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85 W Walnut St, Asheville, NC 28801-2870
+1 828-232-1060
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (438 reviews)
“gnocchi” (88 reviews)
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American, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 W Walnut St, Asheville, NC 28801-2870
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Reviewed yesterday

Second time going here. The food is great. It's tapas style so you get to try more things. We love the atmosphere. It is right in downtown Asheville. Especially great romantic date spot.

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a go-to place for a night out in town. Tapas plates make it easy to try a lot of different things. Low lighting, great cocktails and fun staff make it a great place to meet up with friends, linger a bit too long...More

Thank abigailgriffinavl
Peter M, Manager at Zambra, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

YES!!!! First off, local love holds a special place in all our hearts. thank you for the kind words, friend. I think you have summed it up, everything we try and do here, all this time......"linger a bit too long and laugh a bit too...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is small plates or Tapas style - order 2 or 3 dishes per person to share. It’s not just traditional Spanish Tapas, there are influences from around the world. A tuna tataki dish had Japanese influence and the pomegranate pork rolls were somewhat Chinese...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for our granddaughter’s 22nd Birthday and we had about 20 small plates. Each was perfectly done and service was great. Amazing food, my bib lettuce salad was outstanding and we had two vegetarian guests who were will satisfied. Cannot wait until we...More

Thank Dan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. So came here last Christmas and thought this place was delicious! Came back for a bachelorette weekend....Better than I remembered. Get the corn, gnocchi and more corn.

Thank Candice E
Peter M, Manager at Zambra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Candice, sincerely.... Thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Asheville and love Zambra! this is a tapas place - so get a bunch - we loved the chickpeas and the pork spring rolls. Also the gnocchi and croquets - cozy environment, great wine selection. Enjoy!

Thank RWG2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate at Zambra on a stopover in Asheville. Very glad we visited there. Large restaurant. Nice tapas menu and extensive wine list. We both had the soup of the day - potato and the spring rolls, sesame scallops and garlic shrimp. Particularly liked the sesame...More

Thank rfenton231
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited zambras while vacationing in Asheville and we were very impressed. We have not enjoyed such good tapas since our visit to Spain. The staff was extremely friendly and the ambiance was perfect.

Thank marchesejanet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop by with wife and wanted to enjoy their tapas. Service was great. The small plated tapas was good . Specially liked the Fried Okra and the Mussels. The scallops and the spring rolls were a good addition to the compete meal. All in all...More

Thank Ray R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here with a girlfriend. The food was good, there was a large wine selection and dining/people watching was fun. The service was a little off - somehow our first round of tapas was either put in incorrectly, forgotten or something, and the rest...More

Thank TGeoff
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17 August 2018|
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Response from TerramarBeach | Reviewed this property |
It was disappointing in that it was my wife's birthday. We had informed them of this when we made the reservation. The hostess recognized this but no other recognition was coming. Obviously from the overall ratings this... More
Becky B
12 May 2018|
Response from wigd0wt | Reviewed this property |
I would say probably not. It’s very European and I’ve never seen children there. Also has a busy bar scene.
Becky B
12 May 2018|
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Response from Jim L | Reviewed this property |
i dont think its kid unfriendly but early hours would make your visit feel better its large and has some islolated corners so early they could put you in an area where you wouldn't feel so on show or worry about bothering... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 W Walnut St, Asheville, NC 28801-2870
    (Haywood Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-232-1060
  • E-mail
Our dynamic menu is the passion of Executive Chef Adam. Adam has attained many influences through his training in Europe and New Orleans. Zambra is his modern vision of the tastes and flavors of the western Mediterranean: Spain, Portugal, Gypsy, and North Africa. As an appropriate accompaniment, we have assembled the region's finest selection of Spanish and New World wines. We have been awarded the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence and our wine list has been voted the best in Asheville.
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