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Curate

11 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3603 (Downtown Asheville)
+1 828-239-2946
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Ranked #1 of 629 restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $31
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
Cross street: Patton Avenue
Transit: 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.
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!"
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Memphis, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We have had the pleasure of enjoying Tapas at numerous fine restaurants around the world, including Barcelona, Spain, and Curate ranks at the top of all our experiences. I will start by saying that as the #1 rated restaurant in Asheville it is very popular and it is not a large establishment so reservations are a must and make them... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was a cool fun place to eat. Lots of interesting dishes. Very helpful engaging wait staff. We tried lots of small plates recommended by the waiter and loved most of them. Table side sangria was amazing but is only served by the pitcher. fyi. but that was fine with us.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

...Curate is a wonderful restaurant. The food was carefully prepared and presented at the perfect pace. There was not a laggard in the six dishes we sampled. The wine list is impressive. We found pricing to be consistent with most other high-end tapas places in the region. We'll be back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Can't get enough of Curate. Always something new and seasonally delicious to try. Loved the Padron Peppers with the Bonitos Flakes. Kinda of cool watching the Bonito Flakes literally move like they were alive. The grilled iberico skirt steak was worth the $20 price tag. The white and red sangrias are great but don't overlook the wine menu.

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Weaverville, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My wife ate for the first time at Curate, July 27, 2014. I noted it is rated as #1 in Asheville on TripAdvisor, and I was suspect, we have many great places. Well, it exceeded my expectations. We had the olives, huevos, octopus and gambas.....all superb. We also had their Sangria made with Cava, and it is best I have... More

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Tryon, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Over 3.5 weeks prior to my husbands Birthday I made reservations through open table, because I knew it was difficult to do a walk in at this restaurant. We arrived at 8:03 our reservations were at 8pm. We were told that we didn't have reservations... after about 5 minutes of searching asking us to spell our last name about five... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Fried eggplant with honey and rosemary and the compressed watermelon salad with sheep cheese and tomatoes were outstanding. Other items were more pedestrian.

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NC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Most amazing nd memorable meal I have had in a long wile. The staff was amazing with keeping my food allergies in mind. They were on top of them without ever making me feel like a 'burden'. Thumbs up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went here after a friend tipped us about it. The service was fine, not great but not bad either. A nice wine selection and a lot of food to choose from. And the food was really fantastic, the spicing was good, and combos like cocnut orange was pulled off without being too sweet. Everything tasted really fresh, and it... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Curate is rated number one in Asheville and the rating is well deserved. A reservation is a must. The food is wonderful and the service is excellent! We always try to go to Curate when we are in Asheville. You will enjoy the experience!

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