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$$ - $$$
Downtown Asheville
As featured in 3 Days in Asheville and 1 other guide
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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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All hours
Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed an evening trying many different foods uniquely prepared. Sautéed mushrooms and flank steak were my favorite. Roasted cauliflower was delicious as well! All items were presented beautifully. Server graciously answered all our questions. Great atmosphere for having conversations with friends.

Thank Jim A
York, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Our second visit and the service and atmosphere did not disappoint! Thrilled to see trigger fish and the octopus was grilled perfectly. Lovely post-thanksgiving evening in this cozy restaurant with 3 adults.

Thank Debra W
Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for a drink and a bite and we were so pleased we did. Amazing tapas and great atmosphere!

Thank Sarah C
San Diego, California
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here recently while on visit to Asheville, loved the place, the food and the service. Would go there every night for dinner if there weren't so many other places in Asheville to try.

Thank Kevin O
Asheville, North Carolina
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife took me to Zambra's for my birthday dinner. We ended up at a cozy table for two in the corner. A great spot for quiet conversation, people watching and some wonderful food. They have a great wine and cocktail list to start. The tapas menu is quite long and sure to please a discerning pallette. The evening meal... More 

Thank SEAN D
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very tasty dishes and just enough for two to share and get a good taste of each item. The shrimp and pasta was outstanding, so were the brussels sprouts and arugula salad. Romantic lighting in an area that feels a lot like a great, old wine cellar. Oh, and service was prompt and gracious.

Thank Bob K
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful evening with small plate Tapas dishes. Wait staff was very helpful and didn't mind our ordering one or two dishes at a time. This may have been the best olive oil and bread that I have ever had. Amazing experience.

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

thank you for the great review!!! We always appreciate feedback from our guests , particularly when it pertains to the service. We aim to please. More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First timers. We will be back, when in town for business again. Wonderful wine list, service was stellar and food was superb.

1 Thank msmitty853
Asheville, North Carolina
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They specialize in Gourmet meat and vegan dishes that really make you sit up and take notice! The menus changes every night depending on what fresh food the chef gets from the surrounding area. Dishes like Brussels sprouts and garbanzo beans get enhanced with herbs and spices to make them delicacies! They also have local trout and shrimp and steaks... More 

Thank Gregory S
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a large group; the restaurant was very accommodating. Great atmosphere, great food and drinks. Excellent wait staff.

Thank Nazchip

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?