Last Friday I went to Zengo with a friend with the main objective of taking advantage of their $5 mojito happy hour.  Zengo describes itself as a “eclectic, energetic, and hip Latin-Asian restaurant,” and when I went I sampled a bit of each.

Off of their happy hour menu I got some edamame, which they must have smoked (?) or broiled because they came with a nice char on the outside.  There wasn’t much more on the happy hour menu that I was interested in (besides the mojitos, of course) so I asked for their gluten free menu.

Out came the “Arepas de Shitake” (with no hoisin sauce).  Mini cornmeal cakes with shitake mushrooms, guacamole and crema fresca, topped with a slice of some kind of pepper.

Next time I go back I’ll have to get the dulce de leche pudding because it sounds and looks amazing (chocolate caviar / gosling rum~plantain sauce, coconut macaroon)


781 Seventh Street NW, Chinatown
Washington, DC 20001
Tel. 202.393.2929


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