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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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American, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 W Walnut St, Asheville, NC 28801-2870
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Reviewed yesterday

We were a foursome and shared plates. A great salad, which was enough for two, beautiful trout dish, We shared a couple of other plates that were quite good. This is just a wonderful place to hang out and share food with friends. Always really...More

Thank nmwhitebird
Reviewed 5 days ago

Asheville has a plethora of great restaurants but this might be my absolute all-round favorite! Beginning when you step in the door and feel like you've entered Casablanca circa 1942! Incredibly romantic and inviting with a Moroccan flare. Next the host seats you at a...More

1  Thank wigd0wt
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived for a reservation on a busy Saturday night and sat right away at a cozy corner table like I requested. We had our 2 children with us and never felt like we were out of place. The server brought out kiddy cups right...More

Thank vacation920
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent choice for dinner with friends and/or family. Delicious food and drink. Terrific service. Cozy, fun ambience!

Thank tantetravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of dining here during the weekend on a date with my fiance and we could not have been more pleased. The variety on the menu was amazing (lamb heart and bone marrow mouse were among the specials that night), the waitstaff was...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very awesome spanish-style Tapas restaurant in downtown Asheville. Very cool if you want some really ethnic cuisine here in Western North Carolina

Thank 342mitchr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We know our way around Asheville restaurants, but hadn't tried Zambra yet. It was date night with my wife, and I wish we had selected a different restaurant. The way to really tell if a restaurant manager really cares about the dining experience? The bathrooms....More

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

I'd like to address your concerns. First....the restrooms. I am the manager. Let me assure you the restrooms are a priority of mine and a near obsession with the owner. Every time he leaves town on vacation, without fail, he sends me one last text...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

from appetizers to entrees this place is excellent. beautiful atmosphere and wonderful service as well. they offer many small plate items as well. In fact I believe that is their speciality. The quail was amazingly prepared as were all the dishes. Out of our 7...More

Thank artibear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here because I wasn't starving and just wanted a tapa. Had the corn chowder soup of the day which was amazing and the pork cheeks, which were very tender and cooked perfectly. Sat at bar because I was solo but saw there were...More

Thank shellbell8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to like this place. We walked by it during the day and made a decision to visit that evening. The atmosphere is fun. Loved the lighting and decor. However, we were seated in the middle of the restaurant at a small table when...More

Thank KatoB19
Peter M, Manager at Zambra, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry to hear your time with us was not what it should have been. perhaps the host sat you at the table she did because the others were taken with reservations. either way, we would have been happy to accommodate you with a better seat....More

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Questions & Answers
21 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
11 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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