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Tanta

4.7
4.7
4046 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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 143 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 222-9700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jesus Delgado

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Diego Pilares: (855) 422-2151

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    LaSalle

  • Parking details

    Tanta has excellent valet parking for only 16.00 dollars. Valet is ONLY available Monday - Sunday, 5pm - Close.

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,046 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. CM

    ClaudiaM

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!!
  2. CS

    ChristopherS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Not at all authentic Peruvian food. Right names, a few right ingredients, but no Peruvian flavor. A huge disappointment.
  3. DS

    DominykaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! We got seated earlyer than our reservation was. The service was very good! Food was amazing!
  4. K

    Kourtney

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I came here with a couple friends and am going back within a week! The ambiance is amazing, if you can get a spot outdoor on the patio when it’s nice out you should. At first with service we felt a little rushed, orders were being taken rapid fire and we didn’t have much time to look at the menu, but the food and cocktails were delicious and totally made up for it. I had the rice with shrimp and omelette in it while my friends tried the chicken and beef skewers. They loved their food but I honestly have dreams about this rice and was sad I couldn’t take the rest home as we were going out after dinner. Can’t wait to go back!
  5. MV

    MichelleV

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food always!
  6. MB

    MattB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food and atmosphere were great, but what really shone was the service. Our server was extremely professional and accommodating, especially with my wife's request for gluten free dishes. They have many to choose from. Our drinks and food were promptly delivered, our water refilled, and empty plates cleared by a team that clearly works well together like a well oiled machine. Kudos to Tanta management. You've clearly worked hard to staff and train a top-notch team.
  7. k

    kareng1966

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband’s Birthday. The bartenders were great as we waited for our table. There recommendations were excellent. Highly recommend eating in the rooftop.
  8. GW

    GerdaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, pricy for the quantity, but well worth it. Excellent flavors
  9. S

    Surfwazeecha

    Milwaukee

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a great meal. Easy to get seated. Wife and son loved the kitchen view. Very good service. The server helped us choosing meals. The food came in a very timely fashion. All the food was excellent. I would love to know how they grilled the steak. Every piece was cooked to how we ordered. They noise level was too loud for me. It was hard to converse with the people across the table.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Llego la comida sin cubiertos ni l mesa puesta La cerveza caliente y también llego tarde La comida mala y cara
  11. OW

    OdoricW

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    The experience was below average for downtown Chicago
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The outdoor area was blocked off for a private event so we had to sit in the partially covered outdoor area. There was a lot of foot traffic since it was close to the bar. The food was delicious and the pisco sour was great. I can see why it’s the staple drink.
  13. D

    Disappointed

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Very disappointing experience. We went there on Father's Day. It seemed like they were having a very tough day: short-staffed. We sat down, more or less on time. The host and hostess were friendly and gracious. However, we waited more than 15 minutes for our server. We asked the host and hostess several times to ask the server to come to the table. The host eventually apologized and then took our drink and food order. He said he would give us complimentary appetizers - he did not; They charged us on the final bill. Overall, the food was fine but the service experience was so bad that it offset anything that was good about the food.
  14. BF

    BillF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Get outdoor space and great food. Drinks were pre-made so too sweet
  15. LI

    LISAL

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is always fantastic
  17. PG

    PietroG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is so fresh and flavorful will definitely go back!!
  18. N

    Nikki

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and experience were incredible! The rooftop was for our girlfriends dinner!
  19. BS

    BSTW

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service
  20. K

    Kate

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can’t go wrong here - came with a large group and ordered a ton of food, nothing missed. Appetizers of cebiche (delicate flavor and very tender), empanada trio (must get), chicken and beef skewers (grilled perfectly) and nigiri el pobre. Entrees of lomo saltado, arroz mariscos, and my favorites : chaufa aeropuerto (favorite of the entire meal) and pollo a la brasa. Specials that nearby tables got looked great as well!
  21. J

