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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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388 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the staff, to the decor, to the food, this place has it all. My husband and I were rather surprised as to how quickly our lunch was served, considering how busy the place was. This was well worth the visit. Prices are very reasonable. Serving portions are good.

Thank Sue N
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had Chicken Quesadilla and Polo Azteca. Both were excellent and a great value. We would definitely eat here again when we are in the area.

Thank Dadz
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just had dinner there with two of our grandkids. This was one of the best Mexican restaurants we have been to. The food was great. My grilled fish tacos were very tasty. My granddaughter had a vegan fajita with lots of fresh vegetables. She was impressed and said it was not "soggy". We would go again.

Thank Roger W
Bristol, Virginia
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went there for dinner. The food was good and very fresh. My husband had shrimp and chicken fajitas and I had grilled chicken soft tacos. We also had the Queso dip. Our waitress Emily was very good. We would recommend this place for sure. Thanks!

Thank stephaniern
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Arrived in Asheville, read various reviews on Trip Advisor, and chose Coculamas it was close to our hotel. Do you love the feeling you get when you "wing it" and end up a winner?! Not a fancy place but that is the only drawback. As others have stated, the menu was vast and the service excellent. You feel appreciated the... More 

Thank Laura R
Asheville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Unlike other Mexican style restaurants, the ingredients are fresh and the food is prepared with as little cooking oil as possible. The meal didn't weigh me down for hours and hours--as some Mexican style food can. The portions vary--even for the same dish, but are generally generous. Wide variety of salsa chip dips. Excellent for lunch. A favorite of motorcyclists... More 

Thank Pausanius2016
New York
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397 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is an authentic Mexican restaurant located outside of Asheville proper, just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Menu is huge, as are the portions. Four of us could have easily split two entrees. Service was nice.

Thank skgbos
Morganton, North Carolina
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Son and I had an appointment at VA Hospital and were on the way home at lunch time when we found Cocula. I'm not big on Mexican food but my son loves it so I said we'd try it. We both had Shrimp Chimichanga. I had refried beans and son had rice with it and both came with salad w/guacamole,... More 

Thank luckeyedie
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food big portions and great service. Would definitely recommend it and would go back. Would give it 100.

Thank Elizabeth R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We are visiting Asheville for the first time from Texas. This little Mexican food place puts many of my Texas favorites to shame. All the food is homemade, large portions, delicious, great Margaritas and very sweet and nice wait staff. They are fast to get your food out but while you wait there is a free salsa bar that satisfys... More 

Thank Alett R

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?