Best Tapas Restaurants in the U.S.
Courtesy of Curate
Cúrate, Asheville, NC
James Beard–nominated chef Katie Button, who trained at elBulli, has put that knowledge to work back in Asheville, where she opened Cúrate in 2011. It draws crowds hungry for a taste of authentic tapas like gambas al ajillo and berenjenas la taberna (fried eggplant with local honey and rosemary). More than 40 Spanish wines are offered by the glass, alongside a handful of Spanish beers and eight sherries. Of course, that doesn’t stop diners from plowing through nearly 200 pitchers of sangria each week (it’s made tableside with a full bottle of wine). For a prime view of cooks in the open kitchen, grab a seat at the 31-foot Carrara marble bar. curatetapasbar.com