OPENS TODAY Zia Taqueria moving in to former Delores & Jose location in West Asheville


UPDATED Feb. 28: According to owner Kevin Grant, Zia will open on Friday at 11 a.m. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Photo preview here.

UPDATED FRIDAY: Zia Taqueria owner Kevin Grant responds:

Zia Taqueria is indeed opening our second location at 521 Haywood Rd. in the old Jose and Delores’.  Very glad that you are excited about having us in the neighborhood. Everyone we have met in the neighborhood has been very encouraging. We will be working on fixing up the place over the next two or three months and hopefully getting open by March.




According to a post in West Asheville Watch, Zia Taqueria is moving in to the long-empty former location of Delores and Jose’s on Haywood Road. Ashvegas is working on confirmation.

Back in October, we posted about the Charleston chain checking Asheville out as a spot for a new restaurant:

The Charleston/Colorado restarateurs have their eye on the Haywood Road building, now for sale, that was Delores & Jose’s Mexican restaurant. On West Asheville Watch’s Facebook page, Zia Taqueria even made a polite inquiry as to what the neighborhood thought of them moving in:

Haywood Road’s transformation into downtown for locals continues. We’ll keep you posted about what finally ends up at 521 Haywood Road.

Zia Taqueria website here.

Zia Taqueria on Facebook.


Joshua Marc Levy March 1, 2013 - 8:49 am

with White Duck rarely open, this is welcomed

danielle plainview March 1, 2013 - 12:02 am

Just what Asheville needs…….another F ing TACO JOINT.

Photos: Sneak preview of Zia Taqueria, coming to West Asheville in March February 11, 2013 - 2:59 pm

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Teresa February 26, 2013 - 1:14 pm

How can I apply for a server position? Heard the food was excellent and very interested in working for Zia Taqueria. Thank You! I have several years in the restaurant business. You can reach in via e-mail or 828-707-2695

Orbit DVD December 6, 2012 - 8:53 pm

If they take down the imposing fence they might be onto something.

ATG February 15, 2013 - 1:19 pm

Might be onto something? Really? Nevermind the time tested recipes, and huge, faithful following in Charleston. If the fence goes they might finally have it figured out.?!? A fence has nothing to do with the quality of food made by Zia Taqueria. Besides, the fence is appropriately Spanish Style wrought iron. Think of it as an inviting grand entrance that welcomes the hungry and thirsty in with a warm “Bienvenidos”. From the moment you enter the “Grand Spanish Style Entrance” your ZIA Experience has begun. You are not in a parking lot but an Oak-shaded Hacienda Courtyard. So ride on up to the hitchin post,then stroll on in and wash down some traildust with a tall, cold Zia Rita.

Doug Sahm February 28, 2013 - 3:36 pm

Whoa, easy there, tiger.

danielle plainview March 1, 2013 - 12:06 am

That was the gayest thing i’ve ever read. ATG…..u r a true douche-bag.

Russ December 6, 2012 - 6:38 pm

For Lease sign is no longer on the front gate.

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