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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 80
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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
This place is amazing

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
ManayunkMichelle
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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211 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was a fun and different place. The meal is tapas style...lots of appetizers. I love it because we were able to taste many unique things the waiter recommended. The sangria pitcher was nice as well😊

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Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went here this past weekend. Great Spanish tapas including black footed Spanish ham. Also has octopus - cooked perfectly, steak that has rosemary on it. Also fantastic. Servers were attentive and knowledgeable about their menu.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We have been to Curate several times, but I have not taken the time to submit a review. It's fabulous! The tapas are large enough to share, so take advantage of several different offerings and share with your dining mates. It's almost always busy; sometimes even the bar stools are reserved. The service is excellent and the ambiance reflective of... More 

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Dacula, Georgia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

I must confess, my first experience with tapas was in Barcelona so that is the standard I strive for. The food here was flavorful, but they gave new meaning to "small plates". For the price I expected more. Having had a late lunch we chose tapas for a reason, but we left spending what I would expect from a well... 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: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, 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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