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Tanta

4.8
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3127 Reviews
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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 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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Special menus

  • Pre-Fix Experience Menu

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     $60.00 per person
    Starting Oct 24, 2020
    Our Peruvian Experience is six - course pre fix served family style available for dinner. At least two people have to select at a table. No substitutions.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3127 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service! Celebrated a birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can I give them 100 stars ‼️

The food exceeded all expectations, the drinks were well crafted , overall a great experience.

Vanessa K... Rocks, your service and attention was outstanding. 😁



-ReturningCustomer

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vipNataliaNA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious! I particularly enjoyed the ceviches and the ají de gallina empanadas. We went there for our anniversary and shared several small plates. It was great because we got to try different flavors and preparations. The chips and their salsa were also superb. The place was a little bit more expensive than what I would have wanted but it was still worth it. Highly recommended for a romantic celebration!

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Toastyvp
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Only a bit disappointed the arroz con pollo was removed from the menu.

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Yvette
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it everytime! Best conchitas a la parmesana

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Chiara85
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Tanya is always a great spot to spend a night! We shared a ceviche and the pulpo as appetizers and then close with a paella de Mariscos ... delicious. We paired it with Pisco sour and was a great match!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Peruvian food I’ve ever had. The food is just incredible, it’s both staying true to their Peruvian roots but with a modern twist. Would highly recommend.

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FritFrat
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambience. Definitely coming back here again!

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LOVE
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! And service is absolutely wonderful!

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vipmainguyen
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I would recommend getting the tasting menu AFTER pandemic or to go. With a 90 min limitation at a table, I would recommend à la carte. The food and drinks were well done and tasty, however the pace of eating so much food was too quick to provide a comfortable dining experience. The staff were very nice and one of the chefs came out to greet us, which was a nice touch.

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DanielR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great. I am from Peru and I was impressed on how authentic the food was. The ceviche was Great! Our server Luis was Awesome!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente atención excelente comida de verdad que mágico

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AldoB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food!! Service could have been better! .....

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LisaA
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere on the roof deck. Awesome food and great service. Can't go wrong!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

. Food was absolutely amazing and such large portion sizes! We even got a bottle of their cocktails. We are definitely coming back another round because their menu was so large and we want try some of their other dishes! Definitely get their steak and eggs if you are coming for brunch!

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KellyB
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We selected the preset menu which was substandard at best. They sat us at a hightop table for a reservation that I had made a couple weeks earlier. I told them it was for an anniversary so it would’ve been very nice to have a booth. That aside, the food was just very average. The first entrée was a moose that was gray. It tasted OK, but aesthetically extremely not pleasant. The rest of the food was just very average. Nothing Exceptional.

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vipChris
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! The lomo saltado and arroz con mariscos were fantastic.

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AndreaG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was amazing! Great food and service. Loved the rooftop outdoor seating.

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vipSkat19
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was fantastic as usual but light factor was a limiting where we were seated.

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vipoldtimefoodie
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Peruvian food! So authentic and just plain delicious. Great choices. Killer cocktails. Great space on the roof.

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frank
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, wonderful rooftop view. Great food and drinks.

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CassidyJ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

-The El Chohito cocktail is amazing!
-The tuna ceviche with passion fruit! Must get it!
-grilled octopus was so tender and grilled to perfection!!

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CindyB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I went to celebrate my birthday and it was not my first time going to Tanta but definitely is the last one. The waitress's attitude was terrible, the causa was good, but I ordered a Ceviche, and a Jalea, and the fish was hard to chew.

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MickiP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waitress not friendly, $5 charge for the chips, before it was free
expensive as usual

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vipDebbyN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the rooftop with 2 diners who had never had Peruvian food. They loved everything we had. We shared several plates among the four of us--really the bests way to try a lot of the food. The premium Pisco Sour was outstanding!

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BrendaC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

They did not respect my delay arrival of 15 minutes, and charge me with the fee. When I order two mimosas, they brought me the entire bottle.
Cero comprehension and understanding of the clients. I love Peruvian food, but I did not like the treat of this place.

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vipLisi
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the mezcal cocktail and the octopus ceviche and it was great! The tables on the rooftop were adequately socially distanced so I felt safe.

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CamilaC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is amazing.
The staff is very friendly and kind.
Food is unbeliveable tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooftop beautiful. Waited fantastic. Fun exciting origins food

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Casey
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the Peruvian experience and it was wonderful. The food and drinks were excellent. It was the perfect amount of food. The staff was attentive and friendly. We sat on the rooftop and it was perfect. All around great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were seated at a high table by the bar which has limited space and a lot of foot traffic. The food and the service were great.

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linglingfool
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie and her staff are fantastic, as always! This is one of our absolute favorite spots in the city, and the execution is flawless every time. Enjoy the rooftop before it closes for the season!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Would definitely come back again and again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The service too!! We had a really good night.

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MFOM
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dinner. I can’t say enough about the entire team and service. Friendly, attentive, and on their game. Enjoyed this night out. From the moment we entered until we left, we felt comfortable and welcome. The octopus was amazing! I want to buy an entire bowl of your crispy kale! Thank you!

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vipDebM
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Tanta for my son’s birthday. The upstairs patio is a lovely and enjoyable place to dine. My son and husband had the Tanta experience and loved all of the dishes they received. We ordered a few plates to share- the grilled octopus, Parmesan scallops and the arroz with shrimp. All the dishes were delicious. Our least favorite was the Parmesan scallop- too much cream sauce for a delicate scallop. Service was excellent. Drinks were good also- definitely would return..

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vipRobS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food and great service! Will be back.

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vipcurly
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We have enjoyed our previous visits to Tanta, all at dinner. The food is always extremely flavorful and interesting. This was our first rooftop visit during brunch. Excellent in every way. Covid aware, beautiful setting, terrific food and attentive service. Great cocktails, too. Highly recommend, especially for those who want to eat outside in these times.

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DesPerCas
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm from Peru, and I love the food at Tanta, so much so that I don't mind driving three and a half hours each way just to eat there.
You will not be disappointed!!

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vipFinefoodfanatic
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous outdoor upper deck. Lots of space, open to the night sky but plenty of heaters as well if the temps drop. Service was outstanding with great recommendations. We were a party of 3 and opted to order a carafe of specialty drinks x 2 and several rounds of shared plates. Sever was great at advising if we needed to add a serving to a shared plate to accommodate 3 people. Highly recommend the grilled octopus!

FAQs

Tanta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 222-9700.

Tanta is rated 4.8 stars by 3127 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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