Cúrate
Cúrate

Cúrate

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.curatetapasbar.com/
  • Phone: 8282392946x1
  • 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,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Katie Button
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Cúrate reviews from OpenTable diners
573 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (469)special occasion (317)hot spot (280)neighborhood gem (189)romantic (156)notable wine list (134)good for groups (120)great for lunch (119)vibrant bar scene (118)late-night find (70)great for brunch (69)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great food and service
    rdt88
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    As were floored by food and service at Curate; be forewarned that it's a bit on the loud side, but if you don't mind that it's a wonderful ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cúrate
    TammyR
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A dining experience! All the food is paid prepared with so much attention to detail!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great Meal at Curate. Easy parking across the street. the food was fantastic especially the tortilla and trout salad. Octopus was very tender, I would go back any time. Sit at the bar and you can see everything
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Tapas in Asheville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    5 stars, no question, no hesitation, counting the days until we get back to Asheville and Curate. Sitting at the bar provided a front seat to how they realize such a triumph...the beauty of the tapas lies in the spectrum of flavors that the small plates afford. And Curate excels. Favorite dishes were the ham from the pigs who eat nothing but chestnuts (pure melt-in-your-mouth nirvana) and the unexpected whole-is-greater-than-sum-of-parts lightly fried eggplant with honey and rosemary. Also loved the meatballs as well as the trout ceviche. Make a reservation, otherwise arm yourself with patience. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delightful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful tapas and superb white sangria. Special kudos for eggplant, croquetas and creamed cod, but then what isn't delicious?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As delicious as I remembered
    Closetfoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything we ordered was superb. Our waiter helped us with a few selections. The pork with the fresh rosemary and thyme was the best I have ever tasted. Would have ordered a second helping if it had been less expensive. Our waiter suggested we have the eggplant with drizzled honey as more of a dessert option and recommended the rosemary ice cream to accompany it. Wonderful. Can't wait for my next trip to Asheville
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun
    BoonefoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great place to catch up with friends. Not only can you try many different, delicious tapas selections, but also many different innovative cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wonderful!
    JenstottVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We make reservations at curate everytime we visit Asheville. Our service and food was once again outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remains my favorite
    Southernsnootyshopper
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Curate delivers superb food and service again. I did miss sitting at the "bar" watching all the food prep, but I forgot to ask for a seats there. The menu provides exciting choices to "picky eaters" like us. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing tapas in Asheville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This was our first visit to Curate and we were totally impressed with the food, the service and most importantly for me, the number of gluten-free selections on the menu. Definitely a place to hit whenever we are in Asheville!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Do Not Miss This Restaurant
    LittleVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We loved this restaurant,but reservations are a must. All the tastes were so delicious. We shared several of the tapas - the shrimp is the best, the spinach with raisins was delicious, and the pork was very good. Don't miss the lemon-thyme ice cream. I would go back here several times a week if I could.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best of Ashville
    WDC1VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    With El Bulli's closure before I had the opportunity to visit, I wanted to experience the cuisine of its chefs. Curate in Ashville, NC, affords that opportunity. From the moment you enter the restaurant you are confident you have made the right choice. The friendly staff make you feel right at home and as the service continues you are attended by knowledgeable and charming staff. The challenge begins with making the selections from the extensive menu of tapas choices, all of which are very enticing. With the assistance of the staff a selection of six to eight items makes for a diner's delight. Accompanied by a very nice wine list Curate provides a dining experience one will not forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Celebration
    Rachel
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had our 40th anniversary dinner at this restaurant and they again more than lived up to our expectations for quality of food, service, and ambiance. We had a great time, service was impeccable and our special dessert made it memorable. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The restaurant lives up to its reputation. Book well in advance, as it is difficult to get a reservation on short notice. Service was attentive, and servers are very helpful if you need suggestions or help with the menu. We had the serrano ham, lamb kebobs, chorizo with potato puree, shrimp with garlic, asparagus with romesco sauce, and fried eggplant. Everything was excellent! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Mary
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Tapas are terrifying tommy people used to a plate all to themselves. Curate offers a unique variety of dishes and served them in a way that allows a slow, palate tantalizing experience. Get the pulpo and scallion omelet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • clay
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellant experience. Staff was great! Since it was our first experience, the explained everything to our satisfaction.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in the mountains
    NpatriciaH
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We were greeted at our table by Erin, our server who was very knowledgeble and patient while we made our selection from the extensive menu. She was attentive without hovering. The eggplant was wonderful, gin and tonic suggested by Erin even featured fresh juniper berries! Erin made sure our water glasses never reached half full, and was always checking to see if we needed anything. It could not have been a more delightful lunch in an oasis in the middle of s busy Tuesday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Best evening in Asheville! The ceviche sampler was out of this world. We were early for our table so opted to have our meal at the bar instead. Wonderful bartender, service, and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    Ecoluby
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is a must go every time we're in Asheville. It's always great food and always so accommodating of my gluten/soy/dairy allergies.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday celebration
    Frances
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were seated as soon as we arrived per our reservation. The service could not have been better. We had a blast!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asheville Trip
    usetobeVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first visit to Curate, having gone there on a recommendation. We were not disappointed one bit. The wide variety of food on the menu was prepared to perfection, with an abundance of great flavors. The service was superb and our waiter was extremely knowledgeable of the menu items, especially since my wife needs to eat Gluten Free.....We all left fat and happy and will certainly recommend Curate to our friends and family who might find themselves in Asheville in the future......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • neardwntwnVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    except for the olives, the food was bland and tasteless
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still my favorite
    Jill
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food and service here is spot-on every time! Try the cheese stuffed red peppers, asparagus, lamb, Spanish beer, sangria, everything!! I wish they had more space, but you'll need to book way in advance for a table, I booked a month out for a 6pm Sat. night table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I absolutely love Curate! We like to visit once a year, traveling 1 hour to get here from where we live. It's our lil' spot in Asheville, highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Lunch
    2transplants
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Visited Curate with two friends for lunch on a Saturday. We had made reservations, so there was no wait. The menu is extensive and amazing. We shared a number of small plates, all presented wonderfully. Both friends said they could have been in Madrid, the food was so authentic. Make reservations or you'll never get in!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just as good as Spain!
