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Cúrate

Cúrate Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.curatetapasbar.com
  • Email: info@curatetapasbar.com
  • Phone: (828) 239-2946 x1
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch & Dinner menu: Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30 am until 10:30 pm.
    Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am until 11:00 pm; Sunday 11:30 am until 10:30 pm.

    Brunch menu: Saturday & Sunday 11:30 am until 3:00 pm
    Our regular Lunch & Dinner menu is available during brunch.

    Closed on Monday's, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Katie Button
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Patton Avenue
  • Public 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.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On-street metered spaces available. All meters are for short term parking (2 hrs or less, as marked) $1/hour. Coins only. The metered spaces are enforced from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday - Saturday. Parking is FREE Sunday & City holidays.

    Biltmore Ave Garage: 51 Biltmore Avenue in Aloft Hotel, 2 blks from our restaurant. Parking free the first hour and then $1.00/hour.

    Civic Center Garage, Rankin Avenue Garage, Wall Street Garage: Parking free the first hour and then $0.75/hour.
A word from Cúrate
THE BEST OF SPAIN, conveniently located downtown Asheville! Cúrate is pleased to bring the best Spain has to offer through our traditional cuisine, unrivaled hospitality and festive, energetic atmosphere.

In Spanish, Cúrate, 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, Cúrate 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 caña!"
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Diner Reviews
  • "Creative, vibrant, an amazing array of Spanish cuisine. A fabulous dining experience."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Our first meal in Asheville was hard to beat! The waiter was quite helpful in selecting tapas that complemented each other, but he also listened to our selections. We ended up with a combo of amazing tapas, each one just as mouth watering as the one before. We would be regulars if we lived in the area!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Curate never disappoints. The service is outstanding. The food will blow you away. We had four people in our party so we were able to sample lots of different dishes. They were all divine. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I wish they sldo offer regular full size meals. Everything we tasted was good, but Tapas is not our thing. After spending a little fortune in several tapas we had to stop at another place to buy more food for the kids. If you like Tapas, everything was good."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Our meal at Curate was exceptional. The food was inventive, delicious and conversational starters.Most of the tapas were devoured with enthusiasm.The tapas prices did not match the expectations of what was delivered on the plates. While the chef is a true talent, the prices for the tapas - mostly around $18 for an item and when ordering 3-4 per person equals a high-priced tapas total - hopefully will come closer to earth if the chef wants to continue the buzz around the food and not around the unexpected tapas-dollars. Our server calculated the order in which we received our tapas, adding to the surprise element of when and what was next to be delivered. The entire staff while not warm and fuzzy, was always courteous and professional. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Based on reviews, expectations were high. However, ambitions of this restaurant and execution ability are somewhat misaligned. Most dishes were too heavily seasoned, grossly overpowering rather than enhancing the dish. One exception was the calamari sandwich - absolutely wonderful. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Every single plate we had was delicious. We had six plates of pure culinary perfection. Knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff. Don't miss this restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I was in town to celebrate my birthday and picked this place because of a recommendation from a friend. I was not disappointed! The food was magical. The service was great and I couldn't have asked for a better birthday dinner. I recommend the lamb kabobs paired with the goat cheese stuffed peppers! Delish!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Incredible tastes, texures an flavors of spain. Small plates were plenty adequate and would rather share and experience 4-5 dishes then just get one big plate"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Food was very good. Too noisy to have much conversation with fellow diners. Should have asked for a table in the back. Blinking marquee from across the street is horrendous. Maybe some blinds, at least up top, would help. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I really wanted to make sure a guest from NYC had the opportunity to go to Curate. I decided to try it for brunch and it was such a good idea. Their special brunch menu was filled with surprises and presented, as always at Curate, elegantly. We added a couple of regular menu favorites. My visitor was impressed. Great choice for brunch!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "very good service, delicious food, good value for $. However, I made reservations 2 months prior and still had to wait a half an hour before seating. Not pleased!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Excellent meal. Not too often that you want to try everything on the menu, but I did here. We tried nine small plates and each was excellent, unique with nice clean flavors."