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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OT
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

C
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The hostess at the front desk on Sunday evening was amazing! She was very energetic and pleasant with our 15 month old, Evie. The hostess even held her and helped keep her calm! She even gave Evie a little gift. I don't recall her name, but she deserves something nice as a thank you!

ND
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great and fresh at Tanta!

TR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The was some of the best food I've ever had. The empanadas were amazing and the alfajores were sublime. Great drinks too. I would go back again and again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are impeccable! Should have a Michelin Star.

G
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely the best service! The food was exceptional and the server guided our decision since it is really easy to over-order! We started with cocktails, the El Chignon and El Macho for my husband. The wine is also wonderful. The vibe is upbeat and we had a great evening!

LB
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic menu. Service was excellent. The server answered all of our questions. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

l
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!

MR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my wife's birthday and we could not have been happier. Staff was very attentive and engaging. Our server made some great recommendations and her suggestions exceeded our expectations. The pisco sour's were the best we ever tried, and we are big fans of Peruvian cuisine. My only wish was that we could sample the view from the rooftop but inclement weather ruled that out. Again, the service was beyond reproach. Our water glasses never got below 1/2 way point before being refilled without asking; food was promptly served fresh and tasty with no delays, given that the restaurant was quite full. We plan on returning soon with friends.

B
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great cocktails. Very good food

BS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Loud but good food

O
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just awesome Place and food. Best Peruvian Restaurant we ever visited and enjoyed

JN
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite. Look forward to visiting every time I am in town!

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tanta is really an amazing place.
Since I've been to Peru many years ago,I love Peru food so much. Tanta is so far the best!The food is gorgeous and service is so helpful.

ER
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Cool place and good food, but service was poor. Ordered two appetizers that never came. Priced reasonably well, though.

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The food at Tanta did not disappoint: flavorful, innovative, beautiful. This restaurant is a foodie's dream. The biggest disappointment, however, was the service. It took at least 15 minutes for the waitress to come to our table to get our drink orders. She seemed very apathetic towards us. For what you pay here, you should receive EXCEPTIONAL service. Huge divide between the amazing food experience and the service experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived 4 hours late thought my reservations was for 9:15 when we get there it was for 5:15. They still sat us in a very nice room upstairs where the roof top is.
Thanks Tanta

GG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our dinner at Tanta was exceptional!! I return after 3 years to Chicago and remembered my past experience eat Tanta. The second time around was even better! The waitress was very helpful with me making my food choices. I had the chicken skewer and an empanada and my husband has a shrimp entree. Everything was cooked and served perfectly. i would highly recommend this restaurant.

RM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic variety of great food and beverages. The server took the time to review the menu in detail and provide awesome recommendations!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and staff, always a great decision to dine at Tanta

MM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tanta delivered an amazing experience with Peruvian cuisine! The classic ceviche was unreal.

SH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve never had any fish before, I just cannot stand the smell. However, my BF made me try the ceviche here and it was the most delicious thing I’ve ever had. We got the Classico. The service was amazing, prompt and the food was delicious. Can’t wait to come back.

E
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! We had a very late reservation (9:45pm) and when I called that day they were able to accommodate us earlier which was wonderful. The restaurant is so inviting and eclectic. And the food was outstanding. Ceviches were delicious and flavorful, and the entrees all looked great. I had the Lamo Saltado and the portion was huge. Would definitely come here again.

K
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the place

CL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Thank you!~----------------------------

LH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best Peruvian cuisine I’ve had (from a restaurant) since Lima!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great authentic Peruvian food. We had the corn, ceviche tasting platter, chaufa and octopus. Every dish was perfection!

E
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All the starters were amazing. My husband did not love his entree but I think we could have ordered better. Overall a great spot I would like to try again.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Tasty but not for foodies

J
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great entree’s, wonderful service and just love the pisco sours!

L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. It’s truly fresh and the service is exceptional!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food

SW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
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 on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

It was Bayle’s birthday

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, service and atmosphere!

D
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
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 on September 12, 2019
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 on September 11, 2019
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☺

P
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great flavors and enjoyable meal. Waiter was very knowledgeable.

S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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