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Cecilia's Kitchen

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961 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2304
+1 828-545-9107
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tamales” (39 reviews)
“crepes” (44 reviews)
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11:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
Latin, French, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
961 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2304
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very casual and small space for dining. Parking is limited. The menu features tamales, a Cuban sandwich, crepes, and more. The items I noted are what we had for our lunch and were very pleased! I very rarely get sweets when dining out, but...More

Thank OnTheRoads2
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went based on the recommendations of our realtor and were not disappointed. It is an extremely casual place to grab a quick hot meal. Cecilia is from Argentina and her husband from France. As a result she has everything from empanada's (baked, not fried),...More

Thank srham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cecelia's is a quirky and prototypically Asheville experience. Cecilia herself speaks French and Spanish and is an entertaining hostess; she told me I should eat my salad, too, so I would be healthy. One of the staff is working on his PhD in Buddhist studies....More

Thank westinbrevard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is so flavorful and yummy. I always order chicken or cheese empanadas. When chicken pot pie or shephard's pie is available, it's great, too. The nacatamale is a go-to for a hearty meal. We're locals and we go here weekly. It makes us...More

Thank PatriquaPatriqua
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are in Asheville a lot and this is our second visit to Cecelia 's. Tamales were especially good and the dessert crepe was simple and wonderful.

Thank nc1501
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Picked up beef and chicken empanadas today for a lunch with friends. They were excellent and the service was great.

Thank WCUcody
Reviewed June 16, 2017

I am a regular customer at Cecilia’s Kitchen. The restaurant is a small “hole in the wall” with four tables inside and three tables on the porch. Cecilia has given the inside of this older building a face-lift with bright yellow and orange paint. Cecilia...More

2  Thank Friendlytravler
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Super good Cuban food! Great lunch & delicious dessert! Worth the trip from Biltmore or wherever you are in the Asheville area.

Thank Bigfoodfan69
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Decided to finally try Cecilia's after a rainy and bit cold afternoon in beautiful Ashville with my wife, mother and step-father. Initially some had a bit of skepticism regarding menu and options. After over two hours of great food and wine, we did not want...More

Thank Gaston N
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Looking for the real deal? Cecilia's food delivers. The Cubano sandwich rocks it! Our family also enjoys very authentic empanadas and crepes!

Thank Steve R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 961 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2304
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-545-9107
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