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High-end Peruvian food that will cost you a bit but is worth the price.

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About Tanta

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 Jesus Delgado, 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.

118 West Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:
Daily 11:00am - 2:30pm
Saturday and Sunday Brunch Specials

Dinner:
Daily at 5:00pm

Rooftop Terrace:
May - October based on weather

Cross Street:
LaSalle

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 222-9700

Website:
http://www.tantachicago.com/

Parking Details:
Tanta has excellent valet parking for only 14.00 dollars. Valet starts at 5:00pm

Public Transit:
The red line or the brown line can get you close to Tanta.

Executive Chef:
Jesus Delgado

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our website www.tantachicago.com and sign up for our mailing list to receive our upcoming special events and promotions!

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Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

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Private Dining

Tanta’s private dining room is located on the restaurant’s second floor next to the rooftop terrace – perfect for a summer product launch or an intimate company holiday party. We offer family-style brunch, lunch and dinner menus, food stations, as well as passed appetizer selections.

Tanta Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (82)
Fit for Foodies (70)
Good for a Date (64)
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Authentic (61)
Handcrafted Cocktails (58)
Special Occasion (54)
Tapas (52)
Fun (49)
Good for Groups (44)
Hot Spot (41)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (37)
Vibrant Bar Scene (33)
Business Meals (30)
Bar Seating (26)
Casual (26)
Great for Lunch (22)
Romantic (22)
Spicy (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Tasting Menu (19)
Healthy (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Cozy (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Local Ingredients (9)
People Watching (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Scenic View (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Caribbean)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent restaurant, the food and the service were awesome. The roasted chicken was very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

I always like to dine in Tanta.... is such a great place to eat.. Good ambience...Excellent service and amazing food !!!!
They have new items in their menu...go and taste them....

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

My 2 scallops were incredibly disappointing as provided to me on a literally bed of rocks, bathed in parmesan soup rather than the foam indicated on the menu. The kitchen closes sharply at 10 and the wait staff were stretched to thin to even come and inquire about the food until it was too late to order something else

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I love how creative they are with the dishes, they were all delicious

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We really enjoyed the food which was eclectic and delicious. We ended up ordering two small plates and two large plates for two of us. We were fairly hungry but that was more then we needed and in fact we took one of the large plates home pretty much uneaten. Next time, we'll go with two small plates and share a large. Wait staff was excellent as well, very knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. They have a great location near all the action in downtown Chicago. We walked a couple of blocks to a disco club and had a great time dancing off our meal.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely incredible and authentic tasting Peruvian food with a very classy touch. It was our anniversary and we were welcomed by everyone in the restaurant and even surprised by a couple of glasses of champagne!! Can’t speak highly enough of this place. We’ll be back!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were seated right away. 2 folks were missing from our party of four but we were still offered our table. Nice touch. Food was great. The shrimps in my dish were BIG! Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service. A fantastic experience. Definitely coming back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Tanta was a great taste of authentic Peruvian food with a bit of Japanese influence. I would recommend for anyone interested in trying a variety of dishes at once and also for groups of friends or dates.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

La plancha marina dish was great! Love the quality of seafood and great service!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Every single dish we ordered (whether appetizer or main dish) was so delicious. There were five of us and we ordered different things to share; and then each person ordered their own main dish. Some of the dishes are very abundant. Really delicious; if you are doubting whether to come here or not; do not doubt for a second. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

It is always great!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Tanta not only has irresistible food, but good service and a fun and casual approach to the entire experience. We are returning soon with friends. The plantain chips that are placed on the table after you order are to die for! We can't get enough of them. The Peruvian chicken dish is delicious and a huge value. It is more than enough for 4 people. That leaves the appetizers, which are also delicious. We cannot wait to return and try more of them!

Tags: Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Most authentic Peruvian food we've had since being in Peru three years ago. Absolutely DELICIOUS!!! Highly recommend. Amazing pobre bite, pisco sours, lomos saltado, ceviche and much more!! MUST TRY!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Tapas, Bar Seating, Fun, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Had a fabulous time!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This was my third visit in a year (I live 150 miles away). The food is ecstatically good.
Better than its flagship namesake in Lima! Just amazing taste sensations.
The ambience is negatively affected by the high noise level (I would call it "loud,"
not "energetic"). I know it's popular for restaurants to design their space to augment
the sound of diners talking, but it's a huge drawback for anybody over 50.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Restaurant was very accommodating with our 10.30pm arrival. Food was fresh and delicious.Loved all the ceviche options; food was excellent all round. Desserts to die for. Best Pisco sour in the city. Service was strong too.
Lovely meal; fun vibe.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Only one word necessary: Outstanding! Great vibe to the place. Patrons seem to cross all classes: stylish to casual to sweatband comfortable. A definite Chicago landmark for those in search for fine ethnic cuisine

