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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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American, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 W Walnut St, Asheville, NC 28801-2870
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Reviewed yesterday

The food here is always amazing! Great vibes and friendly staff. I'm very allergic to mango and we told the waitress ahead of time I ordered something quite a while later and she immediately said " the sauce on that has mango but we can...More

Thank Trail800630
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed Zambra enough to come twice. First, props to the host for seating us in the small back room when we requested a quiet table via on line reservation for our first visit, and then a second time when we specifically requested the same...More

Thank Ironhorse70
Peter M, Manager at Zambra, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review. We do aim to please. Comfort is our thing here, we are the casual member of the tapas community in town. Curate is refined and worldly. We are comfortable, romantic and poetic.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Up until about a year ago, I considered Zambra's my favorite Asheville restaurant. I made it a point to bring out of town guests to Zambra's for the wonderful tapas and unique atmosphere. But then I could not help but notice the quality and taste...More

Thank Wander530836
Peter M, Manager at Zambra, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry, the demeanor of the fake southern accent? I know every staff member quite well and I can assure you, this is just not happening. I really do not understand what you mean by that or where that is coming from. None of our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Zambra was a favorite some years ago. We were raving about it. Yet the last few visits were very disappointing. The brussels sprouts used to be crispy and delicious. The last few times it has been chewy and not cooked enough -in spite of us...More

Thank Joelle A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My latest experience with Zambra lived up to the many others I've had. The warm atmosphere is interesting. The food is consistently delicious and the servers are knowledgeable about the wine list.

Thank rlamb333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate a 50th birthday. The back room was a great location for the 7 of us to celebrate and reminisce of our years of friendship. Great “fun” drink menu I would recommend the Perfect Pear. We had many of the tapas...More

Thank Annelie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 14 September 2018 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 10 September 2018 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
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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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