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Zambra Tapas Bar
Zambra Tapas Bar

Zambra Tapas Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://zambratapasbar.com
  • Email: zambratapasbar@sbcglobal.net
  • Phone: (650) 344-5655
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Latin / Spanish
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We will accommodate all your off site caterings: weddings, birthdays, office parties from 10 to 150 people
  • Private Party Facilities: We can work with you to serve your party by closing the restaurant for private dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Marco Kurt (650) 344-5655
  • Entertainment: Weekly flamenco dance shows and live guitar.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: burlingame avenue
  • Parking: No
A word from Zambra Tapas Bar
Zambra Tapas specializes in traditional small plates (tapas) from spain.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
Diner Reviews
  • "First impressions are everything when it comes to a restaurant. Upon walking into the place, we were confronted with a loud group of people sitting at the bar. As we were wanting a nice and quiet atmosphere, we both looked at each other and decided to continue with our reservation. Luckily we did, as the food was a classic take on Spanish food. We started off with the Tortilla Espana as our appetizer. Then we went with Kobe Sliders and their swordfish special. All the food were prepared nicely. We recommend asking the waiter/waitress about balance and portion sizes versus how hungry you are as we felt that we had the appropriate amount of food without being stuffed. Nice evening with Sangria to top it off."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This lovely little neighborhood restaurant is tucked away on a side street in Burlingame. We always order tapas and have a share meal with friends. Everyone we take loves the food and the ambiance, and the sharing makes for a special meal. We love every dish, but always be sure to check the specials as those are usually the highlight of the night. The food has a wonderful ethnic bent - Peruvian and Latin American. Delicious. The staff is wonderful and the owners are always on hand to say hello and serve food while checking to make sure the group is enjoying their meal. They are great with kids - the sliders and French fries are a hit with them, so I would say there is something for everyone."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Sangria and yummy tapas - good service, and the price was very reasonable. All good!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This was my 2nd time at Zambra. The 1st time was during the week and servers were really attentive and the food came out quickly. The second time was on Saturday but the service, while initially excellent, really slowed down and it appeared that people who came after us were served before us. The restaurant was very packed with a couple of large groups. I love the small plate concept, because it allows us to try a variety of items, especially for a family with a picky eater. We definitely will come back anyway because the food is delicious."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My wife & I went here for Valentine's Day. Very romantic, and great food & service. We even got the grilled dates, which I didn't expect to be as awesome as it was. Every dish was very good - we ordered a bunch - and was served quickly. This was a great restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Loved this place. Brought a girlfriend from out of town. Great food, nice atmosphere, super friendly staff. I would absolutely go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The only big thing that bothered me was the hostess recognized that we had a reservation (which we made 2 weeks prior), but told us twice she had to go find us a table. What's the point of making a reservation then? The table were small and space was tight, but I had a great time with my husband. Enjoyed the Sangria, dark ambiance, and intimate feel! I didn't eat much of the food by my husband gave it 4/5."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food here was decent -- tapas were actually quite good, but we also ordered a paella dish which was pretty unexciting. The tapas portions were generous. All together, fine, and I would return for tapas."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "It had been three years, and the waiter still remembered our drinks and likes. The ceviche is fantastic and the beef empanada's are something I will not soon forget. Great food, service and atmoshpere."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I love tapas, especially empanadas. My husband and I are always on the search for restaurants that serve them. There is a place in Mountain View that I love, but its always so crowded and you can't always get in. Zambra is its equal in every way, but not as crowded. The food was amazing...We even ordered two rounds of empanadas! While we were ordering our food, our waiter said it would be too much so we ended up not getting the order of albondigas, but at the end of the meal, we wanted more! Servers were friendly and accommodating. Definitely worth a trip to Burlingame!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "service is excellent. Just one thing, the lighting is quite dark."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Best sliders on the peninsula! Great service. My go-to spot for some wine and a few bites when friends are in town."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "First time eating there in the lunch hour. Had no idea they'd be open so I was excited to be able to book the time slot on Opentable. We ordered the potato croquettes, American Kobe sliders, salad & the lamb kebabs. The salad was superb & the sliders: SUBLIME. One simply cannot go to this restaurant & not order the sliders. That being said, if you're not an omnivore, they have many vegetarian options. We had a truly lovely afternoon. Customer for life."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "I lived in this town for a decade before finding this place. I'm ashamed to say it. The food is absolutely delicious. Carnivores, vegetarians & omnivores alike will all love the food served here. Do not miss their American Kobe sliders."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "A trip to Espana---Bay area style. I've already written about this, so there's nothing more I can say. Applause continued. Suggest a couple of truly fabulous wines from Spain, as the food is."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "I was craving Tapas for a date night with my husband, and came across Zambra - people seemed to have such mixed reviews, but my husband and I were impressed! After reading everyone's reviews, we decided to order the Ceviche, Albondigas, and the Traditional Paella - all 3 were amazing! He had the red sangria, and I had the white - for us, the sangrias were just so so but the food was fabulous and the service was excellent as well! Thanks Zambra for a great date night!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "monkfish was interesting and tasty, served on a bed of garbanzos. Most of the food was just OK. Service was unskilled, and a bit passive. Ambiance is lovely, though."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Delicious food, nice service, appropriate price. What's better than that? I'll be back for sure!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013