    1MaryBethVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Fantastic dinner and worth the trip to Asheville to try this place. Just as good, if not better than tapas we eat in Spain (and we visit frequently). Do not miss the bread with tomato and manchego, the ham sampler platter, shrimp in garlic...and oh, my, the octopus. Never in my life have I had such tender octopus. Wine list is very pricey and the place is very loud. We had attentive service and the food came out quickly. We will travel back to eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tops for Tapas!
    BCCMVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Every tapa we ordered was wonderful. For us newbies our server walked us thru the extensive menu and made helpful suggestions. Get a reservation! Don't miss this one if in Asheville!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and enjoyable dining!
    goodfoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very pleasant dining experience. Sophisticated and diverse menu. All choices were well prepared and flavorful! Great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always
    Janiemae
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is our go-to restaurant when friends come in to town. Incredible menu, lots of different items, and we've never been disappointed with any choice we've made. The service is excellent, the knowledgeable wait staff is happy to explain the menu and beverages as well as "pace" the tapas for an excellent dining experience. We were lucky enough to be served by Natasha, she is amazing, a combination of friendly and super competent. Be sure to make a reservation during the tourist months, or you might be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food, awesome service
    Ashevillemom
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Sometimes with a highly successful restaurant the staff will start to have an air about them and not be as helpful or act annoyed to serve you. Curate is never like that. Everyone is so welcoming, helpful and nice. The food is amazing each and every visit. If you have any dietary restrictions, they are so helpful. We had a party of 10 recently and everything was correct and wonderful. Will be back frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed.
    MountainjimVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I live in Asheville, and am always excited to have friends visit from out of town, so I can take them to Cúrate. The food is always exceptional, and the service and knowledge of the staff makes it a wonderful dining experience. The wait staff always have wonderful suggestions, which allows one to taste much of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food-server..questionable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was outstanding but the server had a bit of an attitude and was a little on the edgy side!!! Maybe just a bad day for him?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely amazing
    RyGuyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Without a doubt, my best dining experience in Asheville. I could have stayed for hours and tried everything on the menu. Service was great and the reccomendations even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    JJTLD4
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We came in on Sunday night and it was fantastic!!! It was not my first time but my two other friends have never been and loved it just as much as myself!! You need to get the tomato bread with manchango and my other staple is those mushrooms they are amazing!! Anytime I come to Asheville I make sure to visit service is always spot on and the food only gets better!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • D'Licious
    Debra
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Tapas are one of favorite ways of eating, small plates coming out at different times. The lamb skewers were amazing and went very well with the spinach/raisins/pine nuts dish. Octopus was very tender. There was five of us, we ordered 10 dishes and was quite full at the end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best Tapas!
    Ricooo
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The perfect taste of Spain! Food is delicious and can't get any better for those who know Tapas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    avlfoodies
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We are locals to the Asheville area, and have learned over time that a reservation is usually required for an evening at Curate. Occasionally you can get a seat at the bar, but it's uncommon to walk in on a weekend evening and a table be available. So this time we planned ahead and reserved a table for our anniversary. Couldn't have been more pleased with the quality of the atmosphere, service, food & wine. We sat in the rear corner, which provided a quite place to talk & enjoy the meal. It was the perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This website is not allowing me to hit the specific recommendations, but it is great for foodies, does not have outdoor seating, service is excellent, and it has a great vibe
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    TigerDiner
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I went to Curate for a late lunch. I ordered an Iberico pork charcuterie sampler platter (jamon iberico de bellota), local peppers stuffed with Spanish goat cheese, and a fried eggplant dish. Wow. The pork was all very rich and melted in your mouth. Best Iberico I've had. The peppers were perfectly done w/ very high quality goat cheese. The eggplant was like none I'd ever had. It was not soggy--it was light w/ a little crunch to it. The honey drizzled on the eggplant was delicious. The server was very helpful in navigating us through the menu. I give this restaurant very high marks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Levern
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I've been here three times and each time I leave well satisfied with service and food. The only complaints I have this time are ... the spinach dish wasn't as good as the first time I had it and the sausages (with potato puree) were different (not as good as before).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate