Tanta

4.7
3533 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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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 3533 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAperturienne
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Luis was fantastic and the food was fresh, unique and delicious. It was pretty loud sitting inside, and kind of hard to hear the person across the table. That being said, there was a good energy. Delicious empanadas, yucca fries, scallop appetizer. I highly recommend!

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AshleyF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing cocktails! We always have prompt and friendly service.

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SCSR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was good; however, the service and timing of the courses was pretty terrible. It took over 15 minutes for our waitress to greet us, and she didn't even introduce herself. We ordered the tasting, which was supposed to be 6 courses. Instead of being brought out over 6 courses, it was brought out with 3 appetizers at once followed by 2 entrees at once and then the dessert. This made the dinner feel rushed, and made it difficult to experience each of the dishes fresh. Our waitress hardly checked in at all and was very curt every time she did check in. Overall, given the quality of the food and price point, would have expected a better experience.

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BobbyP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, but I was most impressed with the staff. Incredibly kind and offered great recommendations all night

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ordered several traditional Peruvian dishes for Fiestas Patrias, and everything was delicious. We wish we had one closer to home!

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Jaime
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent ceviche and other fish dishes and everything we had was very, very good. Love the Pisco sours. We're eager to try the roof space.

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KirkH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was balanced and flavorful, the service was attentive and careful, the ambience was energetic and comfortable, a perfect spot for us to celebrate a special occasion!

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ArmandoR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great environment. Strongly recommend.

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vipBaldegl
Chicago
102 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and outdoor ambiance. We have been to Tanta in Lima and it has a very different menu but is also very good. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tanta was amazing, you guys. On a date, we ordered two appetizers and one entree to share. The food was SO good that we ordered another app and entree after and then dessert! Everything was cooked perfectly (said my date who is a professional chef) and every drink was amazing. We already made plans to go back and try their brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago

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Jade
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved everything about it. Great food, ambiance and service.

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Caitlynn
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food our party had was nothing short of phenomenal. We had to push our reservation back 30 minutes after making it due to traveling circumstances, and the hostess was very accommodating and understanding.

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AlexD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pisco sours and amazing food! The staff was very informative as well as friendly.

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WhitneyG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The drinks were delicious but the food was just "okay." For the price of everything, we expected better. The decor was cheap and plain, the door to the rooftop was open on a 92 degree day so the inside was still warm, and the service was a tad slow (although they were very friendly). My husband and I went to Tanta expecting an amazing experience but left feeling a little disappointed.

We are, however, willing to give them another chance. I think we'll try going for dinner instead of brunch next time, and opt to get some red meat (their rib-eye) instead of all fish. Hopefully it'll be better next time around.

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AndyRV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience2

The food and the service are not as good as it used to be before covid. I believe the crisis made them to fire their forme chef. Service is really bad. They brought our food before bringing our plates and utensils and the waiter was rude.
I do hope their improve their quality in general because I don’t think I would come back .

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AllynV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious colorful creative food. Excellent server. Very enjoyable. The chocolate mousse was the favorite of all I have ever had.

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ZBEM
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was knowledgeable and bilingual which was great for my boyfriend and I. The food was absolutely amazing!

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annamaag
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tanta has great food for anyone looking to expand their palette. The staff are knowledgeable and very helpful and the food is sure to be enjoyed. If you are looking for something new and yummy Tanta is the place for you

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AlexandriaF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good drinks
Nice rooftop
Good food
Would recommend .

