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closed monday
tuesday-thursday 4pm-10:30pm
friday-sunday 11am-10:30pm
13 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 239-2946
CÚRATE BAR DE TAPAS

Cúrate is a celebration of authentic Spanish cuisine. For those who have visited Spain, the Cúrate menu will bring back memories of the country’s best jamón Ibérico, vermuterías, and lively tapas culture. In recognition of the restaurant’s all-Spanish wine list, Cúrate was listed as one of America’s 50 Wine Restaurants We Love in 2021 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Cúrate means ‘cure yourself’ in Spanish, reflecting the belief held by Chef Katie Button and her family that there are curative effects in sharing good food and wine with family and friends. Experience the essence of Spain in downtown Asheville… one plate at a time.

SAMPLE MENU

menu changes seasonally

para el aperitivo / snacks

aceitunas cúrate (GF, LF, V, TNF)
blend of olives with piparra, lemon, rosemary and thyme

almendras fritas (GF, LF, V)
fried marcona almonds with sea salt

gilda (GF, LF, TNF)
skewer of anchovy, olive and piparra

pan con tomate (LF, V, TNF)
toasted ciabatta with fresh tomato, garlic and olive oil
add manchego cheese

matrimonio (GF, LF, TNF)
boquerones (vinegar-cured anchovies) and anchoas (salt-cured anchovies) together on a plate
boquerones / anchoas

la jamoneria / charcuterie & cheese

tabla de cúrate (TNF)
house cured chorizo & sobrasada, utilizing carolina heritage farms pork, accompanied by a duck terrine with a mushroom mousse center

cinco jotas (LF, TNF)
world famous cured pork from renowned producer, 5J. 100% pure iberian pigs are acorn-fattened and free range, resulting in a unique and exceptionally nutty flavor
jamón (ham, 1 oz)
paleta (shoulder, 1 oz.)

tabla de quesos
selection of three spanish cheeses and accompaniments
gluten free crackers available upon request

tapas / small plates

chistorra & chips josé’s way (TNF)
house-made spicy chorizo wrapped in potato chips; the perfect snack

berenjenas con miel (TNF)
fried eggplant drizzled in honey from honey + the hive and garnished with rosemary

croquetas de pollo (TNF)
traditional creamy chicken fritters

patatas bravas* (LF, TNF)
crispy fried potatoes topped with a slightly spicy tomato and garlic sauce (V: no all i oli)

gazpacho (LF,TNF)
traditional chilled tomato, cucumber, and garlic soup, with a splash of sherry

ensalada manzana con avellanas (GF)
salad of baby greens, fresh and pickled apples, blue cheese, candied hazelnuts, hazelnut praline, and pickled orange rind, dressed in a brown butter vinaigrette (LF: no cheese, no vinaigrette, TNF: no nuts, no praline)

escalivada (LF, TNF)
roasted red bell peppers, onion, and eggplant served chilled with reserve sherry vinaigrette and toasted baguette
add anchoas salt cured spanish anchovies (GF: no bread)

pimientos de piquillo rellenos (GF,TNF)
piquillo peppers stuffed with spanish goat cheese

salteado “a la catalana” (GF, LF)
seasonal sautéed greens, apples, raisins, and toasted pine nuts (NF: no pine nuts, V: no sherry)

setas al jerez (GF, LF, TNF)
a selection of mushrooms sautéed with a splash of sherry (V: no sherry)

calabaza de invierno con lentejas
roasted delicata squash served over beluga lentils and romesco (GF: no romesco, LF: no butter)

pulpo a la gallega (GF, TNF)
galician style octopus served warm with sea salt, olive oil, spanish paprika, and yukon gold potato purée (LF: no puree)

gambas al ajillo ( LF, TNF)
sautéed shrimp in a sherry broth with sliced garlic , bay leaf, and an arbol chili , served with toasted baguette (GF: no bread)

almejas (TNF, GF)
clams from clammer dave in sc, steamed with pork belly, chickpeas, sofrito, white wine, and topped with mojo verde served with grilled bread

morcilla casera (GF)
house-made blood sausage, cipollini onions, goat cheese, toasted pine nuts, and sherry vinegar reduction

secreto iberico (GF,LF,TNF)
charcoal grilled iberico pork “skirt” steak, served with charred rosemary and thyme

raciones / larger plates

rossejat (TNF)
thin noodles prepared paella-style, squid in its ink, shellfish stock, all i oli* and salsa verde – the essence of the ocean

trucha al horno (GF, LF)
charcoal grilled trout, butterflied and served whole over a parsley and hazelnut picada

pincho moruno* (LF, GF, TNF)
lamb skewers marinated in moorish spices from spicewalla, served with cucumber pickles

butifarra a la plancha (GF, TNF)
house-made catalan style pork sausage served with marinated lima beans from rancho gordo, confit tomato, and garlic all i oli

postres / desserts

turrón de suchard
toasted rice chocolate mousse, honey cremeux, puffed rice chocolate shell, almond cream, honeyed almonds

tarta de queso (TNF)
burnt basque-style cheesecake with a blueberry tarragon compote

meringue de “gin & tonic” (GF,TNF)
gin soaked grapefruit with fennel, pink peppercorns, tonic snow, toasted meringue chips, and yogurt mousse

food allergies?
please notify your server!

GF: Gluten Free
LF: Lactose Free
V: Vegan
TNF: Tree Nut Free

we compost all paper & food materials
our bread is produced in a facility handling tree nuts, milk, eggs and soy

* this menu item contains raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs; consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What other options are available if we aren’t comfortable with dine-in? If you are unable to secure a reservation, or if you aren’t yet comfortable with dining out, try La Bodega by Cùrate – cafe, Spanish market and wine bar.

Is there parking available? We do not offer on-site parking or valet service, but the City of Asheville offers several parking garage options. See parking garage locations and pay rates.

Do you take reservations? Yes. Reservations are required, and can be made up to 60 days in advance through Tock for parties less than 12. For future events of parties of 12 or more, explore our group offerings.

Do you charge for cancelled reservations? While we do not charge for cancelled reservations, we appreciate as much advance notice as possible.

Do you allow walk-ins? Availability for walk-ins is very limited. Guests are welcome to stop by and ask the host team about availability during service.

Can I bring my own wine? Yes. You’re welcome to bring wine. We charge a $20 per bottle corkage fee.

Do you have outdoor seating? No. All of our seating is indoors.

Do you offer gift cards? Yes. Gift cards are available to purchase in the restaurant and online. You can choose either an e-card that will be emailed or a physical card that will be mailed. At the moment, we are not able to accept Cúrate Bar de Tapas gift cards at La Bodega by Cúrate, Cúrate at Home or through the Cúrate Spanish Wine Club. If you would like your gift card transferred to another business, please email shop@kbr.email your request.

Do you have a dress code? No. You are welcome to wear whatever you like.

Do you allow children? We welcome children of any age! Highchairs and booster seats are available upon request. We do not offer a children’s menu, but our service team is able to provide guidance on kid-friendly items. Please include children in your final guest count even if they will not be dining.

Can I bring my pet? Due to N.C. Department of Health & Human Services regulations, pets are not permitted inside the building; however, official service animals are welcome.

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