Tanta

4.7
2216 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 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.
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!
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

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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 2216 People Are Saying
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MB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I did like the fish but the sauce was a bit much. I was hoping to eat an entire fish fried or baked with a lemon/butter sauce. Only one veggie? I'm not a big rice eater but I love my greens kale, spinach, swiss chard

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AH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had excellent service and wonderful food. The drinks were a bit over priced but quite good. Would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone seeking unique ethnic food in an attentive atmosphere.

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MO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Manager was excellent. We had a mix up on the reservation and he made it work for us. We had a wonderful evening thanks to his help.

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S
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my second time to Tanta and we loved it. Every dish was thoughtfully prepared and paired with the right accompaniments. Each bite was delicious!

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K
New England
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in Chicago for a business trip and discovered tanta through online reviews. I couldn’t wait to try it because the menu looked unique and very good! We had the tuna appetizer, empanadas, and were honestly so full because the portions were a great size that we didn’t try anything else. I had two cocktails that the names are escaping me but they were creative and fantastic. Highly recommend- I will be returning when I am back in Chicago!

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AC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tanta exceeded expectations! My husband and I plan to visit Peru some day and felt this restaurant would be a good introduction to the best of its cuisine. It came highly rated and we were not disappointed!

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HC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend the ceviche. Can't wait to go back.

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S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service, will definitely be back and recommend to friends

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uno de los mejores restaurantes en Chicago.

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JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tanta has so many unique dishes. Excellent food with rich flavors. The venue is also very nice and cozy.

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DA
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I had been to one of the original Acurio group restaurants in Peru last month which was exceptional and so I was excited about going to Tanta. We booked a week in advance. The day before we tried to extend our 7:30 reservation from 4 to 5 people and was told it was impossible unless we wanted to come at 5 or 9 instead. When we arrived, the hostess was being badgered by a walk in couple who wanted a table. After several minutes of ignoring us, she eventually gave them a prime table in the front of the restaurant. When she returned to seat us, all she would offer us was a table in the back next to the bussing station which is exceptionally busy given the number of small plates served. There was also a round top that would have sat 5 but that was out of the question. That pretty much ruined the mood for us. We had a couple of Pisco Sours. Nice decorations but too much egg white and bitters. Seviche was good but not amazing. Corn cake also nice. Rest was pretty standard. Decided not to bother with main courses. A far cry from what we had in Peru or the tapas placed we dined at the night before.

Don't bother until they replace the front of house staff.

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e
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, awesome cocktails and excellent service! This is one of my top places to go now in Chicago!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

INVITÉ A 4 AMIGAS Y LES ENCANTÓ. LA MESERA FUE SUPER PACIENTE Y MUY AGRADABLE PARA EXPLICARLES TODO EL MENÚ. NO ME GUSTÓ LA MÚSICA. DELICIOSA COMIDA.

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CH
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Made reservations months before. Got seated and upstairs in a weird room with one large party. But food was great. Definitely was upset missed the ambiance of downstairs.

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DM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Normal place with good cocktails. A break from the normal places and first time here.

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TL
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, attentive staff, great drinks!

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Having eaten my way across Peru I can say that this is as good as it gets after having left Lima. Ceviches and tiraditos were fresh, spicy, interesting and varied. The main courses included several different culinary traditions within Peru, with Chinese, Japanese and Quechua influences. Service was attentive, informative and just laid back enough. Great meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent Food
Awesome Drinks !

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EN
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was pleasure celebrate my birthday at tanta !!! The food was amaizing and the pisco sour delicious!!!!! Well done Tanta

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LZ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Peruvian food. Authentic flavors. High quality and tasty food.

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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was fine. The brunch ceviche was a tad too sour, so it killed the other flavors... and I like sour. The brunch calamari was the same--sourness killed the squid ink. The chicken-rice dish from the regular menu was pretty good, and the rice paired well with the sourness of the two other dishes. The pork rice dish looked nice but tasted like food court pan asian fried rice--oily. Chicken empanada was good. I would come and try other empanadas but wouldn't really be interested in much else.

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D
Atlanta
66 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Grilled octopus was amazing. Chaufa aeroporta was excellent. Tuna cebiche was great. The Hansell wine was the only disappointment. Service was excellent.

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ET
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the restaurant. If you are at all interested in Peruvian food (and fabulous (Pisco Sours), you must come here.

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MH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and unique. We enjoyed the Peruvian cuisine. It was very expensive so we give it lower scores for value.

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SR
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great, ambiance on the rooftop patio was perfect. We had great attentive staff, really, what more could you ask for.

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LR
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Tanga never disappoints. Love this restaurant! Staff is friendly, attentive, and the food is flavorful and fantastic. Their signature smokey, spicy cocktail is a must! (I forget the name.)

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great time. Our fellow guests were delighted with the dishes.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great date night, very original dishes and amazing cocktails. Will definitely be back

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JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tanta is one of my go-to favorite restaurants in Chicago. Great atmosphere, delicious and inventive dishes, and attentive service. I've never been disappointed!

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid and diverse menu, attentive service by our server- Alex, a quick kitchen, and amazing drinks. Plus, the rooftop makes for a wonderful date night.

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d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

disappointed that the rooftop was closed for Sunday brunch. Valet was $15.00

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JZ
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food. Insane good. I'm not normally one to try different things, but Tanta, changed me. Myself and four of my friends went there to celebrate a birthday. I told my wife me and her are going back and I will continue to go as long as they remain open for business. I still can't stop thinking of how good that food was.

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LC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Made a reservation on open table for 7:30 but didn’t get a table till 8 we had a concert so timing was crucial hostess apologized but others coming in apparently wanted different seating not sure why that affected our reservation?
Entrees were good and priced reasonably but disappointed by appetizers

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My mom was in town and I’m new to Chicago and this place was AMAZING. The food was truly incredible and so was the drink i had. And the ambiance was awesome. HIGHLY recommend.

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m
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Some of the food was very good as were the drinks. My biggest issue was they had a very fattening red sauce on everything we ordered. Would suggest asking to limit the sauce.

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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been wanting try this place for a while and must say we were not disappointed. Service was great and food came in phases and quickly as we had asked for. Everything tasted amazing and the portions are really generous. So go with an appetite. Presentation was top notch as well and all of this without breaking the bank

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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really excellent service and lovely rooftop atmospheres

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GR
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood dishes we had were outstanding--some of the best we have ever had! We were seated on the rooftop in a cozy corner--just what my husband and I had hoped for. Service was excellent as well!

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p
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rooftop bar is fantastic, the food fabulous, the wait staff friendly and helpful.... this place is the real Peruvian deal!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great but there was too cold in the room. We asked many times for turning the temperature a bit low, but they didn’t.

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