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Papas & Beer

17 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-1229
+1 828-255-2204
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bean dip” (56 reviews)
“fajitas” (46 reviews)
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All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
17 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-1229
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food was hot and tasty, arrived quickly, the staff is friendly, atmosphere is comfortable, veggie fajitas filled us up after a long day on the road

Thank bdstacy13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been away for a while! Well, still as delicious as ever! Great food and atmosphere. The salsa bar is fantastic. There must be 10 different salsas? You must try the pumpkin salsa! Wow!!!! Had the fajitas, will have them again. Large portions at...More

Thank Bleace G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It has been a long day, and we were looking for a good place too eat. I had a huge mango margarita (pic does it no justice). For my meal, I had shrimp & vegetables in garlic sauce, that came with rice and beans. As...More

Thank JDobbins555
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

WOW, best mexican meal ever! I had some gigantic burrito that was as big as my hubby's arm. He had flautas which were equally amazing. Service was super slow and most staff didn't speak english, but food was worth it. Probably won't ever be able...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 22 April 2017

So we always love Papa's and Beer but the food was amazing quick this visit. Food was great and service was good. Will be back!

Thank Cynde G
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Our family are no strangers to food from south of the boarder and we were very happy with this restaurants California style mexicana fair. We enjoyed the provided bean dip and chips as a nice alternative to our local joints chips and salsa. They also...More

Thank Lakeboy01
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

If you're in Asheville you must give them a try. You're not going to find better food or service. I have eaten at plenty of different Mexican Restaurants, my wife and I drive 1 hour to eat here.

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Food is fresh with large portions. A little slow on the service for late lunch but overall good Mexican and plenty to take home for lunch the next day.

Thank GThreeGirls
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You can never go wrong eating at Papas and Beer. The food always fresh and Hot. The servings are plentiful and the service is fantastic. The Margaritas are sooooo good. You need to try when in Asheville!!

Thank Josephine A
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Visiting from nj, both kids n adults liked it. Right amount of spices, even for one who Tries it for the first time. There is a sauce bar in case u want to spice it up a little more. Well priced. Good family place.

Thank Walter P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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