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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
+1 828-898-3332
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“guacamole” (58 reviews)
“fajitas” (39 reviews)
“bean dip” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
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11 - 20 of 383 reviews

Reviewed 3 October 2017

The beef, chicken and shrimp fajita was enough for my husband and I to split. Flavorful and sizzling. But, the margarita was the best part of our meal.

Thank QueenTiff
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Always satisfied when I go there!! Try their Puerto Nuevo fajitas!!!! Their fresh guacamole prepared right there at the side of your table is excellent !

Thank Tessa R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Generally, you ask yourself, "what can they do with a taco" since all Mexican restaurants seem basically the same. This one is a step above in quality, service and in condiments. The only improvement is in the margurittas which needed a bit more tequila. Another...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Many trips to the restaurant. The best house margarita I've ever had. The service is always outstanding. Huge menu with many choices. My favs - the 30 combination dinners at the reasonable price of $7.95 each. REAL Mexican food made and served by real Mexicans.

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We had dinner recently with some friends and everything was perfect. We were seated very quickly and all enjoyed an excellent meal. Our server was very professional and attentive without being a distraction. We all commented on how our meals were some of the best...More

Thank Travis R
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This restaurant is pretty decent, like Valle De Bravo. The one in Boone is pretty awful but we really enjoy the one out here in Banner Elk, which is closer to us in Newland. Everything we have had here has been great. Not too greasy,...More

Thank drunner2016
Reviewed 19 September 2017

WOW, when I ordered a jumbo margarita, I had no idea how big it would be, maybe not a swimming pool but the largest Margarita I've ever seen. Obviously drinks met expectations , the food was delicious and the prices were beyond fair not to...More

Thank monintess
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

First visit when we tried to "veganize" our meal and order dishes without cheese at Puerto Nuevo, it nevertheless came with LOTS of cheese. This = Costly "do overs" for a restaurant and annoying additional wait time for diners. What happened the next time we...More

Thank Mama J
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We were running a conference at Lees-McRae College and needed to take 50 or so people out to dinner. We worked with the management in advance, but Puerto Nuevo accommodated us beautifully. The large back room was set up for our group and the management...More

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Very large restaurant which was packed with customers. Large portions of food, hot and good. The waitress did not speak much English and had to ask bar attendant for help with our order. Service was about fifteen minutes which was good for sipping our drinks...More

Thank Barbara M S
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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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
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
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