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The Cantina Historic Biltmore Village

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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10 Biltmore Plaza, l0 Biltmore Plaza, Asheville, NC 28803-2696 (Formerly Neo Cantina)
+1 828-505-7682
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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370 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Cantina's service was excellent! Stephanie was amazing and really helpful in ordering drinks. I was disappointed by the types of Tequila that was available. It was just generic. I like a certain kind and was shocked to not see it on the menu. I found it later at another Spanish restaurant later in the week and was happy. My... More 

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Thank Banana427
Canal Winchester, Ohio
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation here for lunch because they could accommodate 9 of us! Also, kids are easy to please at a Mexican restaurant ... We were not disappointed. Parking was easy, the menu was wonderful, and the service (thank you Orlando) was exceptional! Try the fish tacos or the stuffed avocado! A happy place to eat and in the... More 

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Thank mgwegman
Sherrye C, Owner at The Cantina Historic Biltmore Village, responded to this review

So pleased to hear you and the rest of your party enjoyed your experience at The Cantina. We hope to see you again soon, maybe on a Tuesday? (Kids eat Free!) Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is one of the things we are most proud of, I'll be sure to pass on to Orlando your kind words. See you soon! More 

Birmingham, AL
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Near the Biltmore in trendy Biltmore Village. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Street tacos were excellent & hubby had fajitas which he loved. Wanted to go back but didn't have time.

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Thank Mamavail
Sherrye C, Owner at The Cantina Historic Biltmore Village, responded to this review

Love to hear that our street tacos and fajitas made you want to come back for more! We hope you enjoyed your time in our fair city and look forward to having you next time you're in town. All my best. More 

Kingsland, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our dinner here! The ultimate margarita was delicious and the flights of tequila were fun! Our server was awesome- she was friendly, attentive, and fun to chat with! The portion sizes were good, and the flavors were great. I really like that your dinner comes with two sides and you can chose to donate one or both to help... More 

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Thank kdlance
Sherrye C, Owner at The Cantina Historic Biltmore Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up such a stellar review. Being one of the only tequila bars in town we like to think we provide our guests with tradition (with a twist) and FUN! Our partnership with Manna food bank is one of our proudest relationships and we are always thrilled when our guests give... More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in last night after or trip to the Biltmore. My husband got the cozemel tacos which he said were very good. I had the big boy burrito, and wow it was the best burrito I have ever had. We also had the guacamole and the cheese dip. The cheese dip was delicious but the guacamole was a little... More 

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Thank tennbeth
Sherrye C, Owner at The Cantina Historic Biltmore Village, responded to this review

Best Burrito you've ever had?!? We'll take it!!! So glad you enjoyed your time with us and thank you so much for writing this review. Hope to see you again soon! More 

tampa,fl
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our college age boys, my wife, and I ate dinner here on our Christmas Vacation. It was walking distance from where we were staying so we thought we would give it a try. I would classify it as a mediocre Mexican restaurant. Service was okay and the food as well. It was not bad, and I am not saying I... More 

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Thank like2travel67
Sherrye C, Owner at The Cantina Historic Biltmore Village, responded to this review

At The Cantina we pride ourselves on our fresh ingredients and knowledgeable staff that all contribute to our "Fresh Mex with a twist of Asheville" cuisine/experience. It is rare to hear either described as mediocre but we are always striving to be better and delight our diners. I hope that we will see you in again soon so that we... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and drink, great, burritos, nachos, treat tacos, all yummy! Great atmosphere, all you want and then some....however, they do not have enough help, for anything. Front, servers, clean crew. I watched multiple parties leave, others when realizing the wait was up to an hour turn around and leave. Tonight, there were 7 tables empty and could not sit all... More 

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Thank rbankerman
Sydney C, Owner at The Cantina Historic Biltmore Village, responded to this review

At The Cantina our mission is to delight our diners, clearly we missed the mark during your last visit. These past two months we have been working hard to improve both our front of house and back of house staff to give our guests the best experience possible. I am sorry that during your last visit you experienced anything less... More 

Arden, North Carolina
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62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really not a very good Mexican place. The only benefit is that it is close to Biltmore Village. Charge extra for chips and salsa - which are not good. The salsa was so bad you couldn't even eat it. The food comes out cold on plates that you might use for brunch. Waitress would just disappear and not come back.... More 

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Thank Arden N
Sydney C, Owner at The Cantina Historic Biltmore Village, responded to this review

It's really unfortunate to hear you had such a poor experience with us. We pride ourselves on using nothing but the freshest ingredients and having a friendly,attentive, and knowledgeable staff. It is very rare to hear a guests disappointed with both. I do hope you'll give us another chance to see what all the rave is about. More 

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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place on GF for me and fell in love! Great food, great atmosphere and huge portions! I had shrimp enchiladas with queso and cilantro sauce with coconut rice. Yum! They give you two "sides" and the option to donate one side for the needy! The portions are so big you really don't need two sides! We also shared... More 

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Thank Renee W
Sydney C, Owner at The Cantina Historic Biltmore Village, responded to this review

WOOHOO! This review brought a big smile to my face. At The Cantina we have gluten friendly, vegetarian, AND vegan options because we want everyone to have a chance to enjoy our "Fresh Mix with a twist of Asheville" cuisine. Thank you for stopping in to give us a try and for writing this review. We hope to see you... More 

Florence, Alabama
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our food very much. We had shrimp tacos and we were so pleased. However, we are not used to paying for chips/salsa that is usually served whenever eating at a Mexican restaurant. We had plenty to eat and the price was reasonable.

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Thank Shelia H
Sydney C, Owner at The Cantina Historic Biltmore Village, responded to this review

Sheila, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. At The Cantina we pride ourselves on our staff, cuisine, and also our status as a Green restaurant. In order to gain that status we had to do our part to get to zero waste. Charging for chips was one of the decisions that has helped get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Biltmore Plaza, l0 Biltmore Plaza, Asheville, NC 28803-2696 (Formerly Neo Cantina)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-505-7682
Description
The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village features handmade Fresh Mex and the only tequila bar in Asheville. We're a great choice for dinner with friends, a family gathering, or even a romantic evening with someone special. Our expansive menu offers handmade Southwestern favorites with a twist of Asheville. We use only the freshest ingredients grown locally when available and strive to be conscientious of our extended and immediate environments. We compost the leftovers and aim at being as sustainable as possible. Start things off with tempting appetizers like the Chiles Rellenos and our Ultimate Queso Dip, just to name a few. Cantina favorites include The Biltmore Chicken Quesadilla Best Ever Baja Fish Tacos, and vegetarian options like The AshVeggie Burrito. Have an event coming up? Let the Cantina help feed your guests with on and off site caterings at prices to fit any budget. We have a wide assortment of proven crowd pleasing buffets, and are happy to customize for specific requests. The Cantina is also an active member of our community. If you opt to donate one of your two sides offered with each entrée, The Cantina will donate that portion to a local food charity. The cash equivalent of one donated side can feed up to 6 of our neighbors in need. We at The Cantina are honored to be a part of Asheville and the unique enclave that is Historic Biltmore Village. Whatever brings you in, we hope you enjoy your meal and time spent in our company, and that you return again soon for Asheville's most unique and delicious Fresh Mex and Tequila Bar!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?