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Tanta

4.6
4.6
4233 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

7:00 PM


Booked 105 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 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 4,233 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Rooftop has a great view and ambiance.
  2. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went here for birthday dinner with family, Delicious tasting menu - whitefish sushi, chicken empanada, beef stirfry, tiny chocolate dessert and great drinks. Serive was attentive and friendly. Will be back for sure in the future.
  3. SC

    SusanC

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Even though it was just two of us we enjoyed the sharable experience. Everything was tasty. Sat upstairs, there are tables that are less than ideal in the space, like by the door that goes to the kitchen. Surrounded by groups the volume level was high. If you are looking for something intimate, this is not it. Food came out timely. Looked like the outdoor space would be great. Over all, would go back again with a small group to discover more.
  4. d

    dougb

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food .Waiters & bar staff excellent friendly.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Server barely checked in with us and the hostess didn’t seat us for 15 minutes.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Our waiter was ignoring us the whole time and was standing on the side chatting with other servers. We kept asking other servers to ask him to come to see us. He got us the wrong order and when we complained he was very rude and said “do you still want to add more or not” he continues to ignore us, only asked once if everything was ok. When he brought the check he mentioned that he discounted the mistaken order, which we thought was a nice gesture but definitely doesn’t make up for the poor service and the lack of care that we received from him.
  7. LP

    LeslieP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the ambience, but even more, I loved the food. Each plate was packed with flavor. The service was amazing. I will definitely go here again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best rest ever
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chek in for group of friends date! Fantastic and impressive experience, would love to come back in the future, staff are great and professional for dish recommendations!
  10. BA

    BAV22

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Service was slow. Took awhile to get order placed. Had to flag someone down. Our waitress was obviously distracted by something other than waiting on our table. The pisco sours we’re reasonably priced. The arroz aeropuerto was too sweet and WAY overpriced. Won’t go back anytime soon. We always made this a “must” when visiting Chicago. Prices, quantity of food and poor service has made us rethink spending our $$ there.
  11. VM

    VivianaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious and very flavorful. Would recommend slightly bigger portions on some of the meals given the actual ingredientes and price. Other than that, it was a great experience and would definitely come back.
  12. CE

    ChgoEater

    Chicago

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Interesting menu where dishes are best shared. Service from kitchen in erratic with all courses coming either all at once or some forgotten. Servers are courteous but inexperienced. Certainly worth a visit.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was great and the food and drinks were amazing. The only note is that food came out a little fast. I would have appreciated a bit more pacing.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great!haven’t been at Tanta for 5 years since last visit. Although there are some modifications with the dish presents (dish design trends do change over years) , the food is still good and taste always in fantastic new combinations for the veggies, meats and seafoods. Still highly recommended to bring best friends or family members to have chill dates here.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The music was so loud we couldn’t even hear ourselves speak… good thing he was playing good music but for a restaurant it was too loud.
  16. DK

    DevenK

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, cannot wait to get back. Everything we had was awesome
  17. KI

    KevinI

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and drinks. Try the pisco sour!
  18. J

    Jbryce

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We are visiting Chicago and this was recommended and did not disappoint. Having been to Lima in the past this was as good as you will find there.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Dinner was good the waiter for sure was so nice what I didn’t like is that I did reservation for 7pm I didn’t got my table to like 7:35pm if you ask for reservation then your table should be ready, as I plan ahead and had to be there in a time frame.
  20. AN

    AngelaN

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance-there’s a rooftop with strings lights, umbrellas and a bar. Downstairs is the the main room with art/murals and a bar. They play Latin music from various regions which I loved and it was at a moderate level that created a good vibe but we could still have a conversation. Menu had plenty of options. Food was delicious mostly shareable so we did that. Had 1 cocktail and we all agreed strong and delicious. Would recommend and come back.
  21. t

    timk257

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very nice rooftop experience on a September evening. Service was well informed.
  22. QB

    QueenB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary with brunch. My husband doesn't like to try new foods so he was leary about going but we both enjoyed the experience. The food and service was excellent and the ambience was great. Tanta definitely did not disappoint!
  23. C

    Chris

    Miami

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We were constantly asked if we were done with our dishes, and that was annoying, considering it was pricing, so next time, I hope service can be better
  24. SS

    SurajS

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The taste and quality of food for the price wasnt as great . I have been here 3 times, this time was a bit diappointing
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love tanta!! Amazing food, service, drinks and ambience! Bringing all my friends here fs!
  26. R

    Romel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Main food that we had was Jalea and lomo saltado was fenomenal, however we were very excited for picarones and they were over fried.. almost burnt and it was not good at all!!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful food and cocktails, if you like spicy this is the place!
  28. GP

    GaryP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We were told by phone that there would be valet parking for Friday lunch. There wasn’t. The ceviche was raw, poorly marinated, and lacking lime and salty flavor. We have had ceviche in Peru, so we know what to expect.
  29. d

    daves

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second visit, will go again when I am back in Chicago.
  30. S

    Sam540

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rooftop, need I say anymore? Seriously though, the food here is impressive. A group of five went on this adventure, and we did nothing but share everything, including two appetizers. My favorite of beverages, the Pisco Sour, was also helping out the charity of the month there, which is so amazing for a great restaurant to do. I strongly recommend this place; the staff is fantastic, the beverages are wow, and the food makes you happy. Enjoy!
  31. CC

    CCCC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    cool place with excellent food. Service was dismal - reserved an outdoor table which was not available; indoors very loud and server (while very nice) was overworked and simply not available for stretches at a time
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had to wait 20 minutes past our reservation time because a table was not ready for us.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent!
  34. SB

    SueB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Open Table never disappoints in sending us to a good place. This place was packed, loud, energetic and the food was great. Our service was fast….so fast we asked them to slow down and they did. Perfect! We particularly liked Nigiri Criollo, Empanada trio, cebiche Limeno & pescado Nikkei Go!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    A little overpriced for the portions you get, but the food was amazing and drinks were incredible. Definitely a more lively ambiance!
  36. R

    Raman

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Tuna ceviche was excellent, rest of the dishes were uninspiring. Decided to get reservations at this restaurant because of the amazing experience we had in 2017
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Friendly, knowledgeable, and fast. The food is also delicious.
  38. CH

    CaroleH

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food perfectly matched with a tremendous ER ER who walked us through e unfamiliar cuisine. We loved every dish! Very surprising union of Japanese influence and Latin/indigenous flavors. Try the nigir and dive right into the seafood list! Be adventuresome! A great night and a great experience.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    High quality ingredients. Interesting combinations. Good drinks. Friendly staff.
  40. MM

    MaureenM

    Grand Rapids

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago! Outstanding Peruvian food, wines, cocktails and service. Rooftop is fantastic especially for brunch - energetic with a FABU DJ. Thank you to Tanya for incredible service and recommendations.

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 4.6 stars by 4233 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 105 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

    Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 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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