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Dec 11, 2007 12:01 PM

ATTN:asheville hounds- fantastic taqueria in marshall

As a new resident to the small town of Marshall, I am absolutely beside myself with excitement upon eating at the recently opened French Broad Taqueria in Downtown Marshall. A small restaurant with a devotion to local farms and fresh ingredients- all perfectly prepared. Menu is very affordable with items like:
fish tacos- local sunburst trout, fired with lemon aioli and pickled jalapeƱos
carnitas tacos- braised pork with cilantro, onion and guajillo salsa
They have a southern style bbq pork taco with plum bbq sauce, grilled flank steak with poblanos, braised brisket in a chile de arbol sauce and fried Alison farms chicken. They have soups, rice, beans, kale, salsas, guacamole, cheese dip and dessert. This place is so good, upon completing 2 tacos each, we went and ordered more. Be warned- 2 is not enough! I can not wait to try everything on the menu! Try it and you won't be disappointed.
French Broad Taqueria
32 N. Main Street
Marshall, NC
Open mon-sat 11 am-8 pm

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  1. Is this place actually Mexican or is it run by Gringos or what? I'm asking only to better peg the type of preparations one might expect. Since you mentioned local farms etc. one might expect a certain new-wave, Birkenstock atmosphere, but the name Taqueria..... doesn't seem to fit that mold.

    We have relatives in Weaverville and this might be an interesting place to go with them next visit.

    1. cool! do they have beer? wine?

      1. Yep, it's run by gringos, but they don't miss a beat. Beer and wine and I think sangria to come in January. This county just recently became un-dry

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        1. re: charlottecooks

          Really! And all this time I thought Marshall was in Buncombe.

        2. Hey all - I was intrigued and went tonight - KILLER!
          The food was great and cheap and the service very nice considering one gal was running the whole place. I am a native Californian and am picky about my Mexican food - very vegetarian friendly also...

          1. Welcome to the area! I have a Marshall address, but I live out in Shelton Laurel. I've been dying to try the taqueria---friends keep telling me how great it is---but I never seem to be in town when it's open. Though last night I was---it was my husband and my 20th anniversary which we celebrated at Stoney Knob.

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            1. re: moonmeadow

              Hello all- I've eaten there about 3 or 4 times since my original post and this place has this incredible talent to just get better and better each time I go. I was finally able to tear myself away from the delicious carnitas and tried the chicken- amazing. This place is just unbelievably good.

              1. re: charlottecooks

                I'm an old itinerant gringo from Flintstone,Ga. & will be heading that way SOON,,

                WHEN did you say they would be serving beer?

                1. re: fredflintstone26

                  Excellent! Sometime in January. I'll check the date with them next time I'm there, which trust me, will be very soon--

                  1. re: charlottecooks

                    gonna be out that way today.what are the hours??