We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
+1 828-898-3332
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (59 reviews)
“fajitas” (38 reviews)
“bean dip” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (402)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 399 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

While on a day trip to pre-plan an upcoming vacation to the Boone/Banner Elk area, my two companions and I stopped in Puerto Nuevo on a Sunday evening. Recommended by a nearby hotel staffer, we had high expectations and, once we found the place, we...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They serve you beans with the chips but have an awesome salsa bar with 6-8 different kinds. La Favorita was awesome. Recommend stopping by here while in Banner Elk.

Thank Justin V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to a lot of Mexican restaurants. This can rank near the top. Service was good. Food excellent. Chorizo nachos were better than expected. Next time we are back for ski season, we will come here. Had 2 couples and 3 kids combined with ages...More

Thank J.T. C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in to the moment we paid, the staff made us feel like home. Food was great. We would definitely go bavk again.

Thank Alfredo G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had eaten here last year and had a much better experience. The food was good, however we felt rushed by our server and not made to feel welcome. We ordered two medium margaritas and it cost 34.00 dollars. Prices not listed on menu and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Puerto Nuevo has the best Mexican cuisine around. Every time we go there the food and service are wonderful. They offer a vast variety of entrees and a salsa bar. They are reasonably priced and very clean.

Thank debby3156
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I asked our resort manager for restaurant recommendations. This was one of them. My GPS would not find the restaurant, and when I called the guy who answered the phone spoke poor English and could not tell me. All that aside, the food was abundant...More

Thank mapdsp
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Has been a favorite for many years. Good portions. Great prices. Excellent waitstaff. Extensive menu.

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Interesting twist on great TexMex & fried seafood. Both genres are delicious, the wait staff friendly & courteous.

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We went at the recomendations of friends who love this restaurant. We found the food to be really good but not excellent. Our waiter really struggled to communicate with us but was friendly and moderately attentive. We thought the decor was higher caliber than we...More

Thank Tim O
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Banner Elk
Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk
681 reviews
.71 km away
The Branches
4 reviews
1.40 km away
Sugar Ski & Country Club
52 reviews
2.55 km away
Sugartop Resort
39 reviews
2.55 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Painted Fish Cafe
298 reviews
1.28 km away
Cam Rahn Bay
72 reviews
.61 km away
44 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline
1,182 reviews
2.91 km away
Linville Gorge Wilderness Area
173 reviews
5.01 km away
Grandfather Vineyard & Winery
276 reviews
6.24 km away
Otter Falls
32 reviews
4.55 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Gaby B
15 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Judy B | Reviewed this property |
No sushi but a very nice Mexican Restaurant with a good menu.
roy s
17 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Don't know, we've never waited to be seated.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing