Zuzda

Zuzda

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zuzda.com/
  • Phone: 8288984166
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Daily 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner:
    Daily 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Doug Usko
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a variety of options for private parties; from reserving the patio to a private club environment at Z-Club. Please contact restaurant for further info.
  • Private Party Contact: Brandon Cremisio 8288984166
  • Entertainment: In our non-smoking lounge we offer various acts that lend themselves to both casual dining as well as dancing. We also have a downstairs bar which alows smoking and displays popular sporting events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 194
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Zuzda
We offer small plate fair in the style of tapas. However we do not limit ourselves to spanish cuisine. We bill ourselves as progressive altenative dining.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Zuzda reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (14)good for groups (12)special occasion (8)vibrant bar scene (6)notable wine list (5)romantic (5)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (3)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Fun Spot
    Bill222
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Inviting atmosphere, great food and excellent service. Extensive choices of food and so far each item we have tried was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal
    SurpriseVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Four of us went. Food and Service were excellent. Everything we ordered was awesome. Go there and eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for Everyone
    Bill222
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Huge selection of different foods. All outstanding. Comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food for Everyone
    LaFuma
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The only downside is that there are so many plates to choose from! The food is excellent and the portions are ideal. There are many great choices for everyone's taste!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Experience
    gooddining
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was great. As usual, it did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glorified Bar Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It would probably be better in the bar. Not fine dining or even close.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Zuzda
    dlsc
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Zuzda's is one of our favorite restaurants. We always visit when we take a trip to the mountains. The menu is outstanding. Small plate dining at its best!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Travel2dine
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Loved the service and the food! I would highly recommend to everyone .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Mountain Trip
    MtnCraftingGrls
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Five friends got together for a weekend in Beech Mountian to quilt, sew and enjoy some wine on the deck. Our first stop Friday night was Zuzda's. We were amazed at the enourmous list of choices for tapas. We ordered 2 each and enjoyed every bite! I enjoyed the mountain trout and gargonzola stuffec artichokes-delicious!! A perfect sized meal that left room for a yummy dessert. Will go back in October and definately want to eat there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    JeanMax81
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This place was awesome. The decor wasn't fancy or pretentious like many tapas places. Went with my sister and her husband, and we loved everything we ordered. The blackberry cabernet sorbet was particularly amazing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fair at best
    HVvacation
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Décor is dismal and depressing. Receptionist sat us at a table with an air conditioning vent directly under the table. She said they would cover it and we asked that it be done. She never came back. I had to use the wine list book to cover the vent. Waitress was excellent with what she had to work with. Table cloths were vinyl and felt sticky. Definitely not worth a return visit.
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  • Great Food, A Bit Slow
    roberhartVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Visited Zuzda with two other couples and sat outside due to our party being "expanded." Food was wonderful, but we were fogotten about a number of times. Finally, at the end of the meal, although we all wanted dessert (and after a long wait had been brought some coffee, only to be left again), we finally asked for the check. We weren't in a hurry at all, but the gaps were uncomfortable. As for the food, when you take in to account that there were six of us. we covered the menu pretty well, and we all enjoyed each course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise!
    Fancy
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This is not a white table cloth place, but the food is absolutely delicious and the service is friendly and very accommodating. It is not a noisy place and we could enjoy our table conversation. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Small Plates
    David68VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is our third visit to Zuzda and we'll definitely be back. We love the concept because we can sample so many different plates of very well made dishes. We started with two glasses of a Cueto Rioja, Lobster Bisque for me and Clam Chowder for my wife. I had the Iceburg Wedge and my wife had the Mixed Green Salad. I had the Bang Bang Shrimp and she had the Santa Fe Chicken Egg Roll. We finished the evening with a Key Lime Tart and a Warm Apple Pie. All was delicious and Amanda provided excellent service and was a great help guiding us thru the evening. We will be back again and again when in Banner Elk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite place in the high cntry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We come back to Zuzda's every summer and winter! We recommend the cheese platter, filet, french onion soup, artichokes, shrimp, bread w/ roasted garlic, tempura veggies
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 214 reviews are from the Zuzda reviews archive.
  • Satisfactory Dining Experience
    mlbp5
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Food was decent, menu has good variety of dishes & plenty to choose from for every member of your party. Service was good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wil return for food but eat outside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    First visit for 4 of us, can't believe it has been there so long and we had not heard of it. We will be back for the food but will prefer to eat outside on the large patio. The inside decor is rather dated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a hit!
    Stumpjumper
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Been coming to Zuzda's for a few years now - every time I make it to the Banner Elk area - and it never disappoints. Take your time and work your way through its extensive menu of tapas - the seafood selections especially - but save room for dessert. The Pineapple Tempura with Caramel Rum Sauce is not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun dining experience
    Vegaquarian
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Small plates are always a unique and fun way to dine. Lots of veg options too! Interesting plates to choose from and most very good. Would not recommend the black bean cake. Also service was a little slow but holiday weekend so...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Zuzda
    dlsc
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    With over 100 choices on their tapas menu, you can never get tired of eating here. We love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Roma
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Our party of 4, 2 were starved,2 looking for light meal. Perfect fit. Terrific variety of delicious food. Everyone got something different, everyone was happy. Looking forward to going back again very soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the visit
    foodfor2
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We love to visit each time we are in Banner Elk. Can't wait for the next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Adventure in Banner Elk
    dsnw
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We have eaten at Zuzdas many times when vacationing in the area. The experience is alway good. Nicely varied tapas menu, each item fresh and well prepared, properly attentive staff, and good pacing. The dining room is pretty much one area, and not large, so probably not the best choice for large groups. Excellent choice for couples and small adventurous groups though. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The vegetarian tapas selections
    happydiner
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The vegetarian tapas selections are outstanding and our server, Katie, was the best!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was wonderful!
