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“Nacho's Sizzles!”
Review of Nachos & Beer

Nachos & Beer
Ranked #174 of 788 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Five Points
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Five Points
Asheville, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Nacho's Sizzles!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

I love this place. I have been going to N&B at least once a week ever since its opening. My mother is disabled, and she loves going there, too! They make such a fuss over her, and always ask about her when she isn't with me. One of the servers actually makes good-hearted fun of her, mimicking her weaving across the floor in her walker after a margarita! That's how well they know us.

The food is always consistent, although I have to say I tend to order the same things over and over. For a healthier dinner or lunch, I always get the Burrito Light, chocked full of pintos and chicken and then smothered in a tomatillo sauce. It's large enough to make two meals out of ... sometimes three.

The Warm Fajita Salad is excellent (chicken, steak, or shrimp) as are the Fajita Tacos. With the tacos and the burrito, I ask them to substitute a Cesar Salad for the rice and beans, and they never sigh in frustration. In fact, any special request we have had, they comply with a smile.

They have also just added COVERED outdoor seating, and have had live music from time to time on Thursdays. The patio used to be dog friendly, but not sure if it still is since the renovation. Call to be sure before taking your pup(s).

The building itself is odd - a retro silver diner. (Now there's a story for another time.) At any rate, the location is convenient, and the quirkiness of it is actually part of what will make your dining experience, not only tasty, but memorable as well!

  • Visited July 2013
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Redmond, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

We tried this establishment because it looked like a "retro" diner from the past. They service California Mexican food. The food was outstanding. We were on vacation in the area and had two meals here and both of them were excellent. I would definitely recommend visiting the place if you have the opportunity. In addition to good food, the prices are VERY reasonable. Give it a try...you won't be sorry!

  • Visited July 2013
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Asheville, Nc
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Good Mexican food & margaritas!”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

We live a half-mile from Nachos and Beer and eat at this restaurant every week or so. Staff is pleasant and friendly, the diner atmosphere suits us perfectly, the food is good, and the prices are very reasonable. We especially like the chile relleno and chicken wings. The Cadillac and mango margaritas are to die for! You can sit on the patio on a warm day and look at the mountains! This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in Asheville.

  • Visited May 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“AWEsome Food!!!!!”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

There are plenty of Mexican type restaurants in Asheville and this one is the best! It's clean and open. The food is outstanding and the service so pleasant. One of our favorites!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Ken B
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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“Surprising "shiny diner" experience”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

I have visited this little Cal-Mex diner several times in the last month or so, and it is probably permanently on our list of where to go when you don't feel like cooking. Housed in a shiny metal building reminescent of the old train car diners, this popular local spot is head and shoulders above the many Mexican restaurants found in our area. While the menu may be fairly predictable, the quality is high, the service and ambiance are desireable, and it is just a great value for ample victuals. Don't miss this one if you find yourself on Minehole Gap along Hwy 74A at mealtime. GW

Visited May 2013
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