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.
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What Insiders Are Saying
High-end Peruvian food that will cost you a bit but is worth the price.
The menu is a bit confusing. Is it tapas or is it an entree but once we figured that out the food was outstanding! Server was very knowledgeable and patient with us. We will definitely be back.
I was put off when I was told by the hostess despite having a my entire party needed to be present to be seated. However, the ladies seated before me neither had a reservation nor had a complete party and were seated.
I don’t want to say race played a part but I was offended I had to sit at the bar until my party arrived and people without a full party and reservations were seated
Tanta is always an excellent experience. It's definitely on the pricier end, but it's well worth it for special occasions. Try everything on the menu!
Never disappoints. A little pricey, but the food is fantastic.
Peruvian Food, Fantastic, excellent and very good.
The people are nice and good service.
The food was excellent, especially the arroz con marisco. We sat on the rooftop and it was just lovely.
Food was very good - albeit except for the roasted chicken. Traditional ceviche was excellent - just too small. Waitress was great
Wonderful place to get dinner. The ceviche was wonderful any of the ceviche is good.
Amazing food, amazing atmosphere and amazing service! Hands down one of the best restaurants in Chicago!
I love this restaurant! The food, the cocktails, the service, the ambiance, all of it!
Upon entering the manager did not smile, nor did our server. Was it because I have gray hair and my daughter in law from Hong Kong was not stylish enough that we were taken to a very dark table next to the kitchen? We had a reservation and there were empty tables. We loved our first dishes— ceviche and grilled octopus. The second courses were good, not outstanding. An expensive meal, so I would expect friendly service.
All of the food we ordered was so delicious. My boyfriend and I were there for our anniversary and they gave us complimentary dessert, which was really good!
There is no communication between reception and roof. We were sent back and forth from the roof to the restaurant because of lack of availability of tables. Even after having a reservation. When we finally just decided to dine indoors we were seated. After a long wait the Waiter came over, first off he could be courteous and responsive. When taking our order he literally stated "i wansn't ready to take your order and didn't know you guys would be so complicated" when we were ready to order appetizers after having waited a while for him to come over. He then took one of our Menus with out us ordering yet, leaving us having to share one menu, when one says thank you, he should MINIMUM acknowledge the customer instead did not even nod or even look at us, all the time looking elsewhere while we ordered or requested service.
Food was GREAT but the general experience was not welcoming.
My experience here was not the best at all. The server did not make any suggestions or recommendations. The noise in this restaurant is awful. You can't talk to the people in your table. I would not recommend going here if you want an intimate and calm environment. The only good thing about this place was the food. Definitely worth the price but would never go again.
Incredible! Everything was delicious. From the small plates down to the dessert, nothing disappointed us. I will definitely be going back soon.
Friend of our recommended that we try Tanta and we were not disappointed. Our server was great when she found out that this was our first time here. We went with her suggestions. Great place.
The price is to expensive. The food is not tasty and portions and small, and drinks nothing special
Arrived for lunch and given choice to be seated alfresco, inside or under the shaded bar area. The bartender, Kevin, made South American caipirinhas like he was from Rio de Janeiro so we stayed at the bar. We started with ceviche special and tried three skewers (tenderloin, octopus, and chicken). All were delicious. Service was spectacular. Rooftop setting great! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️😎👍🏾
we sat outside on the rooftop and it was so lovely. we always enjoy our dinners at Tanta.
The food here was Fabulous! Loved the little rooftop patio though our hostess was not very gracious about having to adjust our seating when a 5th person was able to make it. Our server was similarly unfriendly and somber, though he was very knowledgeable on the menu items. Just not very cheerful about answering questions or looking as though he enjoyed his job. Pity because besides those factors, I would return in a heartbeat. Street noise was a little loud but didn't detract from the experience. After all, its a rooftop space in Chicago!
Nice!!! We’ll be back!
