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“Always a treat”
Review of Zambra

Zambra
Ranked #14 of 823 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
Cross street: Haywood Street
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.
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Zambra is a favorite restaurant we like to enjoy again and again. We usually start with the served warm Pan Rustico, crunchy in the outside, soft in the inside, followed by fried sweet potatoes , covered with a delicious exotic sauce, and then, we start exploring new dishes from the daily menu. we order one or two at the time and it is a joy to see them coming, one by one, each a new discovery and a treat for the palate and the senses. We simply keep ordering until we start feeling near full. The cozy atmosphere, pleasing to the eye plays a great part in the whole experience. The staff has been delightful.

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Thank Joelle A
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Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

Food was fabulous and our server Erik was super. Great dark mysterious cavern on an out of the way alley. Just the way I like it!

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Thank thunderingpoodles
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

My friends and I ate there Saturday, October 26, 2013. The food was OK - not anywhere as good as I'd expected. Dishes that were supposed to be hot were mostly lukewarm. There seemed to be a distinct lack of seasoning (salt & pepper), particularly on meat dishes like the flank steak and beef tenderloin ordered at our table. The server was inattentive, and a bit on the rude side. At the end of our meal, one of our party remarked that he was "full" and the server commented "well, you should be, you all ordered enough food" in a sarcastic tone that we didn't appreciate. I hear there is another Tapas place in Asheville. Perhaps we'll try it next time.

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Thank David B
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Just right....Not overly filling at 9:30 pm. Our waiter was very attentive and paced the tapas perfectly as we shared three with wine. Of the three, the crusted scallops were the most amazing. I'd go back just for them!

Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Must try - the shrimp appetizer. Fantastic. Great place for brunch. Doesn't disappoint at any time of day.

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Thank Jo-Ellen A
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