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Tanta Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tantachicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 222-9700
  • Hours of Operation:

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

    Sunday 11am - 2:30pm

    Rooftop Hours (weather permitting):
    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 (312) 222-9700
  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "Difficult to talk and hard to hear - pretty noisy surrounding"
    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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We love dinner here, but brunch is a must try! If you want something a little different, the flavors here are fantastic!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Tarta was a great introduction to Peruvian cuisine. Our waiter was from Peru and gave us a thorough explanation of the street foods that we were about to enjoy. Would definitely recommend to others to try."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We were 4 and after trying all the seviches, we shared the pollo asado and the whole fried fish. Both amazing"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Very loud. The dishes were great and unique."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Best service I've ever had at a restaurant - and the food was out of this world."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Surely going back again. One thing that the menu lacked was a chocolate based dessert. Other than that everything was delicious."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We went to Tanta to celebrate my sister's birthday, in a party of three. The food was great, the service was prompt and courteous, and my sister even got a dessert on the house for the occasion! We enjoyed our evening immensely."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Tanta's walls mirrored its food - beautiful art! Service was excellent, our server was very friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "recently went to tanta with a friend for dinner. the menu is split into many sections with lots of interesting and delicious foods. even better, our server was wonderful and explained everything to us. she also made some amazing recommendations. definitely come to tanta prepared to share and try some new things. we enjoyed the interesting fusion twists."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "One of my favorites restaurants in Chicago. Every single dish is prepared with perfection."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • " Fresh food, good wine, great flavors and knowledgeable service. What else could you ask for? We would definitely return."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "One of the hot new restaurants in Chicago by a world recognized chef, Tanta was a dusappointment for us. It is very noisy in a plainly decorated storefront. The foods are just too sophisticated for our tastes and we travel extensively and eat in a wide variety of restaurants. We also thought the prices were exceptionally high. The restaurant caters to a 30's crowd. Worth trying once, but we won't be going back."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Been here before as well and it never fails to impress. We tried different items on the list and were still talking about how great the food was the following day!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "It is not for anything that Peru is know to be one on the countries with the best food. This restaurant can become the Fronterra GRill of Peru. I will recommend and ceviche. Appetizer were all incredible."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Good menu - we wanted to try much more than we could possibly eat in one dinner - eclectic menu; great drinks that weren't ridiculously over-priced. Only drawback is that it was very, very loud. Not a place to have conversation -- it's an original concept and menu--we appreciated the artisan approach and variety."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "i was excited to try Tanta. We had a seat at the upstairs bar before dinner, which was lovely. We waited perhaps 15 minutes for our table to be ready. The dining room was extremely loud, almost so that I had to shout to her my dinner partner. The server was excellent, making great suggestions for us. The food was very good, my first time with peruvian. Would return to upstairs bar, but too loud in the dining room for me."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The service was great and the food was amazing! Everything our server recommended was delicious. The cocktail are great and prices for bottles of wine were reasonable. Great spot!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I had heard wonderful things about this restaurant, yet it still managed to exceed my expectations. Everything from the ambience to the outstanding service to the unique and flavorful food simply wowed us. I highly recommend everyone check out this gem…and I will certainly be back soon."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Every bite was excellent and rich in flavor. I will definitely return again."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food was spectacular. I will definitely be going back. Can't wait to try some other items on the menu"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "one of the hottest and best restaurants in chicago. eating tapas style is my favorite. the food is ecclectic and well prepared. the beef cheeks were exceptional. try a little from each category and you wont be disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Gal pal noshing: we had cerviche, chef's "sampler" of 8 types of bites -- beautiful and great flavor combos -- and another octopus appetizer. Then shared dessert. Cocktails: lavender gin + champagne - wonderful."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "This was an amazing diner. Every bite was a new taste with the perfect blend of texture and flavor. I took 2 very discerning diners for out-of-town and they were both wowed! "Oh my god, this is amazing!," "Wait 'til ya taste this one!" took up half the conversation."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Dined at tanta with friend who lives in Peru and she was struck by authenticity, freshness and creativity. Room was electric, presentations incredible and fresh fish to die for. Would attend many times again. Drinks were incredible and delicious. The only complaint I might have was that the waitress was a little rushing in the beginning. We hadn't even looked at the menu and she asked us if we wanted to order. She was very nice but her timing was a little off. Not enough however to damper our evening. Great experience."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I am from Peru and I am always excited to try Peruvian cuisine in the States, however I usually leave feeling a bit disappointed BUT this was not the case at all with Tanta. This is by far the best Peruvian food I've had outside of Peru. Everything we had was delicious and authentic. I highly recommend the Chaufa- Peruvian Chinese food and the Pisco Punch! The ceviche tasting is also fantastic. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Enjoyed brunch on the outdoor rooftop and it was a very lively atmosphere and felt like we were on vacation. great music, good food and great drinks. Perfect spot for just a cocktail as well. Dinner is only served in the restaurant which is loud. They have a smaller menu and cocktails for the rooftop."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Love tanta! Lived up to rave reviews! It is different from the standard Chicago fare. Great cocktails on tap, fresh fish, awesomely prepared. Service top notch."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Excellent authentic Peruvian food and I have been to the country of Peru 6 times. Better than Tanta in Peru."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Tanta was recommended by a friend and did not let us down. Food full of flavours with great service. Next time in Chicago - will be coming back!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "First time there with my group of friends and we all loved it! we order a ton of things and split everything. There was not one thing we did not like. We LOVED it all. Service was great, do not remember his name and I really wish I did.!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Way too loud, have to scream across the table. Tables are way too close together."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Excellent! I had the fried rice. Unbelievable! Definitely going back soon!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Too loud to enjoy the great food with friends. Pity."
    Dined on 7/17/2014