Zengo
Zengo

Zengo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.richardsandoval.com/zengodenver
  • Phone: (720) 904-0965
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
    *full menu and bar open


    Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm
    *$35 bottomless small plates & free flowing brunch cocktails
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Richard Sandoval
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Zengo would be happy to tailor a catered menu for your off premise event.
  • Entertainment: Live DJ at Sunday Brunch
  • Special Events: Bottomless Brunch
    Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm

    HAPPY HOUR
    Monday-Saturday from 5:00-7:00pm at the Bar & Lounge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 15th & 20th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Monday - Saturday, Sunday Brunch offer Complimentary Valet.

    Street parking is also available.
A word from Zengo
Zengo is a sophisticated blend of Latin-Asian styles and flavors. Chef Richard Sandoval, whose accolades include Bon Appétit Restaurateur of the Year and Mexico’s Toque d’Oro, artfully spins Latin-Asian ingredients into colorful, beautifully balanced dishes designed for sharing. The beverage menu features innovative, hand-muddled cocktails as well as an extensive selection of wines, sakes and tequilas. The vibrant décor fuses traditional and contemporary tastes, the perfect setting to sample Zengo’s acclaimed cuisine. For a relaxed yet upbeat afternoon, sip our signature cocktails on our outdoor patio.



“Zengo is by far the best restaurant in Denver, maybe even the country.”

The Denver Post



“…the coolest looking eatery in the west, it’s certainly unlike any other restaurant in Denver”
America’s Top Restaurants, Zagat



“Hot List Restaurants” Conde Nast Traveler
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Zengo reviews from OpenTable diners
235 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (155)neighborhood gem (108)special occasion (93)hot spot (92)good for groups (83)great for outdoor dining (62)vibrant bar scene (52)great for brunch (51)romantic (49)late-night find (26)notable wine list (21)scenic view (12)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Bottomless Boozy Brunch
    BreannMarie
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    $35 all you can eat & drink-- delicious drinks & the tapas style allows you to try all of the tasty plates. Highly recommend the mahi ceviche, zengo roll, plantains, & chilaquiles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best build your own Bloody Mary ever!
    emremps
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The bottomless brunch was incredible! Unlimited food and drinks! Best build your own Bloody Mary ever. They have so many different things you can put in them. Food was ok, strange mix of Asian, latin, and american. But you definitely don't leave hungry...or sober! Lol
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Zengo
    Greatjustgreat
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I've been several times! My goto for dining in Denver! My servers have always been so nice! I always ask them what their favorite cocktail is and they always end up being so good! The el diablo is my favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but a bit over priced...
    Kierstinalyse
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food was good, funky and creative. I loved the concept. We thoroughly enjoyed some dishes, but it was a tid bit over priced for the quality and flavors. I would have left very happy about dinner if our main dishes were about 5 or so dollars less.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The service and the food was excellent. A great romantic dinner with great atmoshpher.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Yummy Food
    DenverTransplant
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Both times I have come for lunch I have been impressed with the wait staff--I never saw the bottom of my mimosa glass! Love all the different food options and they will bring out whatever you want, as much as you want. Totally a fun place for groups!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bullseye!
    poppamarkVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    First time at Zengo so we trusted ourselves to Brandon, our server. We sampled numerous small plates with a bottle of Zin and were impressed with the layers of flavor and the wonderful presentations! Brandon timed everything perfectly and we enjoyed the experience. We'll be back with friends. Mark & Nancy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best hot New spot in Denver
    KimberlyVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This restaurant has it all in a 5-star way from the minute you walk in until you leave. The asian latin flair is fantastic, food wonderful, great wine, sake list, sushi, etc. The added free valet parking is a huge perk to enjoying dinner here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ErieGirl
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We love Zengo's. The small plates are our favorites. Especially the Asparagus Tempura tacos when on the menu and the Duck-Confit tacos. In summer the sidewalk tables are great for a relaxing meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odd foods
    DEEMVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Taste was a bit too random for my taste.. Too much of a mix within the same the same dish.. Too sweet and tangy and sour and grainy.. In one food. Good ambience, though.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sharing's the game
    bill9687
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Went to Zengo's because of a LivingSocial offer. It was well worth the trip. As the waiter explained, all plates are for sharing. The "tasting of 2 ceviche" was a great deal and the ceviche was excellent. The pot stickers were a little pricey ($12 for 5), but they are were the best we have ever eaten. The entree of churrasco steak was also excellent. Great flavors and prepared medium rare as ordered. The wine list is over priced for the selection, but seems on par with most Denver restaurants, who all over charge for a glass of wine. The service was very good, with a pleasant wait between the appetizers and the entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    jenmosier
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    My husband was a little cautious to try the crab guacamole (we usually just stick with our staples) but he (and I) was glad we did! I don't think I've ever been disappointed with the food at Zengo - it's always amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Zengo restaurant Denver
    Chelseybelle
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Our dinner at Zengo was amazing! Best meal we had while visiting denver, it was for my boyfriends birthday (who is also a chef) and it was an experience that was soooo good. The only down side is the table/booths are very close together but we had friendly neighbors:) our server was one of the older guys in the place maybe it was Mark? Anyways he was AWESOME. Quick and accommodating and went above the job of just serving. So happy we stopped here and will be back the next time we're in the mid west! P.s the prices were pretty great, our bill total was $80 that's with 3 mojitos and like 4 shared dishes. For the quality of food we were very happy with the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Easy Date Night
    kathyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I wouldn't say this is the best meal I have had in Denver, but the atmosphere is excellent and the food is very good. I was most impressed with the Wok. I definitely recommend sharing lots of different plates as the appetizers were all delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Fun drinks and food. Very enjoyable the black cod is unreal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zengo
    cemayeda
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    the hostess was nicer than our actual waitress food is good just a little pricey
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place
    HappyFoodie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This was our second time eating at Zengo and it has yet to disappoint. Great food items on the menu that you won't find anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, again.
    JImDVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This was my second time visiting Zengo. The first was for brunch, which I felt they were too busy to do a great job on service or the food. This time we went for dinner and it excelled. Milo, our waiter, provided great service without being omnipresent. The drinks and food were heavenly. Go to Zengo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ridiculously bad service
    EatingRightVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Went to the bottomless brunch for a celebration with friends and the service was horrible. Consistently received the wrong food. Had to ask at least 4 times for the good we did order. We're never served some things we ordered. The restaurant was not busy, so not sure what the problem was.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Evening
    SalDenver
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We made reservations and arrived 5 minutes before reservation time. Were directed to bar, seating are was not served so we moved to the bar. About 20 minutes later we were still waiting to be seated. A little irritating since we had reservations and showed up early. Other than that, the service and food were great. We love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TIme2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was a great place to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We enjoyed the place and the food, although it would be nice to be able to order some of the dishes without cilantro. All in all we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chris
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We asked to have our table moved away from the door because of the cool breeze but the person seating us said she would close the door. She did not and would not move us, therefore, we were cold the entire time we were there. The food was luke warm and not very good. The wine and appetizer was good though and our waiter was very good. I will not return or recommend Zango to anyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a favorite
    VixterVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Zengo never dissapoints. The food is flavorful and fun. This has benn a favorite spot of mine for almost 1o years. Order family style snd taste everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable experience
    Mdake
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Usually I'm skeptical when I hear "Asian fusion" but this chef created such rich, vibrant flavors & textures that he elevated the notion of fusion for me. My husband and I were thoroughly impressed at the tastes and creativity of presentation. We've eaten at many nice restaurants, but Zengo's service topped them all. Zengo is now our favorite restaurant in Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MZink
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent service and the food was delicious! A unique, fun hot spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fuse food different culture really
    Cesar
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I had a great time I ordered fried Rice .taco was everything was good They didn't have a good selection of beer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Cece
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The portion of the food it was pretty small but the food was really really good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome brunch!
    Blanch1012
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Unique food choices, killer Bloody Mary bar, great service. Amazing brunch deal at $35 for all you can eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    MsVP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Everything was spectacular! Unfortunately for me and my husband, the food was way too spicy for our first meal of the day. We will not choose to do brunch again, but we will be back!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience!!
    PhilioradoVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I love this place, we always have a great experience every time we dine here!! I't so pleasant to have servers with such extensive knowledge of every item on the menu as well as the wine list and proper paring! I hate when servers say "It's all good" becauses that doesn't help me at all... The servers here are passionate about each dish & will help you pick the right items for your craving. For me it was the Korean BibimBap! The Cheese cake was amazing as well!!! I can't wait to go Back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Zengo
    JadedVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great and interesting food in a dynamic setting. Initial service was slow, but improved later into the meal. We will definitely go back again and we have already recommended Zengo to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is great as usual but...
    NikkiVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The portions have shrunk noticeably. I always get the same items and even the sides are smaller. I am disappointed at that since we done here often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    What a wonderful place to walk into! We got a lot of attention from the expediter, our waters were filled many times, but from the get-go our server wasn't very friendly, had no personality, and besides doing the bare minimum of taking our drink and food order, and asking us if we wanted dessert, he never checked on us once. He walked by repeatedly without ever glancing over, never asking how our food or drinks were (I didn't receive some of what I ordered, which he would have found out if he had stopped by to see how we were doing-then the food we never got was on the bill). Our 2nd round of drinks were disgusting. We all have "bad nights" at work, but it felt like he wasn't trying at all. Poor customer service experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spinman
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Always enjoy going to Zengo. Great and creative combo of Latin/Asian
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First timers
    Mully24
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Waiter was excellent and made some very good recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • trieus
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Delicious. The empanadas are always good. Tried the scallop ceviche and I really like it too. there was a test kitchen dish-octopus rice thing and it was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice outdoor happy hour
    Banana1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I went with my husband and two boys. We ate mostly off of the happy hour menu and sampled differ appetizer. THhe empanadas were flaky and tasty. My son LOVED the wagu beef and chorizo tacos. My boys loved the virgin fruit flavored mojitos. Service was great and the outdoor seating. We had the churros for dessert which were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Killer As Always
    duggym122
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Zengo always knocks it out of the park. The service is fantastic, right down to their handling of food allergies. My girlfriend is allergic to nuts and everyone on the waitstaff who brought us food made sure to specifically say "here's the XYZ dish with no nuts in it."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for brunch!
    Missliz
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Came here for brunch for the first time and it was totally worth it! Love the concept of all you can eat without the buffet, we were able to sit and be served the whole time. Also loved the small plates, so we could try a little of everything and it was all delicious. Definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service ever!
    wineandfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    When we first sat down, the waiter came over a couple of times looking for an order. We weren't quite ready, but ordered wine by the glass. One glass came pretty soon, the other at least 10 minutes later. Then, we had to look for the waiter to give our order about a half an hour later. The food came after a while, and we told the bus boy who delivered it that we wanted another glass of wine. We never saw the waiter again. Finally, we flagged him down and ordered the wine (half way thru the dinner) We got the wine, and then really never saw the waiter again. we were talking for about 30 or 40 minutes, he never offered desert or coffee or other drinks, we just got the check and left. It was not a busy night!
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    • Noise LevelModerate