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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 good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (59 reviews)
“fajitas” (39 reviews)
“bean dip” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
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 417 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The food and service were good. Bill especially liked the grilled chicken and shrimp. I had chicken fajitas. The cheese dip was also good. The corn chips were the best I have ever had - they were very thin, crisp, and hot. We had a...More

Thank Christie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant tonight based on the reviews from Trip Advisor. What a disaster! Our waiter had difficulty understanding both English and Spanish. My husband and I ordered drinks, which were both watery and seemed to completely lack alcohol. We waited for our...More

Thank gnat59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I dined at Puerto Nuevo and had tacos and burritos off the ala carte menu, with pints of beer, altogether a very good price performer. The chicken tacos were very good, with an excellent white cheese. The beef burritos (ground beef not shredded)...More

1  Thank RobertBofApex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day of hiking, we were looking forward to some delicious Mexican food. We were a party of 9 given a table with 8 chairs. No big deal, we’ll borrow from another. The gentleman and lady with the chips and guacamole were on...More

Thank MelissaWPB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm used to the real thing and was certainly not disappointed by the food or the margaritas. My husband even joked that the guy who brings out the chips and salsa should have the title of "The One Who Brings Happiness". We'll be coming back...More

1  Thank Kayla N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great combination Mexican and Seafood Restaurant. We were in the mood for Mexican and this was the perfect spot. The chips and bean dip were excellent paired with An ice cold draft Dos Equis. The chips were fresh and not too much...More

1  Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful treat and surprise. A local favorite. All our meals were hot and tasty. We also loved the freshly mixed guacamole made at your table. The separate salsa bar really topped off our entrees.

1  Thank PPaycheck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must say that I now live on Beech Mountain for 7 months and I have driven by this restaurant and did not know it was there. In Feb. 2018 I was at the Lowes that is behind it and I saw the small sign....More

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please go to Puerto Nuevo when in Banner Elk you will be happy that you did. The service is great and the tableside guacamole is excellent. The margaritas are huge and tasty. You can’t go wrong with any dish. The fajitas are particularly delicious. A...More

1  Thank JAGGM78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy going to P.N. and so does our company. But, sometimes the 4 of us go there because we can. My wife and l take our 2 Labs (one yellow, one black) and sit outside as a family. As always , the food is...More

Thank George D
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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