A new restaurant has recently opened on the eastside of Asheville called Latin Flavor Cafe. If you remember the old Shoney’s location, then a BBQ joint, then DJ’s Diner… this is where they have opened at 1360 Tunnel Rd. They are taking on a huge endeavor in creating an eatery of this caliber in the East Asheville area. I would say it is more comparable to Salsa’s and Chorizo in the downtown AVL area.
We talked to Sofia, one of the owners, and she said that Cuisine from Latin America is their main focus. The dishes include features from Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Spain, Chile, Puerto Rico and Colombia. We stopped by and had a great variety of foods and all of them were delicious! The Paella is incredible, and even the Cuban Sandwich on French bread was a yummy twist.
Latin Flavor Cafe is open Monday – Thursday 11am – 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am – 10pm, and Sunday Brunch 10am – 3pm. Their phone number is 828-575-2179 and you can also find them on Facebook LatinFlavorCafe & Twitter @LatinFlavorAVL.