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Zengo and La Sandia Closing to Give Way to Massive Cheesecake Factory in Santa Monica

The full-service chain is taking over the top floor of Santa Monica Place in March 2015.

Zengo Santa Monica Place
Zengo Santa Monica Place
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

The Cheesecake Factory closed in Brentwood without much ceremony a few years ago, but the chain is poised to come back to the Westside in the major way (they also operate a huge outlet in Marina Del Rey).

Founded over thirty years ago in Beverly Hills, the mid-range eatery known for lengthy waits, massive cheesecake slices, and waist-busting calorie counts is taking over Richard Sandoval's La Sandia and Zengo at the third floor of Santa Monica Place. Eateries will continue to operate in the space until March 2015, when the switchover takes place.

Sandoval's dual concepts always seemed to offer promotions to try and drum up new business, but the sizable area and prime location (well, at least in the bigger sense) will now make way for one of America's favorite chain restaurants.

La Sandia Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar

395 Santa Monica Pl Ste 305N, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 393-3300


395 Santa Monica Pl, Santa Monica, CA 90401 310 899 1000