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“Fantastic Find”
Review of Polanco

Polanco
Ranked #331 of 840 Restaurants in Asheville
Description: Artisanal Mexican Cuisine with a separate vegan menu! Two levels, one bar side with music and weekend events, one more formal dining level upstairs.
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Description: Artisanal Mexican Cuisine with a separate vegan menu! Two levels, one bar side with music and weekend events, one more formal dining level upstairs.
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

If you like contemporary Mexican fare, you will love this place. The cozy interior features ceiling art painted by the chef. The service is friendly and attentive. And the food is outstanding, both in presentation and in quality. My favorite feature is the mole, which contains over 30 ingredients and takes nine hours to prepare. The meat dishes are well-reviewed. I’m a vegetarian, and this menu is like a breath of fresh air. The non-meat dishes are well-conceived, lovingly prepared, and flat-out fantastic. The vegan menu is extensive. Give this place a try, and tell Chef Ricardo (he’ll probably visit your table) that @portraitsoup sent ya!

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Victoria C, Owner at Polanco, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

We appreciate your kindness and enjoyed having you!

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

What a great new restaurant! Not only is the food delicious, but the margaritas are to die for! Wonderful staff, superb service, presentation was on point, and just a fun vibe. I am so glad to have had a chance to eat here. I will be back for sure! I haven't been to a place like this before, so refreshing! YUM!!!!!!!

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Victoria C, Owner at Polanco, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018
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Gracias!

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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Amazing, friendly service and delicious food. Was great for the vegetarians and non vegetarians in our party. get the mole!

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Really cool atmosphere with two levels, one more cool bar style and the other more fine dining. I sat at the bar. The tomatillo salsa is great! The chef is personable and came to our table. When I went they were having an event and served Mexican style habanero hot wings which were amazing. I highly recommend Polanco for anyone visiting or living in Asheville.

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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

I went here when they first opened and really liked the concept. I tried the mole, which was AMAZING! I love how the Chef/Owner personally tries to make his way to the tables. I went in early January and had a so-so experience. The food was amazing but the service was off. Since then, I’ve returned for both lunch and most recently dinner. The staff is on point, Chef is still at it and the food is dynamite! I love the duck enchiladas. I am a local and can easily say I will be a regular here. Good job in pulling it off, Polanco! I say you’ve made it!
By the way...if you get a chance, eat upstairs. The atmosphere is great!

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