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El Gallo is currently closed for a little winter break! We are looking forward to re-opening in early March. Stay posted on our reopening date through our social media pages.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask: email info@elgalloavl.com.

Hours & Location

48 College St.
Asheville, NC

Monday & Thursday: 11:30am-9pm
Friday: 11:30am-10pm
Saturday: 10:30am-10pm
Sunday: 10:30am-9pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday


We are offering take-out, as well as limited occupancy indoor and outdoor seating, and delivery through Takeout Central.

We do not accept reservations for parties smaller than 8. For large party reservations, please email info@elgalloavl.com.


Oaxacan and Mexico City-style tacos and sandwiches are available all day and all evening. The menu features thoughtful, locally sourced dishes; inspired by the dynamic regions of Mexico. At El Gallo, our vibrant atmosphere celebrates food, dining, drinking and music.

All Day menu available 11:30am-9pm; Brunch menu also available 10:30am-3pm Saturday & Sunday; additional Late Night menu available 9pm-10pm Friday & Saturday

VG=Vegan, (VG)=Vegetarian, GF=Gluten Free

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El Gallo is a casual restaurant with a serious approach to Mexican cooking, highlighting locally sourced ingredients. Jacob Sessoms & Luis Martinez started this project together as a pop up restaurant, named for Jacob’s father’s nickname, The Rooster.

With a desire to connect Asheville with authentic regional Mexican cooking, the two found themselves wanting to move the successful pop up to a true brick and mortar location. When the team decided to update Table after 15 years at 48 College Street, El Gallo found its home there.

At El Gallo, food, dining, drinking and music are all meant to be celebrated in our vibrant atmosphere.

Meet the Team
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Jacob Sessoms

Director of Operations, Asheville restaurant owner and operator for 15 years
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Luis Martinez

Executive Chef
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Marisa Croce

General Manager, Operations
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Patrick Rumley

Kitchen Operations Manager


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Private Events

El Gallo is happy to host private dinners, cocktails hours, & off-site catering. Our main dining room and upstairs cocktail bar offer numerous options for event space and seating. Please send us an email for more information!

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