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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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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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62 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We love this restaurant, as does everyone we know. Food is delicious, fresh and service is great. Thursday nights they serve free fresh oysters.....but get there early......the restaurant is packed. Everything on the menu is perfect and the chips must be homemade. There is a salsa bar too, where you can pick your sauce. You can also get fresh guacamole... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We very much enjoyed our take-out order from this restaurant while we were in town visiting the Land of Oz. We had four kids with us and we felt like staying in, so we just picked up the food. It was quite tasty and authentic and we would recommend it.

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Camp Verde, Arizona
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here as it was close and we were craving some Mexican food. Very noisy and busy for a week night. Food was OK, nothing spectacular. Service was good.

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The restaurant is very popular with many locals and visitors, but not for us. It's very noisy and the several times we've eaten there, we've both gotten sick. Not a good recommendation, huh? Others love it, so I say give it a try and form your own opinion. We are definitely in the minority in our community.

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Thank Donna D
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016

meal was great, chips and drinks were refilled, (didn't even get close to running out), food is great as always

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Thank Notshorttravel
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We ate there last night while we were staying nearby. Food was ok and priced right but our waiter was not a happy camper. We asked about gluten free options and he did not even offer to ask anyone. He was pretty much nonexistent thru the meal and didn't smile once. We may be back but definitely will not be... More 

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Food is mediocre but abundant. The restaurant is always busy but cavernous and very noisy. If you want a quick meal, it works.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The servings are huge, prices were reasonable, service was attentive PLUS they have a "salsa/sauce bar" for a change from the regular sauce brought to the table with the chips.

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Orlando, Florida
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I was visiting relatives from Orlando and figured, okay, why not, let's venture out for--Banner Elk Mexican? You bet. This place is outstanding. From the enchiladas to chiles rellenos, everything was first rate. And the guacamole dip made tableside was the best I've ever had, Service was friendly, with a neighborhood atmosphere. The prices are an incredible bargain. Will make... More 

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Bethlehem,NC
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

You are among the people of the homeland when you go here. Always look for natives. We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday. Tasty shrimp cocktail with avocado chunks in a gazpacho sauce. Chicken and beef fajitas very well prepared. Great menu and quick, efficient service. Reasonably priced.

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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?