San Diego Dining Group to Debut Zama in the Gaslamp

New Latin American-Asian Fusion Restaurant Replaces Monkey King
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Get ready to be whisked away to the jungles of the Yucatán, right in the heart of Downtown San Diego. Zama is the latest restaurant from San Diego Dining Group, which is in the works to replace Monkey King on Fifth Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter

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From the team that brought us Greystone, Saltwater, and The Butcher’s Cut, Owners Vincenzo Lo Verso and Alessandro Minutella will unveil a new globally-inspired concept. Minutella tells What Now San Diego, “It’s a jungle theme with Tulum vibes, lots of greenery, and leaves coming down from the ceiling.” 

Minutella shares that the menu will incorporate dishes with Peruvian, Mexican, and Brazilian flavors with Asian influences. The hospitality group is also acquiring a live music permit to bring in a lively musical element and DJs onsite. 

There’s no web presence for Zama just yet but be on the lookout for updates from San Diego Dining Group soon. Minutella estimates a July 2022 opening for Zama.

Jeannine Boisse

Jeannine Boisse (she/her) is a freelance writer and professional creative with a background in Radio & Television. Based in San Diego, you can usually find her exploring local breweries, trying new recipes, and listening to podcasts.
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