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11 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3603 (Downtown Asheville)
+1 828-239-2946
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Ranked #1 of 646 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $31
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
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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
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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Hickory, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A Spanish Tapas Bar so good we came back twice! Unique flavors and variety with an outstanding presentation. You won't be disappointed. Check out their menu!

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Hiawassee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Over the past two + years we have been for both lunch and dinner. Every time our experience has been something to boast about. Each time our server has been fantastic and well supported by friendly team members. They all work together so well. I could go on all day about the food, but what is nice, is you can... More 

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mnt city
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The food was good (tapas) the company we had was what made the occasion great, Good wine selection and excellent deserts

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Just ate at one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten. Difficult to get reservation, but can eat at bar. My husband and I enjoyed the following tapas: tomato fresco on toasted bread; brussel sprouts, cauliflower, raisins; shrimp and garlic; and pork "skirt steak." All were suggested by server, who was superb. Enjoyed a bottle of wine with the... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My husband loves tapas and we were so excited to finally be dining at Curate after reading all of the fabulous reviews, not only here on Trip Advisor, but also in magazines and web reviews. Unfortunately, the entire experience was a bit of a let-down. The ambiance was nice but the restaurant is a little small so as it fills... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a tapas restaurant serving some very unique fare. We has a large party so we called a few hours before arriving for lunch to make a reservation. We were able to get in when we wanted but I would highly recommend reserving a table at this restaurant far in advance as it is small and can get filled... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The food was excellent, we had to eat at the bar at 2:30after a 45 minute wait because it was so crowded so definitely get a reservation. The food is prepared in front of you and is very tasty.

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Watkinsville
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stopped in Sunday afternoon at about 3:00 and were happy they had space at the counter. Sitting there you can see them preparing the food. They were booked for reservations till 9:00 pm! I must say I'm a novice for Tapas but loved everything. My wife and I shared a spinach salad, shrimp, and lamb skewers. We had an... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I am often skeptical about the latest hot spot when I visit cities. On a recent trip to Asheville NC we booked a reservation at Curate (no easy task sometimes). By all means book a reservation unless you want to wander around downtown Asheville a bit (not a bad thing). We had a nice litlle table in the back of... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Small plates, decent price & Excellent quality. We enjoyed the food and the beer (Green Man Porter & Highland Gaelic Ale). Highly recommend Pan con Tomate (toasted bread w/ tomato fresco) w/ manchego cheese and Tabla de jamón (a variety of sausages). We also enjoyed the olives (aceitunas cúrate). Perfect for sharing and great flavor. Not as good to us... More 

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Additional Information about Curate

Address: 11 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3603
Phone Number: +1 828-239-2946
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
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
Average Prices: USD 22 - 31
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

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