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Curate

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Downtown Asheville
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11 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3603 (Patton Avenue)
Asheville Transit provides bus service throughout the City of Asheville and other local areas with 24 bus routes running from 6 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday. Routes originate at Transit Center, located 49 Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville (next to the U.S. Post Office). On-duty information assistant provides assistance with maps & schedules.
+1 828-239-2946
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: THE BEST OF SPAIN, conveniently located downtown Asheville! Curate is...
THE BEST OF SPAIN, conveniently located downtown Asheville! Curate is pleased to bring the best Spain has to offer through our traditional cuisine, unrivaled hospitality and festive, energetic atmosphere. In Spanish, Curate, means 'cure yourself.' Whether you're looking for a fun-filled evening out with friends or a quick bite before or after one of Asheville's many art or music productions, Curate is the place you go to take care of yourself, by letting us take care of you. Please join us for some fun...Just say "una cana!"
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
don't miss this place--better yet-stay away so the locals don't have to fight for a table

superb menu, always prepared well. Fun atmosphere, great bar. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. be sure to visit Nightbell, the

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Konstance F
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Prague
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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Prague
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

superb menu, always prepared well. Fun atmosphere, great bar. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. be sure to visit Nightbell, the

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Celebration, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We had heard a lot about Curate, and mostly rave reviews. I think that we were set-up with high expectations and were a bit let down. Firstly, our waitress was not real helpful. All of the appetizers were titled in Spanish and we were a bit lost as to what to order. We had to ask for help, which I... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Very tasty tapa selections with terrific service. The waitress advised what order we should receive our selections and watch carefully to know when to bring the next choice. There were five people plus the birthday person and our bills were prepared for each person with the celebrant's bill divided equally between the other five. Not that easy when they are... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We travel to Asheville several times a year and on our second visit to Curate, they not disappoint. Not for the average burger, bbq or cheap lunch fan. This is a fine Spanish tasting at it's best. The passion for food is clear from the olives to the Serrano hams. Don't miss the salads as they are excellent as well.... More 

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Winston-Salem, NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I've had tapas before and they seemed like tepid appetizers. Not the cast with Curate, which has the most vibrant mouthfuls of deliciousness. The staff was helpful and the selection was varied and interesting. Ended up with three tapas of tasty variety and that was plenty for two people to tide us over until dinner. The decor is also lovely.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We didn't make a reservation, but got a window high-top right away on a Wednesday night. We saw that the restaurant had excellent reviews on tripadvisor and also the girl at the front desk recommended it so we thought it would be a good choice. We started with the octopus with potato purée. Octopus was tender, a little smoky. The... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Had a really lovely late night meal here after eating WAY too much on a food tour in Asheville. I spent time in Barcelona in December and Curate has nailed the experience of a Tapas bar. Food was very good, portions were as expected for Tapas and it was good to not eat too much after "gluttonizing" for lunch. We... More 

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NC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I'm a fan. A big fan. A simple dish like garlic shrimp will taste succulent and rich and like nothing you had before. Come hungry. Too many good dishes on this menu. Wait staff very aware of ingredients - very good place if you have food allergies

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Asheville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is very long and narrow. The few tables that are to the right fill up with people who made reservations way in advance. So all that is left is seating at the bar & at the very front. All they have to sit on in these areas are hard, uncomfortable stools with no backs. This place has great... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were a group of five and had wine with our tapas. The meal was excellent and I've had tapas at several places in the US, mostly in NYC but also in Barcelona. The food was excellent. Unfortunately the waiter was stiff, affected and generally uncomfortable. I found our evening to be rather expensive for the value. Could have eaten... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3603
    (Patton Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Asheville Transit provides bus service throughout the City of Asheville and other local areas with 24 bus routes running from 6 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday. Routes originate at Transit Center, located 49 Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville (next to the U.S. Post Office). On-duty information assistant provides assistance with maps & schedules.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-239-2946

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 31
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

THE BEST OF SPAIN, conveniently located downtown Asheville! Curate is pleased to bring the best Spain has to offer through our traditional cuisine, unrivaled hospitality and festive, energetic atmosphere. In Spanish, Curate, means 'cure yourself.' Whether you're looking for a fun-filled evening out with friends or a quick bite before or after one of Asheville's many art or music productions, Curate is the place you go to take care of yourself, by letting us take care of you. Please join us for some fun...Just say "una cana!"
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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