Ask someone where it is ... and they can point you to Salsa.
People who have visited Asheville only once can tell you how to find your way to what was once just a burrito counter.
Now, over 25 years later, it remains one of the most enduring, immovable icons of Asheville, a celebrated Mexican-Caribbean bistro and multiple award winner.

Both English and Spanish are spoken at Salsas - from the kitchen, to the wait staff and with guests. Inclusion and diversity are core values and frankly part of what makes this place
one of the best in downtown Asheville.


Before there was Google, there was Salsas.

And it all started with Hector. If you are an Asheville local or have visited our city in the mountains, you've heard of this restaurant, and its owner, chef, and inspiration, Hector Diaz, and how both inaugurated the city's journey to becoming a thriving food destination. Writers have gravitated to the tale that Hector birth in the jungle and orphan youth, but actually he was an adored son raised by his Grandmother. He shined shoes until he was old enough to immigrate to New York at the age of 12 where he worked at restaurants in NYC and later Miami until coming to Asheville in the '80s. It wasn’t long before he opened a burrito stand that would become Salsas.

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Fabulous Food!
You can get anything you can imagine here in the way of Caribbean eats. We had pork and butternut squash paquitas, veggie goat cheese paquitas and plantain fries. Everything was delicious and the servings were large and reasonably priced. Don’t miss this place! It is worth a wait!
— 5 Bubble Review from Trip Advisor