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85 W Walnut St, Asheville, NC 28801-2870
+1 828-232-1060
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (416 reviews)
“gnocchi” (78 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 W Walnut St, Asheville, NC 28801-2870
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed it! fun spot with a really nice vibe. We had the muscles and mushrooms along with a fine bottle of wine. Service was good and food was unique and very good. Lots of appealing choices. We will go again soon!

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated in the very back room with only a few other tables. The walls are cave like and the lighting is dim. The service was impeccable and the waitress appeared out of nowhere just when we finished the course or needed another drink....More

Thank Joanie K
Peter M, Manager at Zambra, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We always appreciate a great review like this. Thank you for letting us know we are doing it right. We will always strive to do better and to impress our guests every time. Thanks for taking the time to write. Side note, there is a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is 4.5 star! Very neat interior and nice feel to this place. The mixed green salad and gnocchi were spectacular! I’d also add the Catawba IPA to that list. We also had the pork spring roll, lamb meatballs, and chick peas. They were all...More

Thank Tdickson11
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, let me start this off with "Your palette will thank you". Everything was good. No, that's doing no one any favors. Everything carried a feel of promise with it, and that promise was delivered in full. The group I was with had a little...More

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

Well, all I can say is thank you. Sincerely, Thank you for the great review. you paint a most flattering picture of us here at Zambra. Come back and see us again. .

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bartender and drinks were awesome! Really cool vibe and eclectic and adventurous menu...I’m sure there is something for all, but recommend you check it out online before going.

Thank Elmcityboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful dinner experience during our stay in Asheville. We enjoyed a diverse and unique tapas menu. All our dishes were excellent. I especially enjoyed the stuffed dates... what a treat! Great atmosphere with an excellent staff. This place is a real find!

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've enjoyed Zambra's very much both times I've been there, and the friend I traveled with also had nothing but praise. The food is good, the atmosphere is romantic, the drinks are good, and the service is warm and professional. I would definitely recommend it.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Got the olive oil dipper for appetizer - yum!! PERFECTLY cooked scallops (hard to master in my opinion) and arugula salad were delicious!! Didn’t get a pic of the spring rolls, but they were very good too! Relaxing atmosphere and service was excellent. Would highly...More

Thank Kristin O
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We wanted a little something to eat, not an enormous meal so we stopped in to try some tapas (small plates). What an amazingly varied menu they have here...something for any and everyone! My husband & I each tried a couple of different ones and...More

Thank Phylpot
Reviewed 11 March 2018

This restaurant was so fun to eat at! Since it's tapas, the portions are small, but that just means you can share and order lots of different things to try. I don't think anything came out that I didn't enjoy. The bacon wrapped dates were...More

Thank bluebonnet-and-bat
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Questions & Answers
5 February 2018|
Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
I asked once before and they did not share it with me. Good luck!
22 May 2015|
Response from Z H |
Yes if it's not too crowded. In other words not on Fri or Sat when it's totally full
12 March 2015|
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Response from Carol M | Reviewed this property |
If you look on their permanent menu (on the website), some of the dishes show two prices. The second price is for the item as an entree. We were told the entrees were quite large and are sometimes split.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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