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“Don't be fooled by the shopping center location”
Review of Papas & Beer

Papas & Beer
Ranked #85 of 785 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Buffalo, New York
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338 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
“Don't be fooled by the shopping center location”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Big sign in strip mall says "Mexican Food"...we wrote this one off until recommended by a friend. Friendly, inexpensive, large menu of Mexican food (not much Tex-Mex). Very good quality. Lots of top shelf tequila drinks...no margaritas out of a slushy machine. Tableside guacamole service...haven't seen that since Puerto Vallarta. We loved the salsa bar....There are a half a dozen...There was a smokey one that I'm still thinking about. I am always searching for the perfect flan dessert...they come very close.

Visited July 2014
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Bush, Louisiana
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Authentic”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

I noticed while looking on Google Earth that this parking lot was full so after a little more research we decided to try. We were impressed with the authenticity, size of the servings and value. We will be back to this place the next time we vacation in Asheville. GREAT place!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Dar948
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in Asheville”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We have been visiting this restaurant for years. Every time we come to Asheville, it's a must for our family. The staff is always friendly, service top notch and the food is worth coming back for! Our server prepared guacamole table side. He asked us how much of each ingredient to add and let us customize it! We enjoyed the large selection of salsas on their FREE salsa bar and enjoyed the bean dip that comes with each basket of chips. As a vegetarian, I found lots of delicious choices and my family enjoyed their meals as well. To end our meal, we ordered flans. They were huge!! I had to take a picture they were so pretty. The best part of this place is the quality and value has never changed over the years. We will be back again next time we visit.

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Thank SothernRose
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Albemarle, North Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

On our way to a teachers' workshop, we decided to stop here - after reading some reviews. It was for lunch on a Tues. Our waitress was wonderful - great personality and service. The food was the best Mexican that I have had! Large servings, you will not leave hungry. Wish we had one of these closer to home.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Debbie W
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“I didn't see what the hype was all about.”
Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Could tell the food looked fresh but there was just no taste or seasoning to anything! Best part of the meal was the bean dip and chips. Could have been they were super busy, service was slow, place was extremely loud. The food bell rang non-stop and was VERY annoying!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Jay W
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