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Curate

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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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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: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous

All aspects of the experience were great. My wife and I shared a pitcher of Sangria, 6 tapas and a dessert. Our server made 10 recommendations and we 5 of them. Each dish was excellent in its own way - smoked cod spread, tuna salad, trout, shrimp in amazing bread dipping sauce, cheese platter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Steven C
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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English first
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

All aspects of the experience were great. My wife and I shared a pitcher of Sangria, 6 tapas and a dessert. Our server made 10 recommendations and we 5 of them. Each dish was excellent in its own way - smoked cod spread, tuna salad, trout, shrimp in amazing bread dipping sauce, cheese platter and flavorful pork skirt steak, plus... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Third time visiting this place has proved again that this is the favorite restaurant in Asheville. Tasteful yet simple decor allows open concept kitchen to be the center stage. Pick a spot - whether at a kitchen to be entertained by a live food show, or sit at the table for a cozy feel with family and friends. Tapas menu... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting rest. Tapas, but slightly different than the tapas rest's that we have frequented in Barcilona. Different in that in Barcilona most of the dishes are on display for you see the finished products - not so at Curate. The menu is complex and in small print - difficult to peruse - but the dishes we... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is amazing, very good looking. The atmosphere is elegant and perfect for a romantic dinner. The quality of food is super high!! A+++

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Southport, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We wandered in here for lunch without reservations and they didn't blink an eye. We were promptly seated at a high-top table and had an excellent waiter. There was an extensive selection of tapas and it was fun making our selections. Our waiter paced everything out perfectly so that we could enjoy one tapa at a time. The quantity of... More 

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Wye Mills, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Seated at the bar, with a great view of the chefs and cuisine. Wonderful service, warm and friendly . The best!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I only visit Asheville about twice a year. I always return to Curate's. It never fails to be superb. Everything is excellent from the service, food and atmosphere. I love seeing Jessica each time also. She is just so welcoming and remembers me each time! Don't miss this place!!

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We were visiting Asheville NC and friends who moved there several years ago. They had to book a table a month in advance, but said it was one of their favorites and we had to go. So we did. The sad part is that our friends kept ordering one of their signature drinks, the Spanish Martinis, at a bit of... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Let me start with this disclaimer. My husband and I have spent time in Spain enjoying the local cuisine. And this tapas restaurant has captured the taste and presentation of authentic dishes so well that we felt we transported out of this cute North Carolina venue. Natasha was our memorable server and she made wonderful recommendations and had a fine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I didn't get to find out who is the genius behind the menu and the preparations, but tapas like this can't be found in the US

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Additional Information about Curate

Address: 11 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3603
Phone Number: +1 828-239-2946
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
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
Average Prices: USD 22 - 31
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic

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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