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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

We enjoyed this restaurant very much, and had a wonderful time here. We did multiple round of tapas, had dessert, a bottle of wine and drinks and expected a bill much higher than we got! Coming from near Chicago we thought dinner here was a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kym W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We showed up for a dinner and were “greeted” by an older woman without her making eye contact, cracking a smile, or even offering a Good evening or how are you to us. Sorry but there are too many restaurants in Asheville that will treat...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jonathansH8723SR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Zambra is a perennial favorite, and even though my last experience there was certainly not my favorite, I shall continue to return. (If it had been my first visit, I wouldn’t be so eager.) Our waitperson, Joshua, was excellent. He’s waited on my prior to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KenCookie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got a suggestion for this restaurant from a co worker who had just went here. My husband and I had an amazing meal. Everything was very good. Our waitress Sarah was awesome. She was very helpful and knowledgeable about the items. Being a tapas style...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jonis686
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a chance to eat at Zambra last week and I was pleasantly surprised to find great, attentive service and innovative cuisine. This may be the most interesting food in Asheville these days. Service could not have been better. We were four and we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sean H
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Recommended by my daughter - my mom and I ate here on a Saturday night. It is Tapas with a flair! Amazing flavors and fast service. I would highly recommend reservations - we lucked out and ate at a bar high top without a lengthy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lori Z
Reviewed 8 November 2018

We were able to get a table at Zambra on a Saturday night even though the restaurant was fully booked with an hour long wait. The host was very kind and accommodating . I don't know why, but he offered to squeeze us in-between reservations...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BBE2
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Absolutely wonderful experience from getting seated early, to an attentive waitress and superb, fast service. The food was phenomenal and such a surprising blend of flavors. We were impressed with each of our selections. The nook we sat in was super cozy and romantic, right...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Crew0217
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Zambra is a dark place when you initially enter with dining nooks and booths. Food is a mix of tapas and/or larger courses. Quality of food was excellent & tasty. Service from Sarah just as good. One of our better dining experiences in the U.S.A....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Paul U
Reviewed 30 October 2018

flavor ok , lots of choice with flavors never heard of, portions a little small even for tapas ok for one time experience, have to order several (more than normal) to get enough for two

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank billy b
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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
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.
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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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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