• Grilled steak, with mango salsa and herbs, on a bed of mashed potatoes
  • Chocolate dessert, with ice cream, whipped cream, strawberries, and mint
  • Fish tartare, with tartar sauce, green mash, and caviar


Latin American Cusine

Our Story

At the heart of San Diego's culinary scene lies Zama, a convergence of ancient Amazonian traditions and modern Californian sensibilities. Our chef's journey through both worlds, weaving together ingredients and techniques to present a menu that's as playful as it is profound.

Pioneered by the culinary visionaries Alessandro Minutella & Vincenzo Lo Verso from the renowned San Diego Dining Group - masterminds behind favorites like Greystone Steakhouse, Osteria Panevino, Allegro, and many more - Zama's creation has also been touched by the innovative spirit of Mario Liga & Giancarlo Guttilla, the forces behind Rustic Cucina & Basilico.

At Zama, we proudly curate a menu that reverberates with the rhythms of Latin America, highlighted by exquisite Peruvian and Mexican creations such as the Trio of Ceviche and Agua Chile. To complement this, our Japanese-inspired sushi bar, helmed by the esteemed Chef Takuya Kudo (alumnus of Nobu and Lumi) and Executive Chef Jovani Palacious, beckons diners into a world of refined flavors set against the luxuriant and immersive jungle-inspired space.

This is Zama. Where the Amazon's wild heart meets San Diego's metropolitan soul. Join us for a dining experience that's both an adventure and a revelation.

The unique blend of culinary offerings lends itself to the intrigue of the space, curated for guests looking to experience a variety of flavors, sights and sounds.