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Salsa Mexican Caribbean Restaurant

6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
+1 828-252-9805
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (75 reviews)
“pork” (73 reviews)
“lava bowl” (17 reviews)
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Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
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Reviewed 4 days 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 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this little place for a mid afternoon snack. We had appetizers only (except the kids had quesadillas). We had the three salsa plate with Ranchera, Smoked Tomato and Guacamole and the 2017 Nachos with chicken. They were both amazingly delicious. Also tried a...More

Thank Stacey S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge portions of delicious, tasty food served with a smile and an excellent cocktail make this place a favorite for locals and visitors alike. A definite must try when in downtown asheville. The space is relatively small, so there can be a wait, but it's...More

Thank 2016LoveToTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The five of us enjoyed a small table outdoors in the alleyway, on a hot Saturday afternoon. The cocktails were tasty (I loved the Dark and Stormy!) and the food was great, and the salsa choices was amazing. Since we have vegetarians in the family,...More

Thank hokiepokie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is THE BEST! Love the food, love the drinks. The combination of Caribbean and Mexican creates food that has your taste buds jumping for joy. I highly recommend the habanero margaritas and the mojito with fresh blueberries. Price is a bit pricey --...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great and came out quick. It's a cramped little restaurant both worth the wait. Lots of different food options with a great blend of Mexican and Cuban food. Check it out.

Thank Delong187
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch and no regrets. Friendly staff. Clean restaurant. Food was very tasty, well seasoned and plated beautifully. My pork plato was delicious. I ordered a side of sweet plantains which was an excellent accompaniment to the pork dish. Will make Salsa's a...More

Thank egpeterman
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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