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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:
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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

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (88)
Authentic (66)
Fit for Foodies (65)
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Good for a Date (59)
Special Occasion (54)
Handcrafted Cocktails (48)
Tapas (47)
Fun (44)
Good for Groups (41)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Casual (31)
Romantic (27)
Hot Spot (27)
Business Meals (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Cozy (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Healthy (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Spicy (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Great for Brunch (8)
Happy Hour (8)
People Watching (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Seasonal (5)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was fantastic! Our waiter was terrific and his recommendations were spot on!
For sure best Peruvian food in the City!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

In our opinion, one of the best restaurants in the city. Period.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

This was the second time I've been to Tanta, and it was excellent once again. The food is tasty and creative. The flavors are interesting and delicious. There's a mix of Peruvian and Asian (Japanese and Chinese) that is fantastic. Loved the cebiche traditos, the causitas, and the niguiri nikei. The only disappointment was the pollo a la brasa. The chicken was prepared well, but it was a little boring. It really is just an Amish roasted chicken. There wasn't much "Peruvian style" that we could notice. The drinks are also very creative with great flavor. Also, I can't say enough good things about the service. My husband has a dairy allergy and our server was really knowledgeable about the menu and what he could/could not eat... and there was a lot that he was able to eat (which isn't often the case at most restaurants). Our bill for four starters, one entree, and two drinks was $117. Really reasonable in downtown Chicago for this caliber food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food and good service. Nice job on the oeruvian food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Unique insight into multicultural food. Fun place. We will be back.

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Very fun environment. Food was very tasty and looked OK. Would definitely go back! Service was attentive and knowledgeable.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love tapas style. French champagne and Kate harvest dessert wines were excellent as was the dessert of chocolate mouse with quinoa.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The tables were so close to each other that we couldn’t have an intimate conversation. No one wanted to take an anniversary picture for us. Girls at the front had an attitude. Food was the only good thing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I'm glad I finally went to Tanta, however, not much value for the cost. The drinks are also very expensive as well. The restaurant is very nice and the service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Last minute reservation, so we had a 5 o'clock Sat. Dinner. Food was excellent, but felt rushed. We ordered and appetizers were there in 2 minutes. Had to make an effort to slow it down as it got busier. Overall it was great, but I would try to get a 7 o'clock time and get there early and have a drink at the bar first.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The flavours were fresh, original and delicious. Staff very helpful. Great ambience. Pretty expensive though. Definitely a special occasion restaurant.

Tags: Tapas, Fun, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to Tanta on New Years Eve and had a great time. I wish the atmosphere was a little more lively but the food was excellent and the service was outstanding. The beef empanadas were awesome we also really loved the Lomo Saltado. IT IS A MUST! This is basically a stir-fry with beef and the flavors were on point! We also had the Clasica Causita. This texture was a little strange for me but still good. We finished up with dessert and the best cappuccinos.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I had never had peruan food before. The experience was just excellent. Fresh, tasty food with emphasis on sea food and vegetables. Would highly recommend a visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good was outstanding and so interesting
So much to choose from
On the menu

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I love the atmosphere of the place. It had a great vibe and the food was was great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent Food, so tasty and creative.! Great cook and bar staff

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a Guilt City voucher for two entrees and two lunch cocktails. We had more than enough food, and everything was delicious! We have been here before for this same deal and for dinner. We love Tanta!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was delicious but the service was terrible!. Our waiter did not take the time to explain the menu and did not even tell us his name. In addition, the waiters just stand back or off to the side. When we received our food, our waiter never came and asked us if we were enjoying our meal or if everything came out as we expected. My boyfriend happened to catch his attention and he finally came to check on us. We expressed our disappointment in his lack of attention. He was very apologetic and gave us free dessert. We also watched the manager go to several tables around us and ask people if they were enjoying themselves. Not once did the manager check on us. It was very off putting!! As I indicated in my ratings, the food was delicious but service was awful. It was not a pleasant experience and we will not be back.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We enjoyed a culinary experience that you can’t get anywhere else.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful menu with options that you don't often see. Excellent service that provides recommendations as well as giving detailed descriptions of the menu items. Highly recommend. We opted for several of the smaller plate items and loved all of them. The cebiche that we tried was outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Overall, Tanta was excellent from start to finish. The service was top notch. Fun and trendy atmosphere. The food was flavorful and plated in a way that almost made it to be pretty to eat. Portions left us full.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Amazing !!! Thank You !!
The food was excellent.
Very great service

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This is as authentic as it gets for Peruvian food . The Peruvians that came said it’s better than Tanta in Lima .
Get the causitas, empanadas , tuna tiradito, Niguris, for main dish jalea and chairs aeropuerto . Contains the chingon and Pisco sour. Flavors are amazing !
Carla

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great variety of flavors for sharing. Wonderful service that made Tanta the perfect choice for our holiday team lunch. Lovely specialty cocktails offerings and good chill ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service was really great! The waitress was very helpful as this was a new experience and i wasnt familiar with the food. The food was excellent and extremely filling. My only criticism was it was a bit loud. The plating was unique and overall is waa a good experience and would highly recommend!

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 21, 2017

With a menu that most would consider to be not ordinary, this is a very pleasant surprise eatery. Very fresh ingredients, and imaginative menu items. Great place for a delicious family dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

AMAZING! By far the best food we've ate in all
Of chicago !! definitely would recommend !! Delicious rice ! Deliciousness everything !!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food and drinks were delicious! Service was outstanding. Not too loud, i was able hold a conversation without yelling. Will definitely come back + recommend to others.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The chaufa aeropuerto is amazing. By far my favorite restaurant in Chicago for this dish specifically.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Outstanding fresh fish and meat dishes. Delicate sashimi and tapas. Excellent service with great suggestions from server. Interesting preparations. Never disappoints. A favorite.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Organic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We went to Tanta because we had been to Peru and loved the food. Tanta in Chicago is even better! We've been to Tanta twice now and every single dish has been spectacular.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

As always, we had a great meal. Always inventive and beautifully presented.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Amazing cockteils but sorry for food you guys need review it a bit on taste. Presentation really nice but taste... ugh... work on it guys seriosly!!!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I was quite surprised. I had never eaten Peruvian food before. I had a chicken dish which was enjoyable. I would mention what was in it but I wouldn't be able to spell it out. Two people had different flavor empanadas which they bragged about. Another two had the Salmon which they also enjoyed. One had the Pork Fried Rice which she said she would love to come back for. All in all everyone had a wonderful time. The desserts were also delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Great service and the staff was very friendly and helpful with questions regarding the menu. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Best cut of meat I’ve had in Chicago as part of their brunch huevos skillet. Succulent. Fantastic pisco sour, delicious ceviche and empanada as starters. Very quiet inside for a busy sunday brunch. The place was full but I could still hear my guests.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I love Gaston Acurio but this one didn't work for me. The food as uninspiring, and our waitress was less than friendly. Unfortunately, not many great options for good Peruvian in Chicago so will likely be back by default

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 10, 2017

a very memorable meal. the food was fresh, inventive, wonderfully delicious and artistically plated. definitely ate some wonderful food i had never eaten before.
the chocolate mousse was the best i have ever eaten

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Go and you will not be disappointed. I was enthralled with the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

From the moment we arrived the place smelled great and the ambience was perfect. The food combines Latin, Chinese and Japanese influences into a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Tanta for a unique and enjoyable dining experience. Can't wait to go back.

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