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“Best Guacamole Ever”

Puerto Nuevo Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 49 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived for dinner, seated immediately, served frozen margaritas that were really good - (not too sweet and not too sour) and then dinner - One beef taco salad that got rave reviews, a rib eye steak dinner w potato and salad, cooked just the way it was ordered - one chicken chimichanga plate and a plate w taco's, enchiladas and burritos and all of it was good! The best part was the guacamole made table-side! It was the best I've ever had!

Thank Nova1950
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

We love this restaurant. The staff is super friendly, service is quick and the food is so yummy. Went there with friends that live in NC and can't wait to go back again!

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Thank 2013reviews2013
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Have been to the location in Boone a few times for lunch, but this was the first time for dinner. It was " Oyster Tuesday" which meant unlimited oysters on the half shell were complimentary. Entrée portions are large & with the complimentary chips & salsa, oyster bar, accompanying soup or salad, you won't leave hungry or without leftovers. There are many traditional Mexican dishes on the menu & a nice selection of fresh seafood. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal which included chicken fajitas, a combination plate, shrimp fajitas, tacos salad & a fried oyster platter. However, the place was very busy & they were clearly understaffed for the crowd. This caused the servers to rush around not being attentive. If you're willing to for go the free raw oysters (which WERE delicious) avoid Tuesdays!

Thank Gloria K
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We have dined at Puerto Nuevo many times and are Never, Ever disappointed! That speaks volumes! For a restaurant to consistently serve great food ....whether it is summer or winter...on or off season! Way to go!
The service is fast, professional and always accommodating. If you go for lunch try the Chicken Soup...it is Super! My new Favorite!
The margaritas are great ...as are all of the dishes!
The Fajitas come out sizzling and are terrific..we love the chicken fajitas.
We have dined at all of the local restaurants and we frequently return here for Great Food And Super Service!

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Excellent Mexican food in the NC mountains. What a great find! This place is better than a lot of Mexican eateries in the US Southwest. Lunch specials were a great deal, also available on Saturday, and food was delicious. There is a salsa bar allowing diners to serve themselves which is a nice option. Margaritas were exquisite and staff was very friendly.

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Thank DesertRat011
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