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El Que Pasa

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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891 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806-3660
+1 828-350-0865
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled on this place and it was delicious! I ordered the special avacado taco, my husband ordered the fajitas which are normally a little bit of meat with tons of veggies but they served a ton of meat! It had great flavor! We especially liked the bean dip they served with the chips before the meal. Not your typical... More 

Thank Jessica J
Weston, Florida
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very tasty and the menu selection was amazing. The place was packed with families as well as couples. Many families were sharing the fajities. They have a salsa bar so you can pick your own salsa- tomato, guacamole, spicy, mild etc-about 6 varieties. At your table everyone is served homemade warm chips and a white bean dip which... More 

Thank sphsteacher
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waitress handed me a cup of drink to fill up my sisters cup across from me. Then asked me to go ahead and pay because she was leaving and another waitress coming in. We were finished. Just not appropriate.

Thank Daryl L
Marshall, North Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I've always loved this restaurant because of how quick and tasty the food is. The service here is always attentive, the food is about as close to Mexican food as you can get out here in Asheville, and it's always consistent. Prices are cheap for the amount of food you order.

Thank OaklandAndy
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stumbled on this place and it was fantastic. We are from Chicago where the Mexican food is 100% authentic and hard to beat. This place could easily match up with anything we had in Chicago. Staff was great too!

Thank patK3578OT
Crestview, Florida
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The food is great, and you get a LOT of it. I like their salsa bar. I would definitely return here when I want some good Mexican and am in the area.

Thank GalScuba
Naples, FL
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Just ate dinner here on recommendation of a friend who lives nearby. Had the chili rellenos which were delicious. Pleasantly surprised by how reasonable the food was. Located in an unattractive strip mall, but definitely will return for the food & service.

Thank Silly4Traveling
Asheville, North Carolina
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I think this is Papas n Beers sister restaurant. We love this restaurant so much that this was my husbands first choice once he returned from Afghanistan. I love their Fajita Steak Salad and my husband always gets their Avocado Burrito. The salsa bar is on point and the house margaritas are the best in Asheville. We have probably been... More 

Thank Courtney R
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for Mexican in downtown Asheville and we sat down at a place, it was way overpriced, and literally got up and left because we wanted something cheaper and authentic. We drove not even 5 minutes out of town and found this gem. I was stuffed, amazing food, amazing prices. Definitely coming here again on my next visit!!

Thank Allie H
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I eat here for the first time. The fajitas were delicious and man oh man plentiful. We ordered beef and shrimp and after eating we had another meal for 2 to take home.Service was awesome and really quick. Authentic Mexican for very reasonably priced. Highly recommend and will plan to visit again when in Asheville.

Thank C E

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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
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 891 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806-3660
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-350-0865
Name changed from Veracruz

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?