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Tanta

4.7
4.7
4365 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 222-9700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tito Rocha

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Diego Pilares: (855) 422-2151

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    LaSalle

  • Parking details

    Tanta has excellent valet parking for only 16.00 dollars. Valet is ONLY available Monday - Sunday, 5pm - Close.

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Set Menu

    $65.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Come celebrate Love with your loved one at Chicago's favorite Peruvian restaurant! We will be offering 4 course beautifully curated menu by our Executive Chef Roberto Rocha. for $65 per person. Amuse Classic Peruvian Leche de Tigre 1st TIRADITO LUJURIOSO White Fish Sea Urchin. Chalaquita. Oyster Sauce 2nd CAZUELA ALMEJAS Y CONCHAS Clams. Mussels. Hot Cebiche Sauce. Lima Beans Powder, Crostini 3rd – Choose one SMOKED SALMON Maitake Anticuchero. Chaufa. Smoky Rocoto – Peppers Sauce OR CHANCHITO GLASEADO Pork Tenderloin Marinated in Peruvian Spices. Butternut squash & carrots puree. Rocoto – Hoisin Glazed. Crispy Quinoa Granola. Shaved Asparagus and Baby Carrots. 4th Rose Peruvian Chocolate semifreddo. Rose & Perries. Dried rose Petals
  • Tanta & Jinsei Motto Dinner Collab

    $195.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 9 - Feb 11, 2023
    Through the valleys of Peru and prefectures of Japan, chefs Roberto Rocha of Tanta and Patrick Bouaphanh of Jinsei Motto will take guests on an epic 16-course Omakase-style journey shaped by the culmination of their time in professional kitchens across the country. These two artists will showcase their culinary creativity side-by-side in our private dining room, limited to 20 guests per seating—5:30pm & 8:15pm. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is $195 per person - an optional exquisitely crafted beverage pairing featuring unique sakes and Japanese-spirited cocktails to complement the experience. Seatings are available from February 9-11. We respectfully decline any allergies and dietary restrictions due to the limited nature of the menu.

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What 4,365 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. VT

    VTFoodie

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Very nice specialty cocktails. Enjoyed each dish we shared. Highly recommended.
  2. c

    chenglx

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    service is great. All the dishes are delicious.
  3. AH

    AceHov

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, food was delicious and the atmosphere was comfortable!!💪🏾
  4. n

    notsoeasilyimpressed

    Chicago

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    What a wonderful find. The space was hip, our server was extremely knowledgeable about the food and made some great recommendations both from the restaurant week and regular menu. Thoroughly enjoyed every course. Will return thanks for a great experience!
  5. c

    camir

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant Week
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, incredible food. Awesome dinner experience. Our server, Francesca, rocked!
  7. P

    Pete

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was unique, very good. Nothing wrong. Very crowded with tables very close together. Extremely noisy..
  8. PM

    PMMF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So great. Seated early. Accommodated the diner with me that has food allergies.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    I tried the restaurant week menu and overall the food was mediocre. The pasta and the pork came out cold. The pasta was supposed to have clams in it but there were more shells than the actual clams. The ceviche was alright for the most part. My friend ordered a pisco sour and it basically tasted like lime juice.
  10. AG

    AGraceC

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very informed and attentive, all of the staff were enthusiastic as courteous, and THE FOOD. WOW. Delicious ceviche, mussels, unique desserts, yummy cocktails. We went for restaurant week and their menu was one of the more well-crafted I've seen for the occasion. We left full and happy. We'll be back!
  11. KL

    KarenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had an excellent meal here with a group of 4. Creative dishes, well-prepared, friendly service. Our only complaint was that we were seated at a table with an unusual configuration, with a bench along 3 sides of the table and the 4th side open. So the people on the two ends were pretty far from each other, and given the somewhat high noise level, it ended up being a bit hard for everyone to hear each other at times. I'm sure this wouldn't have been an issue at most of the other tables in the restaurant.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We had the Chicago Restaurant week menu. It was very good but the dishes came out too quickly, before we were close to finished with the previous one. Just had a sense we were being rushed. Overall would definitely come back and try again.
  13. J

    Jess

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was amazing. Our waiter was horrible though. Other staff had to take care of stuff And our waiter sometimes he disappeared for long periods.
  14. VB

    VirginiaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The food was delicious, unique, and visually pleasing, our only complaint was the amount of sodium. Way too salty, not only on the palate, but on the body (we retained A LOT of water after that meal). Please, dial down the salt in your cooking. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant.
  15. IM

    IrinaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing…the food, drinks (pisco sours )..thank you Fernando…five stars
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Felt like we were in Peru! A little pricey.
  17. A

    Alison

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sunday brunch was delicious- flavorful, interesting, and reasonably healthy for brunch!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent quality food and drink. Friendly, knowledgeable service staff. Doesn’t get much better!
  19. M

    Madi

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Amazing ambience, been wanting to try this place forever. Great service and amazing dishes, get the empanadas!!!
  20. M

    Marisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We sat at the bar for happy hour on a Thursday 5pm when they first opened. Frankie was our bartender and he was wonderful. We ordered the El Cholito and El Chingon cocktails. I absolutely loved the El Cholito, a cucumber ginger tequila cocktail that was not at all sweet or too cucumber forward, yet absolutely refreshing and a bit margarita-like. My friend liked El Chingon, Frankie's recommendation, a mezcal tequila drink with a ghost pepper ice cube. We didn't hear him warn about the ghost pepper though, so she was nursing that drink for hours. LOL. The mixto ceviche was fantastic, I wanted to drink the dressing. Nice and tart like I like my ceviche.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    It was my first time back in a while. Cebiche was delicious. Other items were okay. Ordered the steak, which perhaps wasn’t the thing to order here. It was also very well done when we ordered it medium.
  22. RS

    RogelioS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent drinks!! Pisco sours were perfect. Service was spot on and food amazing. Had an excellent evening once again. Tanta never fails!
  23. R

    Ronno

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding evening. Great food. Highly recommend!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing. Food is out of this world & atmosphere is great- social, yet intimate
  25. DM

    DavidM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tanta is one of my go-tos. The food and service are invariably excellent, and the drinks wonderful. I have a fairly set menu for when I bring new people there - ceviche trio, antecuchos de corazón, empanada trio and either the arepa con mariscos or the churrasco. In choose these because they represent the breadth of the cuisine and of course, they’re all perfectly prepared and beautifully served.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Mhm this hard for me to write this but I feel the only way one improves is with honest feedback. The star of the show was the Bachicho and Nigiri Criolli. The churrasco norteño that we ordered was way over cooked nd lacked flavor. didn’t complain due to acknowledging they probably needed the table for the next seating. The tres leche cake was also very disappointing… I’ve heard so much about this place… unfortunately it was a big let down!
  27. S

    Sasha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Nothing special, but tasty! Seems to be a little overpriced though.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    They had advertised two main course items that were not served. When I asked about it, the server said they made a “marketing mistake” even though it was still being advertised on their instagram story 21 hours later with no mention of the error. Typically Tanta is on point with their flavors but the other main course items were below average in taste. One had mushrooms which I could not eat and the other was another rice dish that was soggy so I pretty much had a bunch of appetizers for the price of the “experience.” Server only came by once to give me coffee and they still collected 20% mandatory tip. Disappointing experience and false advertising
  29. DV

    DeVellW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food, drinks were great, nice ambiance.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Went for New Years Eve! The 5 course experince was good but not over the top.
  31. RF

    RachelF

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    the NYE preset meal wasn’t very good, and wasn’t worth the money
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve! Amazing everything! From food to service. Loved it all!
  33. RD

    RonD

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting menu for New Year’s Eve. Service very good
  34. R

    Ruthie

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our group had the New Year’s Eve pre fixe dinner. It was fantastic. Each course was unique, bursting with flavor , right amount of spice and textures. The potato chip chocolate cake was delicious Our wait staff was outstanding, describing each dish in detail, answering all questions. Recommend to anyone new to Peruvian food.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great place. My family and I are Peruvian and we loved it her
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tanta has been one of my fav restaurants for years , 2010, 2011. I highly recommend the drinks and the food . Simply amazing
  37. j

    jcphotog

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food with uniques combinations.
  38. AR

    AbbieR

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    So so. Classic ceviche was good but pricey ($26) and you have to buy chips separately for $5. We were recommended the chaufa, which honestly tasted like Asian fried rice with no noticeable Peruvian flavor. I will not be going back. Very interested in trying the other Peruvian places in Chicago. Also our waiter never came to see if everything was ok.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to Tanta Wednesday evening for the first time and ordered everything our server Javier recommended. The food was spectacular. Thank you so much we will be returning.
  40. LT

    LadyT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent experience at Tanta! This plays nails it every time.

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

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 4.7 stars by 4365 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tanta

118 West Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    LaSalle

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Tanta has excellent valet parking for only 16.00 dollars. Valet is ONLY available Monday - Sunday, 5pm - Close.

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tito Rocha

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 222-9700

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Diego Pilares: (855) 422-2151

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