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Tanta

4.7
4.7
4123 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 166 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    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 Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 222-9700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jesus Delgado

  • 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, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,123 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. A

    Ambi

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Everything we had was so well seasoned and tasted very good. We will definitely be back.
  2. LN

    LoveNYCdining

    New York Area

    172 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    172 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good and the service was excellent.
  3. AB

    AlbertB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    It was very disappointing from various angles. Although we were on time for our reservation, they made us wait for half an hour until they seated us at the upper back room which looks miserable. They could have at least said “sorry,” but they didn’t care at all. Also, the quality and taste of the food has regressed. The tuna sushi was not fresh.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an incredible experience, the food was so tasty and incredible customer service. The place was crowded but our order arrived so fast.
  5. RO

    ROBERTV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great and attentive! Fabulous food was wonderful as usual.
  6. NW

    NatalieW

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I would say that the lomo saltado plate the bf got was the best thing we ate, it was delicious and I wish I had ordered it. Whatever that ‘tacu-tacu’ rice cake with beans is was freaking delicious. I got their ‘shrimp and grits’ breakfast plate and while there was nothing really wrong with it, I felt it needed salt & in the end was just ‘fine’. We both agreed that their ceviche was not as good as our local restaurant and the fish pieces were almost too large. I will say though that their passion fruit drink was really good, and def hit later. So I would still go back for cocktails and the ambiance since they had a dj start playing live music which was cool.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice vibe and view right in river north
  8. H

    Hello

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food with good service. Pretty loud, which made a conversation difficult.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent. The only drawback and/or reason for not getting a 5* is the noise level was extremely high and service was a bit slow. As a peruvian born, this place is representing Peruvian food very well. Ordered chaufa, pollo a la brasa, cebiche, yucas, and pisco sours… all was outstanding. Keep it up..
  10. A

    Andrea

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Go to Tanta for the fabulous fish dishes and tasty cocktails.
  11. B

    Buiz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    We are shooting for try their happy hour, when we arrive they direct us upstairs and waiting for 10 mins until someone stop to service water. Then they told us happy hour is only for bar, only for bar! But nobody told us that when we first arrive. Really hope they have their rules more clear.
  12. i

    iliana

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed Tanta - the staff was incredible, the food was fresh and delicious, and beautifully presented, and the outdoor seating is perfect! Some items on the menu were a bit pricey for their size, but overall a great experience! Cocktails were great too!
  13. MD

    MaryD

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our second time here- both times the food has been outstanding. Great wine list, amazing food, terrific service and guidance from the servers. Highly recommend!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and staff were incredible! The octopus is a must!!!!!!
  15. HS

    HappySeafoodLover

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! The food was delish and the drinks were on point.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had just arrived in Chicago that morning and in the way to our hotel I saw the restaurant from the outside and immediately looked it up and just knew we had to dine there, luckily we were able to get a reservation that same night! Food was absolutely amazing, so were the cocktails, and our waiter was a lot of fun as well! It was a great way to end our first night in Chicago!!
  17. CM

    CynthiaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had two table of 5 and the manager was able to put two tables together for our group. It was so nice to sit together under the city lights. Beautiful rooftop and amazing food!!!!
  18. GC

    GloriaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yes. My only observation is the music. I understand that the workers are young, but the customers are not. Hip-hop-style, reggaeton noise music doesn't go alone with a nice dinner.
  19. A

    Alfredo

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service, wonderful people.
  20. CB

    ChicagoBoy

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frankie our waiter was great!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family vacation !
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience with the freshest ingredients!
  23. p

    psizzle76

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was PHENOMENAL, drinks were delish, and the Latin music made me want to dance! I felt like I was in Peru!
  24. B

    Beanboy70

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I wish there was a 4.5 star option. The only reason I selected four stars was I that I found the ceviche just average. Other than that, we had an excellent experience with good cocktails in the open air upstairs section which has a great ambiance. The empanadas were crisp and excellent. Staff were friendly. Will definitely come back.
  25. MK

    MikeK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time trying out Peruvian cuisine and we absolutely loved Tanta. It's a cute little restaurant, with vibrant decor, great place for any occasion. The food was delicious, we tried out couple of sides as our appetizers - the yuca fries with huancaina sauce, veggie empanadas and beans with bacon. All were delicious, although I wasn't a huge fan of the beans, they did taste as if they were out of a can. Our main course was exceptional, as well as the pisco sour. Beautiful presentation.
  26. KG

    KrishnaG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. We celebrated a birthday party here. The brunch menu was veggie friendly, delicious and beautifully presented. Would definitely visit again!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Beef Empanadas and Lomo Saltado had some of the most delicious and tender meat we’ve had. Exceptional service with attentive staff and short wait. It is a bit noisy where we sat by the bar, but would absolutely visit again!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great experience. Willing to dine there again!!!
  29. A

    Andi

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great contemporary Peruvian food, fresh taste with an Asian spin makes a perfect match. Great cocktails too! Highly recommended
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tanta is really good. We loved the place. Food was so delicious, from the ceviche and empanadas to lomo saltado with rice, beans and yuca frita. A keeper!
  31. JW

    JonW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time there, had a reservation at the bar. It was busy and packed but the service was fast and the food was delicious!
  32. C

    Carole

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey but worth it. The food is outstanding and so unique. Noise is a bit much inside, but not worst that most restaurants these days.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious! We all enjoyed the cocktails. The ambiance was nice, the music was a bit low, but had great conversation with my friends! Highly recommend which I always do! Working in the food industry it’s hard to find a good place to eat and enjoy the company of others.
  34. n

    nycdiner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Tanta is a decent place with a fun vibe. We made reservations and they gladly seated us early since we arrived early in the area. The food was good although portions were small. The Causa was not as good as ones I've had at other Peruvian restaurants (I'm used to the chicken layered in between two layers of potato). The service was kovely although our table was definitely in a meh area of the restaurant.
  35. DK

    DanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique food and drinks keep us coming back to Tanta. The restaurant has a good energy and the rooftop on a nice evening adds to the experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was incredible. We couldn’t decide on what to get, so we asked, and our waiter made fabulous choices for us. I can’t recommend the salmon and the ceviche enough. And the tres leches cake at the end was perfect. And all of it in a very pretty open air setting.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner any day of the week. Definitely a spot to keep coming back to. Our server was great, and the quality and amount of food was amazing. Very unique drinks to top it all of.
  38. B

    Becky

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had never had Peruvian food before. This place had an excellent selection of meat, seafood and vegetarian options. We were able to sample small servings of classic dishes like empanadas and cebiche. Cocktails were amazing. Try the El Chingon if you love spicy, smoky flavors. We sat at a high top on their outdoor patio and it was perfect. Highly recommend!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Environment is cool - food tasted good but the portion for the cost was underwhelming. Wouldn’t repeat my order
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a must if your in town! The flavor complexity was excellent with cocktails that were crafted with care and thoughtout. Just a great place

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 4.7 stars by 4123 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 166 times today

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

    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 Thu–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

    Jesus Delgado

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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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