & La Mar, all owned precisely by Gastón Acurio, the respected master chef behind Tanta, it is no wonder that this Chicago restaurant serves THE BEST Peruvian 'cebiche' and 'tiradito' I've had outside Peru. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere great, the service fast & friendly, but honestly, this place is very loud – makes me even wonder if they could somehow improve the acoustics... even so, I still love it and will be back! Ohhh, I bet you can't have only one of Tanta's banana chips...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, noisy as hell
    claudiopradoVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    food was great, reasonably priced, very good service. but the noise level was so incredibly high that you can barely hear yourself think! next time will bring earplugs, definitely.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food at Tanta!
    nomnom
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    If you think you're a foodie, you're not unless you have eaten here. If you've never tried Peruvian cuisine before, please understand one thing -- it's the best food on the planet. I have eaten in restaurants all over the world, and the two best meals I've had in my life were in Paris and Lima (Peru). In fact, there's a Parisian and Japanese influence, so if you like Tapas with a French/Japanese twist then this is perfect for you. Plus, this restaurant is just so versatile, I could see popping in for a couple of small plates and a cocktail at the bar, or sitting down with a group for a family style feast. I went on a date and it was lovely. Be warned - the food is an aphrodisiac, so make sure you like the person you take here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Interesting menu but would like to see some vegetarian options among the entrees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Let's go to Peru!
    Arequipanos
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The four of us chose this restaurant as prep for our upcoming trip to Peru. The server took time to explain the menu and the choices open to us which was critical to choosing what we ate. All the courses were excellent. Now we are even more eager to complete out trip to Lima and Machu Picchu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Peruvian/Asian Fusion comes to Life
    Radadada
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Took the family for my son's Birthday. The server was very helpful finding my 80+ year old/spice sensitive mother in law, and seafood phobic wife acceptable menu selections. Can make a tapas style dinner from small plates and be wholly satisfied. Main dishes were generous, well spiced and artistic in presentation. If you like a more casual atmosphere with great food this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food!
    Rebecca
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I love this place. Best meal I have had in a long time. It is my new favorite spot. Also check out the rooftop after dinner. Much better than Nico Osteria! Also, try their Tanta-made alcoholic drinks. AWESOME!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • vinnie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was delicious....combination of flavors is wonderful! This was my fourth time there and each time we try new things and they do not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow, wow
    Maxine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    What a great find, creative interesting food, awesome cocktails. Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • It was really good...
    Fabian
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The appetizers and entrees were good. They need to work on their desserts. They tasted fresh but wasn't at the same level as the rest of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Peruvian Food
    Mari
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Love the food! A bit pricey but okay to eat there occassionally. Alcolhol is not any more expensive then any of the other restaurants in the area. Would like to see some more of the traditional peruvian foods served such as tamales, papa rellena, aji de gallina and papa seca. Really love that they serve causa which not every peruvian restaurant serves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't live up to the hype.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Pricey and small portions. Some delicious complex flavors, but mostly average. Obviously the Pisco Sour was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique combinations
    Storm
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The combination of Peruvian, Japanese & other Asian was fantastic and unique. Ceviches were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food with unique flavors
    NoNameDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I don't write many reviews, but I felt Tanta deserved the recognition. The food is outstanding, and this restaurant truly stands out in a crowded market of high end restaurants. I will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find!
