Tanta

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2934 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Stumbled upon tanta for an impromptu date night and we were very pleased with our experience overall. The food was amazing along with the drinks, we plan to make this a regular spot. We of course had some cebiche and followed that with a curry sauce salmon dish that is to die for.
YOU WILL NOT REGRET THIS MEAL

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in the city, never disappoints! Service and food are impeccable.

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HeatherP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is just amazing. You can taste all the flavors which are impeccable. Great service and ambience. Highly recommend.

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vipMaggie
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the place. Hadn't been to Tanta since it first opened. While I loved the food the first time, it was way too loud at dinner to have an easy conversation with my dinner partners. This time, I tried lunch. Much quieter. The food and its presentation was just terrific. A great meal and a special birthday present for me!

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vipMihalN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was very good. Service and ambiance were a bit frenetic with noise level impossible to hold a conversation.

Tanta
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your comment. it was certainly a busier evening, as we received several large reservations at the same time. We're sorry we couldn't change your table. We take note , for the next time we place you in a quieter area..."

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly creative dishes and delicious food. Plus the service is top notch! I highly recommend for an evening out or a special occasion.

Tanta
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback, We hope to have you back soon!

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vipolive
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has been one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago and never disappoints. The food is outstanding and the staff are always so engaging and friendly. By far one of the restaurants in the city we go back to over and over again. Thanks for another great evening.

Tanta
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review and for continuing to visit us! Let us know the next time you come in and we'll make the experience extra special.

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vipMitchF
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Great time; food, service and atmosphere! We are already planning our next dinner back!

Tanta
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you so much for the review Mitch! Let us know the next time you come in and we'll make the experience extra special.

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VanessaR
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and fabulous food as always!

Tanta
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for your feedback.

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LBI2
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food with a unique offering. It's a great place to expand your horizons, especially to learn and experience the Asian influence on west coast South American food. Great, attentive service; knowledgeable waitstaff with excellent recommendations for food and wine.

Tanta
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your review! Let us know the next time you come in and we'll make the experience extra special.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of the dining experience was top notch and special kudos to JP, the Manager who could not have been more welcoming!

Tanta
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you so much for the review! Let us know next time you come in and we'll make the experience extra special.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food certainly is creative and unique. Service was amazing. It was our second time back and there will be more.

Tanta
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you so much for the review! We can't wait to have you back

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WilliamS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Have been here multiple times. The pisco sours are unreal.

Tanta
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for your feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall my best dining experience in Chicago, staff is great.. the food is exceptional... and I will be going back for my birthday.

Tanta
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! Lets us know the next time your come in and we'll make the experience extra special.

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Karlaslc
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like always great

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vipMarge246
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food, as always, superb. Menu requires some concierge interpretation and guidance by server, which I’ve had great luck with on 3 previous visits. Not this time. Our server was not up to the volume and energy required to help 6 new customers orient to the menu. She was competent but not engaged, which most customers need with Tanya’s innovative menu. Also: NOISY!!

Tanta
Responded on March 10, 2020

Our greatest motivation is to make our customers feel at ease, so we appreciate your observation, and we get to work on always be prepared to guide and orient our guests with their dinning experience. We're sorry we couldn't change your table. We take note, for the next time we can place you in a quieter area...

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant with very delicious foods. It was quite enough to talk.

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AileenT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food so amazing and service too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vanessa, our server, was absolutely incredible!! She made our experience extremely memorable. Thank you Vanessa for your care!.. The food was outstanding.

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SrPa
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall, the food was delicious-ordered the ceviche norte*no, scallops, octopus and salmon; If I return, I will definitely re-order the ceviche and scallops. The other dishes were really tasty as well, but the scallops and ceviche stood out the most!

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MargotA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must for anyone visiting Chicago!!

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Chris
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were absolutely fantastic! The sea bass special was out of this world.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was especially good this time, particularly the lomo saltado!

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StevenF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

4+ years ago my now wife and I had our first date at Tanta. So glad to see that after coming here for many years that the quality and ambiance that we fell in love with has stayed. Hopefully in the coming years we're able to frequent this wonderful restaurant.

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vipEDegenhard
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our family of four enjoyed sharing a variety of wonderful dishes—the ceviche sampler and the empanadas were favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience!

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Karlaslc
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amaizing like always!!

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ChristianM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there For Valentines Day Dinner. Lovely dinner and service.

Every plate blew me away. Would recommend for everyone.

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BobbyB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!! Our waitress took the time to literally go over every food item on the menu. Well worth dealing with all the Chicago traffic on Valentine’s Day for this experience.

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MayakoI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. A bit slow service but appreciate that they gave us free drink after finding out our requested drink was not in stock. Best Peruvian food!

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SuzanH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and Jo our server was outstanding!!! We will be back, the food is excellent!

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vipTXgirlfoodie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in Chicago. Fantastic menu!

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picchiboo
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to Tanta once before - for lunch - several years ago, and I had always dreamed of returning. The Pisco Sours (yes, we each had 2 & splurged for the "reserve") were fantastic. The food? What can I say? So many wonderful flavors, starting with the dipping sauce for the addictive yucca chips, and continuing throughout the meal ... just layers and layers of flavors you cannot find at any other type of restaurant. Can't wait to enjoy it again some day - hopefully soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Maybe we ordered the wrong items on the menu but found the mixed fried seafood particularly bland, the skewers were good but other dishes lacked flavor. Should have tried the ceviche.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Chicago!

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vipPaulJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went with a group of 4 on a Saturday night. The front of the house accommodated our request for a booth with a little wait at the bar. Our server, Jeimmy, was very friendly, fun and took time to walk us through the menu as well as making some very good recommendations. The service was quick and consistent. The food was excellent! I'd recommend trying many of the small plates. Would definitely recommend to a friend and can't wait to go back!

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vipEDITHG
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Ceviche was to die for. Rice w Shrimp was delicious. Service just excellent 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The noise level made conversation impossible.

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misterKO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it. Started off with a pisco sour and mezcal cocktail, both excellent. Food highlights include everything, but particularly recommended are the pulpo, scallop (just don't eat the bed of salt.... Ask me later), and El macho cocktail (something smokey and delicious in there). The cebiche (ceviche) is great, but it goes beyond your typical chunked seafood in a bowl of line juice and cilantro. They incorporate different textures, colors, piece sizes, to make it unique and interesting. Be sure to drink down the juice at the end, aka tigers milk, to replenish your vigor meter.

We'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite place in Chicago.

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Tanta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 222-9700.

Tanta is rated 4.7 stars by 2934 OpenTable diners.

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