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Cocula Mexican Restaurant II

1297 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-1628
+1 828-299-1255
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (6 reviews)
“bean dip” (5 reviews)
“chicken soup” (2 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
1297 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-1628
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I tried Cocula's after a co-worker had asked me to meet her there for lunch. I asked other co-workers about it and they all recommended it. If you like Papa's and Beer, this place is even better. The food seems to taste better and fresher....More

Thank Matt28803
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Super surprised to enjoy such an authentic meal. One of the best Mexican restaurants I've ever been to. Great service and great food. Highly recommend.

Thank Sathorn83
Reviewed 2 May 2016

By far the best Mexican food we have had outside Mexico. Service is excellent and everything was fresh. If you don't like the bean dip, they have a 'sauces' bar on the east side of the room where you can get normal salsa, etc. To...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This must be one of the best Mexican restaurants in North Carolina. We thought it was just a place to stop and get a decent meal on the way (East) out of Asheville, but it turned out to be really, really good. They offer everything...More

Thank T1964MCjonathanp
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Living in Asheville, we have lots of options with respect to restaurants. Cocula continues to be my go to place for great authentic Mexican food. Prices are great, portions are generous without being over the top and the food is always delicious. The service can't...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 24 January 2016

This place gives you freaking awesome bean dip with your chips to start off with, I've never seen other restaurants do that (that I've been to) and let me tell you it was delicious. The food was great as well and the place had a...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The menu is quite extensive, with a wide selections in different meats and vegetarian dishes. Lunch specials were reasonably priced. It was not very busy when I visited. I was greeted and seated immediately. The service was quick and efficient, and the taste was good....More

Thank Bernard L
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Mexican food is my favorite and I've eaten at tons of Mexican joints but I won't be returning to this one. It was ok, don't let this deter you from trying it though.

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Our family has been eating there since they first opened and you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a great meal. They will load you up on chips and salsa which is a plus and their soft tacos are worth coming...More

Thank bucky2369
Reviewed 6 November 2015

typical floor plan of Mexican restaurants except that tv's are not in the dining area and cannot be seen...a huge plus. service has always been fast and polite. huge glass of water and chips and salsa bar to start. we have found the food to...More

Thank R P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1297 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-1628
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-299-1255
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