Tanta

4.8
3326 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 3326 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in town

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vipChicagoro
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My second time there. Will return in spite of high noise level but I will be selective about the time.

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FernandoquintoQ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

La comida estaba bien no excelente pero no es como en peru mesecitan más variedad en la comida primera y última vez que voy el pisco no hay variedad

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food! Service was also perfect

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was great. The service could be better, however.

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IthzelS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had an amazing Sunday thanks to Tanta . Great food , great vibes .
Employees and Waiter were really polite .

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CarmenL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! The food makes me feel like I am at home. Great service!

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vipmdillon41
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unusual tapas and great food. We took our grown children and
13 year old granddaughter. Everyone loved the food and great
service.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! Staff was helpful and prompt. All in all a great meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time eating on Tanta's roof. It was a lovely ambiance. Food and drinks were wonderful. We will be back!

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DiegoZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

It was just a bad experience overall, dirty bathrooms, super quite music, food was not good neither some of the drinks. One of our chairs was broken, and more stuff that we didn’t enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience and Louis took great care of us!

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AnaR
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team accommodated our table. We were techinically 8, but 2 were babies and 2 toddlers, so they were kind to let us all sit in one table. Great service, great food!

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vipTedG
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. I personally don't love the space, but it's definitely worth it for the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tanta always provides a wonderful experience. The service is exceptional and the food is always amazing. Highly recommend.

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vipBarryC
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place! Great atmosphere, food and service! Everything was great. I will definitely be coming back!!

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CourtneyM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was suggested to me by a friend and we will definitely be back. It was perfect for a date night and the food and drinks were amazing!! The staff were very attentive and the entire vibe was just a great one to be out and about.

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Laura
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 4 visiting Chicago. Each of us had a different meal so we were able to taste different dishes. All of us were amazed, because the food was absolutely amazing, the flavors were so delicious. Probably the best restaurant I've ever been to!

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HannahM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly some of the best food I’ve had in a long time. The flavors were so well executed and so unique. The octopus (a notoriously tricky meat to cook) was not only flavorful but cooked to perfection with excellent accompaniments. The drinks were STRONG and made for a fun evening. I would recommend getting a pisco sour to get into the mood of the restaurant. It is like a creamy margarita.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The tuna in the tiradito nikkei was not good. I expected it to be amazing, given that the food in tanta peru is great. However, this was not even a 5/10.

I got to say that the pollo saltado and pisco sours were great!

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vipMarcelaC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great happy hour, service was fast. The drinks were good.

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ChelseaW
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and quick and friendly service. Definitely recommend!

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Noah
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the variety of dishes, although the layout of the menu seems a little confusing. The scallops were really tasty and beautifully presented, but they were in the menu alongside much bigger dishes.

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Cesar
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service! Will definitely come back.

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vipNick
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and authentic. It took my wife and I back to the 2 months we backpacked through Peru albeit a bit more refined. Beautiful setting, great drinks, top notch food.

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mariav
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and very cozy for the brisk April Weather. The bus boy was AMAZING we were on the rooftop and I did not run out of water when he was at our table refilling or kept asking what else was needed. We did have an issue with one of our plates of food taking too long, but everyone apologized and they did make amends. The food was great and the attentive bus boy made the small inconvenience better.

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vipGlennW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. We will be back.

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EdisonM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They serve a delicious food there that will blow your mind

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vipNatie
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty and service was amazing. I would recommend the ceviche and the lomo!

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vipSteveS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really Great Experience! Felt Totally Safe with tables being spread out.
Great Food and Service!

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vipSuse13
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is very good and the quantities are large. Highly recommend ceviche starter.
While service was brisk and attentive, the server had zero clue about vegan options or adjustments. Maybe he was new? But we had chosen this restaurant based on being vegan friendly. Really only one or two options that we could discern. Friendly staff and the Covid precautions were done well.

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Nathan
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner on a Friday, tried the cebiche classico and the chafa aeropuerto. Both dishes were delicious and well presented. Tried the pisco sour and the la rusa, both drinks had different taste profiles and were very good in their own right.

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vipJenniferL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved our meal at Tanta!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for a night it with the family. The food and service were fantastic

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Mamacita
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Tanta! One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago!

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Machi
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasamos una tarde muy agradable en Tanta.La atención de primera,así como la comida y cocktails.El Pisco Sour en particular estuvo delicioso.Lo único penoso fue no poder disfrutar de una cerveza Peruana o de otra variedad que no fuese IPA para acompañar nuestros ceviches pero entiendo que es debido a la pandemia.Definitivamente como Peruana lo recomiendo al 100% y regresaremos sin dudarlo cuando volvamos a visitar Chicago.Gracias Tanta!!

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vipCMoneyLBK
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Tanta. The food and drinks are spectacular and the upstairs, outdoor bar is a perfect way to cap off a great night. Just because you don't know what Peruvian food may be, do yourself a favor and try it. you will love the spices and flavors!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Celebration!

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Anonymous123
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Service was great but I felt so rushed. Server was in a hurry to get my order and and get me out of there. Prices are ridiculously high.

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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 4.8 stars by 3326 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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