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“Enjoyable tapas”
Review of Curate

Curate
Ranked #2 of 829 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $45
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
Cross street: Patton Avenue
Transit: Asheville Transit provides bus service throughout the City of Asheville and other local areas with 24 bus routes running from 6 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday. Routes originate at Transit Center, located 49 Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville (next to the U.S. Post Office). On-duty information assistant provides assistance with maps & schedules.
Description: THE BEST OF SPAIN, conveniently located downtown Asheville! Curate is pleased to bring the best Spain has to offer through our traditional cuisine, unrivaled hospitality and festive, energetic atmosphere. In Spanish, Curate, means 'cure yourself.' Whether you're looking for a fun-filled evening out with friends or a quick bite before or after one of Asheville's many art or music productions, Curate is the place you go to take care of yourself, by letting us take care of you. Please join us for some fun...Just say "una cana!"
Reviewed March 24, 2013

We enjoyed a really good assortment of tapas here. Arrived at 5:30 on a Tuesday without a reservation and got one of the last seats before the place filled up.

Tapas portions were larger than those at most tapas places, so plan accordingly when you order. The octopus was the best of our choices, and we also liked the lamb skewers, sauteed mushrooms, potato/onion frittata. For dessert, we had a chocolate mousse that came with raspberry sorbet and a shmear of praline - what a treat!

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Wow. I don't know how tapa creativity gets any better than this. My wife and I selected 4 tapas: octopus salad, skewered lamb with Morrocan spices, and fried eggplants drizzled with honey. Our waiter suggested the eggplants last, and eat Curate's rosemary ice cream with them. All were excellent; the lamb was outstanding! We're glad we took the waiter's suggestions. We're glad we decided to try Curate's.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Easily one of the best tapas places I have been in the US. From the jamon to rosemary ice cream; cheese and squid ink dishes will leave you breathless. Take your time and make sure to make a reservation.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Having recently returned from Spain, Curate seemed like an oasis of small plates exploding with flavor and endless interesting wines. The hits kept coming from classic spanish bonito tuna and tomatoe salad to zippy sliced garlic shrimp-matched with reasonably priced wine by the glass blanco grenache and albarinio. Followed with excellent Paella and a bottle of complex Priorot @$52-a perfect marriage.A full flavored experience enhanced by a warm, informed wait staff, the meal was the most interesting i have had in months!

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Easily the best tapas I've had outside of Spain. Enough said. (And, more reasonable than most people say...came out to about $25/pp.)

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