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“Awesome experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Papas & Beer

Papas & Beer
17 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805
828-255-2204
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Ranked #62 of 653 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Awesome experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We just finished visiting the NC Arboretum and were starving. The wife looked up local restaurants and found this place. We almost turned around due to the location and the line outside, but decided to give it a try. Don't let the outside fool you. This place is wonderful. Yea, you might have a wait a little for a table, but it is well worth it.

The staff was very friendly, very efficient, very fast on their feet, and very helpful.

The food was plentiful and tasty (we even took food home).

The salsa and salsa bar is a nice addition (becareful, "SPICY" means exactly that).

We both agreed, if we lived in this town this would be a regular spot for us.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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147 reviews 147 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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“Our Favorite Asheville Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here many times and the place is always crowded. The California Mexican is good. I love the Mexico City Tacos. The margaritas are good and the salsa bar is a different twist with some options to the usual tomato salsa. The hand made at the table guacamole is excellent. Consistently good food and service.

Visited May 2014
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Virginia
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“Fresh ingredients”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This eatery does not look very impressive from the outside, as it is in a strip mall. Do not let this appearance influence your decision to dine. Large menu with lots of traditional options and then the usual standbys plus some specialities. Fish tacos delicious, taco salad very fresh.

Visited April 2014
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Hopkins, South Carolina
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“Great Mexican food and good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The food here was really good. The wait staff was efficient. We are lacking good Mexican food where I live, so this was a nice chance to get a good Mexican dinner at a reasonable price.

Visited May 2014
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“Great place for Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

At 6 on a spring Fri night we were seated with no wait tho the place was busy. Immediate service and the food came quickly. The fajitas for one were plenty for the two of us and the prices are very reasonable. Would definitely go back.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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