Denver, CO 80202
Zengo is the best of Richard Sandoval's Denver restaurants (which include Tamayo and La Sandia), a shockingly smart and original fusion of Mexican flavors with Asian presentations and French technique. From the seared-prawn tiraditos and hamachi with shiso, soy and pickled papaya to arepas de puerco with hoisin-jacked pulled pork, Zengo's dishes are not just odd amalgamations of flavors and styles, but honestly innovative and sensible fusions. The room is beautiful, and while the nightclub vibe can be distracting, the food is the star of this show.
Zengo is an artful blend of Latin-Asian styles and flavors. Chef-owner Richard Sandoval, whose accolades include Bon Appétit Restaurateur of the Year and Mexico's Toque d'Oro, spins regional ingredients into beautifully balanced dishes designed for sharing.
The beverage menu features innovative, hand-muddled cocktails as well as Latin wines, Japanese sakes and over 400 Tequilas. The vibrant décor fuses traditional and contemporary tastes, the perfect setting to savor Zengo's acclaimed cuisine.
Tips from foursquare
Food: $4 - $7 appetizers; $5 sushi Drink: $5 specialty cocktails, mojito, house margarita, wine, large Kirin, Sapporo; $3 bottle of beerMon-Sat 5pm-7pm
Drink the best Cucumber Mojito in Denver!
Happy Hour from 5-7 PM - $5 mojitos & $5 apps! Try the Angry Zengo roll - yum!
All you can eat brunch and cocktails for $35 on Saturdays and Sundays until 2:30!
You can drink simply with the "Margarita Tradicional," a mix of Exotico Reposado, orange liqueur and lime, or turn up the heat with "El Diablo," containing El Zarco tequila, habanero mango and lime.
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