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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.

About Richard Sandoval Restaurants

For the first time, at a very early age, Richard Sandoval had the idea of showing Americans what Mexican food really is. When he was thirteen years old standing in line at the school cafeteria reading the menu for that day, he was savoring the tacos that menu promised. Chicken Tinga, Rajas, Chorizo; he was imagining the flavors they would be, and what type of salsa they would offer. When he reached the serving line he suddenly had a plate with two hard tortilla shells, stuffed with ground beef, shredded lettuce, sour cream, and some sort of red sauce, which they referred to as salsa, and had no resemblance to the salsas from his home town. This disappointment planted a seed that twenty years later would finally come to fruition. Modern Mexican Flavors is the beginning of his hard work to bring to American palates the real Mexican food, and spread the word.

Richard Sandoval Restaurants is a leading international restaurant group with outlets in Denver, Las Vegas, New York City, Santa Monica, Washington DC, Mexico, Dubai and Qatar. Owned by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval, the group includes Tamayo in Denver; Zengo in Denver, Washington DC, New York City and Santa Monica; La Sandia in Denver, Washington DC metro area and Santa Monica; Maya in New York City and Dubai; Pampano in New York City and Qatar; Isla in Las Vegas; Masa 14 in Washington DC; Venga Venga in Snowmass Village. Chef Sandoval has developed custom menus for Raya at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel; Ketsi at the Four Seasons, Punta Mita; La Hacienda at the Fairmont Princess, Scottsdale; Brasserie La Moderna at Hotel Brick, Mexico City; T&T at the Luxor, Las Vegas; and DohYO and TERRACE at Yotel, New York.

Business Hours

  • Lunch - Monday-Sunday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Dinner: Monday-Thursday, Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Dinner: Friday-Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Editorial Reviews

Review - Zengo - Washington, DC
Rebecca Cooper, Washington Business Journal | June 24, 2013

Last night, the D.C. restaurant industry held the RAMMYs, the annual event honoring the Washington region's best restaurants, bars, chefs and restaurateurs. As always, it was a swanky, booze and food-fueled fiesta — oh, and before it got too crazy, they managed to hand out the awards.



  • Attire: Casual
  • Parking: Valet Service
  • Average Price ( Per Person ): $30 - $60
  • Family Restaurant: No
  • Alcoholic Beverages: Full Bar, Specialty: Tequila, Japanese Sake
  • Carry Out: Yes
  • Outside Seating: No
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Has TV: Yes
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Asian fusion
  • Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Restaurant ID: 285

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