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Salsa Mexican Caribbean Restaurant

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Downtown Asheville
Caribbean, Mexican
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6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
828-252-9805
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Today
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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  • 329
    Excellent
  • 179
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Sooooo good!

Went here this past summer and loved it!!!!! My only complaint is the lack of space inside, but the awesome designs on the wall make up for that! The waitress was very helpful picking the best dish and the food was awesome!!!! The whole atmosphere in this place is great for a casual family night... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Mary Anne P
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went here this past summer and loved it!!!!! My only complaint is the lack of space inside, but the awesome designs on the wall make up for that! The waitress was very helpful picking the best dish and the food was awesome!!!! The whole atmosphere in this place is great for a casual family night. Will be going back when... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Yes yummy every time even the menu changes on a daily basis. You can expect the larget tasty portions to completely satisfy. The trick playing wait staff is entertaining.

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Warm Springs, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Food was excellent and just off the downtown square. Portions were huge and very tasty. Fun little place for friends.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We found this place when the line was out the door and around the block at French Broad Choecolate. I suggested we go get a margarita instead as we'd passed Salsa's walking up the street. Really glad we did. The food here is outstanding. Try the smoky tomato salsa. Tacos were really really good and huge. One order was plenty... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I've been eating here over 4 years. The atmosphere is only weakness, as it's pretty sterile and is cold in winter......late spring thru early fall is best time to visit as their cobblestone alley courtyard table eating ROCKS! This is some of best food and dips I've ever had. I've also always had fairly good service. For once, I don't... More 

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Georgetown, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great food! The fajitas were fresh and tasty. However, the margaritas and food were a little pricey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Everything here is very fresh and unique. I love the big volcano bowls, and they have some of the freshest tacos! One of my favorites when visiting Asheville

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It's a small place that can be very loud but in a good location for those walking in downtown. The menu is diverse Med. and prepared very well which with the friendly service will have me coming again.

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ALTAMONTE SPRINGS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Wonderful find for fresh Caribbean food in Asheville, NC of all places. We moved to Asheville from Florida where there are good to great Caribbean centric restaurants on every corner...this is by far one of the best. Fresh flavor in every dish we have tried. The only draw back to the restaurant is the size. The space is small and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Wooden benches and lack of upscale atmosphere just seems so right when they deliver great spicy Caribbean food and cold beer at a reasonable price. We'll definitely return. Very casual and very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-252-9805

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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