Tanta

4.7
3515 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 3515 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlexandriaF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good drinks
Nice rooftop
Good food
Would recommend .

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vipTamCam
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food, amazing service and a wonderful setting. Truly a most-tru

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

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.

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SusanP
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

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XimenaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely everything was delicious, fresh and can’t wait to return!

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VTFoodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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Mrbb
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was good but not for the price. Nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJeff
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great vibe on the rooftop. The cocktails were great and the food was delicious.

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vipMafe
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DennisB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Definitely an experience to repeat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every item we ordered was amazing! Got the whole roasted chicken, beef skewers, and a vegetable dish and it was amazing!

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amyl
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Superlative food, great decor and lively crowds made this a highlight of our Chicago dining.

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CristalleM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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PunitaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive, and accommodated every little ask we had. I wish I got his name, but he was fantastic.

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JenniferLee
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Absolutely amazing.

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TracyC
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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UlisesV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service
Recommend

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vipKatieH
Czech Republic
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was delicious our waiter was very helpful and very welcoming. Can not recommend enough.

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Hendrix
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service - we dined upstairs on the roofdeck

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great engagement from server and consistent service. The food was amazing!

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vipTeeShoe
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drinks and food! We did the tasting. A little fast in the pace but otherwise really terrific!! Will be back soon!

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vipEdwardH
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fun and unique menu for people looking to explore something different.

CT
ChiTownSam103
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

KW
KateW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tanta is special and worth going there to dine. The menu, staff, food and ambience is wonderful. I highly recommend it.

KC
vipKarinC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

No typical Peruvian dishes and very over priced. Nothing we ate was that good or surprisingly good. Thank you

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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StephanieW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

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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vipsandy
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service, food, ambianc

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BFLstrong
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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!!!!

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Chutneychang
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Rooftop is better than inside

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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.

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