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Tanta

4.7
4.7
4139 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

8:30 PM


Booked 137 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    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 Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 222-9700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jesus Delgado

  • 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, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,139 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. S

    Salamanca

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience3
    Food was excellent but service was terrible. I think our waitress came by our table three times in the three hours we were there. Rooftop seating was cool but a little dark where we were. A simple candle would have elevated the table by a lot. Overall the food was really good but for a higher end experience it was very mediocre.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was average. Glasses didn’t look clean
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was great!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good ambiance.
  5. b

    brittanyg

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing, talked us through the entire menu. The food was equal parts beautiful and flavorful. Will be back!
  6. AG

    AriG

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious as always!
  7. IR

    IleneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Tanta a number of times and have always enjoyed the experience. My husband is from Lima, Peru so we know good Peruvian food and have tried many Peruvian restaurants. Tanta has always been our top choice for bringing out the best flavor of traditional Peruvian food and giving the dishes creative twists. Staff is friendly and helpful even making dishes that may not be on the menu.
  8. QK

    QuinnK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful brunch experience! So much amazing food and I need to go back to try more. What a beautiful roof top, excellent service, and ambiance (great DJ too)
  9. MP

    MarceloP

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The restaurant was raised between the top 20 rooftops in Chicago for brunch. We choose to celebrate my wife’s birthday but the disappointment starts when we arrive. The overall cleaning of the restaurant was not good, giving already the impression that we were not in the expected place. We started with some Empanadas and ceviches, which in fact were just ok, nothing special, so we decide to find another place. Not good experience for a birthday celebration !
  10. B

    Bruno

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Menú con variedad algo limitada de auténtica cocina peruana. Pulpo es apenas un tentáculo muy modesto a precio de platillo principal.
  11. MS

    MattS

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was flavorful but, didn’t feel very Peruvian. To much japanese influence and the menu has changed to very limited options. $72 for a steak??? $95 for fish? I’m done.
  12. C

    Chitownfoodie

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only issue I had was when the hostess came over and asked us to leave as our time was up. If she had checked with the wait staff she would have known that we were done dining and were on our way out the door and she would not have had to approach us. It just felt "icky" being asked to leave.
  13. J

    Jojopotato

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic!
  14. AG

    AndreG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by our waiter Mario. The nigiri was super delicious and the pisco sours were well done. Love the rooftop patio. Very accommodating as well considering we had our baby in a stroller.
  15. m

    mcdiner

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A perfect introduction to the culinary quilt that is Peruvian cuisine. From raw fish to fried rice; perfectly crafted empanadas to amazing Octopus with goat cheese puree it was fabulous. Top that all off with an oreo/citrus slice of heaven and you are leaving Tanta a very satisfied diner.
  16. A

    Ambi

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Everything we had was so well seasoned and tasted very good. We will definitely be back.
  17. LN

    LoveNYCdining

    New York Area

    173 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good and the service was excellent.
  18. AB

    AlbertB

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    It was very disappointing from various angles. Although we were on time for our reservation, they made us wait for half an hour until they seated us at the upper back room which looks miserable. They could have at least said “sorry,” but they didn’t care at all. Also, the quality and taste of the food has regressed. The tuna sushi was not fresh.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an incredible experience, the food was so tasty and incredible customer service. The place was crowded but our order arrived so fast.
  20. RO

    ROBERTV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great and attentive! Fabulous food was wonderful as usual.
  21. NW

    NatalieW

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I would say that the lomo saltado plate the bf got was the best thing we ate, it was delicious and I wish I had ordered it. Whatever that ‘tacu-tacu’ rice cake with beans is was freaking delicious. I got their ‘shrimp and grits’ breakfast plate and while there was nothing really wrong with it, I felt it needed salt & in the end was just ‘fine’. We both agreed that their ceviche was not as good as our local restaurant and the fish pieces were almost too large. I will say though that their passion fruit drink was really good, and def hit later. So I would still go back for cocktails and the ambiance since they had a dj start playing live music which was cool.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice vibe and view right in river north
  23. H

    Hello

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food with good service. Pretty loud, which made a conversation difficult.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent. The only drawback and/or reason for not getting a 5* is the noise level was extremely high and service was a bit slow. As a peruvian born, this place is representing Peruvian food very well. Ordered chaufa, pollo a la brasa, cebiche, yucas, and pisco sours… all was outstanding. Keep it up..
  25. A

    Andrea

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Go to Tanta for the fabulous fish dishes and tasty cocktails.
  26. B

    Buiz

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    We are shooting for try their happy hour, when we arrive they direct us upstairs and waiting for 10 mins until someone stop to service water. Then they told us happy hour is only for bar, only for bar! But nobody told us that when we first arrive. Really hope they have their rules more clear.
  27. i

    iliana

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed Tanta - the staff was incredible, the food was fresh and delicious, and beautifully presented, and the outdoor seating is perfect! Some items on the menu were a bit pricey for their size, but overall a great experience! Cocktails were great too!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and staff were incredible! The octopus is a must!!!!!!
  29. MD

    MaryD

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our second time here- both times the food has been outstanding. Great wine list, amazing food, terrific service and guidance from the servers. Highly recommend!
  30. HS

    HappySeafoodLover

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! The food was delish and the drinks were on point.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had just arrived in Chicago that morning and in the way to our hotel I saw the restaurant from the outside and immediately looked it up and just knew we had to dine there, luckily we were able to get a reservation that same night! Food was absolutely amazing, so were the cocktails, and our waiter was a lot of fun as well! It was a great way to end our first night in Chicago!!
  32. CM

    CynthiaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had two table of 5 and the manager was able to put two tables together for our group. It was so nice to sit together under the city lights. Beautiful rooftop and amazing food!!!!
  33. GC

    GloriaC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yes. My only observation is the music. I understand that the workers are young, but the customers are not. Hip-hop-style, reggaeton noise music doesn't go alone with a nice dinner.
  34. A

    Alfredo

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service, wonderful people.
  35. CB

    ChicagoBoy

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frankie our waiter was great!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family vacation !
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience with the freshest ingredients!
  39. p

    psizzle76

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was PHENOMENAL, drinks were delish, and the Latin music made me want to dance! I felt like I was in Peru!
  40. B

    Beanboy70

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I wish there was a 4.5 star option. The only reason I selected four stars was I that I found the ceviche just average. Other than that, we had an excellent experience with good cocktails in the open air upstairs section which has a great ambiance. The empanadas were crisp and excellent. Staff were friendly. Will definitely come back.

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 4139 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 137 times today

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

    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 Thu–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

    Jesus Delgado

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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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