Tanta

4.7
2060 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Peruvian
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese
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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

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Phone number
(312) 222-9700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jesus Delgado
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Cross street
LaSalle
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Parking details
Tanta has excellent valet parking for only 14.00 dollars. Valet starts at 5:00pm
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Public transit
The red line or the brown line can get you close to Tanta.
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Special events & promotions
Please visit our website www.tantachicago.com and sign up for our mailing list to receive our upcoming special events and promotions!
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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

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.

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Specials

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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.3

High-end Peruvian food that will cost you a bit but is worth the price.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 2060 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Good ceviche and piscos. The rest of the food - broccoli, octopus, pork fried rice - was greasy and over cooked.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous food, drinks and atmosphere!
Great place to go with four to six people and sample many dishes. Corn empanadas, ceviche, lamb shank, and short ribs a must!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic meal, sat on rooftop terrace which was fantastic. Great appetizers, tuna ceviche was excellent. Go the grilled octopus for dinner which was wonferful, colleague ordered the whole fish which was also very good

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed it a lot!!!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We loved the relax atmosphere at the rooftop! We set at the bar, and really enjoyed the food, drinks and music!
We order ceviche, yuquitas, beef empanada and a beef skewer. We will come back!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We loved Tanta! The rooftop patio is simply gorgeous & the ambiance was great! The cocktails were delicious and the food was very fresh & authentic. We will definitely be back!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Guess I was expecting much more out of this place, but it turned out to be just okay and not that great.

The seafood dishes (Ceviche) were really good, yet aside from that, portions were really small, overpriced, and dishes like the Pork Fried Rice I think I could have easily have made on my own.

While it was worth to try, I don't think I'd return again. Can get a much better value elsewhere in terms of taste and quantity of food for what you'd pay here.

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1.0Dined 7 days ago

Server was brutal. Food was ok I guess. For a city that has so many places I would never go back or recommend!

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great overall experience.

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Food was amazing and ambiance was great. Management was terrible. Some of our food and the food for the table around us never was received. Meals were so "paced" out that we spent 20 minutes waiting for the next course between courses.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Wow! Everything about this place is fantastic. The rooftop area is a great atmosphere and every single thing we ordered was delicious!

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1.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Service was horrendous and food was cold. I would never go back.

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2.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Food was good and seemed authentic, however service was quite poor. Servers very slow and not really interested. Our wine was served in water glasses as ‘ all the other wine glasses were dirty.’ Quite noisy.

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2.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Very slow service.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Food was spectacular. Had the Adobo (braised pork), the Beef tenderloin Stir Fry, and Pork Fried Rice. Flavors were incredible!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant. The menu is dynamic and filled with vibrant flavors.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Just great

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We sampled a few dishes from each category of small plates on the menu, and each one was excellent. The food came out of the kitchen at a comfortable pace, and we never had to wait for a drink refill. Overall an outstanding experience for about $70/person.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Graduation lunch! Foods was fantastic but the open table settings allowed a 2:30 reservation when the kitchen closed for lunch at 2:30. I’d have ordered more, but lunch service was over. They need to sync up the systems so diners know what to expect. Otherwise fantastic for what we could get at the time... great cocktail, awesome octopus and quail egg, better ceviche, and amazing potatoes!!!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Wonderful food and service. I will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My birthday was awesome thanks to the incredible staff and experience thank you !!!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great food and ambiance

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The environment was cozy and sleek, the staff was very knowledgeable, kind and fun. The menu was very creative and enticing. All the dishes we had for our group and individual entrees were fantastic...and the drinks! So fresh and flavorful. I can't wait to go back and try more!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

All the food was really good, but the beef tenderloin was INCREDIBLE! An absolute must. Can't talk highly enough about it. David was our server and he was very friendly, informative and attentive. Came here for our anniversary and had a great experience.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Every part of the experience here was perfect! Our reservation was for 4 but we ended up being 5 and they seated us at a table immediately, even earlier than our reservation was scheduled for! They were so nice! And the food was just sublime, expertly prepared and delicious!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great food, great ambience

