When you’re looking for a great place to enjoy upscale French and Latin fare under one roof, set your sights on La Guinguette Creperie. Located in the heart of Black Mountain, North Carolina, this eatery only uses the finest ingredients to create every dish. Then, they plate each item with flair and serve everything with a friendly smile while you relax in their charming dining room or out on the patio.
In true La Guinguette fashion, this eatery goes beyond serving handcrafted food by operating as a cozy social gathering spot. Their scratch-made dishes and refreshing beverages are the star of the show, for sure, but their eatery also serves as an excellent spot to chat with friends or dance the night away. So, whether you want to just sip on drinks and boogie to the music or enjoy the full dining experience, this is definitely a great place to go.
The secret is out, too, so you’ll want to make a reservation to avoid having a long wait for a table. To do that, you’ll need to decide if you want to come by for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch. Then, book your seat through La Guinguette website and show up on time, ready to dine in style. As you stroll up the front walkway, take a moment to admire the sheer coziness of the renovated home that they turned into the restaurant.
The indoor dining room and patio out back are set up to make you feel right at home as well. A stone hearth, complete with a wood stove, serves as the focal point of their main dining room, perfectly accenting all the woodwork throughout the space. Outside, La Guinguette have tables set up for anyone who wants to soak in the mountain air while listening to local musicians playing live all evening long.
Although all that sounds incredible on its own, the real magic lies in sampling all their tasty dishes. Every menu item at La Guinguette starts with fresh, local ingredients. The chef uses each item to the fullest to prepare time-honored French and Latin recipes from scratch every time. The plating artistry is second-to-none, too, treating your eyes to a fabulous display well before you pick up your fork to take a bite. Their friendly service brings everything together as well, ensuring you enjoy a truly memorable meal.
Fan favorites on the menu:
French Onion Soup
A true local favorite, the French Onion Soup promises to warm you up while tantalizing your tastebuds. This dish begins with scratch-made onion soup simmered to perfection. Then, they put it a single-serving ramekin, top it with crostinis and Swiss cheese, and bake it until hot and bubbly.
People come in from near and far to sample all the ultra-tasty Empanadas on the menu at La Guinguette, and for good reason. These handheld delights are made from scratch using flaky flour dough. Then, the chef stuffs them with all the best ingredient mixes and baked them until golden brown. You get two per order and a side salad to bring it all together.
When you want an extra flavorful, filling meal, order up Tamales two at a time. This dish features fabulous fillings wrapped in corn masa and then steamed in a corn husk. Homemade cilantro salsa lands on the side right before serving, along with a crisp side salad.
If nothing else, treat yourself to their sweet crepes at least once. They expertly prepare these crepes with all the top fillings, including raspberry jam, chocolate, Nutella, lemon and sugar, and seasonal fruit. For the ultimate sweet treat, go with the Almost Heaven, which comes filled with chocolate, banana, and walnuts.
-Want to keep your sweet crepes gluten-free? Ask about their buckwheat crepes.
-Seating ends about 30 minutes before they close for the night.
-The Soup du Jour changes daily, so ask your server what’s on tap before ordering your starter.