Always GoodZengo is very consistent...consistently good. I'm usually in Zengo once a week with my daughter and the food is always good and the service is excellent. I've made over 200 reservations using Open Table and this is only the 2nd or 3rd review I've ever written. My other reviews were written when things were notably bad, I decided to write this review because everyone at Zengo does a fabulous job and they deserve credit. If you're looking for a fun atmosphere, excellent service and fun and interesting food then Zengo is an excellent choice.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways SurprisingThe food here reflects an ever-changing menu, with experimental fusions of Mexican and Asian foods. Although they have long been on the menu, the duck confit-jicama tacos are absolutely outstanding. We had several "food issues" at our table, including gluten-free, allergies, you name it. We were able to fill everyone up and we all left happy.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Sunday BrunchAll you can eat tapas style small plates, all you can drink mimosas, and all you can drink bloody mary's? What more could you ask for?! We have been here 3 times for Sunday brunch and each time has been absolutely amazing. They have a DJ playing to keep the mood lively and the staff constantly keeps the plates and drinks coming. This is the type of place where you're not doing it right unless your table is covered with food to try and you just don't know what to do with yourself. Five stars!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMlet's go, Zengo!I always enjoy the food at Zengo. Brunch there is amazing. I was glad to be able to introduce a couple friends to the restaurant.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightfully DifferentWe first went to Zengo during restaurant week and they did an excellent job with a limited menu. However, as our waiter had predicted, their regular menu is stellar. The combination of flavors on the ceviche and the three small plates that we shared were all excellent and had different flavors and textures. They mix Latin and Asian in a manner that brings out the best in both; they create excellent flavors without the necessity of making dishes 'hot.'
We'll be back and bring friends.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodThe food was amazing, although the selection was minimal...best Mojito I have ever had, sidewalk dining was great!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat MealSuperb dining. Very creative menu. Excellent service.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was good. A little toofood was good. A little too noisy for our tastes. Background music had a beat that was distracting.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always!Food is excellent with such a range of flavors. The service was once again impeccable and I will be returning.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWent with a group of friends.Went with a group of friends. Great meal, great service, great time! Would go again!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my parents for theirI took my parents for their bottomless brunch and it was very good. We did DD Bottomless Brunch which is $10 less than the regular Bottomless brunch without drink option. I saw familes with kids enjoying the brunch as well as the restaurant offer kids option, too. We decide to try most of the plates from the menu. The asian-latin fusion was perfect! They weren't too salty, sweet, or spicy. All were aobut right to keep us wanting to try more. I loved their use of kimchi in some of their dishes. The servers were friendly and very efficient biringing and taking away dishes. I'd go back again when I'm in Devner downtown!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!The whole dining experience was amazing. This was our second time and it won't be the last. The service is great, the food is great and the mojitos are amazing. Unfortunately had a little incident that night but besides that everything was great.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely will return!Zengo was recommended to me by a friend, who said it is her favorite denver restaurant. After eating there, it's my favorite too! Our server Emily was warm and attentive, and made some great recommendations. The Thai crispy chicken wings and chicken empanadas were outstanding! I will definitely come back to zengo the next time I visit Denver!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLove SandovalWe like all of Richard Sandoval's restaurants, especially Zengo. Ever changing menu with new "Test Kitchen" dishes regularly. Great fashion food, inventive drinks. Very good service. I spilled a drink and immediately (!) two folks appeared to clean it up. And, my server replaced it without being asked.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for out-of-townersI was in Denver from St. Louis to visit a friend and she took us here for dinner. The food was delicious, the variety was fantastic and the service was top-notch. There is something on the menu for everyone, and I'm sure it won't disappoint.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch is a Must!We recently for the Bottomless Brunch. What an AMAZING brunch! You have the option of doing bottomless brunch for both food & drink, or for food only if you do not wish to drink, or if you are only having one drink (mimosa, sangria, etc).
The taste of every dish was awesome and the presentation equally impressive. We tried many of the small plates, etc but left a few to try for our next visit. The guava and passion fruit mimosas were a highlight for me.
We sat on the patio and enjoyed the spring weather. It was not very busy when we first arrived but picked up throughout our visit. The entire staff from hostess to server(s) were fantastic and attended to us efficiently and professionally. Food came out promptly as it was ready.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Zengo!!!I have been to Zengo before and absolutely love the establishment. On this visit I introduced my girlfriend to the restaurant and she immediately fell in love. From the ambience to the menu selections she was ecstatic. With both of us being "foodies" she had a little bit of difficulty selecting just one menu item for her first visit. She requested a recommendation and was met with great enthusiasm and knowledge by our server. Her recommendation did not disappoint! Personally I am a great fan of Richard Sandoval restaurants and greatly look forward to introducing her to the other Denver area and Snowmass establishments. Both of us are also VERY excited about trying Zengo's fabulous brunch in the very near future!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe crab guacamole and specialThe crab guacamole and special TK beef were absolutely outstanding. The veggie fried rice and salmon were good.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, Great serviceThe food was very good quality with normal portion sizes. The cost for what you get is a little steep, but you are also paying for top notch service and a wonderful ambiance in a great location. Overall the experience was very positive.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous FusionZengo food is like no other. Its different and spicy a mix of Mexican and Asian flavors. Great tequila selection. Enjoy!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOff our Beaten TrackSo happy someone recommended Zengo as we have been coming to Denver for years and have missed it.
The offerings were interesting and everything was delicious, beautifully presented and the service was top rate.
I will highly recommend this experience and look forward to our return.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTrendy, creative food... at a priceWe are vegetarians who love the vegetarian sushi roll, the mojitos and creative cocktails (wonderful selection!), the sweet plantains, and asparagus tempura tacos. The atmosphere is very fun and trendy, with good energy. However, you pay through the nose for the creative selections -- we paid $93 for a light dinner for 2, sharing an entree and a couple dim sum plates with dessert. Great food, but our enthusiasm for Zengo has diminished over our last few visits for the small amount of food you get for the money.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFun place.This place was fun. We had lots of interesting food and great service. The chef is very creative.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo Nights in a RowSo delicious, I went two nights in a row. I make sure to frequent ZENGO each time I visit Denver. Tasty, unique dishes and a refreshing change to other restaurants.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night!My husband and I took our son out to dinner for his 18th birthday and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. We will be back many more times!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst TimeThe food was amazing and the attitudes of all service staff were wonderful. There could have been a little more detail about the menu and the different items, even just the highlights. Additionally it was a little loud but not too over the top. Overall a great dining experience!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have repeatedly visitedWe have repeatedly visited Zengo with great results. Most recently we visited for a 30 birthday celebration with a small group and they surprised us at the end of a meal with a complimentary dessert with "Happy Birthday" written on the plate - an unexpected and very appreciated final touch. The food is very unique and creative. Dishes are thoughtful and well executed. The waitstaff is knowledgeable, attentive, and paces meals well even on the busiest of evenings. The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 on ambience is it can be very loud if you are sitting near the bar area, and we visited at dusk and a couple of us had the sun in our eyes for the majority of dinner due to blinds that don't close floor to ceiling. Will visit again and again!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ordered a series of smallWe ordered a series of small plates and were not disappointed. My wife enjoyed the ahi tuna tacos the best. Really a good wine selection and enjoyable atmosphere.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe tried 3 different smallWe tried 3 different small plates that night. All were fabulous! We ordered 2 dinners - again both were to die for ESPECIALLY the black cod!! I tried several different cocktails - all were delicious. My dining partner ordered "bartender's special" (make what they want) and had one of the best drinks he ever had.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE this place. Always deliciousLOVE this place. Always delicious food...I like that they change their menu up from time to time.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic w/ 2 commentsZengo has fantastic food, the menu is very creative most things you can't pronounce but your servier will fill you in. I've eaten here 4 times and every time there is something new and different on the menu. I have not been disappointed yet. Two things to mention tho: 1) don't get there before they open because no matter how cold it is they won't let you in and 2) happy hour is only available at the bar.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWould highly recommend theirWould highly recommend their bottomless brunch! What a fun way to spend a few hours on a Sunday morning...and most of the food was really stellar too - not mass produced sitting under a warming tray for hours like some bottomless brunches. Also, Zengo is famously accommodating of dietary restrictions and this proved accurate for brunch too - tons of vegetarian and even vegan options, as well as gluten free, etc.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Back Room dinning....noisFantastic Back Room dinning....noise reduction....the best....plus Jessica Server...the best...fantastic food.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was excellant.Everything was excellant. The four of us started with drinks at the bar. A variety of choices made by friendly bartenders. They make a martini with tequila garnished with a habenero slice that is amazing. once seated we started on the appetizers. We tried to run the menu but had to stop at eight. For dinner we had the crab, very unique and flavorful. we finished off with dessert and a tequila hot toddy. A wonderful night with great food and service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. WeGreat food and service. We have been many times and is consistently good. We are fans of small shareable plates and they have enough variety to make it fun.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe small plates were wonderful.The small plates were wonderful. Each dish was exceptional, and yet we did not overeat...the wait staff were experts in helping us share and order the perfect number of dishes. Definitely a memorable experience, and the Asian chicken salad, not the usual dish seen so often, stands out as my favorite dish of the day.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing and weThe food was amazing and we had a great experience!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThey have a great happy hourThey have a great happy hour on the patio. It is the perfect way to start your evening while waiting for a table during the summer months.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite restaurants.One of my favorite restaurants. It never disappoints. Creative menu, well prepared and beautifully presented.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were given a quiet, privateWe were given a quiet, private table way in the back away from much of the noise and the DJ. The $35 bottomless brunch was no joke! We ordered endless amounts of food and drink and got more than our money's worth. The quality of food and all the flavors are always amazing at Zengo!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMZengo a Delight!After discovering Zengo during restaurant week, we booked a table for Easter lunch. The special menu was well priced, delicious and fun! It was an 'eat and drink all you can' and the service was fast; we were never without a dish before us. The service was terrific. I think we've got a new favorite restaurant - and we're willing to drive 45 minutes to get there.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAdobo Chicken Steam Buns areAdobo Chicken Steam Buns are a spicy and textural sensation. Wow. Happy Hour prices are $5-$7 for tapas that should cost much more for the superior quality, plus the fresh Mango Mojito and other drinks are $5.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI have never been disappointedI have never been disappointed with a Zengo meal. We arrived earlier than the rest of our party and sat at the bar enjoying cocktails and the xo edamame. That is probably the best edamame around. When the rest of the party arrived we went with the sharing approach and ordered a variety of items. Everything was wonderful. Fabulous flavors and presentation. Also, the cocktails are fantastic.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best thing was the service.The best thing was the service. Milo, our waiter was outstanding. Disappointed that we ordered a bottle of wine and when we tried to order a second one they were out. The only other option was a much pricier bottle that wasn't as good or familiar name. Love the food - just wish the tables weren't so close to each other.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding and quiteFood was outstanding and quite unusual.
Enjoyed appetizers, salads and entrees.
Server was not with it, however. Waited way too long for everything and much longer than the table next to us with a different server.
Our server was very pleasant, just not punctual with us.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mix of flavorsWe love the unusual combinations of flavors and tastes. Sushi rolls, empanadas, salads, steaks, on and on. Great service. Great tequila selection.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMYumYummy. I was impressed with some of the changes on the menu.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ChoicesThe Latin-Asian fusion concept works. There are many small plates to share, or a good selection of entrees for those who prefer a set portion. It's on the pricey side, but the food and service justify it. Don't miss the mojitos - traditional or otherwise.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMZengo Is A FavoriteThe Vegie Rolls for Restaurant Week were spectacular. The interior texture of the rolls was crunchy and the mix of flavor was superb! Zengo's regular menu is sparkling with culinary surprises every time we go. Make sure you visit Zengo as often as your budget permits!2/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHad quite a wait when I gotHad quite a wait when I got there even with a reservation?! I was seated with a new server so it was a bit cumbersome but Trissa was excellent overall. Started off with XO Edamame but it had barely arrived and I got my rice and then not even 5 min later my meal. This was not sequenced well at all. For main dish, I had a BBQ chicken w/ coconut rice that was incredible. I also had a side of Zengo rice that was great.2/18/2013 12:00:00 AM