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Salsa Mexican Caribbean Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Asheville
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6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
+1 828-252-9805
17:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 09:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If it was up to me I would eat there every day. What a great small place to eat the food was amazing and the mojitos where incredible.

Thank rafaelapagan21
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is so delicious. Great vegetarian options. Personally had the chicken quesadilla and it was to die for. Really authentic. Just too good to pass up. Just go!

Thank Micah B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a cozy little restaurant with a menu printed daily. The dishes are unique and you can tell it's fresh homemade food. The chips and variety of salsas are fantastic! We went on Friday and came back on Sunday because it was so good!

Thank 0982134689644Mh1901
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived on a Wednesday night around 730 and we were not greeted with happiness. There was only 3 in the group and they weren't busy. It's like they didn't want us there. We sat for 15 minutes with no service so we decided to leave. Side note: there menu online was completely different. If you are going to post... More 

Thank Ftmyerschef
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THe beginning of the AVL 'foodie' experience begins with Hector and Salsa's. It's unique Latin-Caribbean vibe and wonderful food choices are the AVL version of 'comfort food'. Enjoy the Molcajete's, but come with an appetite. Eclectic blends of tastes are sure to tantalize your palate!

Thank Patrick H
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to grab a quick bite and got a great surprise in some of the best Mexican Caribbean food! The salsas are out of this world! Make this a stop when visiting Asheville! Friendly Staff is a big plus also!

Thank guyanna e
Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a bit of a foodie and my friend is a food chemist, vegetarian, and a very picky eater. They combine some wonderful tastes, and we both loved our dishes. For example, I was amazed at a slice of plantain with guacamole on it - wow - and that was a little treat to the side of the dish. The... More 

Thank SarahTrav3ls
Boulder, CO
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went based on TA reviews and it was great. Parking is hard to find and the line was out the door. But once seated drinks and food came quickly. High turnover and moderately high prices, this place has a good business model. Food was great, as was the service. We were only driving through or else I would come again... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered their Perfect Margarita and Chicken Quesadilla and both were outstanding. The service was good, not amazing...but good.

Thank Julie B
Suwanee, GA, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was January 29th, temperature in the mid-30s, and on my son's recommendation we were waiting at the door of Salsa for them to open at 5:00pm. It was warm & toasty inside and the aroma of good-smelling food filled the air. We were seated by our very pleasant & attractive waitress, Rebecca, who answered all of our questions regarding... More 

Thank Mark B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Caribbean, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?