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Zambra

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fairview, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of our favorite date/dinner spots. Always fun, delicious, helpful and attentive staff. I suggest you just start small, one item at a time, take it slow, enjoy, savor it all. Lovely atmosphere. 5 stars. Treat yourself and go! Not cheap, but reasonable for the quality. Portions are pleasing, not stingy. You'll be a fan.

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Thank paul b
Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I had dinner here while in Asheville. The server and hostess were friendly and very helpful. The tapas were fresh and delicious.

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Thank vcr2016
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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.

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Thank Jim A
York, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
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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.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

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Thank Sarah C
San Diego, California
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

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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 

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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.

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Thank Bob K
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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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 3 weeks ago

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-232-1060
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?