Tanta

4.8
3354 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 3354 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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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food atmosphere and service are great. It’s not cheap though.

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vipFrancophile19
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tanta is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. Well balanced cocktails, affordable wine list, and delicious Peruvian food. The cebiche is a must - and the special Corvina was outstanding - delicate texture with the right amount of heat.

The 90 minute time limit can be tight, so recommend looking at the menu before you arrive so you have plenty of time to enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, we went for our babymoon and had an amazing time. The food was amazing, colorful and all tasted amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was good but we were looking forward to the outdoor rooftop and we couldn’t go up there.

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AdanC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service amazing as always! Love the food, always made perfectly

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vipToby
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was having a bad day. My date cancelled, so I was alone. My dog was on a monitor so I was watching him. He had been barking in apartment when alone. The staff couldn’t have been more accommodating and nice! Beautiful patio! Food was outstanding! Brought home to my husband whose a huge foodie. He revels! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipSFdining
Miami
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wonderful meal. Thanks for a great experience.

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vipGeoffreyO
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Some of the best Peruvian food outside of Lima

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cumpleaños de mi hermana

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TommyS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tanta Experience was exactly what was needed for someone not familiar with Peruvian food.

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Giuseppe
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a jewel. Great food and beautiful presentation!!
Also, great atmosphere. We will come back for sure.

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vipbbbb
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

some plates were very disappointing considering the ratings. my entre was great my friends was just OK.

entrance was confusing as we had a 5PM reservation but signage sent us upstairs where checked in only to told that dinner was downstairs

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EricaBee
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Tanta for my own birthday 3 years in a row and just took my father-in-law for his. He was blown away by how delicious everything we ate was. I can’t recommend Tanta enough. Try the octopus, Seafood Mixto, pork belly tacos (lomito I think is the name on the menu), and any of their cocktails.

I loved the food so much last night that I’m taking my family who will be in town at the end of the month. In fact, anyone that comes to visit from out of town will be treated to Tanta because it’s too good not to share!

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RenataL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and great service , I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all of my friends

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vippickyme
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ceviche classico appetizer was perfecto for two ! Just wish they had more ceviche offerings. Pisco sours excellent. Hot dishes (seafood paella style, half a chicken la brasa and beef lomo saltao also generous enough for two. Taro chips and dip best I have had. Service was friendly and prompt. Would go again!

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NicoleR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Some of the plates seemed overpriced so we didn’t order them. Our Nikkei ceviche was amazing, our main dish was so starchy, which made it not as enjoyable as it could be. We were celebrating my boyfriends milestone birthday and was hoping for at least a candle on our dessert, but received no recognition beyond the server saying she too would be turning the same age… in 6 months…. Don’t make a guests birthday about you

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food wasn’t that exciting. Service needed to be better. It took the server 15 minutes to take our drinks. I had to keep asking to get a refill on my water and beverages.

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Raul
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We celebrated Mother’s Day.

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viprebeccag
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Restaurant felt dirty, staff couldn’t have been more inattentive. Was a very special anniversary for us that we mentioned in res and to host but they completely ignored it and didn’t even respond when we mentioned if. Instead, host replied with “you have 90 minutes.” Kept having to find our waiter when we needed anything, even to get our candle lit. Food has gone down hill and I won’t go back. Beyond disappointing. Had been looking forward to this for weeks.

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Mira
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the drinks, and the service were amazing!

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JosephK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tanta has incredible food - everything from the appetizers to the main entrees are done in authentic Peruvian style and don't disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!!

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Karlita
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I highly recommend the Lomo Saltado! I would return just for the rice too — it was so buttery and creamy in the best way. Everything was made to share

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vipErinR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so nice and gave excellent recommendations! The food was outstanding! The drinks were tasty and were almost too pretty to drink. Will definitely come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in town

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vipChicagoro
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The menu has completely changed which is super disappointing.

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FernandoquintoQ
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
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
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food! Service was also perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

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IthzelS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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vipDanielleC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service were good. We were seated upstairs in the indoor area and it was pretty dark. It would have been nice to have the space a little brighter

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vipDina
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tanta was amazing as always! The food, the service and the ambiance are wonderful. It was perfect Chicago evening for the rooftop. Our food was delicious and the drinks were incredible. Can't wait to come back soon!

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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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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
31 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
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!

FAQs

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 3354 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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