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El Que Pasa

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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891 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806-3660
(828) 350-0865
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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566 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place was jammed. Service was great. Food was served hot and portions were huge. Had the chicken and steak fajitas. Wife had the veggie fajitas. There is a help yourself salsa bar.

Thank OpinionGuru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here regularly. Great food,great prices. Steak and shrimp fajitas are the best. Shrimp is so fresh tasting.

Thank Peggy W
Burnsville, North Carolina
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My husband and I went to El Que Pasa today for lunch. We have been there many times, and it is good. They have a great menu and many salsas to choose from at the salsa bar. I believe it is part of the "Papas & Beer" chain. Good food and reasonable prices. We do think that the Papas &... More 

Thank Mootheart
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Food is decent good selection of beers. The place could be cleaner and it needs updated. Women's bathroom could be nicer. If you don't mind the rundown nature of the place food is good, priced well. Good service

Thank Laurie W
Shady Valley, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This place had fantastic food! I loved the salsa bar and the dressing they put on your salad is very tasty. I would have never guessed this place would be this good!

Thank mocksgirl08
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Great Mexican food!! U may have to wait but they get u in pretty fast the food is awesome and u get alot.. The guacamole is homemade and they have a salsa bar to get whatever salsa u want and they also have a bar with all types of drinks and beer !!

Thank Pamela H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

It was a really long wait, but that is too be expected with a group of 9. But they had great margarita deals on, so we just drank at the bar while we waited. They have a free salsa bar where you can get all types of salsa, including a spicy pumpkin salsa that was excellent and bean dip that... More 

Thank Raina P
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Last time was the 4th time we were there and the food was great, served in a minimum amount of time, and we couldn't finish it. It has the best salsa bar I've seen. The waiters, and waitresses are very attentive. Why are some of the best restaurants, in "Strip Malls"?

Thank bean51
Belleville, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Food was great,priced right, and way more than we could eat. Location is much better than some have said. it is just located in a strip Mall. Service was super fast and very friendly.

Thank jackbear5
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

If you want a great meal regardless of price (and El Que Pasa is super cheap) skip downtown and head here. Great food, friendly staff, and an awesome salsa bar. If you are in Asheville, definitely stop by.

Thank lmshaw1977

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 891 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806-3660
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: (828) 350-0865
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?