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I had an excellent experience. I was pleasantly surprised my some of the dishes and they kept getting better and better and they came out. The eggplant tapa was divine! I did not know eggplant could taste like that. The chocolate candy sculpture was also extremely satisfying and surprising. The dishes were an explosion of flavor and taste. I would recogmend this place to anyone and everyone."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Fun, pleasant staff. Tapas were pretty extraordinary. All kinds of different taste combinations that really work well. Not a restaurant for the un-adventurous. Next time I would sit at the bar and have dinner. We were seated at the back of the restaurant, which was a little more sedate. Up front is really alive. Overall a fun, great place for dinner."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Absolutely a great dinner! It was my wife's birthday and Curate made it a wonderful experience. The food, service, and atomosphere was wonderful. Curate is a must if you are in Asheville if you want authentic Spanish tapas! The menu is perfect all food lovers including vegans and vegetarians! Don't miss an opportunity to eat at one of Asheville's finest!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We try and make it to Curate at least twice a year. It is our favorite splurge. I recommend everything on the menu, especially their cured ham, lamb skewers, and amazing pork shoulder skirt steak which I can only describe as 'bacon/steak.' Their desserts are fantastic too. Catalan class on a global scale."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Three years running and simply getting better!! Food, service, ambiance do not miss a beat!! We keep returning and will continue to do so. Sample with a group to enjoy it to the max."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Curate is a wonderful experience. The food is delicious and it doesn't really matter what you order. The service is outstanding and the food is delivered quite rapidly. We enjoyed it all."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Curate was recommended to us and it did NOT disappoint. From the Sangria which was not too sweet and worked well with almost every dish to the final desserts. If you are adventuresome, let your waiter choose the dishes. You will usually get 2 or 3 tapas size dishes per person. David, our waiter, was wonderful in choosing and very attentive. Our party of 4 can't wait to return."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My 18 y/o daughter and I came here for dinner. Everything was prepared deliciously. The only difficulty was that we don't eat pork or shellfish, and there was only one lamb dish and no beef or chicken. So we stuck with the lamb skewer, ordered the Spanish omelet and got 1-2 veggie dishes. Everything tasted delicious, especially the grilled green onions with a crushed almond smoky tomato sauce. I would have liked to see a poultry or fish option, though. The veggie options were very complex - fine for me but my daughter's tastes are not that sophisticated yet. So a few simply prepared veggies would have been helpful. I'll be back on my next visit, though!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Been meaning to check out this spot for a long time after hearing countless good reviews. Went there for my partner's birthday, and this is an ideal location for special occasions. All of the food was delicious, perfectly arranged, and served at specific temperatures, times in the meal, etc. to give us the best experience over the course of our meal. Service was prompt and our waiter was eager to offer suggestions whenever we needed help. L"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is my third or fourth visit to Curate. I am a huge fan of tapas bars in general because I love to try several different dishes in a sitting. This visit we tried the pan con tomate with manchego which is a favorite of mine. It was perfect - crunchy bread with a softer middle with juicy and ripe tomatos and delicious manchego. We also tried the patatas bravas this time -- which were good but no my favorite. They've added some smokey spice that I don't particularly like. Still good. We also had the gamas al ajillo. Good, but I prefer more garlic and a lemon garnish. The grilled chorizo with olive oil potato puree was good, but the potatoes could have stood a little more flavor. And finally, we enjoyed the stuffed peppers with goat cheese."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at Curate but we will be back. The food and service is hard to beat. Asheville is very lucky to have such a gem!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Curate offers perhaps the best food we've ever eaten. We loved every dish--and we tried many! From the simplest dish (we had pan con tomate with manchego) to the rarest (we tried both the raw trout salad, the fried eggplant with honey and rosemary, and the vermicelli with squid in its own ink -- the last is indescribably flavorful, rich, earthy, astonishing), the flavors and freshness and delights were just unparalleled. Several times my husband and I found ourselves speechless over how wonderful everything was. Our server was knowledgeable, helpful, and kind, and the ambiance was comfortable and sophisticated. We'd eat there all over again tomorrow if we could! It reminded us of the best food we'd had in Barcelona--and then topped it."