Tanta

4.7
3781 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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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
What 3781 people are saying
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HernanV
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They took into account our special date request, everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience. Immaculate service and food. First time having Peruvian food and definitely won’t be the last. Will be back to this place for sure

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Santa is always wonderful! From the food to the customer service to the ambience it’s just perfect. The scallops were divine. The Parilla Mixto AHMAZING. If you’ve never tried Peruvian food shame on you and get Tanta right away!

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Snickle
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Scallops, octopus and empanadas were very nice appetizers. Pisco Sour was a tasty apertif. I enjoyed the whole fish for entree.

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SBRD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second visit and it was only better than the first.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, very delicious. Ordered ceviche, yuca fries, veg empanadas, los Mariscos with rice, and shortbread cookie dessert plus the chocolate mousse. Enjoyed everything immensely. It was so good.

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Dobrota
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall - we had a great experience.
Food was really good and served pretty fast.
The only concern was an AC, that was right above our table - when they turn it on it freezes, once it's off - was getting to hot.

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vipNicolle
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Tanta was amazing ! Thanks to our server Mario the service was exceptional. The ceviche and his recommendations were all spot on. We went in to grab a bite before a show around the corner and we still had time to spare. Perfect date spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was delicious—every single item. We ordered the empanadas, the grilled pulpo, corn cake, jalea fried seafood platter, chaufa rice, lomo saltado, pollo a la brasa, yucca fries, papas fritas, and the stir fried veggie platter whose name I can’t recall. The drinks were also amazing as well

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Cristina
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was wonderful and the food was delicious!

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vipTristanH
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Must come back…………………………………………….

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JamilD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Couldn’t have been any better

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Anthony
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the drinks solid, and the environment was great! Definitely recommend.

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vipJosephH
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. The Pisco Sour is wonderful, the empanadas are delicious and the ceviche is just perfection. Service was very prompt, professional and knowledgeable. The ambiance is lovely, crowded but was moderate background noise. The chocolate mousse is not very sweet, flavorful and a great way to finish dinner. I enjoyed the food, the service and the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciosa comida

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Peruvian food. The chicha morada took me back to Lima. Jarlin is an amazing chef!

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vipMarianaN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing Peruvian food. The cebiche clásico and la cause de cangrejo for sure to be a table favorite. Highly recommedn

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AntonioR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Good Service!! Great Ambiance!! Will be Back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Wasn’t impressed with food quality or service especially for the price.

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vipPedroR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always.

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Foodysusie51
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent and all food and drinks came out super fast! Our sever also took care of the cold air blowing down from the ceiling. She was awesome (unf I can’t recall her name) The Kitchen and staff were so quick & efficient which we appreciated since we had theater tickets for a show after dinner.
The food was overall very good. Loved the pork stir fry. And the pisco sour was the best I’ve had.
The ahi tuna fish and wagu beef sushi (chewy :-( were needing more spice. And unfortunately the portions of skewers eg 2 shrimp per !) and apps were really small but pricey. Kind of challenging to share 4 ways. I’m going to give this a “maybe” for recommendation.
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for everything yesterday- my mom loved your food and had a great time :)

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vipmargiek
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Andreas knew menu well, made fantastic recommendations and was truly was awesome! The drinks were fantastic and the food was amazing! Highly recommend the restaurant and plan to return.

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CarolinaG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Being Peruvian I don’t appreciate having our rocoto replace for habanero pepper in our most traditional dish that is CEVICHE. I love fusion food but when you go to a specific restaurant trying to get a little of the taste of your Traditional food because you miss it so much it is kind of a bummer. :(

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RomyS
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicioso!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tanta was a Great experience! My first experience with Peruvian food and the waitstaff was very helpful with delicious choices. Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome Food choices

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Paloma
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Peruvian food ever for someone that longs for that taste that transports you to childhood memories of growing up in Lima.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!!!. Like being in Lima!!

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MichelleD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!! Everything from the service (minus our initial hostess - but Frankie was OUTSTANDING!!!), to the drinks, to the food (drool) I’m so happy we went to Tanta!!! Friends from Miami were visiting and they said it was their favorite meal from the trip thus far! Get the salmon skewer & the grilled octopus *chefs kiss*

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were phenomenal. Francesca was an outstanding waitress, she deserves all the credit: recommended fantastic drinks and food.

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Cathy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting food combinations and wonderful presentation. Fun atmosphere with good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Oscar was great!

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Frank
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was very good, but the server managed to trick us into ordering way more alcohol than we needed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was not hot and meat was over cooked.

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MarciaR
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Great service. Will definitely come back when in town.

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Alison
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious. Every bite! Lovely, patient servers.

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LucasR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our waiter,Luis created a magical night for us.

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Karin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was very impressed with the attentive and friendly service - we were celebrating birthday/anniversary and were brought sparkling wine immediately upon arrival. Server helped us with the menu, and patiently clarified any questions we had , as well as made excellent recommendations. We'll be back!

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JeffB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tanta never fails to impress with both food quality and service.

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 4.7 stars by 3781 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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