Tanta

4.8
3186 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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  • Valentine's Day Pre - Fix Menu $75 per person

    $75.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    $75.00 Per Person For Valentine's Day we will be offering our Pre-Fix Menu only and some added options from our regular a la carte menu. Appetizers -Conchita de la Pasion Seared scallops, passion fruit leche de tigre, cucumber chalaquita, Red Crab Causa Crème fraiche king crab salad, Siberian caviar, avocado, medley tomatoes, yellow causa, quail egg, chilli sauce Entree -Mi Costillita 48 hours boneless short rib, aji panca, porcini mushrooms sauce, kabocha squash pure, pea shoots salad Dessert - Chocodosis de Amor Warmed chocolate cake, dulce de leche filling, compressed strawberries, chocolate ganache, dark chocolate curls

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 3186 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NishaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Poor service.
The waitress was in a rush to get us out it felt like.

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vipderAlte
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Let's start with the ambiance. Low score due to having to wear a winter coat during dinner. It's a tough call whether or not to penalize a restaurant for these ridiculous CDC "guidelines". I can see where the "roof top" dining might be nice in warmer weather, but the entire upstairs area was unpleasant given the cold temperatures. And the décor was, um, nondescript? and dark.

Service? Well, the waitress we had was extremely attentive and went to great pains to describe the various dishes to us. Working against her were two things.
1. Given the unusual ingredients and the mask she had to wear, we had the hardest time understanding her as she described the dishes and drinks we asked about.
2. The entrees arrived 10 minutes apart. My friend was nearly done with his before mine arrived. I'll give the waitress the benefit of the doubt and call foul on the kitchen staff. Otherwise, I might have given the restaurant a 5 star score for service.

Food? Not that easy a call. I personally did not care for my fried shrimp appetizer. I found both the batter on the shrimp and the (deep fried) fingerling potatoes, way too oily. I felt a film of oil on the tongue with every bite. Removing the breading from the shrimp helped, but I wouldn't order it again. My friend, actually raved about this dish. Though, when given the choice of taking the last piece of shrimp or the last potato slice, he opted for the potato.

The chicken skewers were good, but the corn kernels upon which they sat were flavorless.

My beef and noodle entrée' was okay. Meat was well cooked nicely seasoned, but the noodles were saturated in oil. Flavorful? Yes. Heart healthy? No so much.

The chocolate mousse was pretty good, but the best part - the crunchy quinoa topping - was only a thin dusting. I would go back JUST to get the mousse and a cup of coffee but ask for half the mousse and twice as much topping.

I may try Tanta again, or not...

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Tanta’s spicy mezcal marg & their yummy ceviche

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PCOpenTable
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything except the hostess was pretty( not very welcoming). Great server, bartender, drinks, food, chill ambiance.

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EricA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and drinks! Great portion sizes too. Definitely having leftovers.

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MayaG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious ! very accommodating to food allergies, my party was all lactose intolerant and they asked about cross contamination and gave her a sorbet for her birthday desert instead of ice cream

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday. It was a lovely experience sitting on the rooftop. There were heaters on either side of our table so we stayed warm. Food was delicious and servers were excellent!

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NatalieP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The food was fantastic, top notch service very accommodating staff!

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louisec
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

During winter covid times It was too cold on restaurant rooftop to enjoy the meal fully. Food great service great drinks fabulous but they need more heaters could not take your coats off .
Will wait to go back until it warms up

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Lrod88
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great and very attentive. Drinks and food was amazing. I will definitely be back!

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vipNatalieN
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and delicious food!!! Good happy hour menu as well! Fun place for a date night, or get together with a friend:)

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MichaelB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite food always. great friendly service with rooftop dining. Best cocktails anywhere. What a wonderful oasis from being stuck in the house. Thanks to all the staff at Tanta for your dedication!!

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PhyllisC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Everything my party of 4 ordered was really good! However, the service was mediocre, the server twice forgot things I ordered. We felt rushed and couldn't get to a point where we could enjoy the outing at the restaurant. There is a 90 minute policy, and the clock starts from the moment you sit down. There is no consideration taken for the time it takes to have your order taken and the food served. Me and another member of my party wanted a second drink, but were told we didn't have enough time for another one. The member of my party informed the server, we had 30 minutes left, and so we were able to order the drink we wanted. Mind you, this was a Monday at 4:00, not a highly busy dining day or time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant for excellent prices! Would definitely be a frequent customer if I lived in Chicago

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ElaineG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dining experience at Tanta on Christmas Eve. The staff went above and beyond to help us make drink and dinner selections and check on us during the meal. Though it was a very cold night, we were able to enjoy our meal with the heaters provided. All our entrees were delicious. We plan to return soon!

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PepeJon
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cebiche was incredible. The special was off the charts and Carla was amazing with our pisco sours which were just like home in Miraflores.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Huancaina sauce seemed to not have enough salt. The flavor was not as usual. Everything else was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Cozy and enjoyable

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vipBelindaS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The food was delicious, especially the chicken empanadas! The ambiance was okay, granted we were happy to be inside during COVID, the environment could have used some music. Drinks were good and we hope to be back in the summer!

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vipMomopi
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, their cocktails were great! Really hope they get back to normal menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always.

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lauraa
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ceviche is the best, great service and food comes very fast!

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ClareM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food drinks and service were outstanding as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great rooftop dining. 50 degrees in december with heaters was perfect. Food was amazing. Server was really nice. Good drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great terrace but not completely closed like many places which made feel very safe, heaters, great food and drinks and service. Highly recommend

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WandaN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the pre fixed menu , it was very good. We left extremely full with left over to bring home.

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Angel
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved loved loved the food. So fresh and great quality meat and seafood. Drinks were yummy. Loved the Peruvian hot sauce And they even brought a complimentary cake for my husbands bday. Very accommodating and following Covid guidelines

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JohnG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was not particularly my favorite. It was a Peruvian & Asian cuisine fusion that simply confused our taste buds. We left feeling like the ambiance and service was great, but the food was just not worth coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. The pisco was wonderful

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JackeBlue
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great rooftop outside experience./ Went for happy hour but ate regular dinner entres as well. Excellent cocktails.
We have been there twice and will go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and a wonderful ambiance!

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JoseC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place foog amazing the service was excellent im really recomend

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CristianG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good Peruvian food, good cocktails and nice atmosphere.

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AsdriR
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar, lo recomiendo. La comida súper rica

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The cocktails were also outstanding.

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vipKayH
Jordan
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rooftop was beautiful. Service awesome!

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vipLindaB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great rooftop, very sheltered, with plenty of heaters for Chicago’s required outdoor dining. I even removed my jacket. No street noise!

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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 3186 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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