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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%
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“tapas” (380 reviews)
“gnocchi” (79 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the 3 time we've dined at Zambra. After initially being disappointed about 5 years ago, the restaurant must have revamped everything as the food is very good as is the wine selection and wait staff. RECOMENDED!

Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went during our visit to Asheville after having been recommended to the restaurant by friends. The portions are small as they are tapas but that allows you to try more dishes. The stand out for me was their warm alcoholic drinks,...More

Thank Taylor Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lively but still romantic restaurant in a Mediterranean setting serving creative tapas. Pros: interesting ingredients in wide range of tapas, friendly service, warm color tones, lively atmosphere which included a small folk band, and pretty good food (loved the b-sprouts and scallop plates) Cons:...More

Thank TravLeMonkay
Peter M, Owner at Zambra, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank music_fanatic1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Kevin M
Peter M, Manager at Zambra, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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...More

Thank sparkyeats
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...More

Thank Art H
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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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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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