Zengo closes after 14 years in Denver

Two of chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s restaurants have closed.

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Zengo's avian-inspired interor design, seen during their grand re-opening. Oct. 5, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Zengo's avian-inspired interor design, seen during their grand re-opening. Oct. 5, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Two of chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s restaurants have closed: the 14-year-old Zengo and its adjacent sister restaurant, La Güera.

Westword broke the news Thursday afternoon, noting that both restaurants (and the multiple sister restaurants that came before La Güera) were struggling in an increasingly competitive market.

Employees were notified by email.

Pork pastor taco at La Güera, 1610 Little Raven St., #200. (Ashley Dean/Denverite)

Pork pastor taco at La Güera, 1610 Little Raven St., #200. (Ashley Dean/Denverite)

Calls to the restaurants are not being answered and the Facebook pages are gone. Neither website offers any information.

Zengo very recently underwent a major renovation and an overhaul of its menu. It just reopened in October of last year. La Güera has only been open six months.