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Tanta

4.6
4.6
4299 Reviews
$31 to $50
Peruvian
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 cebiche 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 Giancarlo Valera, 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 76 times today
Experiences are available.

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Other options

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 222-9700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tito Rocha

  • Private party facilities

    Tanta’s private dining room is located on the restaurant’s second floor next to the rooftop terrace – perfect for a summer product launch or an intimate company holiday party. We offer family-style brunch, lunch and dinner menus, food stations, as well as passed appetizer selections.

  • Private party contact

    Diego Pilares: (855) 422-2151

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    LaSalle

  • Parking details

    Tanta has excellent valet parking for only 16.00 dollars. Valet is ONLY available Monday - Sunday, 5pm - Close.

  • Public transit

    The red line or the brown line can get you close to Tanta.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Warike Chef's Dining Experience- Cebiche Counter

    $150.00 per person

    Nov 25, 2022 - Jul 1, 2023
    WARIKE is an elevated dining experience at Tanta's Cebiche Counter with an exclusive multi-course menu created by Executive Chef Tito Rocha. Guests will go on a culinary journey of modern Peruvian cuisine influenced by Japanese, Chinese, and Italian techniques and flavors. Each seating is limited to six guests. This two-hour seven-course menu is available at 5:30pm and 8pm. All six guests must be present before being seated. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions at this time.

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What 4,299 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. MS

    MattS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solid choice for any adventurous eater that wants to support a great chef that gives back so much.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful. Great mixture on the menu.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The first server was excellent the but lady who took over never spoke with me once and kept flirting with my date. Inappropriate as I was the one paying the bill and I had to ask 3x for cutlery.
  4. T

    Traveler

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal again. I had the corn cake + shrimp, my husband had a cebiche trio. Dessert was a passion fruit custard on a chocolate base, delicious. Bartender was very helpful with menu choices and wine selection.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bday dinner Overall good Wished the servers we're bilingual made us feel Bad for ordering in Spanish
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great ambience
  7. MJ

    MJB52

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant the food is great very authentic and flavorful. Love the Pisco Sours! The service always professional and attentive. It’s a great place! Highly recommend!
  8. LD

    LarryD

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and excellent service. Cebiche is a must.
  9. S

    Sneeze

    Chicago

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    No longer the hottest restaurant in Chicago, I was surprised just how outstanding the food was. The preparations were delicious and pleasing to the eye. The flavor combinations were delicious. The only negatives were that the music was blaring and the staff wasn't quite on their game- not giving serving utensils etc. I was surprised just how good a meal one could enjoy.
  10. PJ

    PeterJanBoiseTravelers

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, great food, great service! Everything one could want for a dinner! Sat at bar and had very attentive service from the bartending staff. Can't wait to return to try the drinks and entrees I did not try.
  11. MB

    MattB

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was superb. Food was beyond delicious. Pulpo, lomo, tuna, Rice, whole fish…. I can go on and on. Just loved it.
  12. FI

    FixItMan

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time here, and I found the food to be excellent, as was the service and the innovative drinks. I will definitely be back!!!
  13. MH

    MHF18

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing dinner at Tanta !!!!
  14. MA

    MARKM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Peruvian restaurant in North America ! Very impressed
  15. YG

    YvonneG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks! Our server was so sweet and very helpful with suggesting items off the menu.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The lighting is very bright but that may be intentional so as not to encourage people to linger for too long
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ate here for my 30th birthday and Tanya was our waitress and she was absolutely phenomenal!! So detail oriented, pleasant and so much personality in such an even keeled package! I would highly recommend this restaurant and if you have the honor to sit and have Tanya as your server, don’t worry about the rest! Food was delicious, drinks were amazing, and the dessert was fantastic! Thank you, Tanya and thank you, Tanta Chicago!!
  18. N

    Nicko

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice Peruvian restaurant. Very nice staff.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food, waiter was kind and gave us good tips on the menu. Definitely recommend and would come back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food at Tanta is always of the highest quality.
  21. C

