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85 W Walnut St, Asheville, NC 28801-2870 (Haywood Street)
+1 828-232-1060
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My boo and I happen to LOVE eating a little bit of this and that, tasting lots of meals instead of just one monster entree. We had a blast at Zambra easily located right off the square in Asheville in a cool underground atmosphere. Cocktails were interesting wine delicious we had gnocchi, duck, bread and flourless chocolate torte. Amazing! Service... More 

Thank Kimberly P
Shelburne, Vermont
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy the inventive, delicious food at Zambra, but it is bar meister Trey's bodacious bloody Mary and magical Manhattan that keep us coming back as often as possible. If you would like a perfectly prepared mixed drink with just a touch of creative mystery, you will always be delighted with dinner and drinks at Zambra!

Thank Sarahsmilesalot
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was alright nothing to write home about. Seemed like the staff really didn't care about anything, except for the hostess she was very nice. Food was ok.

Thank Robbie L
ZAMBRATAPAS, Manager at Zambra, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear your experience with our service was disappointing. I can assure you, we do care about our performance on the floor. I think you may have caught us on a January night when business was less hectic , allowing the staff to feel a bit too comfortable and relaxed. If this is the case, I sincerely... More 

New Jersey
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185 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

On our very first night in Asheville, NC we stopped in for eats and drinks at the bar. This is a must! The bar is so cool and this place has a cave like romantic feel. The food comes in tapa size and regular size it is very good. Great drinks too. Will return when we visit Asheville again.

Thank skipthelightfandango
ZAMBRATAPAS, Manager at Zambra, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave positive feedback. Hope you return! More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Stopped here with friends for a bite and drinks. I simply adored the decor and ambiance. Like, so stinking romantic!!!!! We asked to have a table in the alleyway. How fun! It really does have a sexy and romantic feel to it. Food and drinks were exceptional, albeit a wee bit expensive for what you get. My friend and I... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The atmosphere is so romantic. The food will absolutely impress you to no end. My husband and I simply cannot get enough of this restaurant. Each time we plan a trip to Asheville, Zambra is, without question, the one place we know we will be going during our time in Asheville. Check it out!

Thank ksanders90
ZAMBRATAPAS, Manager at Zambra, responded to this review

Five stars! Thank you for the positive review. We know there are many choices available to visitors in Asheville. We really do appreciate putting us at the top of your list. More 

Greenville, North Carolina
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We ate here early on a Friday night on New Year’s Weekend upon recommendation from a friend. Our 5:45 p.m. reserved table was ready, and in no time this restaurant was full and bustling with energy. Our server was knowledgeable and quite proficient. The tapas menu worked well for us by allowing us to sample a variety of offerings. Everything... More 

ZAMBRATAPAS, Manager at Zambra, responded to this review

I apologize for the shortcomings you experienced on your visit. The mussels are always a roll of the dice, usually the supply is of good quality. You just never know until they pop open. Please forgive our delay on both your cocktails and the upkeep of the restrooms. That was our busiest weekend of the year. We do usually stay... More 

Johnson City
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This is our third time eating here for New Years. Although this place is packed, you would not know when it comes to quality of food and swiftness of the service. They have a wide variety of food to select from. It is Tapas which you order small plates to share. We selected the Gnocchi, Lobster tail, Venison chop, assorted... More 

Thank Emily B
ZAMBRATAPAS, Manager at Zambra, responded to this review

Thank you. Emily. NYE is bar far our busiest night of the year. We were staffed up and ready to take on the world that night. I am glad to hear you had a good time. See you next year. More 

Dallas, Texas
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72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Sat at the first of two bar areas. Super cocktails and Spanish wines. I liked the cellar like, stonewalled atmosphere Knowledgeable bartender who answered all our questions about food and wine. Each round of tapas was remarkable and a great shared experience for the three of us. Something for everyone.

1 Thank Stewart008
Asheville, North Carolina
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251 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Let's get this out of the way first. Asheville is known nationally for the great tapas bar Curate, As a result, it may be easy to overlook the amazing tapas at Zambra. Zambra is a "not to miss" restaurant embodying high end culinary creativity and ultra-fresh ingredients that places Asheville as a foodie destination. The surrounds are in a romantic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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