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pan rustico
house-infused extra virgin olive oil
patatas bravas
crispy potatoes, spicy tomato sauce
house marinated olives
preserved lemon
sopa del dia
chef’s creation
cheese plate
three imported spanish cheeses
baby arugula
manchego, candied pecans, dried cherry mojo
mixed greens salad
marcona​ almonds, goat cheese, apples, maple-shallot mojo
sauteed chickpeas
spinach, garlic, lemon, chilies
mixed sauteed mushrooms
sweet potato wontons, edamame
crispy tofu
harissa, hummus
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.
USD 10 - USD 30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
American, Mediterranean, Spanish
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed 5 days ago

On a busy Saturday evening, our service was quite good, the food came out quickly, and other than a small hiccup with waiting for your table, it was a great experience. The regular menu is very good, but the list of the evening/seasonal specials is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Frank P
Reviewed 6 days ago

It brought us back to our trip to Morocco. Very Mediterranean, good food & portations, but not too much. We had the lives, patatas, espuma,, and lamb.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank nh681
Peter M, Owner at Zambra, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We appreciate your review! So glad you enjoyed everything you had! -Mike General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally made it in and wasn't disappointed. Besides the extensive wine list, the tapas list was quite encompassing. The focaccia bread was very good. Not all the dishes did I like but the ones that I did like we're excellent. Try neck of lamb and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank scotthH4362LT
Peter M, Owner at Zambra, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to have you in! We pride ourselves on having a locally sourced and inspired menu that changes often to give our guests varying options. I hope to see you in again soon to enjoy various other dishes! And as always, your server can answer...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had reservations and ate here on a Saturday night. Reservations are a must because this place is very popular! The hostess and servers were all very accommodating and nice. The atmosphere is very romantic and makes you want to sit there...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 475kathyl
Peter M, Owner at Zambra, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind words! We love that you found things that you love about our restaurant, and definitely look forward to having you come back. I am sorry to hear about the dishes you found less than superb, and as always we are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for dinner and was impressed with the feel of the place. Very warm and cozy atmosphere. The options for food are impressive, so we tried the lamb which was okay, the gnocchi was excellent, the mushrooms were fabulous, the scallops were tender and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank R84W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can't get into Curate, head over to this Gem and you won't regret it. The food was excellent and they serve good size portions. Even better were the prices. This place is cozy and has a very romantic ambience. Because the menu is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rermiami
Peter M, Owner at Zambra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you gave us a try! We look forward to you giving us a visit again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday night and it was not crowded at all. Our waitress was really nice and helpful when we asked questions. Food was AMAZING. My favorite was the trout and my husbands favorite was the lamb. So awesome to have 6 little plates...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BrandieK
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Absolutely love the atmosphere at this place. Almost like a Spanish decor and a little bit of a speak easy vibe. Food was fantastic. It is a tapas style restaurant. We tried 4-5 plates and everything was amazing. In particular the gnocchi.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lucianoc324
Reviewed 5 January 2019

I visited with a friend and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. One of the first things I noticed when we went in was that despite the low lighting, the decor, candles, and fixtures gave the space a sort of cozy, intimate ambiance. The food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank shadamai
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Ashville. My second time in a year. First time almost did not go due to online menu. They have more specials than are on the regular menu. Mainly tapas but more than that to a serving. My wife and I had...More

Date of visit: December 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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