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“Great Choice”
Review of Zambra

Zambra
Ranked #17 of 789 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
203 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great Choice”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

I ran across Zambra during a short weekend in Asheville. The food was high quality and of special note the sesame seared scallops were delicious. It's a great place to eat at the bar or if you want a table I'd recommend reservations (not sure if they take them). Net net, is for a small town the food was surprisingly inventive, well prepared and tasty. The service on the other hand was a little slow but I don't fault anything other then the fact that the restaurant was at capacity and in full swing.

  • Visited November 2013
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Mobile, Alabama
1 review
“Cool place!”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Dined here for the first time on a busy Friday night. We made reservations two days in advance which I recommend. Awesome atmosphere, cool bar, dimly lit and super cozy. Ask for one of the pillowed, comfy booths. We had a selection of olives, Spanish cheeses, pork belly, beef heart, and lamb. Our favorite tapas were the beef heart and pork belly.
Insane wine list, live music, amazing atmosphere, great food makes Zambra's a must stop in Asheville! Will definitely be back. Loved this place

  • Visited November 2013
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Cary, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Must Try”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Just finishing eating here. Loved it!! There were so many different things to try. I really liked everything that that I tried. The drinks were great too. Something for everyone…..TONS of wine to choose from. Good beers and some fun cocktails. The staff was just ok. They were all very nice but took a while at some points for someone to come back to the table and that was a little bummer. The atmosphere is so cool. It looks nothing like every other restaurant. Very cozy feeling. We will go back.

  • Visited November 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Always a treat”
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.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Joelle A
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Level 2 Contributor
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“Love the variety and atmosphere!”
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!

  • Visited October 2013
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