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Salsa Mexican Caribbean Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican, Caribbean,
6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
+1 828-252-9805
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (76 reviews)
“empanada” (25 reviews)
“pork” (74 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Caribbean, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3302
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1 - 10 of 944 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I love Mexican food and Salsa did not disappoint! We stated with the chips and chose the pico de gallo to go with it. It was so fresh and yummy! I could have made a meal from that! I had the broken chicken taco which...More

Thank Kfam704
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited this restaurant numerous times and have never had a bad or even sub par meal. The food is so unique and delicious, even temporarily inspiring me to try and replicate it but I think I'll just go back to Salsa's! Prepare to...More

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Caribbean food and couldn't believe there was a Caribbean restaurant in Asheville! We stopped for lunch and did not regret it! The pork empanada was the best I ever had! It's a charming restaurant with top notch service! We would go back in...More

1  Thank CMC76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent. We couldn't pick so we ordered 3 different dishes Portions were huge and we had plenty left over. Service was quick and efficient. Would recommend to more of the adventurous eaters we know who don't care for an upscale experience, just...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the Cuban dish with strip steak, rice n beans, pineapple and plantain. The way it was plated, had the unique flavors blending together, making it delicious. I had enough to take home for lunch the next day. My husband had the Jerk Chicken...More

Thank cheesecakelady24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small restaurant located on a side street off broadway. Enjoyed the empanadas and they served a good salsa. The margaritas were above average. Definitely not a fancy place to dine but the food was good so I'd probably return when in the area.

Thank steven25528
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I love this place and don't need much coaxing to get on line or there waiting for the door to open for me to enter and get seated. Excellent selection of Mojito's and a very unique take on Mexican fare. Add the Caribbean spices and...More

Thank LetsgoAshevi
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed dinner here! Tasty salsa, definitely recommend the plantains and guac, empanadas were great. My whole party was happy with the food.

Thank trippintravelsrp
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Had a pork burrito and was very disappointed. There were flys on some of the tables, very little pork and it was tuff and loaded with grizzle. Cannot recommend and will not return .

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Stopped in for dinner on a busy night. Service was good, margarita was very good and the food was excellent by our standards. We thought we were going to have typical Mexican cuisine you find in the US, but this by far was more authentic,...More

Thank Kim M
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Questions & Answers
Kris F
5 January 2015|
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Response from janice r | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I didn't notice a kids menu. The portions are large so maybe share?
Kris F
5 January 2015|
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Response from Cheryl C | Reviewed this property |
No, not that I remember. The staff is very accommodating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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