La Bodega by Cúrate is an all-day Spanish café, market and wine bar. On April 9 2022, the concept expanded into a newly remodeled two-story space at 32 S. Lexington Avenue. Helmed by Chef de Cuisine Matt Brown, La Bodega is a concept born out of the pandemic that brings together the cornerstones of the Spanish culinary and cultural experience. The first floor’s 14-seat café continues to offer an all-day menu featuring house made bread and pastries, along with Spanish-style sandwiches like the Bocadillo jamon, Catalan flatbread or “coca”, and grab-and-go bottled gazpacho, salads and more.
At the wine and pintxo bar, Brown expands the menu to highlight Spanish bodega classics, with a collection of pintxos and conservas, charcuterie, sandwiches, and small plates. A selection of Spanish wines are available on draft, as well as a large selection available by the glass and bottle, all handpicked by Jessica Salyer, Cúrate Wine Program Manager and Felix Meana.
menu changes seasonally
Paella seasonal vegetables or seafood
Chuleta de Cerdo bone-in pork chop, herb-pine nut sauce, rancho gordo bean salad
Mejillones con Sobrasada y Pimenton maine mussels, cúrate sausage, piquillo pepper broth, baguette peppers
Huevos Rotos sliced paleta and fried eggs over french fries
Arroz a la Cubana rice, tomato sauce, fried egg, plantain
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? La Bodega by Cúrate serves guests Wednesday-Sunday from 8:00am-10:00pm. Counter service is available from 8am-4:30pm. The upstairs wine bar and pintxo bar is open for brunch, lunch and dinner beginning at 11:00am each day. Guests are welcome to shop the Spanish market during all open hours. La Bodega accepts limited reservations, with a large portion of the restaurant reserved for walk-ins. Drop by or call to add your name to the waitlist.
Is La Bodega able to host large groups? La Bodega is able to host groups of up to 16 people. We encourage large groups to opt-in to the Chefs Tasting Menu experience, available for booking through our reservation system or by emailing us here.
How far in advance can orders be placed? Generally, take out orders can be placed 2 weeks in advance. Note that specials change frequently, so be sure to check availability dates when placing your order.
Do you offer gift cards? Yes. Gift cards are available to purchase in the restaurant and online. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org your request.
Do you have outdoor seating? Yes. We offer limited bar-height seating on the sidewalk outside of the restaurant..
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.
Do you take reservations? We accept limited reservations, while holding a large portion of seats for walk-ins.
Will La Bodega host private events? We do not book private events at this time. If you’re interested in booking a private event, see available options here.