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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“guacamole” (58 reviews)
“fajitas” (39 reviews)
“bean dip” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
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1 - 10 of 384 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve frequented this establishment for over 12 months, at least once a week. The food is good and most recently has gotten better. They must have hired a new chef. I would hope so, since the prices just went up $2-4 per entree. With that...More

Thank wanderwolff
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This was our first time eating here even though we visit the area regularly. Our server seemed very uninterested in working and less than friendly, bordering on rude. The food is good but not so great ri outweigh the very poor service.

1  Thank GatorTraveler2011
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great food and at good and fair prices. They have a Salsa bar that is all home made and wonderful. Service can be hit or miss. If you come in with a large group over 12, be prepared to be jammed at one table. Not...More

Thank Debbiemco
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My Husband and I have dined at many Mexican Restaurants and I must say Puerto Nuevo is Absolutely one of the Best ( 5 *'s).

Thank Jeni D
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Salsa bar with several very good varieties. I had the La Major..one chalupa, one chile relleno, one burrito, not bad at all. My wife had the fried shrimp. We were very suprised how good they were.

Thank Gsueagle
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Generous portions of mediocre food at a reasonable price. Ordered medium size frozen margaritas( they were between $11-$13 each,dont remember exact price) for my husband and I. No tequila in it. I told my waiter and he got the manager. Manager listened to my complaint...More

2  Thank Renee617
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We have never been crazy about the food here. In fact we really didn't want to go this time, but friends asked us to so we did. The food was so much better than past visits. Our enchiladas were delicious. Everything was hot and fresh....More

Thank Patty B
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I usually love eating at both restaurants in Boone and Banner Elk. With that said, I really feel that I should be able to get Mexican guacamole made for me, the paying customer, WHENEVER I want. Not just when “the person” is here. How does...More

1  Thank soyvickik
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We have two Mexican restaurants in Banner Elk, but this is the one you want to go to! Beautiful atmosphere, and food is on point. They have a salsa bar and option for fresh guacamole made right at your table. I love the Carnitas but...More

Thank Cassie S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Before you yell at me I know Banner Elk is not in the middle of no where, but it is farly remote as far as selection of restaurants go. There just are not a bunch of options in this area. I came to the restaurant...More

Thank billmc33
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Gaby B
15 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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