Tanta

4.8
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2825 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 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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JW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We head to Tanta every time we are in Chicago. Interesting menu options including the best cebiche imaginable this far from salt water. Highly recommended. Oh yes the piece sours are pretty good too.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was awesome. The service was very good, not the best I have seen here. But the noise ... the noise level was way too high!

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and very good service. A very friendly and accommodating staff!

JG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was equally as excellent maybe even better. Fantastic staff all around. Will be back.

GT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Perhaps the fact that it was Friday eve Ing after Thanksgiving, pretty busy evening, may have affected experience. However, consider quality of food good, but expensive for portion size. Nothing really remarkable, but probably the best Peruvian cuisine in town, at least in that area.

PI
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

food hot change since last time
Portion size got very small with high prices

WC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a good experience but noise made impossible to talk one another confortable.

MP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was great. The restaurant does not have a lot of character. Tanta could move out tomorrow and another completely different type of restaurant could move in the very next day.

CR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best dining experiences I have had. It was four of us dining in. My wife and I brought two friends with us from out of town. They were like myself blown away by the food but especially the service. We asked the server to bring us what she thought we would enjoy and she must’ve brought eight shareable plates throughout the night plus dessert for the entire table. She was knowledgeable and did not hesitate to answer any of our questions. The food was great, but when the service is impeccable it elevates the dining experience and makes it unforgettable. Shout out to Luis at the bar for his amazing cocktails and to Ella our server.

OT
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to go here for what we read on the menu. And we were not disappointed! Absolute best octopus I've ever tasted. Melt in your mouth empanadas. Pergectly prepared pork belly. Service just as we like it - attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommend and we will definitely be back.

MC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so welcoming and the food was fantastic!!

PA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, amazing food. Don't know why not too many people know about it.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food!! Very helpful w my dietary restriction which I appreciate.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food but nose level high. Also entire meal served minutes after ordering. Would liked to have had a more relaxed and slower paced dinner.

JO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful, especially the cebiche. It is more expensive than we anticipated, but still the food was so good that we will be going back.

c
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our meals were very good. We decided to take my son out to lunch since we were visiting him at college and I wanted something different We have been to Peru and loved the cuisine there. This place was awesome and had a lot to choose from. I had the arroz con Mariscos. It was wonderful ! The pisco sour for my drink was also very good. We would definitely come back again !

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We ordered some drinks, the arroz con marisco, choclo con queso, and Las yucas. We got some complimentary taro chips which were really good. We then got cauliflower chicharron instead of the yuca. Since it took so long we didn’t bother telling the waiter. The cauliflower was too saucy. We then got the choclo con queso dish which was really good. Good flavors and nicely seasoned. Then lastly we received the arroz con marisco dish. The presentation was very nice. It was very heavy and had a thick sauce. The prawn was raw in the middle. I advised the waiter and he took it back to the kitchen. He advised that the kitchen would cook another prawn for me. Another host brought back the prawn and noted that it was a “shrimp cooked well done.” They didn’t really try to compensate for the raw prawn and charged full price for the plate. Our waiter was nice and the decor in the restaurant was nice. Based on the incorrect dish served, the raw prawn, saucy/underwhelming dishes, and poor handling of the raw prawn. I give this place a 3 star.

OT
Cancun
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabuloso, la comida espectacular y el servicio también!!

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always!

L
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try to eat at Tanta whenever we drive into the city for a play- it's unique in its menu, flavors, drinks and has a great vibe. The waitstaff is also tops

CS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always wonderful food and service at Tanta. I love the experience. Great every time.

KN
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second visit. Will return shortly and hopefully, often.

JA
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was spectacular. The food was awesome and being of Peruvian decent I find some restaurants don't live up to my standards when it comes to this cuisine. Well let me say the food was great. I will most certainly go back next time I'm in Chicago and hats off to the chef and the people who work their. I also don't normally write a review but I am today because this was a nice place to find, visit and enjoy some awesome food and drink!

2
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This is a very stylized Peruvian eatery. The first thing you notice is the noise level (high). It seems to be a popular place. The portions are small and overpriced. The cocktails were wonderful but again, overpriced. I would never go there again. Peruvian food is honest and delicious. No need to make it an over-fabricated experience. Don't get me wrong, we liked the food, just don't think I need to pay those prices to eat well.

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous all around! Highly recommend

RH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, cool interior, decently fast service. Definitely worth checking out.

D
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago, if not the world. The food is fresh, flavorful, unique but authentic. Try everything. I’ve never had a dish I didn’t love. The seafood fried rice dish is exceptional. The ceviches are not to be missed!!

MI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is the second visit to Tanta in two months and found this to be a fantastic restaurant. The chaufa aeropuerto (pork fried rice) was a table favorite as well as the empanadas and tuna cebiche. The service was good and food came out at a good pace. The noise level is energetic, so a bit loud for a business meeting.

M
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Tanta delivers. Super delicious, creative and fun.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Pacing of food from the kitchen could have been better (everything came out at once) but all the dishes were amazing!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food and drinks, but the service was not that great.

g
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating my birthday.

A
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unique food and lots of varieties. Restaurant was very busy but nothing was slow. All the cold and hot dishes we ordered were delicious, especially the paella (fried rice). I personally like the fish dish with several different types as well (forgot the name; it was the first dish on the menu of the middle section with some Japanese influence). Valet parking is convenient and not expensive. Considered a hot spot on River North.

OT
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fourth time at Tanta, where we go for dishes that are unique and relatively light, with fresh ingredients and wonderful seafood.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

JD
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Third time at tanta. I wasn’t as wowed as prior times - maybe it’s what we ordered. Food was good but not great. I do like the atmosphere and service.

TT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good but pricey as the plates are very small. Another trendy restaurant serving over priced "tapas".

RR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as were the drinks. The waitstaff was very attentive and the waitress made great recommendations. It was really loud and hard to hear but that's my only complaint.

JF
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food new flavors!

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