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Salsa Mexican Caribbean Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Downtown Asheville
Mexican, Caribbean, Vegetarian, Southwestern, Latin
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6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
828-252-9805
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Mountain burrito is excellent. My family of me and my wife and 3 daughters all loved our food. That's pretty rare lol. Prices are decent also. Worth the stop.

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Thank MICHAEL B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came across this delicious spot as we were looking for a place to eat. It's a different kind of Mexican menu and amazing. The Caribbean twist was really refreshing. They have a daily menu which keeps it different. Highly recommend the guacamole and Silver Margarita:D

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Thank Lysandra G
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food, large portions. Unique flavors and ingredient combinations. Very small inside dining area. We arrived slightly before sunset and were seated by the front window which had the sun beating on us for the majority of our dining experience.

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Thank Stacy C
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Salsa is uniformly jam packed with loyal locals and tourists year round. Go early, go late but expect a wait. People are lined up waiting for them to open. Been that way for years. The menu changes but the choices are always fabulous. The names of menu items are common i.e. enchiladas or burritos or tacos but the similarity ends... More 

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Thank David O
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal and would highly recommend. So fresh tasting and delicious. Nice atmosphere though not a ton of seating so get there early or you'll have to wait.

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Thank Melissa D
Trenton, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside and the weather and people were great. We were able to bring my son's dog with us. Food was so delicious.

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Thank Derussell
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We showed up about 15 minutes before 9 and they were so nice and willing to take us even though they were closing soon! It made me feel better when more people showed up to eat e even closer to 9. haha. I do need to let you know the plates of food are HUGE and I wish I would... More 

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Thank Lindsey H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for something out of the ordinary ( i.e. Burgers, pizza, and typical international foods like Chinese). We learned of this restaurant word-of-mouth, a unique blend of cuisine. It was just what we were looking for - some exotic blends of flavors and spices. The mojitos were great...though we were disappointed they ran out of the blueberry. The... More 

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Thank Linda W
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The name implies Mexican and so does the menu, with burritos, tacos and empanadas. However, the tastes are more Caribbean. I ordered the salmon tacos. They come in a bowl with rice, beans, avocado, pickles and peppers. The taste was more like dishes that I have eaten in Puerto Rico than traditional Mexican or Tex-Mex fare. However, the food was... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very small indoor seating area but they have outdoor annex as well. The food is outstanding. Great blend of Caribbean with Mexican. Jackfruit margaritas are the bomb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Vegetarian, Southwestern, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 828-252-9805

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