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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Peru's national cocktail — pisco, lime, sugar, egg white, bitters
(4) Mushroom & Spinach Empanadas
wok stir-fried meat with red onions, tomatoes, garlic, soy-oyster sauce, cilantro served with crispy rustic potatoes, choclo rice
The food atmosphere and service are great. It’s not cheap though.
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.
The service was amazing, we went for our babymoon and had an amazing time. The food was amazing, colorful and all tasted amazing.
Food was good but we were looking forward to the outdoor rooftop and we couldn’t go up there.
Service amazing as always! Love the food, always made perfectly
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!
Wonderful meal. Thanks for a great experience.
Some of the best Peruvian food outside of Lima
Cumpleaños de mi hermana
The Tanta Experience was exactly what was needed for someone not familiar with Peruvian food.
What a jewel. Great food and beautiful presentation!!
Also, great atmosphere. We will come back for sure.
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
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!
Amazing food and great service , I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all of my friends
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!
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
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.
Great food and service. We celebrated Mother’s Day.
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.
The food, the drinks, and the service were amazing!
Tanta has incredible food - everything from the appetizers to the main entrees are done in authentic Peruvian style and don't disappoint.
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
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!
Family in town
My second time there. Will return in spite of high noise level but I will be selective about the time.
The menu has completely changed which is super disappointing.
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
Loved the food! Service was also perfect
The food was great. The service could be better, however.
I had an amazing Sunday thanks to Tanta . Great food , great vibes .
Employees and Waiter were really polite .
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
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!
Food and drinks were great! Staff was helpful and prompt. All in all a great meal
This place is awesome! The food makes me feel like I am at home. Great service!
Unusual tapas and great food. We took our grown children and
13 year old granddaughter. Everyone loved the food and great
Our first time eating on Tanta's roof. It was a lovely ambiance. Food and drinks were wonderful. We will be back!
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.
This was an amazing experience and Louis took great care of us!
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!
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.