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Papas & Beer

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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17 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-1229
+1 828-255-2204
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11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always enjoy this Mexican restaurant. Food and service are good. Have had a number of dishes but like the shrimp dishes and chicken the best.

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Thank Steven G
Asheville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is probably the most authentic Mexican restaurant we have in Asheville. All the food is excellent and the staff is friendly. The salsa bar is great.

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Thank tinkers12_tc
Tennessee
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love Papas and Beer!! We travel through Asheville every few months and plan to eat there and get a room close by! We look forward to their great selection of margaritas and to order table side guacamole! It is awesome!! Totally fresh and you can add as much or as little as you'd like of jalapeños!... More 

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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Average service. Make sure you get there early if you don't want to wait a long time to get a table. After everyone in our party got ill after eating there, the rude management said that it wasn't their problem. Their insurance wouldn't allow them to comp anything. Just be aware of this especially since being ill while traveling isn't... More 

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Thank Binky_610
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

It's not Tex-Mex but it's very good Sonoran style food, margarita's are big and atmosphere is cozy... always busy lunch and dinner.

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Thank Kevin R
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Wow ~ Margaritas are spot on.. Fajita nachos are out of this world... Homemade quac was insane good... We will be back here for sure.. thoroughly enjoyed it out waitress was awesome wish i could have remembered her name..

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Thank Jenifer S
asheville, nc
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I eat here every so often and have never had a bad experience. The food is fresh and prepared well. There is usually no wait for a table.

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Thank NCgirl3301
Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I had my favorite. Shrimp w/veggies in garlic sauce, #81. Great as usual. Rice was especially good today. Others had steak fajitas & tacos. All food was good and plentiful. Only criticism would be that the chops were a little over baked. Quick service.

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Thank Phyllis R
Fleming Island, Florida
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were visiting NC for hiking and ate at Papas two times for dinner. Very busy both times but our dishes were hot, good, and no complaints whatsoever. This is not a fancy place but they know how to cook typical Mexican dishes. Recommend.

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Thank kloos5
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Food was very good and also portion was more than enough. It is a very good value for money and a good place to have lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?