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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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
  • 81
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  • 26
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  • 8
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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
Little plates of yum!

We ordered 3 plates of veggies, gotta try the Eggplant with honey! Then ordered 2 desserts, perfect dinner! Do plan to look for parking 15-20 minutes before your reservation, it gets crowded and you'll be glad you planned ahead of time to eat here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
DairyAire
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Summerville, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Summerville, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We ordered 3 plates of veggies, gotta try the Eggplant with honey! Then ordered 2 desserts, perfect dinner! Do plan to look for parking 15-20 minutes before your reservation, it gets crowded and you'll be glad you planned ahead of time to eat here!

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Florence, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Had one of the best meals of my life at this place! Got a table with three friends for lunch. We shared eight dishes and a pitcher of sangria. Everything was delicious. The restaurant did a great job of pairing the dishes we selected. Our service was also fantastic. I can't recommend this restaurant enough.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This place is all about tapas (small plates). Gourmet version of anything you can imagine. The mushrooms are awesome. Tortilla espanola was very good. We ordered about 8 small plates and liked all of them. The price is fair, plates are literally small. Plan to order at least 2-3 small plates per person. Great flavors!

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A perfect Friday night light supper. The octopus in particular is memorable - tender and very tasty - and they had an excellent wine list. Catered well to my friend's gluten free requirements with a nicely coded menu.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The tapas we're amazing, and the portions are generous. Great location in downtown Asheville! The service was decent.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Was just passing through Asheville for one night and was surprised to find such a nice bar in the middle of the NC mountains. I'm from London where it would not feel out of place on Upper Street! It had a big curved bar where we sat and had excellent cocktails, served by knowledgable staff. For $12 I had an... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

My mother, sister and I could only get lunch reservations over the Memorial Day weekend. The food was wonderful - unusual, subtle yet delicious seasoning and a wide range of different choices. It was very pricey, however, particularly for lunch. I would recommend this for a special dinner. The food is out of this world!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I have enjoyed several excellent meals at Curate in the past. The food and service have always been wonderful and it's been a terrific dinning experience. However, I was very disappointed by my last visit ten days ago. The food was mediocre at best and while the server was personable, the service itself was extremely slow and the server was... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had our honeymoon in Spain because of our love of Spanish food and wine; and, we fell in love with it more because of Spain. So, Curate was a great chance to revisit this...and it was worth it. The food was so unbelievably good. The wine list was phenomenal. The service was great. The only negative... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

After the chef win a James Beard award, we knew we had to try it. It didn't disappoint. Great Spanish selection of wines, fantastic lardo, delicious potato and onion omelet, and braised pork and chicken liver ravioli certainly made for a meal. It was a very filling tapas meal.

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Bar scene

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?