Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Zengo


Chipotle Yellowfin Tuna Roll
Charred Tuna Wanton Tacos
Thai Chicken Empanadas
XO Style Edamame
Gabe and I recently had dinner at Zengo, a Latin-Asian Fusion restaurant on the rooftop deck of Santa Monica Place.  The bold mix of flavors was truly unique and exceptional.  We ordered an array of small dishes from Peking Duck Tacos to Carnitas Rice Noodles and enjoyed every bite.  My only regret is that we didn't try the Mango Mojitos, which I've heard are phenomenal.  I'm envisioning a happy hour soon to try all the interesting cocktails they offer.

34 comments:

Josie said...

Mmmmmm! This looks absolutely amazing, Valerie -- I'm glad you had fun and hope you go back soon!
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shopgirl said...

These look absolutely delicious! You're making my mouth drool!

xo

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

AHH! I want mango now!

Lisa Griffin said...

those tuna wanton tacos look phenomenal!!! nice food photos :)
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Krystal said...

oh gosh, yum!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I'm dying, that looks so yum!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

that food looks INCREDIBLE!

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Anna Jane said...

yum...those tacos. i could use one now and it's not even 7am! ;)

Gabriel said...

It's 7AM and all of a sudden I'm hungry for Peking Duck Tacos! This place was really delicious and a lot of fun!

Jamie said...

Call me and I'll meet you there!! I LOVE ZENGO!!! I went there back in January with a group of friends and we sat on the outdoor patio. Their food is AMAZE. I love that they do things Tapas style. Oh and they make skinny margaritas!! Let me know and I'm there!!

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Gareen said...

I love Santa Monica Place! You should try the dim sum restaurant (starts with an "X," can never remember the name) and Sonoma Wine Garden! I will totally try Zengo ASAP...thanks for the review!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

that sushi and edamame look AMAZING. I need to come out there just to eat there....and visit you! haha ;)

Elle Sees said...

I love finding new places. Thanks for sharing this.

Marcie said...

Yum! I could go for those tacos right now! I really miss this about LA. They have such amazing restaurants!

Glad you had a nice weekend.

Marcie

Lyndsy said...

Everything looks so good. I can't remember if I have been to this place, but if it is the place I am thinking of the food was sooo good!

jayme said...

i usually don't comment on food pictures because it makes me too hungry but OH MY STARS!! that looks absolutely amazing!! yum yum!!

Katie said...

Everything looks delicious!

PursuitOfLLT said...

oooh! i love empanadas :) Carnivale in chicago has some great ones and we always order them!

i seriously love the kulae mat. i've used gaiam yoga mats in the past and i don't think i'll ever go back.

i love how it is so thick (didn't want to get up after class was over hah) and the whole anti-bacterial thing will be interesting. hoping it works because hot yoga classes = nasty mats!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh I might be drooling now! This food looks amazing!!

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Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

wow!! sounds fabulous.

Amber Blue Bird said...

i'm so hungry now

Torrie said...

Looks absolutely delicious!
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this free bird said...

I think we need to have a date at this place very, very soon. It looks delish and I'm thirsty!

xo,
C

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I must try this place stat! We ate at the wine bar up there and loved it but this look delicious! Those tuna tacos remind me of the ones at Sushi roku...yum! xo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

This looks delicious! You have me craving some yummy fusion food now :)

Danielle said...

it looked delish when I walked by, and even better in your pics!!

Lindsay With An "A" said...

Yum! This looks amazing! By the way... I am a new follower! I thought I was already but guess not! HA! :)

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Annie said...

wow Valerie, everything looks AMAZING. I would have ordered the exact same things :) We actually have a Zengo in DC too! I've only been once though and unfortunately, I didn't order any of these items.. Next time!

Manhattanette said...

Mmm Zengo is one of my fave restaurants! It's a chain so I've been to the one in NYC and in DC, and they're all fantastic. I'm so happy you enjoyed it too! The sushi is a guaranteed pick-me-up on a girl's night out for me!

Andee Layne said...

oh i will def have to check this place out!!!

Marie said...

I love that place!:D

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Daisy said...

gosh this meal looks incredible! I'm going for sushi tonight, can't wait!

Erica said...

Valerie, this food looks AMAZING! Now I am craving sushi ; )
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Des said...

Whoa, Latin-Asian Fusion sounds really interesting. It looks great.