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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Peru's national cocktail — pisco, lime, sugar, egg white, bitters
(4) Mushroom & Spinach Empanadas
wok stir-fried meat with red onions, tomatoes, garlic, soy-oyster sauce, cilantro served with crispy rustic potatoes, choclo rice
Would recommend .
The menu has so many things that the 3 of us wanted to try! Our server, Andres, was so helpful in helping us narrow our choices. Cocktails were amazing! (Again - hard to choose!) I did the pisco sour - so good! AND beautiful!! We started with the taro and plantain chips. The dipping sauce was fantastic! We then tried both empanadas - BEST crust ever! The Classico Cebiche was delish. I debated ordering another one!! We then split two beef dishes Churrasco Pachamanca and Lomo Saltado. Wow! Just wow! No room for dessert. We are all planning a trip back to try more. Our server was amazing —Attentive, friendly and so so helpful with the menu! Compliments to the kitchen staff! The food was so good and plated beautifully. I have eaten on their rooftop and that is a fun experience but not getting a reservation there is not a reason to pass on this gem of a restaurant!
Spectacular food, amazing service and a wonderful setting. Truly a most-tru
Overpriced, the food is not that tasty as a Peruvian dish should be. Understand that is more for American customers and trying to do more a gourmet food but shouldn’t loose the essence, if not, should said something like Peruvian-American cuisine so you will not be disappointed if you are looking for a real Peruvian food.
Excellent food and service!
Had the 6 course dinner for 2 - wow!
The flavors all were playing on our senses! Wonderful combination of foods, spices, flavors. They even served us a champagne toast for our anniversary! Our server was so knowledgeable about the ingredients and my GF needs. We were so pleasantly educated on Peruvian cuisine. We will definitely visit again!
Not too impressed with the quality of the food. The food attendant did not explain what Peruvian food is. The seafood dish that I ordered was very sweet which was weird for a seafood dish. The server was not careful with the food service, the chicken fell out of the tray and landed on our table. We had a chicken on our table 🙄!!! We had to get the attention of the waitstaff forever, although we’ll give them a pass for now since we understand the that they were short-staffed. I ordered an iced tea-lemonade and that took at least 20 min. Don’t think we’ll be going back.
Absolutely everything was delicious, fresh and can’t wait to return!
Out to dinner with friends (two couples) for a birthday celebration and had a great experience. Really fresh and creative meals and excellent cocktails. The cebiche was particularly good as were the roasted vegetables. Our server Andres was excellent and took extra effort to make us not feel rushed when we realized that the restaurant had taken our booking for 9:00, but was closing the kitchen at 9:30. He definitely saved it from being a bad experience. We would all recommend Tanta as a great special occasion destination.
The food was good but not for the price. Nothing special.
I gave five stars for the service because the bartender let me order three minutes after the kitchen had closed, great guy. The reason I’m writing this is because I want to note that the hostess had a little bit of an ego. I get that we’re in River North, but the customer is always right…figure it out.
As always, food was great. We ordered several appetizers to share and a couple of main entrees. Our waiter was super helpful. Can’t wait to go back. It was a great place to celebrate my birthday.
We love it here. The food is always amazing. The problem is usually trying to narrow to what you want bc you want to order EVERYTHING. We went with the Experiencia Peruana.
It was perfect.
It was great vibe on the rooftop. The cocktails were great and the food was delicious.
Great rooftop terrace. We we went for happy hour which was a great deal. You can also order from the dinner menu. The food is amazing and so are the cocktals.
Great food and service. Definitely an experience to repeat!
Every item we ordered was amazing! Got the whole roasted chicken, beef skewers, and a vegetable dish and it was amazing!
Superlative food, great decor and lively crowds made this a highlight of our Chicago dining.
Food and service were excellent. The seafood platter was really good. It was a little loud but not offensive. The mood was lively and fun. Great for a date night or with friends.
The food is absolutely delicious. Everything we ordered were soooo good. Service is top notch! Price is just right! Indoor rest nothing that special but I think the outdoor seating would be nicer upstairs. Restaurant was dark but good atmosphere..maybe a music ambience would be nice to counteract with the noise level.
Please order chicken empanadas for appetizer. The best! Add in the menu fried plantains...this would be lovely
Our server was very attentive, and accommodated every little ask we had. I wish I got his name, but he was fantastic.
The food at Tanta is hands down orgasmic. We had the most amazing experience celebrating my boyfriends birthday where we got the front seat to the new sushi options being created right before our eyes. The service is impeccable- we were treated like special guests with detailed explanations of the notes in our food to special creations compliments of the sushi chef shared our way. I have been in love with this restaurant since it opened years ago and it never disappoints. I do miss the original pulpo from the prior menu but the new sushi options are such an outstanding add. Love this place!!!
One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Absolutely amazing.
We loved Tanta! We had the Cebiche Classico, Taquitos de Lechon, Lomito - all fantastic with good portions and presentation. One had the Pollo a la Brasa, and it was good, but there are so many more adventurous and unique offerings. Good service, fun and lively venue.
Great food great service
First time here and it was worth it! The food was fresh, flavorful and beautifully prepared. The wait staff recommended some dishes to try and they were so good. The cerviche and pork loin appetizers, the fresh fish was Black Sea bass and fired like tempura and brought whole to table and a Peruvian paella. It was really loud so hard to hear sometimes but if you want good food, highly recommend.
Amazing! Food was delicious our waiter was very helpful and very welcoming. Can not recommend enough.
Fantastic food and service - we dined upstairs on the roofdeck
Great engagement from server and consistent service. The food was amazing!
Great drinks and food! We did the tasting. A little fast in the pace but otherwise really terrific!! Will be back soon!
A fun and unique menu for people looking to explore something different.
I love Tanta! The service and food are always amazing. No pressure to eat quickly. It's my go to place when friends & family visit Chicago.
Tanta is special and worth going there to dine. The menu, staff, food and ambience is wonderful. I highly recommend it.
No typical Peruvian dishes and very over priced. Nothing we ate was that good or surprisingly good. Thank you
Maitre d gave us a crummy two-top in the entrance - high traffic lane - and when I asked if we could be moved to quieter more private table for our anniversary, he refused saying he had nothing. I'd recommend with caveat to brace for sloppy indifferent service.
We went for wife’s birthday and they took extra care by sending a dessert our way. That was special arrangement without being asked for and totally surprised us. That kinda experience makes us want to go again. Thank you Tanya.
Great food, but service was lacking. Very disappointing since it was my wedding anniversary and we chose Tanta because we had eaten at a location in Peru during our honeymoon.
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Overall very good dining experience, especially seated on the rooftop. While it happens, we did find a rather large piece of plastic in one of our dishes, which means sloppy. The only other disappointment was that we were supposedly gifted "happy birthday" champagne (not ordered) at the end of the meal only to find when the bill came that we were charged for it. Granted the charge was minimal, but we would not have opted to pay for champagne at all had we known. Not classy!!!!
Good food and ambience
Rooftop is better than inside
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 3515 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.