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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)
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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 yesterday

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!

Thank 2013reviews2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

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 &...More

Thank Gloria K
Reviewed 3 days ago 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...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 4 days ago

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...More

Thank DesertRat011
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ate at Puerto Nuevo with two other couples. The atmosphere was light and energetic. The service was courteous and immediate. The drinks were great, especially the huge (medium size) margaritas. The menu is enormous. Everyone enjoyed their food. I had chicken fajitas, others had...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went out as a party of seven with two having birthdays that day. They have a wide range of Mexican dishes, and everyone seemed quite satisfied with their various choices. Our waitress was very good in every way. An enjoyable evening and dinner for all.

Thank rgh1949
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat at a lot of Mexican restaurants; this is the best we have visited. Food was excellent; atmosphere a cut above the usual Mexican restaurant. We liked it so much we went back the following night. There's a salsa bar; you can try different...More

Thank Leslie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prices are great and nice atmosphere. Good basic Mexican food and has been in Banner Elk for quite a few years now.

Thank pfg173
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waitstaff are courteous, friendly and efficient. Their menu has many offerings for most palates. The food is consistent , being prepared and served with the same attention each time. The table side guac is excellent , when available. The prices are reasonable and the...More

Thank Janine C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Wide variety of Mexican food and seafood. Very reasonable prices for the portion size. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Jo B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Gaby B
do you serve sushi?
15 June 2017|
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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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