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Cecilia's Kitchen

961 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2304
+1 828-545-9107
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tamales” (41 reviews)
“crepes” (46 reviews)
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Latin, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
961 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2304
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

My wife and I visited on a Saturday night. Luckily they have outside seating because the place was almost full. Everything we had was just wonderful and the service was good too. We have come to Asheville for years and this was one of the...More

Thank dougogle
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Cecilia's is one of the best under-the-radar restaurants in Asheville. It's about four miles north of downtown, and parking is a bit weird because of the configuration of the lot, But the food is amazing! Terrific stews and soups, wonderfully eclectic salads, and homemade tamales...More

1  Thank localfoodluvr
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I am a local and go to Cecilias often. I almost always get two of the Berenja (eggplant) empanadas. Yum! Great every time. Today Ceclia was alone and was still able to serve everyone and get the food out in a timely fashion. The place...More

Thank MadforTravel7254
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We're visiting town and wanted to go a bit off the beaten path. Cecilia's is worth the 5 minute drive north from central Asheville. It's a small restaurant run by its friendly owner, Cecelia. She's from Argentina and makes fresh authentic homemade empanadas, tamales and...More

Thank skgbos
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Another small epicurean gem easily overlooked on Merrimon Avenue. The mole sauce is the best I've ever eaten. Both the tamales and empenyada were delicious. Plenty of meat with excellent seasoning. Cordial counter service. This business also include a food truck which I haven't frequented...More

Thank HornPlayer2013
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My favorite is the market crepe - it is so delicious!!! The empanadas are great, too, and I love that you can buy them frozen and take them home. If I were hungrier, I would've tried the lentil coconut curry soup. I'm sure it is...More

Thank atonewithlife
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Actually, Cecelia’s Kitchen isn’t hidden, but its tiny location—just north of Ingles on Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville—is easy to miss. And, we missed it for quite some time. This, as we discovered, was a mistake on our part. Cecilia, the Argentinean owner, operates not...More

Thank KenCookie
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for dinner on our way in from Tennessee to attend a conference. Very glad we did as the Nacatamale, Berenjena empanada and mushroom tamale was simple and very tasty. Finished it off with a delicious, well-crafted sweet, chocolate crepe....More

Thank Rescuetim
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Driving around and looking for a spot Even though it was October, it still was a bit hot Looked this way and that and caught me a sign Said "empanadas" and so I went in to dine. Ok, that wasn't that great. But, the food...More

Thank TheBogotano
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for brunch today after church. Ordered a crepe and the Cuban sandwich. The waiter was friendly and took our order promptly. 45 minutes later our food was delivered. The food was cooked to perfection. Not sure why it took so long but the...More

Thank WCUcody
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 961 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2304
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-545-9107
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