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Salsa Mexican Caribbean Restaurant

) #45 of 585 Restaurants in Asheville €€ - €€€ Mexican, Caribbean,
6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
+1 828-252-9805
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“burrito” (75 reviews)
“pork” (74 reviews)
“salsa sampler” (12 reviews)
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12:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Caribbean, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
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1 - 10 of 938 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I love this place and don't need much coaxing to get on line or there waiting for the door to open for me to enter and get seated. Excellent selection of Mojito's and a very unique take on Mexican fare. Add the Caribbean spices and...More

Thank LetsgoAshevi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed dinner here! Tasty salsa, definitely recommend the plantains and guac, empanadas were great. My whole party was happy with the food.

Thank trippintravelsrp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a pork burrito and was very disappointed. There were flys on some of the tables, very little pork and it was tuff and loaded with grizzle. Cannot recommend and will not return .

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner on a busy night. Service was good, margarita was very good and the food was excellent by our standards. We thought we were going to have typical Mexican cuisine you find in the US, but this by far was more authentic,...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They serve good food at good prices. Menu items combine Mexican, Caribbean and Indian cuisines. Chips and salsa aren't complimentary, but are available for a few dollars. I thought most of the appetizers were on the expensive side. We tried the plantains with a garlicky...More

Thank la_gatuna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been recommended by family to try this restaurant and we were now disappointed, from the wonderful empanadas and other starters to to our entrees and margaritas, everything was first rate, our server was incredibly attentive, and deserved the nice large tip we left for...More

Thank kiwierps
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This menu is trying way too hard to be trendy to clientele also trying way too hard to be trendy. The flavors in our dishes were confused and at times difficult to identify, except the overworked sweet potato. Atmosphere is damp and loud. If it...More

Thank Moodleman
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I was impressed that with each main section of the menu offered a comparable vegetable option. That was unexpected! Delicious. Even my daughter who is also a veggie lover commented that her food was delicious!

Thank Mercedesrollingon
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We normally love to stop in eclectic, hole-in-the-wall locals. Here, being to close to the next table (and the next) we'd hoped for something unique and satisfying. I guess it could have been unique if we'd had larger appetites, but what we got was just...More

Thank SraDee
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I'd never think to put Mexican and Caribbean food together, but this combination works in all the best ways! Great food, friendly and prompt service and a festive atmosphere. Try out their homemade chocolate habanero sauce

Thank Paul F
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Questions & Answers
Kris F
4 January 2015|
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Response from janice r | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I didn't notice a kids menu. The portions are large so maybe share?
Kris F
4 January 2015|
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Response from Cheryl C | Reviewed this property |
No, not that I remember. The staff is very accommodating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-9805
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