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Cocula Mexican Restaurant II

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1297 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-1628
+1 828-299-1255
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Swannanoa, North Carolina
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133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

By far the best Mexican food we have had outside Mexico. Service is excellent and everything was fresh. If you don't like the bean dip, they have a 'sauces' bar on the east side of the room where you can get normal salsa, etc. To top it off, they have a frequent diner program.

Thank Paul E
Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This must be one of the best Mexican restaurants in North Carolina. We thought it was just a place to stop and get a decent meal on the way (East) out of Asheville, but it turned out to be really, really good. They offer everything that a Mexican restaurant should offer. They have great food, large portions, excellent chips and... More 

Thank Jonathan P
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Living in Asheville, we have lots of options with respect to restaurants. Cocula continues to be my go to place for great authentic Mexican food. Prices are great, portions are generous without being over the top and the food is always delicious. The service can't be beat. The folks at Cocula work as a team to be sure you are... More 

Thank Jim T
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

This place gives you freaking awesome bean dip with your chips to start off with, I've never seen other restaurants do that (that I've been to) and let me tell you it was delicious. The food was great as well and the place had a cozy feeling. Their agua de horchata was great, and you had plenty due to the... More 

Thank Nick B
Greer, South Carolina, Usa
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The menu is quite extensive, with a wide selections in different meats and vegetarian dishes. Lunch specials were reasonably priced. It was not very busy when I visited. I was greeted and seated immediately. The service was quick and efficient, and the taste was good. It also has a mini salsa bar in the dining room.

Thank Bernard L
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Mexican food is my favorite and I've eaten at tons of Mexican joints but I won't be returning to this one. It was ok, don't let this deter you from trying it though.

Thank Adam W
Asheville, North Carolina
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122 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Our family has been eating there since they first opened and you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a great meal. They will load you up on chips and salsa which is a plus and their soft tacos are worth coming back for.

Thank bucky2369
Asheville, North Carolina
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

typical floor plan of Mexican restaurants except that tv's are not in the dining area and cannot be seen...a huge plus. service has always been fast and polite. huge glass of water and chips and salsa bar to start. we have found the food to be fresh and more homemade than many other Mexican choices. the chicken soup is tops.... More 

Thank R P
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

We ordered 4 beef tacos and 4 chicken tacos all soft tacos. They gave us all hard shell tacos. The beef tacos looked and tasted like dog food. Well dog food probably has more flavor. The chicken tacos were a little better but not by much. We were very disappointed seeing as how it's supposed to be authentic mexican. The... More 

Thank CandiceLynn1979
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145 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

We were quite surprised to find such a great restaurant in the middle of nowhere, food was very good and the prices here so reasonable. On top of that, the portions were large and service was good and fast. It truly was a pleasant surprise. We will consider this place for the future when we are around.

Thank Juan Carlos M

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1297 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-1628
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-299-1255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?