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Papa's & Beer

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1821 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791-2309
828-692-9915
Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you love Mexican, then you must try Papa's and Beer

If you are not looking for it, then you might miss this place and that would be a shame. The food is wonderful and you have oh, so many choices. This is not a fancy place, but the service is good and the people are friendly. I have eaten at many Mexican restaurants and this one is right at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Nancy E
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Brevard, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Asheville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Well, one of the challenges of going to restaurants close to home is that second visits are often disappointing. I enjoyed the first time I went (Warning - I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian). The food wasn't excellent, but it was good, hot, well cooked. Not great cuisine, but good Cal-Mex. Unfortunately, the second time I went it was bad, couldn't... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you are not looking for it, then you might miss this place and that would be a shame. The food is wonderful and you have oh, so many choices. This is not a fancy place, but the service is good and the people are friendly. I have eaten at many Mexican restaurants and this one is right at the... More 

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Tampa
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Arrived Sunday at 12:30 so we had to wait about 15 minutes.Four of us had enchiladas, rice and refried beans. The only difference was cheese,chicken or ground beef variety. We enjoyed lunch because every part of it was good. Iced tea was great and our service was very good. Portions were huge. No problems at all. We'll be back for... More 

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stanv
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a little different take on the typical Mexican style meals. The warm bean dip is a must have. Most of the dinner options are tasty and large. The prices are very good for what is served.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have been to P and B many times and love the food. Great spices, not cheap Mexican food. The adovada sauce is amazing. Great salsa bar, very convenient. Will return many times for warm fajita salad!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Nothing fancy but the food and service are very good; they give you plenty of food so you will never leave hungry. Love the bean dip with the chips instead of the usual salsa

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Decent Mexican food, but I have to say that the local El Paso restaurants have better salsa bars and enchiladas. The carnitas were tender but not that flavorful. On the plus side, the tortilla soup was wonderful and there were great specials on local and imported draft beer. I might return to try some other dishes or if I really... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Took a group from a new client here for lunch. It was pretty full and obviously a popular well know spot. Fun, good service. Nothing spectacular, but the food was good.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Having never been to Papa's & Beer, and being a fan of good Mexican food, I was okay with the experience. The service is fast, but very impersonal, the food plentiful, but pretty average, which may account for the very reasonable cost. It's just another Mexican restaurant with okay food, but it certainly isn't going to make the Top 5... More 

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East Flat Rock, North Carolina
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is a busy, busy place because the food is so good. Huge menu with topnotch preparation and service. Because it is so busy, it does get a little hectic at times, but the food is worth it.

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Additional Information about Papa's & Beer

Address: 1821 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791-2309
Phone Number: 828-692-9915
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Hendersonville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1821 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791-2309
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: 828-692-9915

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?