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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: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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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
We love the variety of tapas!

We were a large group and made reservations for lunch. Great service and excellent flavors and definitely a large variety of dishes. This is not your typical restaurant, its tapas and the portions are small because that's what tapas means. Get at least 3 for two people to share, order the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
auntbevie
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were a large group and made reservations for lunch. Great service and excellent flavors and definitely a large variety of dishes. This is not your typical restaurant, its tapas and the portions are small because that's what tapas means. Get at least 3 for two people to share, order the sangria and enjoy yourself.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Based on all of the other glowing reviews, I really wanted to eat at Curate on our recent trip to Asheville. I was disappointed when I found that all the online reservations were full. Luckily, we walked in (on a Thursday evening around 5:30) and we able to get the last two spots at the bar. The food was simply... More 

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St Petersburg,Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We eat at Curate often and every time it is a treat ---old favorites and new dishes. We had a wonderful server last night,Whitney, who made new recommendations which were perfect. The best way to experience Curate is to have your server get involved as the dishes vary in size and are brought one by one as they are completed... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing food and service! Highly recommend the sangria (made at your table) and the pork belly, it rocked our world! Sitting at the bar is really nice as a couple because you can watch the chefs and they talk to you about what they are making!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I must say this was overall a disappointing trip. We found that the food was decent but portions were small and expensive. It would be the perfect place for an intimate date or girls-night-out, but I would not recommend it for a family.

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Boca Raton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We loved our experience at the restaurant, recommended to us by the B&B at which we stayed. We had a wonderful meal, leisurely, great service, and the evening lingers in our memory. We recommended the restaurant to some friends who have been there since our visit; they returned for a second meal within three days. Make it a point to... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant is one of the best we have tried in Asheville. Both service and food most excellent. Loved it, will definately return soon. The wait is worth it!

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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The tapas here is better even than some of the tapas I have had in Spain. Seriously, she knows what she is doing and does it perfectly. We were a large group and all enjoyed the sangria. It was made fresh at the table and was refreshing and lovely. The pulpo a la gallega was tender, smokey and fantastic. I... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Curate deserves its high rating. We went with another couple and shared tapas. Everything we had was excellent! From the Almond milk soup, to the lamb kabobs to the garlic shrimp and the eggplant for dessert, I just can't say enough!! Our waiter was great and gave us excellent suggestions. My only complaint is that you have to reserve way... More 

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you simply must have tapas, this is a great place and the food is good - and by that I mean rich and fattening and spiced just so. But it is so expensive and the atmosphere is loud. It was hard to hear each other.

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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Romantic

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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