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About Tanta

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.

118 West Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:
Daily 11:00am - 2:30pm
Saturday and Sunday Brunch Specials

Dinner:
Daily at 5:00pm

Rooftop Terrace:
May - October based on weather

Cross Street:
LaSalle

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 222-9700

Website:
http://www.tantachicago.com/

Parking Details:
Tanta has excellent valet parking for only 14.00 dollars. Valet starts at 5:00pm

Public Transit:
The red line or the brown line can get you close to Tanta.

Executive Chef:
Jesus Delgado

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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Private Dining

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.

Tanta Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (78)
Fit for Foodies (62)
Authentic (59)
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Good for a Date (58)
Special Occasion (48)
Fun (45)
Handcrafted Cocktails (43)
Tapas (40)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Casual (30)
Good for Groups (30)
Hot Spot (28)
Bar Seating (27)
Romantic (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Business Meals (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Cozy (16)
Healthy (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Spicy (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
People Watching (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Food and service were amazing!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Just an okay experience. Really wanted to love it. The tables in the area I was seated in were very close together. I can tell you all about the conversations the table next to me was having. And the table next to them.

Food was okay. My boyfriend ordered the steak, nothing special. I had a seafood rice dish. It was just okay as well. Drinks were good.

Our server was helpful in recommendations which is always appreciated.

The ambiance of the restaurant was underwhelming. There wasn't anything special in my opinion. The menu said they had a rooftop, curious what that is like as I definitely love rooftop venues!

When we walked out, I passed two men standing by the end of the bar/by the front door. They looks like management/owners. Neither of them or other staff members acknowledged us on our way out. I am in the restaurant business so that definitely stood out to me after an already lackluster dinner. Not sure I would recommend this restaurant. Maybe for drinks on the rooftop.

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·Dined 2 days ago

The Pisco Sours and ceviche took us right back to Peru. Everything was very tasty and staff were helpful.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding meal!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Tanta does a great job showcasing incredible Peruvian cuisine and its meshing together of distinctly different tastes, flavors, ingredients and traditions. A really, really good restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Bar Seating
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·Dined 3 days ago

Simply amazing! Highly recommended. Food was delicious although high in caloric content.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

I was not pleased with this restaurant at all. We were promised the second level was quieter yet with a party of about 20 people nearby, our table of 4 had to shout to be heard. The food is just horrible. The only thing I enjoyed was the less expensive pisco sour even though the waiter tried very hard to upsell me to the more expensive one. I paid $60 with tip for 1 entree, drink, tip. Too much for the seafood mixto that was not enjoyable to eat.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Tanta. The food was outstanding and beautifully presented. We shared the octopus skewer appetizer, which was probably our favorite octopus dish we've ever had. Next we shared the ahi tuna sashimi appetizer (the one with the coconut milk) -- the flavors were incredibly vibrant. We also tried the ahi tuna cuasita, which was also outstanding and very unique. My husband loved his lamb shank, and I raved about my new york strip that was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The drinks were also great -- especially the el macho. In addition to the wonderful food, our server, Becky, made our night with her top-notch service and impressive knowledge of and attention to my husband's food allergy. We highly recommend Tanta for a fun and delicious dining experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

I have been many times over the past 5 months and the one constant is the hostess stand. They are not warm, friendly nor inviting. You need people who welcome complete strangers as if they are happy to have them. Otherwise the restaurant is consistently excellent!!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 7 days ago

This was my first time dining Peruvian style and I didn't know what a lot of the foods were, but, we tried the chicken appetizer, which was excellent, the lamb and the mixed seafood plates were equally as excellent. The wine list is a bit pricey in my estimation, but overall the food was great and the service was great. I recommend you give this restaurant a try, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Ordered the chicken and power lunch but the rice were too salty on both meals.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic restaurant for amazing food and drink. This was a return visit and it did not disappoint. Fried plantains and spicy dips were a delight! Presentation was beautiful and the flavors made your taste buds come alive! Service was so friendly and perfect balance! Do not miss this wonderful restaurant!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The flavors are impeccable and the presentations fabulous. Staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and cocktails and can provide well balanced recommendations. Can order individually or share. Personally, this is a place to go with a group of 4 or more so you can sample a wide variety of the menu. The wine menu is limited but trust me, this is about the food. Good vibe and not too loud for conversation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was exceptional as always but the service this time was mediocre, from the hostess at the front to the waiter. It was surprising since it is usually pretty good. I will be back for the food and hopefully the service will not be lacking the next time.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wow. We loved the restaurant. We didn’t know very much about Peruvian foods and so we ordered a variety of appetizers and main courses to get a good sampling of the foods. We loved all of it. I highly recommend the ceviches and empanadas. For the main course, the tenderloin was very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Menu featured Chinese influences on Peruvian cuisine - everything was excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I just love the vibe at this trendy yet modern restaurant with their decorative murals and friendly wait staff. The food was good and tasty especially the beef tenderloin. Drinks were exceptional as well and the waitress was accurate on how she described the drinks and also items on the menu. The only issue a had is that some of the items seemed overpriced for the amount of food given. Make sure that you receive a full description of how the menu is divided by small and large plates. It will help in the decision planning of your meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was exceptional, as always. Our waitstaff was friendly and attentive for the most part. Tanta never disappoints. Tried two new things for me there, Causitas and the Lomo Saltado, both amazing. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Food was amazing! Service was amazing! Went for restaurant week and had the best dinner. Ceviche was wonderful as was the chocolate mousse for dessert. Can’t wait to go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Went with a friend during restaurant week. Got the octopus app, shrimp crusted fish entree, and cookie dessert. All dishes were great, particularly the shrimp crusted fish. Service was excellent. Not super busy on a Monday when we arrived but the place was packed by the time we left. Will definitely go back to try more of the Peruvian food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Second time I've been here and every dish I've had has been excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner during restaurant. Everyone loved their entrees and appetizers.
It deserve that great rating on Trip advisor!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were there for restaurant week and were seeking a new place to try. I had never had Peruvian food before and I was pleasantly surprised by the cushion of Latin and Asian flavors. Our service was efficient and friendly. Our portions were so large that we all took our entree to go and made sure we had room for dessert. I will return for sure!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We really enjoyed trying Peruvian food for the first time. We highly recommend this place for a special occasion or casual dining.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We enjoyed Tanta’s restaurant week offerings. The slightly deceptive moment came after we had ordered an additional appetizer after noticing the menu only included a main course and dessert. The trio of empanadas we ordered were flavorful with just the perfect amount of dough. However it made the unlisted fried yuca balls feel like a reminder of how they had tricked us into buying more food. The mains were all balanced and filling, but were overly simplistic for such a well known restaurant and opportunity to shine. Since it was provided, the desserts were rich and filling but not memorable.

Best moment - a server accidentally spilled a piece of food in one of our cocktails. After presenting it to our waiter, a new drink was provided immediately.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server, Erica, was great! Food was excellent. We went at lunch and can’t wait to go back for dinner.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyable and delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It's a nice place for meeting friends. However, I think the tables are too close to each other. The restaurant week menu is a great value. Wish they had more choices for the desert.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We loved our evening. The cebiche was fresh and flavorful. Our waiter was extremely patient and helpful explaining the menu and food preparation to us.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our server was wonderful and explained everything on the menu.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I went during restaurant week. I've dined several times before and have always had good service and love their food. However, I was really disappointed in my recent experience. The service wasn't good - we were rushed through our meal; I felt like I were treated a little differently because we ordered from their prix-fixed meal - but my friend and I ended up spending over $100. So it wasn't cheap. And this is the first time I've had a bad meal there. Loved their appetizer - octopus; very beautiful dish and just as yummy. But their pasta main course was just awful. It was swimming in sauce, almost like a soup. I didn't understand it; I felt pretty gross afterwards. Their dessert was just meh.
Very disappointing; my friend was new to the restaurant and I doubt she'll be back. I may give it another chance.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Best meal we had in Chicago among the 4 Restaurant Week dinners we had.

Cerviche and lomo dishes were outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I've travelled all over the world and sampled cuisine from many countries, but I never tasted Peruvian food. It was delicious and very much comfort food. The grilled octopus appetizer was beautifully presented, perfectly cooked and very tasty with a great texture. I could have enjoyed that as my entrée. The empanadas looked great, but since I follow a gluten free diet I could not partake. My entrée was the fried rice. I liked that the egg tortilla was mixed in tableside. The sweet and spicy flavors were explosive in my mouth. The real surprise was the mousse for dessert. I never had crispy quinoa, in this preparation it covered a creamy sinful mousse and was accompanied by cacao meringues. I love different textures in my food and this was certainly a wonderful combination. I can't wait to go back to try more of the menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food was very good. Service was very good. I thought it was a bit expensive.

The main issue I have with this restaurant is that the menu is too big. There are so many different dishes that incorporate the same ingredients. There are too many things to pick from, and because it's very expensive you have to limit your choices. Cut the menu in half, or alteast the entree portion of the menu, and I think you have a better product.

Must gets: Tamal empanada(1 empanada per order), Pulpo anticucho(Skewered Octopus served over mashed potatoes)

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Restaurant week.
Pricey but pretty tasty.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Love it! Fresh, well-balanced flavors, good portions, inventive cocktails. Great chicken. Fabulous ceviche.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always a delicious and flavorful meal

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

A group of us went to Tanta for Restaurant Week, and we were thoroughly impressed! Excellent service with food to match. Fresh ceviche and perhaps the best lomo saltado I've ever had. The mousse with quinoa was a nice and light dessert. Normally, the restaurant is quite pricey, but the Restaurant Week deal made it more approachable. Will definitely return for a special occasion!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We went to Tanta during Chicago's food week having read some raving reviews about this restaurant. We were not disappointed at all! The food was great and the servers were amiable. It was our first time trying Peruvian cuisine and everything we ordered was extremely flavourful. Portions were manageable and drinks were good too. We would definitely come back here for the food and hospitality!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Best meal in a long time. Cebiche Clasico, Pulpo, Tamal Empanada were all awesome. Can't beat their Pisco sours.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating
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