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11 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3603 (Downtown Asheville)
+1 828-239-2946
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Ranked #1 of 633 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
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131 reviews 131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Friends recommended we eat here because the chef had trained at the famous El Bulli. The menu is Spanish tapas. We decided on four tapas to share between my sister and I - compressed watermelon salad, gazpacho, pan con tomate with manchego and potato omelet. It was all amazing. As we listed to what everyone was ordering around us we... More

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Columbus, GA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I was totally blown away by this place. Be prepared to wait on a weekend night during peak time, but it is worth it. Everything was delicious and unique. Took my husband here for his birthday and already he can't wait to go back.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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112 reviews 112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

One key I have found with certain restaurants NOT managed well is when they show one wine vintage on their list but try to serve you another without the slightest attempt at pointing it out. Not only did Nathan (manager) point out the vintage change he made it very clear if we did not like the taste of the $100... More

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Northern Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Reserve well in advance. I booked a week and a half out and could could get only a 6:00 seating. I think they may save seats at the bar for walk-ins. We were seated promptly upon arrival, and the hostesses were friendly. Service was very good. We were familiar with tapas in general and much of the food on the... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Food was great here and it was in walking distance of our hotel-Aloft (which was fabulous). Our server had a bit of an attitude and/or edge. However, the food was terrific!!

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Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Was here two years ago and absolutely loved everything! Katie Button (owner/chef) was extremely accommodating of my wife's food issues and personally made recommendations for both the food and wine pairings! Just the same wonderful experience and food this time! Small plates, Spanish cuisine and great wine assortment, especially by the glass. Even provided a special dessert to celebrate my... More

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant has the largest and deepest tapas menu that I have personally ever seen. You name it, they have it, and often in several variations. I love everything I have tried, and loved the look of things going past to other tables. The service is quick and unobtrusive. So why not excellent? I have not been lucky enough to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Curate is not to be missed when you visit Asheville. The service was great and the food was spectacular. We ordered a variety of items and were pleased with them all. The cheese plate is great and they have a very nice wine selection.

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Moreland Hills, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My wife selected this restaurant to try on our visit to Asheville based on very favorable Internet comments and reviews. We were very impressed. 4 tapas selections. (squid sandwich; watermelon/corn nut/heirloom tomato salad; spinach, apple, pine nut, vegetable; and lamb tenderloin skewer. All were original, fresh, and full of great flavors. Server knew his stuff and was most helpful in... More

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Ada, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The food here was absolutely incredible. Portions were perfectly sized. Atmosphere was lovely. Service divine. You must eat here if you come to Asheville!

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