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“really cool ambiance, excellent tapas”
Review of Zambra

Zambra
Ranked #29 of 849 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 10 - USD 30
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
Cross street: Haywood Street
Description: 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.
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We were in town for a concert and finally got to try this place. It was really excellent. We had 6 different Tapas and only one was not outstanding. It was still good, but didn't wow us like the others. The spring rolls, bone marrow and pork cheeks were particular standouts for us.
Our server was knowledgeable and the flow was excellent except, for some reason, the pork cheeks took some time to arrive at our table.
Overall, we had an excellent dinner, tried some new dishes, in a unique and really cool atmosphere. I'd recommend this place for sure, would also highly recommend getting there early or make a reservation!

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Great food. We eat here every time we’re in town. Great place for a date, consistently delicious tapas and unique vibe.

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Peter M, Manager at Zambra, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you for the 5 star review. We appreciate that.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Asheville has an endless number of delicious haunts and Zambra has soared to the zenith. Tapas style and perfect ambiance lay the foundation for this culinary adventure. The baby arugula salad is full of surprises in every bite...loved it! Crispy brussel sprouts with chorizo, and other delicious treats made sure I ate all my vegetables and the seared scallops with white chocolate and parsnip purée...are you kidding me???!!! Imagination and courage drive this culinary experience. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to Zambra!

Thank sparkyeats
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Went here with a group to celebrate my wife's birthday. Had a marvelous time. Our waitress was fantastic. Dealing with 10 people at a tapas restaurant is complicated but she did a marvelous job. Zambra has a very nice and varied menu of tapas plates as well as a large wine list. The wine selections are varied both in variety and in price. They have some very nice riojas at reasonable prices. The restaurant is attractive and pleasantly decorated. Lighting can be a bit dim, but that is no big problem. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Asheville

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Thank Art H
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Had a delightful first visit to Zambras this evening for our 40th wedding anniversary. The tapas and drinks were excellent. Lovely ambiance. Will go back.

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