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vipTamCam
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has so many things that the 3 of us wanted to try! Our server, Andres, was so helpful in helping us narrow our choices. Cocktails were amazing! (Again - hard to choose!) I did the pisco sour - so good! AND beautiful!! We started with the taro and plantain chips. The dipping sauce was fantastic! We then tried both empanadas - BEST crust ever! The Classico Cebiche was delish. I debated ordering another one!! We then split two beef dishes Churrasco Pachamanca and Lomo Saltado. Wow! Just wow! No room for dessert. We are all planning a trip back to try more. Our server was amazing —Attentive, friendly and so so helpful with the menu! Compliments to the kitchen staff! The food was so good and plated beautifully. I have eaten on their rooftop and that is a fun experience but not getting a reservation there is not a reason to pass on this gem of a restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food, amazing service and a wonderful setting. Truly a most-tru

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Overpriced, the food is not that tasty as a Peruvian dish should be. Understand that is more for American customers and trying to do more a gourmet food but shouldn’t loose the essence, if not, should said something like Peruvian-American cuisine so you will not be disappointed if you are looking for a real Peruvian food.

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SusanP
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!
Had the 6 course dinner for 2 - wow!
The flavors all were playing on our senses! Wonderful combination of foods, spices, flavors. They even served us a champagne toast for our anniversary! Our server was so knowledgeable about the ingredients and my GF needs. We were so pleasantly educated on Peruvian cuisine. We will definitely visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not too impressed with the quality of the food. The food attendant did not explain what Peruvian food is. The seafood dish that I ordered was very sweet which was weird for a seafood dish. The server was not careful with the food service, the chicken fell out of the tray and landed on our table. We had a chicken on our table 🙄!!! We had to get the attention of the waitstaff forever, although we’ll give them a pass for now since we understand the that they were short-staffed. I ordered an iced tea-lemonade and that took at least 20 min. Don’t think we’ll be going back.

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XimenaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely everything was delicious, fresh and can’t wait to return!

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VTFoodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Out to dinner with friends (two couples) for a birthday celebration and had a great experience. Really fresh and creative meals and excellent cocktails. The cebiche was particularly good as were the roasted vegetables. Our server Andres was excellent and took extra effort to make us not feel rushed when we realized that the restaurant had taken our booking for 9:00, but was closing the kitchen at 9:30. He definitely saved it from being a bad experience. We would all recommend Tanta as a great special occasion destination.

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Mrbb
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was good but not for the price. Nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I gave five stars for the service because the bartender let me order three minutes after the kitchen had closed, great guy. The reason I’m writing this is because I want to note that the hostess had a little bit of an ego. I get that we’re in River North, but the customer is always right…figure it out.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was great. We ordered several appetizers to share and a couple of main entrees. Our waiter was super helpful. Can’t wait to go back. It was a great place to celebrate my birthday.

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vipJeff
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love it here. The food is always amazing. The problem is usually trying to narrow to what you want bc you want to order EVERYTHING. We went with the Experiencia Peruana.

It was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great vibe on the rooftop. The cocktails were great and the food was delicious.

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vipMafe
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great rooftop terrace. We we went for happy hour which was a great deal. You can also order from the dinner menu. The food is amazing and so are the cocktals.

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DennisB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Definitely an experience to repeat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every item we ordered was amazing! Got the whole roasted chicken, beef skewers, and a vegetable dish and it was amazing!

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amyl
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Superlative food, great decor and lively crowds made this a highlight of our Chicago dining.

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CristalleM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. The seafood platter was really good. It was a little loud but not offensive. The mood was lively and fun. Great for a date night or with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is absolutely delicious. Everything we ordered were soooo good. Service is top notch! Price is just right! Indoor rest nothing that special but I think the outdoor seating would be nicer upstairs. Restaurant was dark but good atmosphere..maybe a music ambience would be nice to counteract with the noise level.
Please order chicken empanadas for appetizer. The best! Add in the menu fried plantains...this would be lovely

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PunitaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive, and accommodated every little ask we had. I wish I got his name, but he was fantastic.

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JenniferLee
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Tanta is hands down orgasmic. We had the most amazing experience celebrating my boyfriends birthday where we got the front seat to the new sushi options being created right before our eyes. The service is impeccable- we were treated like special guests with detailed explanations of the notes in our food to special creations compliments of the sushi chef shared our way. I have been in love with this restaurant since it opened years ago and it never disappoints. I do miss the original pulpo from the prior menu but the new sushi options are such an outstanding add. Love this place!!!

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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 4.7 stars by 3533 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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