La Bodega by Cúrate is a Spanish restaurant, market and bakery in Asheville, North Carolina. For visitors and locals alike, La Bodega brings the feeling of a European cafe to the mountains, a respite from the busy bustle of downtown, tucked on a quiet street behind Cúrate.
The charming, casual nature of La Bodega is a window to daily life in Spain. For owners Katie Button & Felix Meana, this means sharing the morning tradition of a housemade croissant and perfect cortado, finding time for a leisurely lunch, meeting up with friends for la hora del aperitivo, and enjoying dinner alongside sips of superbly paired wine.
The menu is a creative ode to thoughtfully sourced ingredients, highlighting flavors that build on one another until a seemingly simple dish becomes a complex discovery of bold tastes.
At lunch, favorites include bocadillos built on housemade baguettes, a cult-status hamburger with local beef and Ibérico pork, seasonal salads and soup. As the menu transitions to dinner, masterful pintxo and charcutería spreads are accentuated with Spanish-inspired small plates like pescadito frito, fried anchovies with lemon and a bright, green peppercorn mayo, or costillas, fall-off-the-bone tender pork ribs coated in salsa kalimotxo. Each day’s plato del dia, a rotating dish of the day, is reminiscent of the daily specials listed on sidewalk menu boards throughout Spain and includes classics like paella on Wednesdays and huevos rotos on Saturdays. For the intrepid, The La Bodega Experience tasting menu guides guests through a delightful, completely curated experience.
A cornerstone of the La Bodega by Cúrate concept is connecting guests to the world of Spanish wine, both through the wine bar and the market downstairs. Beyond wine, the beverage menu features Spanish-inspired cocktails, exciting non-alcoholic options, as well as a full range of Counter Culture espresso-based drinks.
Not just for weekends and date nights, La Bodega by Cúrate – We bring the lively scene of Spain to your table.
Is there parking available? We do not offer on-site parking, but the City of Asheville offers several parking garage options. See parking garage locations and pay rates.
What are the hours? Downstairs opens at 9am Tuesday – Sunday offering breakfast pastries and other items. The upstairs restaurant and bar is open at 11:00am each day. Join us for brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests are welcome to shop the Spanish market during all open hours.
Do you take reservations? We accept reservations, and securing a reservation is recommended during peak hours to avoid a wait.
Is La Bodega able to host large groups? La Bodega by Cúrate is able to host groups of up to 16 people. We encourage large groups to opt-in to the La Bodega Experience, available for booking through our reservation system or by emailing us here.
Will La Bodega host private events? La Bodega by Cúrate is available to book for private events and buyouts in downtown Asheville. If you’re interested in booking a private event, email firstname.lastname@example.org
How far in advance can orders be placed? Generally, take out orders can be placed 2 weeks in advance. Note that the menu changes frequently, so be sure to check availability for to-go orders.
Do you offer gift cards? Yes. Gift cards are available to purchase in the restaurant and online. Cúrate gift cards can be used at any of our businesses – Cúrate Bar de Tapas, La Bodega by Cúrate, or Cúrate at Home.
Do you have outdoor seating? Yes. We offer limited bar-height seating on the sidewalk outside of the restaurant. Please note that menu availability may be limited outside.
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.