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“Try the other one -- 1996 Hendersonville Rd”
Review of Papas & Beer

Papas & Beer
Ranked #80 of 781 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Asheville, North Carolina
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Try the other one -- 1996 Hendersonville Rd”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We used to eat at this Mexican restaurant -- their food is good -- but service is only fair & the wait times long. The sister store just a few miles away is a local secret -- much friendlier with a salsa bar, great food and margaritas, very reasonable prices and they will let you call 30 minutes ahead for a table (but the parking is tight).

  • Visited January 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great California style Mexican”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

There are several locations of this business, all owned individually by relatives, however they are not all the same. Each has it's own uniqueness. Some have excellent service and some locations not as much. They have a wonderful salsa bar. Definitely worth a try.

Visited January 2013
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Taylors, South Carolina
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Glad we went”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

The wait for about 25 minutes and we were in the doorway waiting (standing room only). It was about 20 degrees outside and it was very cold. We were finally seated at a 2 top table and there was barely room for out food. As a matter of fact, we had to sit the chip basket in the seat. The food, as with all Mexican restaurants, came very quickly and was fresh. The food was good. it didn't really seem any better than most of the Mexican restaurants. The only difference to me was a bean dip they bring to the table instead of salsa and the they have a salsa bar. I expected the salsa bar to be like a salad bar from what I had heard about it..but it was nothing really special. i would go again if there was no wait. Otherwise, if there is a wait, I will go to one of Buffalo's, Cracker Barrel, Outback or Japanese restaurants that are right next door or across the street.

Visited January 2013
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Asheville, NC
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Salsa bar!”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is a fun place. The food is good, and I especially enjoy the salsa bar with its variety of different salsas. My only personal complaint is sometimes it feels crowded and loud. Come at the right time though (when its not crowded), and it's very enjoyable.

Visited April 2012
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Huge portions & delicious food!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We had a great time here! My husband ordered the Tortas Carnitas & A Dos Equis, and I had the Pulled Beef Burrito and A Mango Margarita. Everything was quickly delivered, hot, fresh, and DELICIOUS! Neither of us could finish even half our plates we were so full! We will be back next time we are in Asheville!

Visited January 2013
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