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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (48 reviews)
“fajitas” (34 reviews)
“bean dip” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Upon recommendation from our hotel we had dinner here. It was wonderful! The chips were really fresh and warm. They have a salsa bar with different sauces to choose. I had an organic margarita which was out of this world. But a little pricey at...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were a group of 5 wanting some great Mexican food and we got it. They make table side guacamole dip, can't get any fresher than that.There was tortilla chips and bean dip to nibble on while waiting for our food. I ordered the Steak...More

Thank Barbarainnc
Reviewed 1 November 2016

First the good news -- the place looks nice and the overall atmosphere is tasteful; the salsa bar is a good touch; the service was friendly and efficient; and the prices were OK. Now the not so good news -- the food overall was average...and...More

Thank VirginiaRick
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This is a typical Mexican type restaurant. They do have a few specialty items like the Pollo Poblano that was actually pretty good. The food is fresh and good. The kids menu has a few choices. Chicken tenders and hot dogs satisfied our kids. The...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Food was fantastic. It was the best Mexican my family has ever had. Nice large space for groups of all sizes. Great Value. Lots of TVs if you want to see a game. Quickly became a must when in the mountains!

Thank stevepowers71
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Good food at a good price. The service was fast and the server was attentive. The location is convenient to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Banner Elk.

Thank mpjackson55
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We come here frequently for several reasons. NICE ATMOSPHERE ,vast menu, good food and most important quick service. They have a nice free salsa bar Try the Mexican Chicken Soup best deal in town

Thank drpeaceman
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here when Bella's Italian Restaurant was closed. It was a very pleasant surprise, and the guacamole was exceptional. We had chicken and steak burritos, the food was hot, fresh and very tasty.

Thank KibbieK
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The food and service were okay. We were hopeful, but were left a little disappointed. The flavors weren't quite there and we had to ask for quite a few items that should have been brought to us.

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Not even in the top 10 of all the Mexican Restaurants we have visited. Service was so-so. Worst boring hard shell tacos I have ever eaten. Hard shell, flavorless taco meat and shredded cheese dumped on top. No lettuce, tomato, sour cream or choice of...More

Thank DepotBob
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Gaby B
do you serve sushi?
15 June 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from gsweitz | Reviewed this property |
No sushi.
roy s
do you take reservations?
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, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
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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