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“Wonderful for the $$” 4 of 5 stars
Review of White Duck Taco Shop

White Duck Taco Shop
1 Roberts St., Asheville, NC 28801-3126
828-258-1660
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Ranked #11 of 644 Restaurants in Asheville
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Asheville, North Carolina
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124 reviews 124 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Wonderful for the $$”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were looking for good, cheap food; and we found it here. It's in the River Arts District, but you need directions (or need to know where to look). Here's the drill: You go up to the counter, decide what you want, order it, pay for it, get a number, and then find a table. Your server will bring all the food to you.Meanwhile, you're handed your drink at the counter so you can have something to keep you busy while you're waiting for your food. The corn soup is yummy--a bit on the spicy side because peppers have been added to it. Also, definitely try the chile con queso--and share it with others at your table. A caution: If you don't like things real spicy, ask when you're ordering, and you'll be told what's mild; I didn't and got a huge surprise when I took a bite of what I ordered.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good for What It Is”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

White Duck is a simple taco place in the River Arts District. Sure, there are a few tacos that seem familiar-- but you can also enjoy any of the changing array of daily options, such as BBQ, Bulgogi, Shrimp, Tofu. All are served on griddled soft tacos with fresh ingredients.
You place your order at the walk-up counter, find a seat at one of the tables inside or weather permitting, on the pleasant patio. You are given a little number card as you pay, place it on your table so the server can find you, and then wait a short while until your food is delivered.
Good assortment of beverages and special desserts to keep you happy.
Plenty of parking. Mmm, good.
http://www.whiteducktacoshop.com/menu.php

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“DO NOT MISS WHITE DUCK!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Hard to find but worth it! Our group tried every type of taco offered the day we were there and each one was excellent! Fresh ingredients, great textures and variety, you cannot go wrong with anything here. This is a dive spot with a cute personality - the staff is not going to be your best friend ok? But the service is fast, orders accurate and since it's not a fine dinning establishment you are basically on your own, you order, pay, get a number and sit down..they bring your food - you chow down because it's killer..and you leave ..unless you go back for more! Even their basic margarita is good :) Enjoy!

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A DifferentTaco”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Had a chance to eat at the "White Duck Taco Shop" last week. It's in the art district and is kind of funky. A good funky. The selection was a bit limited. It was not the normal Mexican selection but the taco's were good. Maybe this is a better place for lunch rather than a full on mexican meal.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Ate lunch here with some friends as soon as we got into town. It's a drive from downtown Asheville but worth the trip. Everyone ordered different tacos and they were all very good. They had a small beer selection and a nice outdoor patio. After lunch you can check out the art district and Wedge Brewery which are both close by.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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