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961 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2304
+1 828-545-9107
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 15:00 - 20:30
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 14:30
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for dinner on our way in from Tennessee to attend a conference. Very glad we did as the Nacatamale, Berenjena empanada and mushroom tamale was simple and very tasty. Finished it off with a delicious, well-crafted sweet, chocolate crepe. Well, we will on coming back here again. Well worth it.

Thank Rescuetim
Lumberton, North Carolina
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198 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving around and looking for a spot Even though it was October, it still was a bit hot Looked this way and that and caught me a sign Said "empanadas" and so I went in to dine. Ok, that wasn't that great. But, the food here is.

Thank TheBogotano
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301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for brunch today after church. Ordered a crepe and the Cuban sandwich. The waiter was friendly and took our order promptly. 45 minutes later our food was delivered. The food was cooked to perfection. Not sure why it took so long but the visit would have been rated a 5 had the delay not been so long. The... More 

Thank WCUcody
Asheville, North Carolina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cecilia' always has a nice selection of daily soups. They are rustic with a wonderful depth of flavors. The Nacatamale is wonderful. But all of the tamales that I have had here are excellent. In addition to tamalas and yummy empanadas, Cecilia' also has a great selection of crepes, savory and sweet.

Thank Deanna S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

My nacatamal was delicious, and the salad was perfectly fresh and crisp. My husband loved his Cuban sandwich. We even took pork and chicken tamales home for dinner. Authentic, delicious and unpretentious; we will definitely be back.

Thank Kathleen M
Los Angeles, California
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144 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Had the huge ham, egg, and onion, crepe that was sooooo good. The weather was great, so the crew went out onto their deck and enjoyed watching the traffic go by. Service was very friendly, fast and professional. Skip the funny tasting tap water. Parking is tight but manageable. The dessert list was impressive, but was so stuffed, there no... More 

Thank Channel70Productions
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Two friends and I dropped in at Cecilia's for a casual lunch on a recent visit to Asheville. We didn't know what to expect, but TripAdvisor reviewers had given it a pretty good review. We had empanadas, a special tamale and a wonderfully fresh Cuban sandwich. All the entrees were fresh and good, and served with a light green salad.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We travel extensively and enjoy seeking out unique food - non chain - spots! Cecilia's was a "near me now find" and was incredible!! Don't miss it --- we'll be back!

Thank LisaOVA
Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Great food you have to come and try it.is the best place in Asheville cecilia's kitchen very nice lady clean and comfortable

Thank gavaska
Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Visiting Asheville for winter break and had lunch at Cecilia's kitchen last week. Amazing crepes and perfect place to swing in for a satisfying meal. I recommend the normandy or the ratatouille. Super friendly staff, one of my top choices in town. Also highly recommend Cecilia's other restaurant "La ganguette" located in Black Mountain. Although I have only visited it... More 

Thank Oshin D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 961 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-2304
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-545-9107

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?