We used to love Tanta but I have to say we got a little disappointed with this visit. The service was fine, our waiter was very attentive and nice. The food was disappointing. From the 4 ceviches we ordered, 2 were not as good as they used to be. We ordered the lomo saltado too, which was nothing special. Could get it at a chinese place or make it at home, with lots of soy sauce, just like at Tanta - it was very salty by the way, and the waiter removed it from our check.
Server not very attentive
Everything was really good from the food to the service. Great experience.
We got three drinks between the two of us - all different - but all three tasted the same (like an overload of sour mix). My dish was over-salted. The "cheesecake" should not be called cheesecake...not sure what that was. The one shining spot were the Empanadas. Those were delicious. Overall though, we were disappointed.
We had an roof top table on a beautiful night. Our out of town guests were pleased with the venue and the food.
We were sat at an unusually large table (not at our request) and mid-way through our second course we were asked by management to change tables. Extremely awkward. Also waiter was too infrequent to check on us and I really dislike bothering other servers for things but had to a few times. Bussers kept trying to take away food we were still enjoying as if they were trying to speed us up and outta there.
I felt as though we were the inconvenience the whole time versus feeling welcome and appreciated patrons. Food however was equisite and flavorful. Not my first time in, but definitely the most frustrating especially when we were there to make this the main event of our night and not just some stop in.
Great food , atmosphere and good service . Grilled Seafood mix my favorite
Great food and service
Restaurant not aging well. Dining experience was below Tanta in Peru. Food was better than expected. Very tasty.
Terrific! Best meal I’ve had in years.
Great attentive service. Very knowledgeable and helpful service. Great food.
Tanta was overall amazing. From the moment my guest and i arrived we were treated very well. There was Latin music playing but it was at the perfect volume. Once our server came to us he was very detailed and helpful with the menu. Half of the menu is almost tapas style with small plates and the rest was entrees. Our first appetizer was the smoke torched Waygu steak niguiri. It’s was great. Second was the mercado ceviche.. AMAZING! It had scallops, shrimp, calamari and more. The sweet potato added a nice hint of sweetness, as the corn nuts added a perfect crunch. Next we had the chicken empanada, it comes with a sauce that is to die for. It does only bring one so i suggest you get two if you’re with a company. I also had Barbarian beer which is a Peruvian beer, very tangy and almost sour but very refreshing. To finish both my guest and i had the Lomo Saltado. A classic Peruvian dish. The meat was perfectly tender and juicy, potatoes were super crispy and everything cooked to perfection. The portion was also huge. I suggest you get more apps and split one plate of lomo saltado. If you love steak definitely get that dish. You will not regret it. Overall excellent place to visit in the afternoon in Chicago.
I went to Tanta tonight with friends to celebrate Peruvian independence day, and it is the same Tanta that I love, amazing service, food and drinks that I can’t find in any other Peruvian restaurant in Chicago. We started with the Niguiri a lo pobre, the wagyu steak just melted in my mouth, the ceviches criollo and clásico were just as delicious as ceviches made in Peru, the taste and leche de tigre were spot on, I guess they must be using lemons imported from Peru as the lemons grown here don’t have the same flavor! The arroz con mariscos, chaufa aeropuerto, lomo saltado y pescado frito were so delicious that we were fighting over who was going to get the last bites. The pisco are like the ones in Peru...refreshing, and the are the perfect summer drink! Our server Scott was phenomenal, and Katie the Manager was so attentive and gracious that she will make sure that you are having a great time at Tanta. If you want a Great Peruvian meal tonight but can’t fly to Peru, Chicago’s Tanta is closest you can get to the real deal.
The food is really good. Typical Peruvian food with a modern twist. The lomo saltado is really tasty and causitas never dissapoint
My first time in Chicago and had the most fantastic meal. Loved the fresh margaritas, ceviche, empanadas and octopus!
Delicious healthy food. Glorious roof top patio. Great vibe. Good service.
The food was amazing, it was worth every penny. The atmosphere was great as well. Tanta is officially my favorite place in dine in Chicago.
Amazing taste experience.
Great Peruvian food, although a bit pricey. Disappointed that my favourite salad was taken off the menu.