about Cúrate

Cúrate is a celebration of traditional Spanish cuisine. If you have ever visited Spain, Cúrate’s menu will transport you back to the country of flamenco, olives, almonds, and sherry. If you’ve never been to Spain, Cúrate will introduce you to the country’s lively tapas bar tradition of small plate dining on foods flavored with a touch of sherry, or perhaps smoky paprika, and always the choicest olive oil.

From jamón Ibérico to croquetas, patatas bravas, and crema catalana, Cúrate brings the essence of Spain to downtown Asheville… one plate at a time.

Cúrate literally means ‘cure yourself’ in Spanish. We believe in the curative effects of sharing good food and wine with family and friends. Shared plates create conversation, enhancing memories and unfolding stories.

You can feel our philosophy at work the moment you arrive. Whether you are grabbing a quick bite before one of Asheville’s many art or music events or lingering over a fun-filled evening with friends, our goal is the same. To serve the best of Spanish food and wine and win your heart with our genuine hospitality.

Spain’s dining traditions are steeped in history and culture. So it’s no wonder that Cúrate is located in the heart of Asheville’s historic downtown. The building that houses Cúrate was constructed in 1927 and served as Asheville’s bus depot for decades. After thoughtful renovations by local artists in 2011, the building is once again transporting guests… this time to the flavors of Spain.

our team

Chef Katie Button - Executive Chef/Owner
Félix Meana - Beverage & Service Director/Owner
Nathan Lanham - General Manager
Frank Muller - Director of Culinary Operations
Jessica Salyer - Assistant Manager
Kim Heiter - Assistant Manager
Carmen Vaquera - Pastry Chef
Matt Caudle - Executive Sous Chef
Lee Helms - Sous Chef
J. Chong - Sous Chef/Event Coordinator
Melissa Menard - Event Coordinator
Amy White - Sous Chef
Annie Barclay - Sous Chef
Justin Moore - Sous Chef
Andrew Buie - Pastry Demi Chef
Phoebe Esmon - Cocktail Program Director