Tanta

4.8
3153 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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Special menus

  • Pre-Fix Experience Menu

     $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
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 3153 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and a wonderful ambiance!

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JoseC
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place foog amazing the service was excellent im really recomend

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CristianG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good Peruvian food, good cocktails and nice atmosphere.

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AsdriR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar, lo recomiendo. La comida súper rica

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The cocktails were also outstanding.

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vipKayH
Jordan
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rooftop was beautiful. Service awesome!

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vipLindaB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great rooftop, very sheltered, with plenty of heaters for Chicago’s required outdoor dining. I even removed my jacket. No street noise!

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vipNatashaR
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just phenomenal. All the food was so good. Tasting menu was worth it.

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viprihamilt
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was excellent- service was awesome- heaters really worked well!

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peju
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service!!! We had Mario and Vanessa as servers. They had great suggestions from the menu and were very personable! They definitely maximized the experience!

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Robert
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service waiters and staff are friendly and attentive. Food was good but not amazing. A tad overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food and service. Entire staff was great, Vanessa was our server. We cannot wait to go back.

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MelissaB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic, ceviche and empanadas were delicious and the drinks were perfectly paired. Highly recommend.

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PaoR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and I love the rooftop

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vipHothow1
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good. They have a beautiful outside setting on their rooftop. All the food choices for the 4 of us were great.

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Yolijutti
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I have been going to Tanta since 2014. We flew from Minnesota this past weekend and found out that my reservation was for Sunday and not Saturday.
The host without hesitation was able to sit us.
We felt the food quality fell just a bit. Ceviche and the Pollo a la Brasa did not taste the same. It was good but just missing that kick it always had.
I also did not know that you do not serve Picarones any more during service. Our server was able to get us a portion. I do appreciate it since it is my favorite Peruvian dessert.
I love all Chef Aucrio restaurants in Peru and here in the states. Best food out there.

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JasonB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! The Peruvian take on Shepard's pie was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my best friend’s birthday. Everyone at Tanta was so accommodating and we had a great time. The food and the tropical drink was delicious THANK YOU! We appreciate all your service during a pandemic. Stay safe and stay well Team Tanta!!

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vipKate
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Understanding the menu has always been a little tough at Tanta, and iphone menus don't help. So we ordered fewer items than normal (just two entrees). They were good, but not as much fun as past meals when we've ordered many different things. I still LOVE Tanta, but next time I will STUDY the menu before arriving.

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vipMomopi
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative food and cocktails. It’s our favorite place in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was good and the service was good but the restaurant had 1 1/2 hour limit and we were asked to leave at the expiration of our time limit. Not really a great way to enjoy a meal especially when your having a business meal and you drop a lot of money.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was average for price! Service was outstanding!

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TommyB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, very accommodating and a fresh breath of fresh air. Will be coming back soon if you’ll have us!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Server was great and helped with recommendations and food was fantastic!

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LawDog
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! The service was on point and the waitress was very knowledgeable of the exotic menu.

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vipKenChang
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

We had the experianca (6 course). The first 3 appetizers were quite small while delicious. The main courses, beef and fish, were ok but too full.
We visited when the indoor dining was supposed to be restricted, but we were seated in an indoor area, with door open to the rooftop.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service! Celebrated a birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
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
6 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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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 3153 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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