    ihatetocook
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The cocktails were innovative and delicious! Food was fabulous, service a little spotty but it was very busy. Don't miss the rooftop bar, it was very nice. Pricey but well worth it for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top 5 New Place
    Michael
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Tanta was amazing. The food was exceptional. I haven't had anything else like it in the city - very unique. There are lot's of small plates and full size entrees. For our group of four people, we split 5 small plates and 2 entrees between all of us and it was the perfect amount of food. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peruvian dishes the best of the bes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I am very happy to have TANTA in Chicago, I love to go any time with my husband or with my friends. Very good customer service. Thank you Jesus you are the best!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oustanding new restaurant
    piccola1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Finally a Peruvian restaurant with authentic Peruvian flavors...high quality and fresh ingredients was used in all the dishes. For sure I will come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening-tasty food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our party of 4 sampled quite a few items off all parts of the menu: ceviche, beef heart skewers, octopus appetizer, several seafood and meat entrees, and a couple of deserts. All the food was well prepared, interesting and tasty. The mahi ceviche and octopus were especially good. The ice cream was quite authentic. Waitstaff was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive without being overbearing. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy1
    Trendy1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Beautiful restaurant with handsome guests.Food very innovative with unique tastes.would go back on an infrequent basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful but salty
    sofiadujourVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Presentation was the best part of the meal. Chalana offered a generous amount of each causita to taste, but each one was so salty we couldn't finish the dish. Seco marino a fantastic dish with many complementing colors and flavors, but once again too salty, which gets overwhelming after several bites of everything on the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in a long time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I go out to eat at least twice a week and try to go to a new place at least once a month. Tanta is AMAZING. I had no idea what to expect from Peruvian food, but decided I might have Peruvian blood in me. Seafood and potatoes are my 2 favorite things and they combine them in some very different and delicious ways. Must haves are the mashed potato/crab small plate and the octopus/potato skewer. I'm dreaming of when I can go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and drinks
    phobe
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Interesting menu , great favors of Peru and fantastic bar drinks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, unique food
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The various styles of Peruvian food are unique and delicious.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • painfully loud
    kirstjenVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were seated upstairs with a server who was in training. Since she was in training, I won't comment on that. I will say that this restaurant was painfully loud & we could not really have a conversation at dinner. The food was excellent, but the place was so loud that I don't think I would return. There were two tables in our area - one had about 10 adults. The other had 3 children who flat-out screamed through their entire meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A New Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Extraordinary food in a lively atmosphere. Everything from the kitchen was inventive, flavorful, and beautifully presented. Outstanding service by a vivacious, friendly, yet not intrusive server (thank you, Carolina!) Cannot stop thinking about the cebiche, grilled octopus and scallops. Will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    AllergiesVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great bar drinks; the complementary roasted corn at the bar was great. Overall great dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    JtinrmVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    One of the best Peruvian fusion resturants ever Hats off!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First visit
    CityGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was the first visit for my friend and me, and we were quite pleased. We opted for a table on the rooftop and enjoyed the ambiance, the food and the wine. Although the rooftop menu is limited, we tried empanadas and a shrimp dish and thought the selection was ample.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food was great! Service was almost too attentive. We felt very rushed. The food came to the table too quickly with no space between corses/plates. And the ambiance was a little too loud. Better for drinks or larger groups then a relaxed dinner for 2.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • noisy
    analytical
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Difficult to talk and hard to hear - pretty noisy surrounding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We came here to celebrate our anniversary and got the street sampler appetizer and an entree. The portions were huge and we could not finish our delicious dinner. The server explained the food perfectly because otherwise we could not understand half the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After-Work Oasis
    Emma
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Definitely a hidden gem. The rooftop is the perfect place to sip on cocktails and order some empanadas. Every drink and dish we had was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As good as Peruvian food is in Lima
    Torontoekeko
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I brought a group of 13 people from work to Tanta to introduce them to Peruvian food. As a Peruvian, I was tasked with ordering appetizers, mains and cocktails for everyone. We ordered many, many dishes to share and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal....the causas, tiraditos, lomo saltado, jalea and lamb were certainly the highlights of our meal but absolutely everything was executed to perfection utilizing fresh , authentic ingredients that resulted in flavours that were as good as any of the Gaston restaurants in Lima. Good job! Peruvian food has now 13 new fans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tanta oh Tanta
    Nikonmike
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I have eaten at a lot of Chicago restaurants and paid $$$$. Many are great, but Tanta is in a class all their own. Excellent food and service in a FUN atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much hype
    Mikey
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I was excited to go to Tanta, because I heard so much buzz about this restaurant. I was a bit disappointed with the food - it was tasty, but not exceptional. A good restaurant to try, but probably will not go back. A nice touch was that our server brought a complimentary dessert for my friend's birthday.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food
    FValenciaR
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The service was great, we went with our 2 kids (1 and 3) and the staff was really great with them. The food was excellent. We order just the small plates that are like appetizers, the tiraditos, anticuchos, niguris, everything was really good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic