Zengo

Address: 622 3rd Avenue, New York City, United States
Telephone: 212-808-8110

- Mid-range

4.2

Chef Richard Sandoval's latest foray in Latin-inspired cuisine.

Acclaimed chef Richard Sandoval is no stranger to opening restaurants in New York City. He opened Maya in 1991 and Pampano in 2003. Both received accolades by critics and visitors alike. Now it's time for Zengo, a Latin-Asian fusion restaurant, to get the spotlight. Sandoval creates artfully prepared dishes that will delight anyone looking for something out of their comfort zone. 

Food and drink
4.5
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Service
4.4
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Food and drink
4.5
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Value for money
3.9
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Ambience
4.3
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Location
3.7
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Food and drink

Latin flavors fused with Asian techniques. The myriad sauces boggle the mind in their complexity. The wine list is heavy on Mexican varietals as well as Argentine Malbecs. 

Recommended dishes

The Peking duck daikon tacos are a hit, as is the chicken tandoori with cilantro and mango salsas. 

Ambience

It's a bit more formal than one would expect from a Latin fusion restaurant. Still, that doesn't mean you have to dress to impress to eat here. Wrought-iron screens create a feeling of privacy and anyone on a date will definitely feel inspired to keep the romance alive here. 

Service

Service is excellent and fast and the staff are knowledgeable about the food and wine.

Location

Near Grand Central Station on 3rd Avenue. Not exactly a culinary epicenter, but it's easy to get to. 

Price advice

Dinner for two can get a bit pricey at about $100. Lunch is naturally less expensive. Opt for several small plates if you're worried about the price. 

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Romance
  • Special occasions

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