    Carlycat63

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just sublime, as always. What else can be said? The La Rusa cocktail - I've recreated it at home (almost) so I can enjoy when not at Tanta.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent vegetarian options!
  23. HG

    HiltonGirl

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Again, we were celebrating our birthdays and nothing was done, though it was noted on the reservation in Open Table. I had a week-long celebration in different restaurants and only The Signature acknowledged the birthday celebration. The only saving grace is Javier who is an awesome, friendly, well-versed, knowledgeable waiter who knows the menu well and had great recommendations. Just for that fantastic service, we will go back, everything he recommended was delicious.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special dinner with wife and adult son excellent food, service atmosphere
  25. C

    Courtney

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    The appetizers, including ceviche, did not meet expectations. The drinks were just ok, and the ambiance felt very casual for the prices. However, the lomo saltado was the best I’ve ever eaten.
  26. r

    rjaunes

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The energetic noise level made it difficult to have a conversation, hence only 3 stars on ambiance. That noise level detracted from the overall experience
  27. TB

    TamarB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The server was attentive and was very thorough in walking us through the menu. The overall experience was mediocre. We had 4 small plates and two rounds of drink. It took 2.5 hours. It was a beautiful night so we enjoyed being outside
  28. MA

    MichaelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place , strongly recommend . Good food .
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food, drinks, and atmosphere are all exceptional. Don’t miss out of this gem. You will feel like you are at a mom and pop joint in Peru while actually in the heart of Chicago.
  30. L

    Loolu

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The overall restaurant was nice. We did request main floor and we were taken upstairs and outside and seated right in the sun’s direction. It was unfortunate as we were all trying to make conversation and the sun was just blinding. My lomo saltado was very salty in flavor and I couldn’t finish it. The ceviche was amazing and so was the empanadas con pollo. The hostess was sweet and found colored pencils and a paper from a coloring book for my pequeña to color on. Lunch outside would have been enjoyable if the sun wasn’t blinding and the constant wasp flying around us and our food.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at Tanta. Cebiche and empanadas were amazing! Drinks were great and server was friendly. Would come back!
  32. JJ

    JamesJ

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service with great knowledge of the menu by our server. Food is simply off the charts. Octopus very tender. Pollo Ala Brasa amazing.
  33. FI

    FixItMan

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were excellent! The appetizers were innovative and extremely tasty. The Pisco Sour was a little sweet for my taste, but nice nonetheless
  34. c

    charley

    Chicago

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oscar was a great server! He was friendly, very helpful and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was great and fun, though pretty noisy, and the food was excellent! Our group of six shared advertisers and two skewers and that was more than ample. We all gave it five stars!
  35. MC

    MassimoC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Far from Peruvian taste. Very americanised Peruvian dishes.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and drinks Very happy for this choice on Peruvian food Great
  37. B

    Belle

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patio is super cute and the ambiance and food were great!
  38. OC

    Ozzie2ChiTown

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Fun place with a good rooftop. Music was a little load for brunch and table shook every time someone walked by.
  39. Z

    Zaide7

    Chicago

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On the roof on a beautiful October day. Good service, lovely food, our veggie guest was so happy and so were we!
  40. AP

    AlexP

    Key West

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent ceviche; I can't recommend the seafood salad options highly enough. That and an entree like the Arroz Marisco is plenty for a couple. I only noticed one Peruvian wine, but it was outstanding and a good value

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tanta using the Order Online button. Tanta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 222-9700.

Tanta is rated 4.6 stars by 4299 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 76 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tanta

118 West Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    LaSalle

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Tanta has excellent valet parking for only 16.00 dollars. Valet is ONLY available Monday - Sunday, 5pm - Close.

  • Public transit

    The red line or the brown line can get you close to Tanta.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tito Rocha

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 222-9700

  • Private party facilities

    Tanta’s private dining room is located on the restaurant’s second floor next to the rooftop terrace – perfect for a summer product launch or an intimate company holiday party. We offer family-style brunch, lunch and dinner menus, food stations, as well as passed appetizer selections.

  • Private party contact

    Diego Pilares: (855) 422-2151

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