Tanta

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$31 to $50
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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 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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What 2743 People Are Saying
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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food

SW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific Peruvian food, friendly service and a beautiful rooftop patio made for a fantastic dining experience.

HS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

It was Bayle’s birthday

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, service and atmosphere!

D
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was great. We were able to sit up on the roof. Staff was super accommodating. The service was awesome. It wasn’t the most comfy cozy outdoor table seating but it was fine. Atmosphere and drinks were great too.

BS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and exceptional service! We were 20 minutes late for our reservation because of traffic and they still put us at a great table by the window! Pollo ala brasa was just delicious and they made me the Friday night seafood special (Plancha Prawns) even tho it was Thursday night! We’ll be back for sure!

S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, great rooftop, food was outstanding and every bite, and service was excellent as well as accommodating! I will definitely be a repeat offender here☺

S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem of a discovery. Try to get a roofdeck seat!
The food was incredible.

N
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rooftop is fantastic and the food is amazing! Great restaurant

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

EB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Can’t wait to go to the room top in the summer! !!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, service was exceptional. Definitely going back!

M
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful flavorful food. I loved the salmon dish that was served with a curry coconut milk sauce. Definitely will return to this restaurant again.

CW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely knowledgeable service, delicious and unique dishes with fresh ingredients.

TB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This may be one of the best restaurants in Chicago. It has such unique flavor and the quality of food is amazing.

OT
Chicago
187 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great intro to many typical types of Peruvian food, with great ingredients and some extra refinement. If you can sit on the roof top (which has an awning when weather gets Chicago-ish), do so. Service is friendly, patient and informative. Great cocktails feature traditional pisco and enough beer, wine and other drinks for everyone in your group (great place for small groups. Dishes all set up for sharing). Save room for dessert. Now the thing about sharing the dishes, mostly you get one or two bites and while the quality and execution are great, you're paying around $5/bite for most dishes if there are 4 of you. But you'll be learning whether you've had Peruvian food before or not.

TH
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Server was not very attentive or enthusiastic about his job
Rooftop nice
Food delicious

ES
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First experience with Peruvian food. Waiter spent a lot of time going through the menu. Lot of the plates were small and easy to share. The cebiche was perfect.

E
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Eating Outside was phenomenal. They are he tuna ceviche was delicious. Overall a great experience.

AQ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent Peruvian food. Beautiful presentation with authentic flavor of Peru. Highly recommended.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible food, beautiful playing, and amazing ingenuity in the dishes. Best meal I’ve had in Chicago.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! We just followed the server's recommendations and had a great meal. Try the three-ceviche sampler.

JM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Meal was ok. Service not great at all. Food ok, really not worth any positive mention. Would never go back

MH
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want to experience the Peruvian food in Chicago.. go to Tanta... experience their signature drinks.. the Ceviches are fresh and flavorful..try the Empanadas... share the dishes to try everything and is more fun...

LA
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great tasting empanadas! Octopus was ok but I had a special drink that was delicious! I think it was the tropical or fruit punch. Ceviche trío was also delicious but a tad pricey for the amount served. Great date night ambiance, roof top has a great view!

j
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

wine list needs improvement- not much depth; seemed to only have 1 bottle for each entry

PS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This place was unbelievable! Best Peruvian restaurant I’ve ever experience. Super fresh, and tasty. Loved it

JM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was interesting and fantastic! They were wonderful about my food allergies also! The server was very knowledgeable about which dishes contained allergens and made it so easy to order! Fun and interesting drinks too

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Peruvian food. We were able to grab a spot at the rooftop bar and order the full menu from there while trying their assortment of delicious cocktails.

JT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tanta has been one of my all-time favorite restaurants in Chicago for years. Always a great atmosphere and delicious, creative, healthy food. We love having a drink up on the rooftop before dinner, and it's also fun to sit and eat at the big bar downstairs. The service has been excellent every single time I've been there. If you haven't eaten there yet, hurry up and make a reservation!

LE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food & knowledgeable staff. So tasty- spicy if you want it- just like the food we loved so much when visiting Peru. If you like a little nip, try the Chingon cocktail- tasty & spicy. Yum!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!!! Everything we tried was a delish blend of favors. The rooftop was an added bonus!

S
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great sharables, sat on the outside deck and loved it! Also tried some specialty drinks, great selection! Empanadas were great! Will definitely be back!

AC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food but a little bit expensive for the quantity that you eat !

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Tuesday night with a small group. The plates were delicious, shareable, and the server was helpful in narrowing down our options. Would definitely have the wagyu bites every day if I could!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not as good at lunch. Dinners are much better!

CG
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, welcoming environment, good service and a great place to celebrate a birthday.

j
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Over zealous bussing!! Food as average; drinks good

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

K
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks , ambience and service amazing like always!!’n every person I take there are always happy and tell me how great is the food... I am super fan of the place !!

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