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Date
Fri, 2/23
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7:00 PM
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Tanta

4.7
1898 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Peruvian
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese
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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

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Phone number
(312) 222-9700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jesus Delgado
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Cross street
LaSalle
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Parking details
Tanta has excellent valet parking for only 14.00 dollars. Valet starts at 5:00pm
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Public transit
The red line or the brown line can get you close to Tanta.
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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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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

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.

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What 1898 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food. Spectacular.

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vipMHF18 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This is one my preferred restaurants in Chicago...... Great Food...and amazing service

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food and service were amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Just an okay experience. Really wanted to love it. The tables in the area I was seated in were very close together. I can tell you all about the conversations the table next to me was having. And the table next to them.

Food was okay. My boyfriend ordered the steak, nothing special. I had a seafood rice dish. It was just okay as well. Drinks were good.

Our server was helpful in recommendations which is always appreciated.

The ambiance of the restaurant was underwhelming. There wasn't anything special in my opinion. The menu said they had a rooftop, curious what that is like as I definitely love rooftop venues!

When we walked out, I passed two men standing by the end of the bar/by the front door. They looks like management/owners. Neither of them or other staff members acknowledged us on our way out. I am in the restaurant business so that definitely stood out to me after an already lackluster dinner. Not sure I would recommend this restaurant. Maybe for drinks on the rooftop.

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vipWineranddiner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The dinner was delicious especially the octopus. Tasty cocktails!

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DrHalfnHalf 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The Pisco Sours and ceviche took us right back to Peru. Everything was very tasty and staff were helpful.

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vipSuburbanDiners (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding meal!!

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vipdavidetown (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Tanta does a great job showcasing incredible Peruvian cuisine and its meshing together of distinctly different tastes, flavors, ingredients and traditions. A really, really good restaurant.

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EstebanG 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Simply amazing! Highly recommended. Food was delicious although high in caloric content.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

I was not pleased with this restaurant at all. We were promised the second level was quieter yet with a party of about 20 people nearby, our table of 4 had to shout to be heard. The food is just horrible. The only thing I enjoyed was the less expensive pisco sour even though the waiter tried very hard to upsell me to the more expensive one. I paid $60 with tip for 1 entree, drink, tip. Too much for the seafood mixto that was not enjoyable to eat.

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vipmacaquito (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Tanta. The food was outstanding and beautifully presented. We shared the octopus skewer appetizer, which was probably our favorite octopus dish we've ever had. Next we shared the ahi tuna sashimi appetizer (the one with the coconut milk) -- the flavors were incredibly vibrant. We also tried the ahi tuna cuasita, which was also outstanding and very unique. My husband loved his lamb shank, and I raved about my new york strip that was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The drinks were also great -- especially the el macho. In addition to the wonderful food, our server, Becky, made our night with her top-notch service and impressive knowledge of and attention to my husband's food allergy. We highly recommend Tanta for a fun and delicious dining experience.

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vipHelenofSparta (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

I have been many times over the past 5 months and the one constant is the hostess stand. They are not warm, friendly nor inviting. You need people who welcome complete strangers as if they are happy to have them. Otherwise the restaurant is consistently excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was my first time dining Peruvian style and I didn't know what a lot of the foods were, but, we tried the chicken appetizer, which was excellent, the lamb and the mixed seafood plates were equally as excellent. The wine list is a bit pricey in my estimation, but overall the food was great and the service was great. I recommend you give this restaurant a try, you won't be disappointed.

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JollyAndreus (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Ordered the chicken and power lunch but the rice were too salty on both meals.

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MacK (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic restaurant for amazing food and drink. This was a return visit and it did not disappoint. Fried plantains and spicy dips were a delight! Presentation was beautiful and the flavors made your taste buds come alive! Service was so friendly and perfect balance! Do not miss this wonderful restaurant!

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RichardS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The flavors are impeccable and the presentations fabulous. Staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and cocktails and can provide well balanced recommendations. Can order individually or share. Personally, this is a place to go with a group of 4 or more so you can sample a wide variety of the menu. The wine menu is limited but trust me, this is about the food. Good vibe and not too loud for conversation.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was exceptional as always but the service this time was mediocre, from the hostess at the front to the waiter. It was surprising since it is usually pretty good. I will be back for the food and hopefully the service will not be lacking the next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Wow. We loved the restaurant. We didn’t know very much about Peruvian foods and so we ordered a variety of appetizers and main courses to get a good sampling of the foods. We loved all of it. I highly recommend the ceviches and empanadas. For the main course, the tenderloin was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Menu featured Chinese influences on Peruvian cuisine - everything was excellent.

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Adrienne (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

I just love the vibe at this trendy yet modern restaurant with their decorative murals and friendly wait staff. The food was good and tasty especially the beef tenderloin. Drinks were exceptional as well and the waitress was accurate on how she described the drinks and also items on the menu. The only issue a had is that some of the items seemed overpriced for the amount of food given. Make sure that you receive a full description of how the menu is divided by small and large plates. It will help in the decision planning of your meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was exceptional, as always. Our waitstaff was friendly and attentive for the most part. Tanta never disappoints. Tried two new things for me there, Causitas and the Lomo Saltado, both amazing. Highly recommend.

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vipZsazsacat (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Food was amazing! Service was amazing! Went for restaurant week and had the best dinner. Ceviche was wonderful as was the chocolate mousse for dessert. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Went with a friend during restaurant week. Got the octopus app, shrimp crusted fish entree, and cookie dessert. All dishes were great, particularly the shrimp crusted fish. Service was excellent. Not super busy on a Monday when we arrived but the place was packed by the time we left. Will definitely go back to try more of the Peruvian food.

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JonBB (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Second time I've been here and every dish I've had has been excellent.

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vipRpet (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner during restaurant. Everyone loved their entrees and appetizers.
It deserve that great rating on Trip advisor!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We were there for restaurant week and were seeking a new place to try. I had never had Peruvian food before and I was pleasantly surprised by the cushion of Latin and Asian flavors. Our service was efficient and friendly. Our portions were so large that we all took our entree to go and made sure we had room for dessert. I will return for sure!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We really enjoyed trying Peruvian food for the first time. We highly recommend this place for a special occasion or casual dining.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We enjoyed Tanta’s restaurant week offerings. The slightly deceptive moment came after we had ordered an additional appetizer after noticing the menu only included a main course and dessert. The trio of empanadas we ordered were flavorful with just the perfect amount of dough. However it made the unlisted fried yuca balls feel like a reminder of how they had tricked us into buying more food. The mains were all balanced and filling, but were overly simplistic for such a well known restaurant and opportunity to shine. Since it was provided, the desserts were rich and filling but not memorable.

Best moment - a server accidentally spilled a piece of food in one of our cocktails. After presenting it to our waiter, a new drink was provided immediately.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server, Erica, was great! Food was excellent. We went at lunch and can’t wait to go back for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyable and delicious.

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