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“Great Experience!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Cantina Historic Biltmore Village

The Cantina Historic Biltmore Village
Ranked #60 of 775 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $17
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village features handmade Fresh Mex and the only tequila bar in Asheville. We're a great choice for dinner with friends, a family gathering, or even a romantic evening with someone special. Our expansive menu offers handmade Southwestern favorites with a twist of Asheville. We use only the freshest ingredients grown locally when available and strive to be conscientious of our extended and immediate environments. We compost the leftovers and aim at being as sustainable as possible. Start things off with tempting appetizers like the Chiles Rellenos and our Ultimate Queso Dip, just to name a few. Cantina favorites include The Biltmore Chicken Quesadilla Best Ever Baja Fish Tacos, and vegetarian options like The AshVeggie Burrito. Have an event coming up? Let the Cantina help feed your guests with on and off site caterings at prices to fit any budget. We have a wide assortment of proven crowd pleasing buffets, and are happy to customize for specific requests. The Cantina is also an active member of our community. If you opt to donate one of your two sides offered with each entrée, The Cantina will donate that portion to a local food charity. The cash equivalent of one donated side can feed up to 6 of our neighbors in need. We at The Cantina are honored to be a part of Asheville and the unique enclave that is Historic Biltmore Village. Whatever brings you in, we hope you enjoy your meal and time spent in our company, and that you return again soon for Asheville's most unique and delicious Fresh Mex and Tequila Bar!
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
“Great Experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

We were three girls out to have a fun lunch. The Cantina's food was beautifully prepared and colorfully presented. There were 3 colors of chips with tomatilla dip and salsa. The fried fish tacos were very crunchy and fresh and the choice of two interesting sides was great ~ not just rice and beans. We had spicey brussel sprouts and wonderful roasted root vegetables. The local seasonal beer was great ~ we even were offered a taste before we bought. Our waiter Chris was VERY knowledgeable, helpful and solicitous. He anticipated our every need! We certainly will go back and "talk up" The Cantina. They don't take reservations, but you can call ahead and get on the list for faster seating. It is located in Historic Biltmore Village near Biltmore Estate.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mason, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Huge portions!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by on our way through town. Neat atmosphere, Great food and a great value! Staff was very friendly and helpful!!

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
2 reviews
“Great service, Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

We were first time visitors to Biltmore Village and decided to eat dinner at The Cantina based on dropping in the day before for an afternoon cocktail. When we went in for dinner we went to the bar first for a glass of wine. Justin (a manager, I think) was behind the bar temporarily while the bartender was attending to something. Justin couldn't have been nicer and had great knowledge of the area. He really takes to heart the word "hospitality" in the "hospitality business". He is perfect for this business. Our waitress was very attentive, but not to the point of being an annoyance. Great food that wasn't your typical refried beans, rice, and such, though one could order that if they wanted. I highly recommend this restaurant, and say hello to Justin for us.
Court and Deanna Pickett

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Court P
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Arden, NC
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163 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Always good!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

The Cantina is a mexican favorite for us. Great chips and salsa. Nice area to shop as well. Staff is always nice.

Visited November 2013
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Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great spot ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Great spot. What a friendly restaurant with great service and food. Thank goodness they are not the typical. I enjoy their focus on veggies and fresh.

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