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Papa's & Beer

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1821 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791-2309
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Originally from North County San Diego California in a little beach town named Encinitas, I grew up on top quality Mexican food. We are here visiting a dear friend in the hospital at Hendersonville. This Companies product is marginal at best. The service could be fine tuned and add a dash of professionalism too. When we were there the restaurant... More 

Thank chris w
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Menu is what we call SoCal-Mex. Southern California Mex. Fajita mix includes yellow squash with usual meats, peppers, onions. Chips are served with Beandip rather than sausa. Sausa bar so you can get additional choices.Good place for a group, but bad place for a group. The extensive menu has something for everyone. But it is a small facility, so expect... More 

Thank K. R. M
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent two weeks in Western North Carolina and tried Papa's & Beer twice for lunch - once on a Sunday and the other on a weekday. As native Texans, we admittedly have a high standard for local Mexican food restaurants. We found the food at Papa's & Beer to be above average for the area, but just average... More 

Thank Tim K
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as consistent as it used to be but still really good most of the time. Good sauces (the really hot stuff is usually in the bottom of the unit -not for the faint). I always stick with the shrimp Caesar wrap after trying various items over the years. Depends on who is in the kitchen or sometimes time of... More 

Thank UncleJessie66
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Frequent guests.Always good food and large servings.Usually have enough leftovers for another meal. Go early if going for dinner or will have to wait in line for a table.

Thank Vic911
Tryon, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to Pappas & Beer in Hendersonville, Asheville & Greenville often, and when our son comes into town from Chicago, he always wants to go their for the fajitas. We are from Texas and love Tex-Mex, but had a hard time finding a good Mexican restaurant in the Carolinas. Pappas & Beer is "California style," but about the same... More 

Thank SusanGardener
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We stopped in rather than sitting in traffic. What a surprise. The food was delicious! They have a varied menu and the portions are HUGE! We had some of the best fajitas ever, ate till we were stuffed, and STILL had enough for lunch the next day! We found it by accident, but will be back purposefully!

Thank Millie B
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Varied menu. Busy, busy place, but waited on immediately. Food was plentiful and very, very good. Enjoyed it.

Thank Virginia B
Nanaimo, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

The last several TA-recommended restaurants we've visited have disappointed, but Papa's & Beer did not. Our local Mexican place in Lake Lure was unexpectedly closed, so this was an extra 30 min. drive each way. Chips & salsa are standard, but we tried three additional salsas from their bar and really liked them all. We had the "sizzling enchiladas" and... More 

Thank sarahlab
Greensboro, North Carolina
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

I ate here for the first time while in Hendersonville on business and had a very good meal. Don't let the view from the outside fool you, since this Mexican restaurant has great food, generous portions, and great service! Lots of items on the menu top suit almost everyone, so if you like authentic Mexican food, this is a good... More 

Thank Bob C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1821 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791-2309
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: 828-692-9915

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?