Cúrate

4.7
4453 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish

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About

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!"
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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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 Mondays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
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Phone number
(828) 239-2946 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Katie Button
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Patton Avenue
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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 - 6 pm, Monday - Saturday. Parking is FREE Sunday & City holidays.

Biltmore Ave Garage: 51 Biltmore Avenue in Aloft Hotel, 2 blocks 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.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.7based on all time ratings
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 4food service ambience

I started visiting Asheville 2 years ago, and Curate quickly became a favorite.

Last night's visit was a bit odd, though. The meal was very good overall. However, 2 things gave me pause. First, my dining companion ordered the brussels sprouts. The dish arrived with 1 brussel sprout, and perhaps another one cut up (there were other elements to the dish, so it was hard to tell). We thought it was a mistake! The server actually tried to "defend" the dish. At a restaurant of this caliber, why would she argue with us about brussels sprouts? Right or wrong (and we were right), offer to come out with a half dozen brussels sprouts. The other odd thing is that there were...shall I say..."sheets" of sediment at the bottom of my glass of red wine. I have drank my share of wine, and I have never seen this before. Again, the server defended the wine. This was not a little bit of granulated sediment. I still believe something was wrong. They did offer to bring me an additional "splash" of wine. I did not accept the offer; I wasn't angling for free wine...I sincerely question what that was at the bottom of my glass.

Will I return to Curate? In a heartbeat. But something was off last night.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a must on our annual trip to Asheville. Food Always outstanding, with exceptional service.

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New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Curate' is our favorite restaurant. Tapas are great and filling, too. Always makes the day go by faster knowing that Curate is our dining destination.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our top 10 favorite restaurants. Incredible!

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the mose creative and flavorful meals I've had (in Asheville or elsewhere.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thoroughly enjoyed spending my birthday at Curate and look forward to spending future special occasions there.

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K
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place! Always great!

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KR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When ordering, we let the waiter "make us happy" so we didn't have to make any decisions. We had a fabulous dinner!!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love curate! If you are a foodie you must try! Katie Button is a great chef and all th ingredients are fresh and local. Something for everyone. Great tapas and a fun place to visit with friends! You won't be disappointed. Favorite restaurant in Asheville!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FP freakin phenomenal

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SJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a WONDERFUL meal. Tastes were off the charts good. Didn't overeat but felt incredibly satisfied with our selections. Must go to Curate!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks! We had the pitcher of sangria which was good. Three of us shared 6 plates. We particularly enjoyed the shrimp and skirt steak.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner for my 30th birthday! Very attentive, gracious waitress and didn't feel rushed. Above and beyond evening!

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Denver
23 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I took a road trip to Asheville and this was our first dinner there. Having traveled the world over, this was hands down the best tapas anyplace. Definitely requires a reservation. Very authentic Spanish tapas offerings.

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Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time to curate. We were there for my wife's birthday. Her first time. It was delicious. Lardo and pork were perfect. Good wines and cocktails too. Service was excellent. We ended up going back the next night too. Squid ink pasta was off the charts. It's a must go to when visiting Asheville.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic but a little pricey for what you get. We had a party of six and most items were too small to even share between 3 people. Our lunch bill with only one drink each was $300.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always! We may be getting close to having tried the full menu. The sugar shard dessert is a nice gratis touch, but perhaps Curate could mix it up a bit in terms of a different nice finish as a 'thank you' for spending a special occasion at Asheville's #1 restaurant.

You're still the queen of the Asheville dining scene!

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Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinner, exceptional service & guidance. It was a perfect meal except the lamb, which we would not order again, and being squashed against the wall at a tiny table in the back detracted from the experience. Overall, it was a leisurely, well-curated, delicious meal.

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Western NC
56 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Curate and go every once in awhile. A bit pricy for a regular visit. But, we saw it had a restaurant week option, and decided to try it for that. Just amazing! A set menu, but such variety and large number of dishes. It was very special and even better than we hoped it would be.

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JJ
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best restaurant in Asheville. You will not be disappointed.

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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place! We would go back here. The mushrooms were more delicious than any mushrooms I have ever had!

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dishes, great service

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience - waiter was attentive and the food was exquisite. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a place to go for a special occasion!

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BW
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Asheville! The food is amazing and the wait staff is top notch.

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EN
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Curate is one of Asheville's premier restaurants. We went during restaurant week and used the special menu designed for this occasion. That simplified things greatly as Curate has many interesting items on its full menu.

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Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the most amazing place to eat. The small plates each perfectly crafted and unique. Creative, sometimes combining things I would never imagine into perfect for palate pleasers one topping the next.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I chose the Restaurant Week menu and we are so glad we did. Wonderful food options and plenty of it for a great price. This was a unique and excellent dining experience for us.

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SA
Western NC
37 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Curaté is always excellent, once you manage to get a reservation.

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J
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my top five meals ever! Impeccable service along with food that was innovative and delicious. We came back the following day for lunch. I would easily have paid twice as much for this experience. So simple with so much flavor. I ordered Chef Button's cookbook upon returning home. I cannot wait until we are in Asheville again. OFF THE CHARTS!!

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Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous as always! Went to Curate for Restaurant Week and what a wonderful sampling of their menu it was. The price was so reasonable we thought it was a mistake. It was my foodie sister's first visit and she was wowed. Bruschetta was marvelous, mushrooms mouthwatering, a cod and potato puree I'd have never ordered on my own was great served with crisp bread. There were brussel sprouts I could've made a meal of, a spanish ham (Jamon) that was nice but not as flavorful as I'm used to and a squid done to perfection. A meat ravioli in bechamel sauce and manchego was as light as it was delicious. We ordered an extra which is my ALL TIME favorite - never leave Curate without trying the pork skirt steak, best pork you've ever put in your mouth! Don't get me started on the dessert. A heavenly night.

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j
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great execution of traditional and inspired Spanish tapas. Unfortunately, the restaurant was overrun with loud groups of bachelorette parties.

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Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and service. Eric's service was excellent and he paced our meal so we didn't feel rushed. He recommended several dishes that were among our favorites. It was an enjoyable night especially having my brother here from Switzerland. The food is so high quality in ingredients and taste. This is one of my favorite Asheville restaurants.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Asheville has many great dinner options but Cúrate is not to be missed. Incredible food. Great service. I will be back!

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RP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional~ Highly recommend going with a group to enjoy the "spanish experience." I am a gluten free eater & our waiter expertly choreographed a menu that satisfied our adventurous pallets & suited my dietary needs. Incredible meal & atmosphere. Such a lovey toast to spanish cuisine & incredible ingredients!

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JM
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner (13 courses) served by a great waiter, Brian.

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Western NC
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Curate a number of times, and it never fails to be fantastic. My wife and I both love the butternut squash soup, and we always get patatas bravas. Among other items, we tried the pasta roll this time. Neither of us are chicken liver fans, but it was amazing. Curate is always a place that we highly recommend.

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r
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and a very knowledgeable and attentive server. The small plate approach is a winner

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. Our server was very helpful navigating us through one course after the next. The pork skirt steak was one of the best dishes I've ever had.

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FR
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent, we ordered too much! Some items were very good, one appetizer was only good. The wine was excellent. As I go there more I can pick out a combination of really satisfying tastes that I can find elsewhere!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place and are so happy we booked it. I cannot recommend the paella-ish dish enough! It was so delicious, but may not be for someone who doesn't enjoy seafood. We also thoroughly enjoyed the fried eggplant with local honey and rosemary. Sounds like a weird combo but works great! The restaurant was so lovely! We'll definitely be making our way back on our next visit to Asheville.

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