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Interesting kiTchen, peruvian mixed with asian influences but very tasty. Restaurant is very noisy, difficult to talk.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Chef @gastonacurio’s @tantachicago lives up to his reputation. While not the same home cooked spirit as Tanta Lima, the food is excellent. #Peru #peruvianfood #causas #tiraditos #pulpo #empanadas #anticuchos #lomosaltado #chicago #latinfood 4.8 of 5 as the #piscosour was just ok

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Took business guests there and had a wonderful time. Wonderful food and service. Manager asked us to move so they could accommodate a larger party. We got a very comfortable booth and he comped our drinks - not a bad trade!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food was amazing! The dining experience was enhanced by great service. The menu was explained well by Alvaro.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Excellent , the server was busy with too many tables. The menu needs explaining it’s in spanish and us gringo are nor familiar with their local dishes and drinks

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Very good food, with a ton of flavor. It is loud and hard to hear in there. We did feel as though service was rushed, as the food came twice prior to us having drinks.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

My friend and I dined here to celebrate my birthday. We made a reservation on OpenTable and got a great table by the window so this contributed to our lower noise level. The restaurant has high ceilings so the acoustics inside reflect that. We had heard raves about the ceviches and they did not disappoint. We tried four of the five available and they were all delicious and different. The food really captures the Japanese immigrant influence of Peru with subtle flavors. These ceviches are not like Mexican ceviches in which the seafood is marinated over extended periods of time. These have substantially sized fish chunks and are marinated to order so you get the flavors from the sauces and accompaniments but you also get to taste the freshness of the fish. Then, we tried the clásico, which is whipped potato with king crab and quail. It was delicious and reminiscent of Peruvian street food. The beef empanada was delicious; it was slightly spicy and had extremely tender beef which the chef later explained was sous vide for 5+ hours. We had the beef heart skewers and the sauce was tangy and bright. This was the same sauce used on the shrimp in the Arroz Tinto dish and it was very delicious in contrast to the squid ink rice. The brightness of the sauce gave good contrast to the briny earthiness of the rice. We each had cocktails and our favorite was the one with the lavender sprig. We capped our meal off with espresso and my sneaky friend had the kitchen bring out a little bit of a cookie and ice cream with a little candle. I absolutely loved my visit and I will return with other friends visiting from out of town or perhaps to check out the rooftop.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

It was ok. Staff very nice. Excellent service but the paella was awful. $50 and tastes bad, looks bad, smells bad and a small portion. We did not eat it. Should be removed from the menu. The Pisco Sours were good as well as the Cerviche. Plantain chips and dipping sauce was good. Nice outdoor second floor patio. Many millennials. Fun atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The drinks and food are excellent! It has become one of my favorite places in Chicago!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The food was interesting and delicious and our service was outstanding. It takes a small plates/tasting approach so it was great fun to try and share new items. It was a little loud up on the roof deck, but it was a beautiful evening outdoors. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Great food & unique and creative food and drink menu. Will come back.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

It’s been our second time not being able to get the ceviche choices on the sampler

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We felt that the food was just ok, based on the fact that the restaurant was highly rated.

We did not like the cold potato appetizer with crab salad on top, and the main course, beef tenderloin stir fry, was not as tender as expected, and had minimal sauce. I've had much better at a Hibachi restaurant.

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1.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Absolutely terrible service! I was shocked. We made a reservation for 6 people and the hostess wanted to seat us in the sun. We asked them if they could move one of the umbrellas over the table and they said they couldn’t (we saw them move umbrellas for another table not even 10 mins later) so we waited to sit inside instead. Our waitress didn’t bring us water after the first two times we asked. We ordered our food after waiting forever to order it, and proceeded to wait over an hour for the food to arrive. In fact they messed up one of the orders and brought out the wrong item and my friend had to wait another 10-15 mins after us for her food. We were there for like 3 hours. Finally at the end, the manager came out to apologize and to comp entrees and drinks which was nice, but sitting on the rooftop was terrible service. I used to tell everyone how much I loved Tanta. We will never come back and I’ll never recommend this to a friend again.

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