    FoodTravel
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Was in Boone for one night, and am so glad that we ate at Zuzda! I have been to the area many times and have never been here before. I will definitely come back to let my friends and family experience this restaurant! We tried about 9 small plates and absolutely loved each dish! Katie, our server was attentive, helpful, and made our evening flawless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zuzda B Day
    Boots73
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Went to Zuda for 40th Birthday on 1/24/14.. Hate that they havent been seating anyone upstairs. The downstairs dining room is just so outdated. So when we came in and saw there was room in the bar instead of the dining room we opted to sit in there. The bartender also our waitress was outstanding and very laid back yet attentive.. The food there has always been good. Just update the dining room guys. Thank you again to our bartender...she made it a great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunate Experience
    travelnut
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Zuzda's has an excellent atmosphere and a lot of potential but we were very disappointed. Our reservation was at 8:00 pm we did not get any food until 9:20 pm. Terrible service. We were very disheartened with the experience.
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  • Good Food Bad Service
    AnthonyVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We had several plates being that it is a Tapas restaurant. Every plate we had was very good. The only down side was the service not sure if it was the server we had but the service was very slow (even though the restaurant was overly busy).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zuzda
    Lnd1127
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Love coming to Boone just to be able to go eat at zuzda.. My favorite place with a great selection of food & great desserts!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok restaurant
    Gonzo
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Had dinner New Years Eve 2013. The food was pretty good, not great but certainly not bad. The best thing we had was the chicken risotto. The restaurant is a little run down inside, service was ok. Had to wait at least 15 minutes for our first glass of wine, but service was better after that. We and others at two other nearby tables were all cold and forced to wear our jackets while we dined - was probably 65 in the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been to Zuzda's several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We have been to Zuzda's several times. The food is delicious. The bill can add up quickly, though. I think a few years ago more small dishes were offered. We went with another couple for a 6:15 reservation on New Year's Eve and although some of the meals came out in a fairly reasonable time, one person waited one hour for his bowl of jambalaya. He sat there while we ate. I feel that that is excessive, and it might be a good customer relation idea to bring a little dish of something in the meantime...or perhaps a complimentary drink. We will most likely return to Zuzda's, but I hope things run a bit smoother.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite part of the trip
    PaulC
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I always make sure I dine at Zuzda each time I visit Beech Mt. Always a high point of the visit!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best tapas!
    iheartfood
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    We love this restaurant. Often tapas has a Spanish flair. We really enjoy that Zuzda does not. There are so many delicious tapas to choose from. The almond crusted trout was cooked to perfection. The filet is always a top choice. The brie with caramel sauce is talked about for months to come. We first were here a year ago and talked about it for a year and finally made our way back up to visit. It was just as good as we remembered if not better! Perfect anniversary celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas type facility
    CANYAKVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Zuzda's is terriffic and provides just the perfect atmosphere for a special occasion. When we are in this part of the country, everyday is special!!! The bree is delicious followed by the a wide assortment of small plate items!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Susan
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We found Zuzda's a few months ago. We had not eaten tapas before and were excited to try it. We were amazed at the amount of choices on the menu.The food was very good. We have since been there two additional times and brought other people with us. All have enjoyed the food as well as the atmosphere. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Lisa
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Food was fantastic! Service was excellent. Will definitely recommend.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great variety
    Trulucky
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Dinner was good. Exceptional soft shell crab, especially since we were not on the coast. Creme brûlée and cheese cake were especially good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Weekend
    brunchgirl
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Spent the weekend in Banner Elk for a birthday and we ate here on a Sat night. As far as the restaurant itself, not too busy which was nice, the tables are too close together and has a little musty smell about it. The menu has a ton of choices. We got salads and soup to start and each got a small plate too. Was good but nothing spectacular. My bacon wrapped shrimp was really just shrimp with bacon on top of it. Would be willing to give it another try if we ever get back up there, only because there were so many options to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food AND service.
    dtreg
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    This was our first visit to Zuzda (and to Banner Elk). Everything we ordered was delicious, and the service was friendly, efficient and perfectly timed. And the Pineapple Tempura was the perfect finish to a fine meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menue, interesting wine list
    SavtahVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    We didn't expect to find such an interesting men u, especially for us vegetarians, in such a small town. The Veggie Tempura was perfect as were the sauteed mushrooms and the stuffed artichoke hearts. My carnivore husband enjoyed the steak dish too. When the kale turned out to be bitter, it was whisked away, and the charge removed from the bill. Loved the pinot gris from Oregon. Nice cosy atmosphere for me, my husband felt a bit claustrophobic. Very comfortable chairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.