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

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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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Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

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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

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (85)
Fit for Foodies (73)
Authentic (66)
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Good for a Date (61)
Handcrafted Cocktails (57)
Special Occasion (55)
Tapas (52)
Fun (44)
Good for Groups (42)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Business Meals (32)
Hot Spot (31)
Casual (30)
Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
Romantic (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Great for Lunch (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Spicy (19)
Healthy (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Cozy (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Local Ingredients (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Best cut of meat I’ve had in Chicago as part of their brunch huevos skillet. Succulent. Fantastic pisco sour, delicious ceviche and empanada as starters. Very quiet inside for a busy sunday brunch. The place was full but I could still hear my guests.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

a very memorable meal. the food was fresh, inventive, wonderfully delicious and artistically plated. definitely ate some wonderful food i had never eaten before.
the chocolate mousse was the best i have ever eaten

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Go and you will not be disappointed. I was enthralled with the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

From the moment we arrived the place smelled great and the ambience was perfect. The food combines Latin, Chinese and Japanese influences into a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Tanta for a unique and enjoyable dining experience. Can't wait to go back.

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Oh my the food was wonderful. We ordered too much because we wanted to try several things. Everything was delicious!

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·Dined 6 days ago

The experience was great. The server was knowledgeable and professional, the food was great and service was very fast.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great Peruvian dishes at their best - seafood, seviches, and of course pisco sour - delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Another amazing meal at Tanta! Every dish I've had here (over the course of 2 visits) has been phenomenal. I introduced two more friends to this restaurant tonight, and they were blown away. The cocktails, the small plates, entrees and desserts were simply amazing. I can't wait to come back!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful brunch food. Quieter for the Sunday 2:30 reservation time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very good relatively authentic Peruvian food. The Ceviche and Causitas taste very similar to what I had while in Peru. The causitas in particular were very flavorful and my absolute favorite.
Can't wait to return to taste the rest of the menu.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excelente comida y atención. Es la tercera vez que voy y siempre con ganas de regresar.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had such a wonderful time there! Drinks at the bar were delicious and reasonably priced. The Service was outstanding and the staff was very friendly and helpful from the planning stages/reservation all the way through the dinner. Very enjoyable night for all. Thank you Tanta!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a great time. Vanessa our server was very attentive and upbeat, had great knowledge of the menu and cocktail list. Interesting artwork. Great energy in the place on a Friday night but noise level not overwhelming.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent & unusual food such as I've not tasted anywhere else. Lots of fun & great to share. We did it as a progressive sharing tapas over about 1 1/2 hours which worked well. Not cheap but worth it for the experience!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Love the food. Have had most everything on the menu. All very tasty. Great value. Must start with Pisco Sour. Excellent service and great waiters. Really know their stuff with good advice. Restaurant is very attractive with great ambiance.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The ladies as checking were not polite or professional. Everything else was pleasing

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This is our second time. Met friend here. Great food. get the ceviche sampler. Stayed and talked for a long time, never rushed. Will definitely be back, especially in the summer when the roof is open.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Whether you are a Peruvian food junkie like myself or a first-timer, Tanta will deliver with perfectly prepared, exciting versions of traditional Peruano delights. Definitely get the whole fried fish, lomo saltado, anticucho de pulpo and tiradito Andino. From what I tasted, I do not think that you can go wrong - so explore! I'll be back next summer to experience the rooftop deck for sure.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Highly recommend this restaurant. The food is fantastic, with interesting takes on a lot of Peruvian classics. The service is top notch, and the cocktails were delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love Tanta! The food and drinks are always amazing! Tables are a little close but besides that everything is great!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wanted to experience Pisco Sour to remember our trip to Peru. Food good but service spotty.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was delicious and service outstanding. We had the Tuna ceviche , ceviche Classico and grilled octopus . Recommend it all.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Tanta was outstanding, great food, great service and very nice design. I highly recommend Tanta !!!

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

This was lovely! I was pleasantly surprised. The staff was attentiveand very helpful in explaining the menu, and gave great recommendations.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent restaurant, the food and the service were awesome. The roasted chicken was very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I always like to dine in Tanta.... is such a great place to eat.. Good ambience...Excellent service and amazing food !!!!
They have new items in their menu...go and taste them....

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

My 2 scallops were incredibly disappointing as provided to me on a literally bed of rocks, bathed in parmesan soup rather than the foam indicated on the menu. The kitchen closes sharply at 10 and the wait staff were stretched to thin to even come and inquire about the food until it was too late to order something else

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I love how creative they are with the dishes, they were all delicious

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We really enjoyed the food which was eclectic and delicious. We ended up ordering two small plates and two large plates for two of us. We were fairly hungry but that was more then we needed and in fact we took one of the large plates home pretty much uneaten. Next time, we'll go with two small plates and share a large. Wait staff was excellent as well, very knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. They have a great location near all the action in downtown Chicago. We walked a couple of blocks to a disco club and had a great time dancing off our meal.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely incredible and authentic tasting Peruvian food with a very classy touch. It was our anniversary and we were welcomed by everyone in the restaurant and even surprised by a couple of glasses of champagne!! Can’t speak highly enough of this place. We’ll be back!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were seated right away. 2 folks were missing from our party of four but we were still offered our table. Nice touch. Food was great. The shrimps in my dish were BIG! Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service. A fantastic experience. Definitely coming back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Tanta was a great taste of authentic Peruvian food with a bit of Japanese influence. I would recommend for anyone interested in trying a variety of dishes at once and also for groups of friends or dates.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

La plancha marina dish was great! Love the quality of seafood and great service!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Every single dish we ordered (whether appetizer or main dish) was so delicious. There were five of us and we ordered different things to share; and then each person ordered their own main dish. Some of the dishes are very abundant. Really delicious; if you are doubting whether to come here or not; do not doubt for a second. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

It is always great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Tanta not only has irresistible food, but good service and a fun and casual approach to the entire experience. We are returning soon with friends. The plantain chips that are placed on the table after you order are to die for! We can't get enough of them. The Peruvian chicken dish is delicious and a huge value. It is more than enough for 4 people. That leaves the appetizers, which are also delicious. We cannot wait to return and try more of them!

Tags: Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Most authentic Peruvian food we've had since being in Peru three years ago. Absolutely DELICIOUS!!! Highly recommend. Amazing pobre bite, pisco sours, lomos saltado, ceviche and much more!! MUST TRY!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Tapas, Bar Seating, Fun, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Had a fabulous time!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This was my third visit in a year (I live 150 miles away). The food is ecstatically good.
Better than its flagship namesake in Lima! Just amazing taste sensations.
The ambience is negatively affected by the high noise level (I would call it "loud,"
not "energetic"). I know it's popular for restaurants to design their space to augment
the sound of diners talking, but it's a huge drawback for anybody over 50.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Restaurant was very accommodating with our 10.30pm arrival. Food was fresh and delicious.Loved all the ceviche options; food was excellent all round. Desserts to die for. Best Pisco sour in the city. Service was strong too.
Lovely meal; fun vibe.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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