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“Great tapas!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Curate

Curate
11 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3603 (Downtown Asheville)
828-239-2946
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Ranked #2 of 603 restaurants in Asheville
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, Dessert
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!"
Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great tapas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We tried seven or eight different dishes and a pitcher of Sangria to wash it all down! Fabulous! But make your reservations in advance, this place is very popular.

Visited June 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Finally, GREAT Tapas in Asheville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The title says it all, finally Great Tapas in Asheville. Chicken livers in pasta didn't sound too good but we decided to trust them and it was wonderful (pâté flavour) and was one of 5 dishes that left 2 of us nicely satisfied, not feeling stuffed. I like to cook so we eat well at home and there are very few restaurants in Asheville we would go back to a 2nd time but this is on our list for future visits. Went for my birthday but did not mention it to the staff. Alas, did not know about the birthday surprise desert, so be aware that you may be treated to a surprise desert (edable work of art - we watched as one was created) if they know the dinner is a birthday celebration. We did not reserve a table and this popular restaurant was packed on a TUESDAY! We checked in and went for a 30 min. walk to come back to a table waiting for us (they'd predicted 30-40 minute wait) so we will book next time. We were a party of 2 and actually seated at the bar. Bar stools not for us for a long sit so we'll try for a table seating next time. That said, it was fascinating to watch the chefs working like busy bees cooking and prepping - we would not have had that experience if seated at a table. Lovely evening, wonderful meal, pleasant and friendly staff. Brian was our waiter.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Warren, Ohio
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“Truly a culinary authentic Spanish experience! Fantastic!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Being a self trained chef, the authentic food experience was my # 1 goal. I found it in Curate.
We went for lunch and got seated right away. For someone not experienced in Spanish tapas, there is definitely no problem there! When our server Krista came to the table, we asked her to recommend tapas and not only was she extreemly well versed in the menu, but she took the time to write down all the names of cheeses and meats we so enjoyed! All the perks of fine dining without the formality. It was an elegant-casual atmosphere. Every part of the experience was top notch! We will definitely go there when we return. It certainly was a jewel of a place.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clarkesville, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Girl's Night Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Went to Asheville on a girl's getaway and had a fun dinner at Curate. We sat at the bar and our server was great. I enjoyed the mushrooms, eggplant and tuna salad. The food is fresh and has distinctive taste and being a tapas restaurant, the dining experience is casual and unique.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Out of Town Anniversary Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Great tapas place. Not huge and somewhat difficult to get into, but worth it. I live in a big city and haved had tapas dozens of times and this ranks right up there.

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