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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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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, Lunch, Dinner, 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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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
Tasty Tapas!

The food at this restaurant is brilliant. The tapas were extremely tasty. We loved the octopus, cod dip, eggplant, and so many other taste sensations. The prices are very reasonable and the regional craft beers were delicious and at a very fair price, around $3.50 on tap. I had the Green Man... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
George M
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Plano, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Plano, Texas
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The food at this restaurant is brilliant. The tapas were extremely tasty. We loved the octopus, cod dip, eggplant, and so many other taste sensations. The prices are very reasonable and the regional craft beers were delicious and at a very fair price, around $3.50 on tap. I had the Green Man Porter and the Carolina Wheat. The service was... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fresh, creative tapas, The compressed watermelon salad was wonderful. Fried eggplant, octopus, everything we had was terrific.

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Delicious! This is Spanish Tapas at its best. The lardo ibérico ahumado was divine! The compressed watermelon salad gorgeous and delicious. The house made ice cream and sorbet amazing! Everything was lovely and the service was terrific, we will return.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is the second year in a row we have eaten there when visiting Asheville. The dishes are all unique, very flavorful and delicioius. An adorable and trendy find!!

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stone mountain ga.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I dined here on a Tuesday evening. The place was packed! I had called one week ahead of time to reserve a table, couldn't get one, only get seats at the bar ( popular place ) our server at the bar was great. We had a "knockout salad" greens with some nuts and watermelon with a splash... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A must restaurant. Food portions were tapas style and incredibly tasty. Closed Mondays so make reservations, Do not miss tthis dining experience while visiting Asheville.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I had dinner here with a local friend at the end of July, and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our meal. I lived in Asheville 10 years ago, but have been told by numerous friends to come dine here when I was back in town. My friend and I put our name in and waited for one hour (Thu night)... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the top restaurants we frequent. The food is amazing and consistently excellent. The servers are always friendly and expert at timing dishes. Super wines nice ambiance. Great tapas !

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great vibe in downtown Asheville. Tapas with a twist, especially picillo pepper & goat cheese, fried eggplant. Plenty for vegetarians. Reservations a must but the planning is so worth it.

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Coluumbus, Ga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We loved this tapas restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed several small plates, including mixed olives, cured Spanish hams, toasts with.bouguerones and anchovies, a salad with compressed watermelon, cherry tomatoes and crushed beer nuts and sautéed shrimp with sliced garlic. We relished every morsel and can totally understand why you had better book way ahead if you want a reservation here.

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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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