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Salsa Mexican Caribbean Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Downtown Asheville
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6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
+1 828-252-9805
17:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 09:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

THe beginning of the AVL 'foodie' experience begins with Hector and Salsa's. It's unique Latin-Caribbean vibe and wonderful food choices are the AVL version of 'comfort food'. Enjoy the Molcajete's, but come with an appetite. Eclectic blends of tastes are sure to tantalize your palate!

Thank Patrick H
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in to grab a quick bite and got a great surprise in some of the best Mexican Caribbean food! The salsas are out of this world! Make this a stop when visiting Asheville! Friendly Staff is a big plus also!

Thank guyanna e
Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a bit of a foodie and my friend is a food chemist, vegetarian, and a very picky eater. They combine some wonderful tastes, and we both loved our dishes. For example, I was amazed at a slice of plantain with guacamole on it - wow - and that was a little treat to the side of the dish. The... More 

Thank SarahTrav3ls
Boulder, CO
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went based on TA reviews and it was great. Parking is hard to find and the line was out the door. But once seated drinks and food came quickly. High turnover and moderately high prices, this place has a good business model. Food was great, as was the service. We were only driving through or else I would come again... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered their Perfect Margarita and Chicken Quesadilla and both were outstanding. The service was good, not amazing...but good.

Thank Julie B
Suwanee, GA, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was January 29th, temperature in the mid-30s, and on my son's recommendation we were waiting at the door of Salsa for them to open at 5:00pm. It was warm & toasty inside and the aroma of good-smelling food filled the air. We were seated by our very pleasant & attractive waitress, Rebecca, who answered all of our questions regarding... More 

Thank Mark B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had dinner here on a Saturday night, about 6:20...able to get a table, then the placed filled up fast and stayed on a wait. The food was just delicious. Any of the chips and salsa are fantastic. We shared the steak rojas and the Tilapia & Shrimp. SOOOO good. We each has a drink, one Margarita and one mojoto- both... More 

Thank lovepasta25
Charleston, South Carolina
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here w my family. We were looking for a place to take the family. There was a line waiting for salsa to open... so I figured this must be good! We were seated almost immediately after open. Our waitress was fantastic. Very attentive. We ordered the steak and shrimp empanadas.. wow! The flavor was amazing! Would def be... More 

Thank Bmurphy84
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We normally come to Asheville for a weekend getaway. Naturally, we're selective about where we eat when having just 2-3 meals during our stay.There're so many great places in Asheville, but we always eat at Salsa. Over the years, we've tried many dishes (sadly the large soups bowls are no longer on thee menu). The flavors are amazing. Do taste... More 

Thank Max S
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I've eaten alot of Mexican food in my life, but this was so different and delicious I can't wait to go back. The chef turned a "plain quesadilla" into a masterpiece. Lots of veggies, meat and FLAVOR! I only gave it 4 stars because the restaurant is very small and seating is tighter than I'm really comfortable with and the... More 

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?