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Papas & Beer

17 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-1229
+1 828-255-2204
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“bean dip” (61 reviews)
“fajitas” (47 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-1229
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had the Papas Fajitas. The meal was standard American Mexican food. I liked having salsa choices with the Salsa Bar. I would not make it a place to visit more than once unless I lived in the area.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The salsa bar is great, so many choices from hot to mild. My favorite ones are the verde and the pumpkin jalapeño. We got the shrimp ranchero w/ grilled veggies. the jalapeño were especially good. Also got the enchiladas suizas filled with cheese and covered...More

Thank tnvisitor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh and flavorful Mexican food with an extensive menu. Been here dozens of times and consistently delicious.

Thank MPDM10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always on the the lookout for non chains and this was close to where we were staying. We didn't read any reviews on this and just went in. Place was very busy which I always take as a good sign. We were served the customary...More

Thank dambanker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty disappointed with everything about this place. Service was terrible, dude had a major attitude, got my order wrong, wouldn't bring beer glasses (had to go to bar myself). Was super crowded so maybe that played into it. Way too many good/better places to go...More

Thank chase77
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The food is good, but the last few times we visited there were cobwebs and dirt hanging from the ceiling right over the tables. The bathroom is awful, always ceiling is dripping and falling apart. The staff is decent but you always get the feeling...More

Thank annsgold
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Visited while on vacation in Asheville. This place was recommended by our local host. Giant portions! Loved the salsa bar and margarita menu!

Thank MeghanKnowsBest
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Mexican is always a good go-to for a vegetarian or vegan. So - I have some mixed feelings about this place. First of all, the food was really good, actually. And the prices were amazing. So inexpensive. The two servers' English was not very good,...More

Thank MinnieCastavet
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This place has all of the standard Mexican dishes you're accustomed to but at a higher level. There's more sliced beef and chicken in the fajitas, the burritos are gigantic, and they have a wonderful spicy sauce bar where you can spoon up small cups...More

Thank mrtravelingpat
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience. The fajitas papa were great. I had plenty that night and the next day, my friend and i shared the leftovers for lunch. My friend got pineapple tacos and they were great. We loved the salsa bar, pumpkin salsa was...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-1229
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-255-2204
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