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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Latin
2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
+1 828-898-3332
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“guacamole” (57 reviews)
“fajitas” (37 reviews)
“bean dip” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a big group here for dinner, and the food was solid, the service very attentive, and the pitchers of margaritas were top shelf. Great atmosphere, especially in the bar area.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love eating here, everyone is so nice. The food is wonderful as well. We took our daughter here when she turned 15 and they sang to her and made her birthday feel special as well. I will come back all the time!

Thank julieward1978
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I am really not a fan of mexican food. Everything seems to taste like one big glob on my plate. I had spicy shrimp in red sauce and it was very good. It came with a small salad n black beans n rice. The shrimp...More

Thank Jake0318
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We have been eating here for years when we visit Banner Elk and it never disappoints. The service is fast and very family friendly, and the food and drinks are delicious. The menu is extensive, and we especially enjoy the fresh guacamole and seafood options....More

Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 12 March 2018

While on a day trip to pre-plan an upcoming vacation to the Boone/Banner Elk area, my two companions and I stopped in Puerto Nuevo on a Sunday evening. Recommended by a nearby hotel staffer, we had high expectations and, once we found the place, we...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

They serve you beans with the chips but have an awesome salsa bar with 6-8 different kinds. La Favorita was awesome. Recommend stopping by here while in Banner Elk.

Thank Justin V
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Been to a lot of Mexican restaurants. This can rank near the top. Service was good. Food excellent. Chorizo nachos were better than expected. Next time we are back for ski season, we will come here. Had 2 couples and 3 kids combined with ages...More

Thank J.T. C
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

From the moment we walked in to the moment we paid, the staff made us feel like home. Food was great. We would definitely go bavk again.

Thank Alfredo G
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We had eaten here last year and had a much better experience. The food was good, however we felt rushed by our server and not made to feel welcome. We ordered two medium margaritas and it cost 34.00 dollars. Prices not listed on menu and...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018

Puerto Nuevo has the best Mexican cuisine around. Every time we go there the food and service are wonderful. They offer a vast variety of entrees and a salsa bar. They are reasonably priced and very clean.

Thank debby3156
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Gaby B
14 June 2017|
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Response from Judy B | Reviewed this property |
No sushi but a very nice Mexican Restaurant with a good menu.
roy s
17 July 2016|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Don't know, we've never waited to be seated.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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