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Delicious food and cocktails (get a pisco sour). The flavor profiles of Peruvian food are very different from anything I have tasted. The menu is large and anyone should be able to find something they would enjoy. The server also mentioned that the menu is seasonal, which would encourage return trips. I know I will be a repeat customer.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Went for a lunch with colleagues on a Tuesday. The food was great, albeit the service was a little slower than I would have expected for how non-busy it was. I had one of the ceviches and the chufa - both of which were delicious and the latter of which was very generously portioned.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance. The menu has a large selection and many vegetarian options. Perfect sizes for sharing or using as single entrees.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Creative dishes with excellent service! I went with my wife for our anniversary and they went above and beyond to make it a special experience and evening for us. Highly recommend!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent, though a bit salty.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great as always!! Love the food and sitting at their sushi bar is comfortable, animating and special mention for our raw bar chef!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Way way way way way too loud in this place. You cannot even talk to your dinner guests without screaming ... which is what everyone in the restaurant does. Not sure why the acoustics are so terrible, but you literally cannot hear yourself talk unless you are yelling. It's a shame because the food is good (portions very small for the price).

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and drinks!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We came here for a family outing. Other than the table being a little spread out (booth will everyone face outward), the food was awesome and came quick. Drinks were delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Amazing restaurant. The octopus skewers are excellent.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Spicy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Definitivamente fue un lugar en el supero mi expectactivas.
El servicio muy amable

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food is great but the problem is the service, which is very inconsistent. I've been there several times and some days you're treated really well, other times your server could care less. Very disappointing. Also they need to do something about the noise level. It's impossible to have a quiet conversation or even hear what your friends are saying.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantastic lunch! Our server was attentive and gave good recommendations. Food was so delicious!!! Roof top combined with unseasonably mild and sunny day made it a perfect meal!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great flavors in all the dishes. Wine cups are a little odd and give the perception of short measures, which I am sure is not the case.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Tanta is one of my favorites- I’ve been there nearly a dozen times over the years and have referred numerous other folks there since it’s one of the best restaurants in town IMHO. Tonight’s food was as spectacular as ever...every plate you order is unique and delicious. The service is also usually exceptional...but that was not the case tonight. It was fortunate that I had been there before and could advise the other guests in my party of favorites....b/c our waiter didn’t bother to even provide an overview of the menu, let alone any recommendations. Very disappointing. In addition, I had to flag him down to finally place a drink order for a second cocktail. The final blow was when he refused to split the bill himself — and instead demanded that we do the math to tell him how much to put on the two credit cards. Sad - and lazy - after we had spent this much money on a meal. To top it off, it’s not like the place was packed. There were open tables throughout the night. It’s a good thing this wasn’t my first experience here or I might not be back. Bottom line, the food continues to be top notch but the service has taken a huge step backwards.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

One of my favorites in Chicago! Food is amazing, service is great and the ambience is really cool too, specially on the upper level. Definitely recommend. The octopus, the steak sashimi and the lamb are the best.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Wait and service staff was outstanding!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We were visiting Chicago and since we are fans of Peruvian food we went to Tanta based on its international reputation. We ordered Pisco Sours anticuchos, cebiche clasico, causita clasica and picarones. The Pisco Sours were absolutely delicious, perfectly balanced! The most disappointing dish was the Causita Clasica where a very tart crab salad was piled over a thin layer of tart, overly moist potatoes. It was inedible. In addition, there was no balance in the proportion of crab salad to potatoes. The picarones were dense and lacked the lightness of a well-prepared picaron. It was edible but far from memorable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Every time I eat here it just gets better and better. Everything was just delicious and you can’t beat the Pisco sours

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Disappointed in our desserts but otherwise great. The service was outstanding.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was delightful with the choice of ceviches impressive. The one we chose, criollo, was spot on and there was the right amount to enjoy the flavor without getting tired of it. The a lo pobre beef entree was both traditional and interesting with the accents and was cooked perfectly. Great piscos to start and a glass of red with the beef from a small but solid wine by the glass menu. The service was efficient but curiously, entirely disinterested. From the primary server to the runners to the water pourer, they were clearly miserable. It took a little away from the experience but the place is still worth the trip because the food is so good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Truly a fantastic time. Incredible service and food. I can't wait to eat there again. The ceviche, tenderloin and roasted chicken were all excellent as were the drinks!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was very good, the waiter friendly without being too pushy. I loved my pisco sour, the wine was ok. As it was my first time there, I didn't know the ambiance is not good to enjoy an nice cosy evening, I need somewhere else for that. But for good Peruvian food, it's the right place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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