Tanta

4.7
3420 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 3420 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Shay
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience
I would definitely go back……..

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ManuelG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Como siempre, gaston nos sorprende con sus sabores peruanos llevados a otro nivel. Excelente servicio y maravillosos platillos. Tienen un menú de degustacion para dos personas que definitivamente vale la pena...más si tienes hambre.
Un lugar para regresar👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was so attentive. I had a great time at Tanta!

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Nissy
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Highly recommend! Really cute ambience too.

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AnnaA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. A little pricy but food is incredible and servers were very kind and helpful about an uncommon food allergy

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SilvanaR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience ever! I hardly recommend this place. Good food 👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner, food was fantastic and the staff was excellent. Will definitely be back when we are in Chicago again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice ambiance and nice happy hour specials for their signature drinks and appetizers. Beautiful rooftop seating with retractable roof. Propane heaters available for cooler weather and tables have umbrellas. Enjoyed the experience very much.

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vipAlexD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Appreciate being seating on the roof top. Thanks you

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La atención de su personal es increíble, soy alérgica a los mariscos y siempre estuvieron la precaución de que mis platos fueran preparados con el mayor detallo! Volvería muchas veces más!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top 5 restaurants I ever been. If you live seafood, then this is the place to go.

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Kristin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service, great outdoor space - highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, ambiance, and food. Tanta remains one Chicago’s greatest restaurants and culinary experiences.

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

The food was so delicious!!! I was pleasantly surprised (didn’t know what to expect too much but this restaurant came recommended from a friend). We had the Tanta experience 6 course meal, 3 appetizers, 2 entrees, and desert. I’m coming back with my dad for Father’s Day, I know he’s going to love it! The chicken and the steak dishes we had were some of the most delicious I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was really good, flavor

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grey
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Unique and delicious entrees. Best octopus app I have ever had. Service was slow but the food is so good it was worth the wait!

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JackieM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and drink was excellent. Recommend the La Rusa cocktail. Will definitely return.

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kauch
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tanta has great food. Small portions for the price though. Nice music and patio area on upper level. A bit unclean for our tastes; floors, tables and garbage cans out in food areas and around restrooms. For the price, we expected cleaner. Had to sneak around the garbage cans to get into the restroom. But the staff and management are attentive at your table. Cocktails are pretty expensive, but I guess that goes along with a city rooftop restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Tanta is some of the best food I have ever eaten in the city. It did not disappoint!! They had the best grilled octopus I have ever had. I also had the seafood tortellini and a crab potato dish, which were also amazing! The cocktails were to die for as well. Your next meal has to be here!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Tanta Chicago, celebrating our anniversary! Amazing experience! I would like to highlight the treatment received by Sophia, our waitress! She was very kind and attentive to us and our requests! Certainly made our celebration night more special. Thank you

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vipDenisseM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was good, but not my favorite. I liked the chicken empanada, and the pisco sour drink. The service was okay, but I felt like we were rushed to order. I understand they have 90 min table reservations, but it felt too rush.

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NickT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - would go back in a heartbeat and check out their patio upstairs.

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JOhp
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Super expensive . Spent $200 on dinner for two people. food was delicious though

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AliD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never fails to disappoint. The drinks were perfectly made. Service was wonderful. A perfect place to celebrate a milestone birthday.

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MollyZ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Clara, was fantastic and very kind. Good was spectacular. Very authentic place!

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vipBeth
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, delicious empanadas. Drinks were fancy with oversized ice cubes and great happy hour prices for down town.

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FamilyTripToChicago
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Loved the ceviche, beef, and a wonderful desert. Great service. Look forward to a return visit.

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JulioR
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved it. The food was delicious. Decent prices for downtown.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Going into the restaurant and never trying this style of food, my wife and I were ready to try it out. Especially with everything opening back up we wanted to eat at a outdoor patio. The appetizer and dessert had to be the best part of our experience. The drinks were ok and the entrees were subpar, never had the style of cuisine before so my wife and I don’t hold too high of standards just in case we aren’t fans of it. This statement doesn’t not mean we won’t go back cause we will, just not in the near future. Service was great and the ambiance as well.

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AlejandraB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Tanta is not what it used to be. It used to taste like actual Peruvian food. Since the value of taste has gone to more of an American twist. Not seeing myself going back anytime soon

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BSunshine
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavors in every drink and dish. The rooftop bar is lovely. Have gone here for my birthday a couple times and never disappoints.

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AlexM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tanta rooftop is small but has a great atmosphere. The staff was very kind and attentive - our server was Karla and she was amazing, gave great recommendations.

For food I’d highly recommend the octopus, ahi tuna, and ceviche clásico. The elote was a great type of corn but not very flavorful overall. We got 4 different cocktails and they were all great.

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WilliamT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal. Every single thing we had was perfectly prepared. The service was great as well; thank you Karla! Can’t wait to come back and try some more dishes.

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vipJovanna
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely AMAZING!!!
everything is superb, from the ceviche to the lomo and roasted chicken. And drink forget it!! el chingon or a passion fruit bomb and dont forget the pisco sour.
the staff supper attentive,o our waiter was Oscar he was the best, made our night! very professional and knowledgeable.

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vipnatalieb
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, not amazing. Overpriced

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MichelleA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was DELICIOUS! As soon as you walk in, the aroma gets you, and you know the food will be fire. I ordered El Cholito to drink and it did not disappoint. The staff was kind to bring a small pastry for the birthday girl. Would definitely go back for another special occasion.

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vipDF312
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Food and service so good can’t wait to go back!!

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vipHoeninda
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place and a must in Chicago

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their plates in my party(6 plates). Make sure to get some empanadas. We want to come back for happy hour and make it to the rooftop.

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 3420 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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