The Restaurant                 

Ir de tapeo! The bar at Zambra offers an exceptional selection of International whites, reds, cavas, sherries, ports, signature cocktails (full ABC license) . Full menu service is available, too.

Zambra is the shared vision of partners Peter Slamp and Adam Bannasch.

Peter has over 20 years of restaurant experience and arrived here after stops in Florida, Atlanta, Portland and Vail, and adds elements to the restaurant from a varied palette of hospitality experiences.

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, local vision of the tastes and flavors of the western Mediterranean: Spain, Portugal, Gypsy, and North Africa. We are a tapas restaurant and like tapas restaurants in Spain, the menu selections are based on locally available ingredients. Because of this philosophy, our menu differs from what you would have in Spain but our inspiration is Spanish.

Zambra is a supporter of the Asheville Sustainable Agriculture Project. We use all natural meats and source local organic products when available.

Zambra is also honored to be a member of AIR, Asheville Independent Restaurant Assoc. We believe part of what makes Asheville unique is the large number of thriving independent businesses, particularly downtown.

As an appropriate accompaniment, we have assembled one of the region's finest selection of Spanish and New World wines. We have been awarded the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence and our winelist has been voted the best in Asheville.

The Zambra experience has been featured in Southern Living, on the Food Network and been recognized across the country in publications as diverse as: The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, and the Charlotte News and Observer.

Our dining room, "a kaleidoscope of Spanish and Moorish influences" - "a jewel box" is widely recognized as the area's most beautiful. It is the work of celebrated local artist, Douglas Madaras, and his talented team.




The Restaurant - More photos of the restaurant are below. Click any image for a larger one.

For Your Information:

"It's like eating all your favorite foods in one meal without feeling like a greedy pig..."

Hours of Operation

Serving Dinner every day of the week (offering late hours at the bar on Friday and Saturday nights):

Monday through Thursday
Lounge opens @ 4:30 PM
Dining Room opens @ 5:30 PM

Friday and Saturday
Lounge opens @ 4:30 PM
Dining Room opens @ 5:00 PM

Lounge and Dining Room open @ 5:30 PM

Call ahead for closing times!


Credit Cards

Visa, Mastercard, Discover & American Express

Travelers checks are accepted.




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