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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
+1 828-898-3332
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We eat there for lunch a lot. You can go cheap and light - spinach and mushroom quesiadilla, they always have a lunch special, and their oyster plate is delicious - and you can even get it at lunch. Don't forget the soup - chicken/rice/avocado, perfect for lunch, dinner - take some to an ailing friend. So good. We visit... More 

Thank k0live
Southport, North Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I ate sitting at the bar in this place. Good food, unlimited nacho chips with a lot of different sauces to try, and reasonably priced food.

Thank John D
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed Puerto Nuevo while visiting Beech Mtn for my birthday weekend. Beautiful rustic atmosphere. The serve yourself salsa bar was awesome...So was the table side fresh guacamole! Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area!

Thank ladybug08Nashville
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

What more can you ever ask than great food at a great price. But, they even have great service! We eat at Puerto Nuevo frequently when we are in the mountains.

Thank Sara P
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

By far, the best Mexican restaurant in the mountains! Margaritas are to die for! Food always wonderful.

Thank 842jewellp
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This place was above and beyond my expectations. The atmosphere and decor were beautiful. We were seated quickly and immediately serviced with chips, salsa and several dip choices. The menu offered a large selection, including seafood. Service was exceptional and I will definitely eat here again when traveling through.

Thank KchapmanSS
Springport, Michigan
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stayed at Sugar Mountain and tried this restautant because we love Mexican food. We loved the shrimp fajitas for two...we could have taken some home there was so much food. Shrimp was huge and very well seasoned.

Thank Jimkaren2011
Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Some of the best Mexican food I've ever had. My wife and I went on an overnight jaunt up to the NC mountains on the door of the moment. Decided to go to Banner Elk. Asked the receptionist at the front desk for restaurant recommendations and after she listed a bunch of places, I asked if there were any good... More 

Thank NCBuff
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 $10.50. The entire meal was wonderful. Highly recommend this place!

Thank Donna S
North Carolina
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156 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 Fajitas, generous portion of steak, onions,peppers and tomatoes. I had never had a tamale before,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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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