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Posted by Scott on 12/12/2010
Not too often I find a great spot to go on a weekend evening in Mid Town East - my wife and I typically need to travel to the village. Overall food was fantastic, short rib udon noodle dish was great...my fav was the Tuna tacos though, great flavors! Drinks were outstanding as well. I thought service was top notch...attentive yet not overbearing and willing to offer some good opinions. Added bonus is the Tequila bar downstairs, 'La Biblioteca'...my wife and I shared a flight of tequila after the meal and really enjoyed ourselves. Highly recoommend (not cheap, portions a bit small, but worth it anyways!)
Posted by Stefanie on 12/01/2010
I have marginally enjoyed other Sandoval spots, but was definitely impressed with the decor and food in this typically "cursed" space. My friend and I dined early so the service was good (though the server could have hovered a little less given the minimal patronage). The volcano roll was decent and the tuna tacos were amazing. The short ribs were excellent - sweet and savory. The mango mojito is a must-have and the bartender was super friendly (we transitioned to the bar after occupying our table for 2+ hours for dinner). Overall, between the food and the ambience, it is worth giving this joint a shot. Definitely take a trip upstairs if you are dining downstairs - the catwalk is a little intense after a few mojitos! Beware - it is pricey...but what isn't nowadays?!
Posted by Jewlicious on 10/03/2010
This restaurant encompasses every reason why I don't eat in my neighborhood. This Asian Latino fusion menu appears confused and makes a ghetto "chino-latino" restaurant look better. The food was barely palatable and the flavors are far from harmonious. Save your time and money.
Posted by dryben on 09/11/2010
Overall the food is quite tasty. The only real issue I had is that the portions are small for what you are paying. The tuna tacos were great as was the skirt steak.
Posted by Guille on 09/05/2010
This is definitely a must go place if you are looking for great good and a very tasty and creative menú, with the perfect mix of Asian and Mexican flavors. Aldo, cocktails made from different types of tequila are amazing. Try the Peking Duck tacos!
Posted by Kate on 06/23/2010
We live in the area. Soup was great and then my entree came out. I waited and waited and waited for the other entree. It finally came and we were told that "the chef" sends them out as they are finished. WHO at home or professionally doesn't know to serve entrees together?
Posted by cmnyc4 on 06/10/2010
Zengo had been on my "dying to try" list from the first review I read about its opening. We went for lunch there just this week and it was unbelievably good! We were a large group and the service was perfect - as if we were just a table of two. The staff had great recommendations, were friendly, fun and a definite reason to come back. We tried A LOT of stuff on the menu, but there were some things I missed and yet another reason to come back. Everything was unique and had a ton of flavor. The dishes were prepared perfectly and had great sides that came along with them. Lunch at Zengo was one of the best food / restaurant experiences I've had in a while and I highly recommend it!