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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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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
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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  • 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
A Good Place if you have Dietary issues.

Curate is a Spanish Tapas restaurant in Asheville, NC. The food is tasty and well prepared. One of the nicest things is that the menu is very clear about which items are Gluten Free, Vegan, Lactose Free or Tree Nut Free. It has a charming small table atmosphere, although it can get busy on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Half Moon Bay, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Half Moon Bay, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Curate is a Spanish Tapas restaurant in Asheville, NC. The food is tasty and well prepared. One of the nicest things is that the menu is very clear about which items are Gluten Free, Vegan, Lactose Free or Tree Nut Free. It has a charming small table atmosphere, although it can get busy on weekends (get a reservation.) It also... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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58 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

All the reviews are true. Great food, great service.,the fried eggplant and honey was a phenomenal.. The warm chocolate mousse with raspberry sorbet and hazelnuts was delicious!! Make a reservation and enjoy!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've come to Asheville many times and always seem to find a new, fun, and good place to visit. This time it was Curate! We were looking for small plates since we had a large lunch and ordered 6 varied items from their tapas menu. The plates were large enough to share a bit and all were good. Our only... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

I was skeptical about tapas, but the dishes here were extraordinary, fresh and delicious. We sat at the tasting bar and had a view of the cooking and prep. It was fun and service excellent. This was a very creative menu with wonderful flavor. We tried about 3 dishes each and shared between the 2 of us. The desserts were... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I love everything about Curate. The ambiance is awesome. The food is great and very authentic. I love it! My only complaint this time was that some of the servers were very stiff, not even a smile when they would drop off dishes. It was like little robots. Very un-Spanish!

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melbourne
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217 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Ate there with my wife on a Friday night. Very busy but very pleasant staff and good service. Very good tapas but no better than you find in the average tapas place in Spain. Suprised the chef has been rated so highly based on this restaurant serving basic Spanish tapas. I guess I am coming from a point of view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

What an incredible dining experience for lunch! Everything on the menu sounded extraordinary - and what we ordered was! I currently eating the barenjenas la taberna (fried eggplant) n honey after enjoying the piquilla peppers, olive plate and pan con tomate. The range of tastes, seasonings and pairings would delight any palette, Andrew (our incredible waiter), the Manager Anita and... More 

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knoxville, tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Every dish we sampled was delicious. Only wish we could have had room to try more dishes. The menu is broken down into very appealing categories: charcuterie, fried dishes, etc so it is very easy to choose a varied sampling

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Dined solo on business trip. Good place to try new dishes, although it's a little pricey to try too many small plates. Everything I had was good - no disappointments - but I would have liked to try a few more dishes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The waiter overheard me say this and asked me to use it as a review - "I pretty much just close my eyes like this for music, sex and dinner at Curate." Be sure to try the lemon porron drink, the lamb skewers, the eggplant, goat cheese stuffed peppers, pork skirt steak.... Make reservations well in advance!

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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: Bar scene, Romantic, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?