    Jule

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Came here to celebrate a special occasion. When I arrived my guest and I were seated in a tiny corner with absolutely no shade even though I had reserved and requested the partially covered patio weeks before. After complaining to the host, we were finally seated in the area I had originally requested. Service was terrible. Our server seemed MIA. Food was mediocre at best. I have tasted better Peruvian food in other cities like Los Angeles. Two young Caucasian women sitting next to us were being well attended to in spite of ordering only one cocktail the entire night. I felt my guest and I were being rushed to clear the table. Overall would not recommend. Save your money and go elsewhere. This restaurant is over-rated, over priced and not attentive to the Latin community.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Overall a very good experience!
  23. J

    Justphil70

    Indiana

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Our server felt checked out. She was not engaging and it kinda ruined the experience.
  24. JB

    JoseB

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The portions are a little too small for the price, while they tell you they are sharable plates...they are not, unless you order two of each.
  25. b

    birthdayboy

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice vibe for date night or even just to chit chat with friends. A lot is small plates and shareable items. Noise level was just right especially for an rooftop. Our server Mario was the best. He was the type of server you need at a new place and trying new food. Peruvian food is what is on the menu fyi! He was very helpful with picking the choices. The waygu steak bites where like a party in my mouth. I wanted more of those. Between those and that cheesecake , they were the star. The host was about to blow me. I had 8:15 rsvp. We arrived and 8:09. She was like you are early so your table isn’t ready. We were to seated ok rooftop. So we sat at the bar. 8:32 she come and ask me if i wanted to remain at the bar or get a table inside the restaurant because our rooftop table is still not ready. I’m like hm no thank , i requested rooftop 🙁. 8:50 we are finally upstairs to receive wonderful service by Mario.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing FOOD!!! There was one item we really didn’t care for and they were so sweet and took it off the bill without even having to ask. Everything else was literally mouth watering amazing!!! 110% will be back.
  27. SN

    ShayN

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always amazing !
  28. JO

    JuanO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food. I’m Peruvian and I struggle finding good Peruvian food. This place was top in everything.
  29. AM

    AlvaroM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food ever! Waiting Tina was not too long, everybody super nice!
  30. GB

    GailB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely rooftop deck, good service and the food was amazing! Portions were large enough for sharing. Highly reccomend.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Whooooooo hooooo
  32. IW

    IvetteW

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Amazing food but I expected the place to be prettier.
  33. K

    Katie

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Incredible food. Service was friendly but a bit slow on a busy Saturday.
  34. m

    mrcip

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great table up on the second floor and could not have been happier.
  35. MD

    MarcD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here several times and never disappointed great food and great service definitely coming back
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    It wasn’t spectacular , definitely felt like I was being ushered out. Ordered the lomo with my date and our plates seamed half the portions served to everyone around us. When the check arrived the waiter went out of his way to assure I “tipped” and when I said I’ll tip cash he made sure to let me know to “leave it on the table” I’ve been here before and it was amazing, however the difference was before I was dressed to impress and this time around I was casual. If you’re going then make sure you go with the intentions of “looking the part”. I harbor no mal intention to this place. It’s great food with great employees, but only for those that belong in the area. Outsiders beware.
  37. SP

    SP4199

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tanta was an extraordinary dinner experience. The drinks, the food, and the service were all amazing. The Arroz Mariscos and the Veggie Aeropuerto were absolutely delicious! Tanta should definitely be on your "must-try" restaurants in Chicago.
  38. j

    joba

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and very pleasant, informative service.
  39. RP

    RenzoP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and tasty peruvian food! The pisco sours were on spot!
  40. PT

    PeterT

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and a fun experience. The ceviche was insanely fresh and good. Top of my list in Chicago at the moment!

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

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 4046 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 143 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tanta

118 West Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60654

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    LaSalle

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Tanta has excellent valet parking for only 16.00 dollars. Valet is ONLY available Monday - Sunday, 5pm - Close.

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jesus Delgado

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 222-9700

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Diego Pilares: (855) 422-2151

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