Tanta

4.8
3308 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 3308 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBarryC
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place! Great atmosphere, food and service! Everything was great. I will definitely be coming back!!

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CourtneyM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was suggested to me by a friend and we will definitely be back. It was perfect for a date night and the food and drinks were amazing!! The staff were very attentive and the entire vibe was just a great one to be out and about.

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Laura
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 4 visiting Chicago. Each of us had a different meal so we were able to taste different dishes. All of us were amazed, because the food was absolutely amazing, the flavors were so delicious. Probably the best restaurant I've ever been to!

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HannahM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly some of the best food I’ve had in a long time. The flavors were so well executed and so unique. The octopus (a notoriously tricky meat to cook) was not only flavorful but cooked to perfection with excellent accompaniments. The drinks were STRONG and made for a fun evening. I would recommend getting a pisco sour to get into the mood of the restaurant. It is like a creamy margarita.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The tuna in the tiradito nikkei was not good. I expected it to be amazing, given that the food in tanta peru is great. However, this was not even a 5/10.

I got to say that the pollo saltado and pisco sours were great!

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MarcelaC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great happy hour, service was fast. The drinks were good.

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ChelseaW
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and quick and friendly service. Definitely recommend!

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Noah
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the variety of dishes, although the layout of the menu seems a little confusing. The scallops were really tasty and beautifully presented, but they were in the menu alongside much bigger dishes.

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Cesar
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service! Will definitely come back.

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vipNick
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and authentic. It took my wife and I back to the 2 months we backpacked through Peru albeit a bit more refined. Beautiful setting, great drinks, top notch food.

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mariav
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and very cozy for the brisk April Weather. The bus boy was AMAZING we were on the rooftop and I did not run out of water when he was at our table refilling or kept asking what else was needed. We did have an issue with one of our plates of food taking too long, but everyone apologized and they did make amends. The food was great and the attentive bus boy made the small inconvenience better.

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vipGlennW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. We will be back.

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EdisonM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They serve a delicious food there that will blow your mind

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vipNatie
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty and service was amazing. I would recommend the ceviche and the lomo!

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vipSteveS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really Great Experience! Felt Totally Safe with tables being spread out.
Great Food and Service!

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vipSuse13
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is very good and the quantities are large. Highly recommend ceviche starter.
While service was brisk and attentive, the server had zero clue about vegan options or adjustments. Maybe he was new? But we had chosen this restaurant based on being vegan friendly. Really only one or two options that we could discern. Friendly staff and the Covid precautions were done well.

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Nathan
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner on a Friday, tried the cebiche classico and the chafa aeropuerto. Both dishes were delicious and well presented. Tried the pisco sour and the la rusa, both drinks had different taste profiles and were very good in their own right.

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vipJenniferL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved our meal at Tanta!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for a night it with the family. The food and service were fantastic

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Mamacita
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Tanta! One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago!

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Machi
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasamos una tarde muy agradable en Tanta.La atención de primera,así como la comida y cocktails.El Pisco Sour en particular estuvo delicioso.Lo único penoso fue no poder disfrutar de una cerveza Peruana o de otra variedad que no fuese IPA para acompañar nuestros ceviches pero entiendo que es debido a la pandemia.Definitivamente como Peruana lo recomiendo al 100% y regresaremos sin dudarlo cuando volvamos a visitar Chicago.Gracias Tanta!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Celebration!

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Anonymous123
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Service was great but I felt so rushed. Server was in a hurry to get my order and and get me out of there. Prices are ridiculously high.

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vipNeilNola
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun date place and great food

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Brownmamba
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, wonderful waitress. Get the arroz con pollo

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Location was clean, food looked and tasted really good. The music playing didn’t match the setting and the hostess must have forgot me mentioning we wanted something for the birthday girl. We stopped in the bathroom after paying and before walking out the building, we were met with a small drink at the bar instead. Wish it was a little more thought out but overall good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and portion size is huge for small eaters. Given that we ordered starters, maybe we could have shared the main course.

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Chad
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Service wasn’t the best and ambiance was ok. There rooftop is not a rooftop.

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Karemel
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was great. It did come out a little cold, but still delicious.

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MaribelM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a date night, the portions, the ambiance, the staff was all wonderful. We are planning on going back to enjoy their rooftop dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food extraordinary service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy bueno y la comida peruana es espectacular

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Restaurant week 2021 was delicious!!

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vipNamaste
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ordered the special for restaurant week. Everything was delicious but the beet causa and suspiro were amazing.

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RafaelO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and very tasteful.

The service is great and very friendly.

Portion sizes are very reasonable.

Totally recommended.

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vipJPCP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience I've had in a long time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were incredible, I’ll definitely recommend this place to people traveling to Chicago!

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vipDavidW
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for Restaurant Week, and it was also happy hour. We each had an ok pisco sour, then a happy hour drink and appetizer. The three course meal was quite nice too, the braised ribs were so tender. Later, had a glass of ok Malbec. Definitely a good deal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Definitely recommend 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 4.8 stars by 3308 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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