mexican cuisine

Traditional Meat and VEgan #coexistfoods


Call (828)575-2576 or book online to reserve your table.
Reservations recommended for parties of 6 or more

For large groups over 16, please call or text (864)263-9977 or email contactus@polancorestaurant.com

Located in the heart of downtown Asheville in a restored building built in 1919, Polanco exemplifies the best of Mexican Specialties from Chef Ricardo Carrasco.

Photos by megan authement


Polanco opened in September of 2017 and is located on Market Street. Since opening Chef Ricardo has been serving his interpretations of classic Mexican cuisines and taking Mexican food to new levels with a focus on combining traditional Mexican dishes with tasty vegan options.

The historic building has been renovated by Chef Ricardo, who created and designed the restaurant in his style, We invite you to join us upstairs in our dining room and to take in the sights of one of the last brick streets in downtown Asheville while enjoying a taste of Mexico!

The restoration of this historic building has continued with the recent opening of Green Man Brewery’s newest location - The Dweller, located on the first floor.

Polanco can be booked as a private event space and comfortably seats at least 50 people, up to 75. Chef Ricardo is available for Chef’s Table dinners as well as offsite catering. Additional catering options available from our sister company, Carrasco Catering.



(828) 575-2576



10 North Market Street
Asheville, NC 28801


Tu - Th dinner 5p - 9p

F-Sa dinner 5p–10p

Late Night F-sa 10p-2a

Su 5p-9p



Our restaurant may be rented as a private event space for large parties and private events. We also specialize in off-site catering. From a small family gathering with a drop off taco bar, to a full size plated wedding or corporate event, we can create a menu to fit your budget and tastes! Please contact us for details.


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