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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (51 reviews)
“fajitas” (36 reviews)
“bean dip” (6 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 3 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a local I've eaten at Puerto Nuevo many times and have tried most everything on the menu. I've never had a bad meal. Even the seafood dishes are very good. The salsa bar has a great variety as well. It can be very busy...More

Thank Jake P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a huge fan of Mexican restaurants, eating at them regularly. I was excited by the high ratings of Puerto Nuevo restaurant. The hype was not justified by the substance, however. I had the burrito roquetta which was pictured on the menu but as...More

Thank JoesueFree
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I come from the West and love Mexican food. We were surprised when we spotted Puerto Nuevo and were quite skeptical...."How good could it be in this part of the US?" Boy were we more than pleasantly surprised. This place could compete...More

Thank MN736
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Banner Elk every year for vacation and this restaurant is one of our first stops. The food is incredible and the prices are so reasonable. The guacamole and the varied sauce bar is amazing . You can't get any better than this !

Thank Melamp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is great. Be sure get the guacamole made fresh at your table. So good! They also have a salsa bar so you can try different types of salsa. The restaurant is quite...More

Thank scrapgator
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great Mexican restaurant! Food was hot and very good. The service was on point. We will be back next year when in town for the Scottish highland games.

Thank Pamela N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there two evenings during our stay in Banner Elk. My wife who is not a fan of Mexican food liked it so much we had to return the next day. Go on Thursdays which have oysters on the half shell and they are free....More

Thank apt0413
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Gaby B
15 June 2017|
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Response from gsweitz | Reviewed this property |
No sushi.
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, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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