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Salsa Mexican Caribbean Restaurant

6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
+1 828-252-9805
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“burrito” (77 reviews)
“empanadas” (50 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is not your typical Mexican joint. So many good things on the menu. Very different items. We started with chips and a selection of 3 salsas. The pineapple was by far my favorite. My husband and i split the PomPom bowl and i am...More

Thank judie210
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I visit Gatlinburg once a year for a get away, but we always make a special trip over to Ashville NC to eat at Salsa Mexican Caribbean Restaurant. This is a small restaurant that is big on taste and service. I had...More

Thank queenbyte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best salsa and guacamole I have had I would say ever!!! Lunch only no migas, but if you want an egg on the side they will serve it up!

Thank mdgammon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is not too big, but worth the wait. All the beverages and food are made with fresh ingredients. Staff works hard and you will love every bite & sip.

Thank olivergumbrill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The alley is def the best seating as there's most always shade seating and a breeze. It's a great place to stop and relax. The guac and chips are fresh and delicious, the beer is cold.

Thank Armina H
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This was the third time to this restaurant. The first two times I had Mexican dishes this time I tried a Caribbean dish, The Seafood Paella. It had shrimp, crab and Seared Ahi Tuna. Really good! Started with the chips and salsa. You can choose...More

Thank 8gregoryt
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Small restaurant, but big on taste, portions, patrons, and service. 4 adults shared 2 poms, One had steak, shrimp, chicken, rice, peppers, tomatoes, special seasonings and lots of flavor. The other was shrimp and fish with the same extras as above. EXCELLENT! We even had...More

Thank wewjaw
Reviewed 16 October 2017

So this was a quick stop before a ghost tour. We stopped in and has the chips and queso, excellent!. The service was prompt, water served in a carafe and fast service. We will be coming back for dinner next visit

Thank mthouin
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Neat little in town spot for great Mexican food. My wife and I stopped in for lunch and had a delicious meal. The place is on the small side but the service is fast and the tables turnover so there is not much wait. The...More

Thank infrequentcritic
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Food was very fresh and came out very fast! Carb portions (rice and tortilla) were very small which was good for us, but some may be disappointed. Prices were reasonable and service was good. The bathrooms certainly could be much cleaner...this would be our only...More

Thank Laurel W
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 AM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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