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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
+1 828-898-3332
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (59 reviews)
“fajitas” (39 reviews)
“bean dip” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Went with wife and 2 kids 6 and 4. We love Mexican food but was really disappointed in the quality and taste of food. Really nothing special, worst meal of trip. Sorry but will not return. Service was average..

1  Thank deuce2001
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered food to go, and sat at the bar. The bartender was very professional and friendly. The countertop was made of dark and very thick steel. In front of each bar stool was a number (20-25) of small holes in the thick steel, in...More

Thank Stoney2713
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We enjoyed a great dinner. All of our entrees were tasty and service was spot on. Only downside was that it is very loud and we had a hard time hearing each other.

Thank BuckeyeNana
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Once again this place delivers great authentic food...good for a couple or a large party. Still amazing food and excellent service. Waitress Ely is wonderful. I recommend the Mexican Tacos and the Chimichangas. Mmm.

Thank AF_Travellers
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We spent 5 nights in Banner Elk and two of them we ate here. One night friends living in the area took us to Puerto Nuevo, we loved it, in fact it was so good we encouraged another couple to join us for a second...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is great- outstanding service, margaritas, guacamole. So delicious! All food was fresh and hot. Love the salsa bar! Highly recommend.

Thank Eparker67
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We came in early evening. Server seemed bored and was leaning on our booth while we were ordering. I ordered a margarita called the Puerto Nuevo thinking it was their house margarita. When the bill came it was listed as Margarita Patron @ $17.00!! Very...More

3  Thank jesslove414
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We go to Puerto about once a week and love it. The made to order table side guacamole is excellent to start your meal. The fajitas or the special grilled chicken nachos are great entree choices but everything I've tried is very good. The seafood...More

Thank Deaconfan715
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Very good food in a nice atmosphere. For the budget conscious there are daily specials and also a reward program for repeat customers. Have been enjoying this spot for years!

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Wife and I sit on the patio when we dine here, and have had great food and service, while our dog sits with us. We order Ala Carte and have been trying different foods. Latest find is Chicken Fajita Quesadilla's, which are just great !...More

Thank RobertBofApex
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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