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Salsa Mexican Caribbean Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Asheville
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6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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All 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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by a local. Our waitress was fantastic and made some excellent recommendations. My husband had the pork Pom Pom Pom. I had a vegetarian dish (something verde on bottom right of menu). Neither of us had had food like this before. I really enjoyed mine, my husband not so much. II am the adventuresome one when... More 

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Venice, Florida
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our party of 6 was very disappointed in our visit to this establishment. The decor was fun and the service was good but the food was a fail for us. We ordered a variety of dishes and only one person in our party thought the food was ok. The flavors are unusual but we enjoy trying new dishes but this... More 

Thank Shineola
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was very disappointed in my experience Saturday evening. The food was good but I still can't over the way I was treated. We asked that our bill be split and was told company policy didn't allow the bill to be split to accommodate our party. The waiter was very rude when we questioned the policy which we couldn't find... More 

Thank Greer64
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is not your typical Mexican food, this restaurant feels electric, different and awesome. Food was fresh and definitely awesome. Service was exceptional.

Thank Chris J
Frankfort, Kentucky
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only two positives here were the decor and the service. The menu was a little deceiving, it did not specify which items had more Caribbean flavor and which items had a Mexican flavor. We ordered pork nachos as an appetizer, and they were delicious and quite a large portion. My husband order the Shrimp Cazuela bowl, and I ordered... More 

Thank mrsgarcia01
Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we initially though the menu looked a little expensive for this kind of food, as soon as out plates arrived we soon knew why. Everything is so fresh and delicious. you can tell the kitchen staff takes pride in what they serve you. From their house made salsas and chips to the unique dishes with plantains and other fruits... More 

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Lewisville, North Carolina, United States
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a lot to like about this place.....and there was also some things I would recommend they look at. First, it is a "cozy" (meaning tables are close) dining experience. Not really an issue if your company is good, and you will get lost in your food once it arrives anyway. Interesting menu....not your traditional Mexican restaurant fare. While... More 

Thank Mike J
Abingdon, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent. Had Pork Empanadas. Service also excellent. Will definitely be back. This is not your typical Mexican Restaurant food.

Thank dadofjag
Kitty Hawk
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had lunch here and loved everything! The food was flavorful and really delicious. The portions are huge too. We ordered an appetizer to share and only took a few bites of our meals, we were so full. They also make a very good margarita. They have vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian options as well, which were... More 

Thank Jalapeno6
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy, only a short wait ... Service was prompt and friendly . Very helpful with the menu. The suggestions were super, and enjoyed . Pulled pork enchiladas and the yellow fin tuna , what a wonderful meal. Lots of noise and active alive place to eat. Always leave feeling good. Cocktails are also well prepared and unique. Great for tourists... More 

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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
Average prices
Mexican, Caribbean, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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?