Private Events

Plan Your Next Event In The Amazon

Whether you are planning a cocktail reception, formal business dinner, black-tie-affair, bachelorette party, or birthday celebration, our venue adapts to suit any event. Our Executive Chefs will custom-build a feast that perfectly fits your needs. Guided by renowned chefs like Takuya Kudo and Executive Chef Jovani Palacious, our culinary team weaves the essence of the Amazon with San Diego’s contemporary flair, crafting unique dining experiences that tell captivating stories on each plate.

VIBE-DINING: Dive into the captivating blend of Latin and Japanese flavors, right amid the enchanting Amazonian charm. Every weekend, the atmosphere transforms into a mesmerizing spectacle, featuring the enchanting artistry of fire dancers and the spellbinding melodies of DJs, ensuring each dinner becomes an unforgettable experience. Bottle Service Packages can be purchased for those looking to take their night to the next-level.

Fire Dancers and Samba Dancers can be booked with any private event upon request

Vibe With Us

  • Open floor plan with sleek Amazonian interior design
  • Gaslamp’s hottest restaurant
  • Craft cocktails, perfect venue for cocktail mixers and heavy hors d’oeuvre
  • Custom food and beverage options
  • Private Bartenders & Mixologists 
  • Bottle Service Packages Available 
  • Wrapped-around outdoor patio on 5th Avenue
  • Accommodates up to 250 guests reception & 150 seated in full venue
  • 225 reception & 150 seated in first floor main dining room
  • 85 reception & 50 Cocktail Reception
  • 3,500 sq ft
  • Multi Venue and Block Party Options for Groups of 400+

Contact Info

Sunday – Thursday
5:00pm – 11:00pm

Friday – Saturday
5:00pm – 1:30am

Private Event Spaces

The Butterfly Booth – 60-80 guests

Elevate your event experience at ZAMA by reserving our exclusive Butterfly Booth, designed for up to 60-80 guests. Nestled indoors, this elegant setting features a single long table surrounded by lush green velvet plush booths, all facing the vibrant main dining room. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of ZAMA and make your gathering truly exceptional. 

The Amazonia Private Room –  22 guests

Elevate your event at ZAMA by booking our exclusive Amazonia Private Room, ideal for up to 22 guests. Nestled separately from the main dining room, it offers an intimate and private atmosphere. With AV capabilities at your disposal, you can seamlessly incorporate presentations or entertainment into your gathering. Whether it’s a corporate meeting, celebratory dinner, or any special occasion, our Amazonia Private Room ensures a memorable and tailored experience for you and your guests.

Patio Isla – 25 guests

Located on Island Ave, experience the natural beauty of ZAMA by booking your event in our enchanting Patio Isla, designed for up to 25 guests. Located outdoors and surrounded by lush plants, it provides a serene and picturesque backdrop for any occasion. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a lively celebration, this charming oasis offers a unique and refreshing atmosphere. 

The Jungle – 200 ( venue buyout)

Experience the enchantment of ZAMA with a venue buyout for your event. Our expansive space, accommodating up to 200 guests, offers a lush and immersive atmosphere filled with greenery, where every corner exudes a tropical vibe. Complete with a full bar and complemented by the elegance of green velvet plush booths, this setting is perfect for creating unforgettable memories. Whether it’s a corporate gathering, a grand celebration, or any special occasion, ZAMA – The Jungle provides a unique and customizable backdrop that ensures your event stands out. 

Bienvenidos a la Selva Booth – 30 guests

Our Bienvenidos a la Selva booth is designed for 30 guests. Located indoors, this opulent setting features a single long table surrounded by luxurious green velvet plush booths, all elegantly facing the bar and nestled beneath our iconic neon sign. Whether you’re planning a seated dinner or a lively cocktail reception, this versatile space sets the stage for an unforgettable gathering.

Tropical Patio Ave – 30 guests

Located on 5th Ave, elevate your event to a tropical paradise at ZAMA by choosing our enchanting Tropical Patio, accommodating up to 30 guests. This outdoor oasis, adorned with lush greenery, provides a serene and intimate setting, all while facing the vibrant 5th Avenue, where the lively energy fills the air. Whether it’s a special celebration or a casual gathering, our Tropical Patio promises a unique experience, blending the beauty of nature with the excitement of a bustling street scene.

Private Event Hosting

Birthday Celebrations

Zama combines atmosphere and elegance for the perfect setting for the next birthday celebration. We offer sommelier-hosted wine tastings,  buffet dining packages, and a true South American experience! Our courteous and professional staff can provide an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Bachelor | Bachelorette

Dine & be entertained by Zama. For ladies nights or bromances to celebrate this special occasion. Zama offers multiple Bachelor/Bachelorette accommodations for semi-private or private group dining.

Engagement Parties

Of all the wedding venues in San Diego, Zama is the best choice. For example, our venue features stunning banquet rooms and breathtaking lemon garden patio. We are also conveniently located in downtown San Diego. With our award-winning event team, we will make your wedding as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.

Wedding Receptions | Rehearsal Dinners

Our private dining facilities are perfect for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, groom’s dinner or wedding receptions.

Cocktail Reception

Our spacious and vibrant cocktail lounge is sure to impress your guests and get the evening started the right way

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