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We were a party of 6, 3 adults, and 3 kids (9 yr old triplets) and it was amazing! Definitely a meal to remember! When we reserved our table online, I was able to tell them about our food allergies (gluten, dairy, egg) and they were ready when we arrived! The chef had marked up a menu just for us! We order the white wine sangria - which was perfect for the 3 adults to have 2 glasses each - a perfect amount. The kids loved the sparkling lemonade as their treat. We had a variety of things on the menu and loved them all - the kids are still talking about the dishes - we have adventurous eaters! Would go back again - but bring your wallet - the delicious small plates add up. Bill was +$200 for the 6 of us, but was worth it."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Curate is always lovely...dining late afternoon gives it a very European feel. Sit at the bar if you want to watch your food prepared and receive excellent beverage service. There is nothing better than the eggplant dish...heaven. Lamb skewers? Oh my."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Having lived in Spain for over a year, I was excited to find a menu with so many authentic Spanish dishes - many that you wouldn't normally find on a tapas menu in the U.S. The food was even better than we expected - definitely highlighted the true flavors of Spain and the Mediterranean. The cocktails and wine selection were great as well. Space is tight, like a true European bistro, and sometimes the wait can be long due to it's popularity. Luckily, they take reservations even for two, so we didn't have any trouble getting in at a reasonable hour. The ambiance is fairly calm and the service was very professional. Our server had also been to Spain and was very knowledgeable about the menu - She was wonderful! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "As usual, Curate was fantastic and exceeded my lofty expectations. I really love this place. This time around they were able to accommodate my eleven person party with just a few weeks notice, on a Friday evening. The server suggested we try some sort of a sampling menu they offer, which seemed easier than everyone trying to order particular items, and it did work out well. We were able to focus on one another, tell the story of how Jina and I met to everyone at the table, and get caught up since I hadn't seen some of the guests in quite a while. The food and service were excellent. I would never hesitate to return to Curate. Thank you to all the staff involved, I had a fantastic and unforgettable evening."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We are from out of town, and Curate was recommended to us by some local friends. It was perfect for our birthday celebration. We loved all the food and being able to taste such a variety. Service was excellent. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "If you are within an hour or two of Asheville, or just visiting from further away, Curate is worth making a reservation. Be prepared for the restaurant to be busy, even on week nights."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I had been looking forward to eating at Curate for over a year. Finally the deed was done! Overall it was very good. I would say the food is very good (not excellent) but my server (cute tattooed girl) was amazing, the energy of the place was great and one of my favorite twists was that many tables were talking and sharing bites of dishes (cool in my book, some may hate it lol). No one dish was an earth stopper but everything was very good. Can be happy spending $30 or $130 for dinner."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great food and staff, who could ask for more? They were also very understanding about my food allergies and even indicate foods on the menu for people with dietary restrictions. Must go!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Love the tapas and it is fun to share with three or four people so you can experience many. The wait staff will make suggestions if it is your first time. After many visits, it is still one of my favorite Asheville restaurants."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Perhaps the greatest dining experience my wife & I have EVER had! The service, the food & the casual atmosphere were all top notch. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We found out about this amazing place on the James Beard website. We live in a City full of great boutique restaurants so we have high expectations. This did not disappoint. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the waiter brought a surprise dessert and I won't give it all away, but go for the Nutellaesque Handkerchief. OMG - I can still taste it."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Terrific choice for a change of pace dining experience! The tapas approach is taken to a new level at Curate - each selection could easily stand in for an entree on its own. I highly recommend the lamb skewers and jamon ballota. The only disappointment was the pistachio cake....bland and more 'bread' than cake. I absolutely will not hold that against them as everything else was done to perfection. A+++++++"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was an absolutely fabulous dining experience. Every dish that was brought to the table was excellent. More importantly our selections were delivered in an order that ensured that all the favors complimented each other. The server was a tremendous help with recommendations as well as the number of dishes to order for the size of our group."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We have eaten all over the world and had many years in San Francisco developing our ethnic taste buds. This was among the best of the very best international food experiences we have had. Kudos to the chef and all who work with Curate!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Excellent food by friendly staff. Good selection of Spanish wines. Very attentive to gluten free, vegan and dairy free....with menu items marked and staff well educated."
    Dined on 3/27/2014