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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

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2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
+1 828-898-3332
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of $8-10 items on the dinner menu. Nice selection of salsa that you can help yourself to go with the free tortilla chips. Very generous portions and good food.

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Thank Mark M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful fajitas. Don't miss the salsa bar (we didn't know about it until almost the end) They also did a fun birthday song and treat for my daughter.

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Thank Bethany V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful dinner and good margaritas. Friendly staff and fairly quick service. They make a wonderful guacamole dip right at your table.

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Thank Judy B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is by far my most favorite in Banner Elk. Prickly it's reasonable and the food is OUTSTANDING. the best dish (for light eater) is the chicken soup with a Mexican twist aka pico de gallo, lime juice and avocado! Spectacular dish!

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Thank Ag_Bu
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is now our go-to restaurant in the Sugar Mountain area - displacing Bella's in our view. The fajitas for two were OUTSTANDING

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Thank Carlos B
McDonough, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food!! Great service! Loved the salsa bar! Will definitely return next time we're in Banner Elk!

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Thank Powellplace
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were first time visitors tonight as a family/party of 9. These guys hit all the high notes: service, drinks, salsa bar, and the food. Our expectations for Mexican are always high since we used to live in Mexico and love Mexican food. I recommend you try the homemade, organic margarita and tacos de carne asada. Their bangin salsa bar... More 

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WILMINGTON NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat at a lot of Mexican restaurants and this one was probably the best ever for the money. Roy was our server and we had 5 kids and 4 adults and were given exceptional service and food.This certainly is not the case for most establishments when you have kids. Organic Margaritas were awesome and highly recommend Fajitas for two.... More 

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Thank DOYSTERBAR
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Great Mexican food at fair prices. Large portions, so come hungry! Service was great and the restaurant was clean. Don't forget to visit the salsa bar at the front if you want salsa instead of the bean dip they bring with the chips.

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Thank Emily M
Trussville, Alabama
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This being our first visit to Puerto Nuevo we were a little in the dark about some of the regulars know how and I hope this review might help the new customers like us tonight. First...don't get the regular margarita...not good. I got the organic margarita next and it was better but not the best I have had. I ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-3332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?