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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

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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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San German, Puerto Rico
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We has a cousin's reunion in the area and were able to visit both locations for this restaurant. Both places are somewhat different but the menus are the same. Both occasions were memorable, not only due to the food and beverages but for the excellent service. Prices were absolutely reasonable, portions generous and the guacamole freshly made at the table.... More 

Thank Carmen A
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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223 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Having lived in the southwest, I'll tell you this restaurant definitely knows how to do it right! Excellent service, FABULOUS FRESH QUAC and overall exceptionally good Tex Mex. We usually go on Thursdays for the FREE freshly shucked oysters. Highly recommended!!! We WILL BE BACK... see you Thursday

Thank Munibrokr
Jacksonville, Florida
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food with excellent, fast service. Terrific bar! Lots of capacity at the old glove factory in Banner Elk. Dodd is reasonably priced.

Thank dick32225
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very Authentic Mexican Food. Big portions and great prices. There isn't much to say about Authentic Mexican food, but the restaurant is clean and the service is fast and friendly. Try the Shrimp Fajitas or a more traditional Burrito or Enchilada but basically it's all good.

Thank Brian K
Newland, North Carolina
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

There are lots of menu choices going from very low prices to medium higher prices. ($5 to $18). The even have FREE oysters on the half shell at 6PM on Thursday evenings. The drinks are super delicious, but order carefully. A Marguerita can cost $4.75 or $14 for almost the same thing, Actully a $14 is larger than a $4,75,... More 

Thank chasgene
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Warm bean dip and fresh guacamole made table side.....We knew this dinner was going to be fantastic start to finish, and we were right. Drinks, apps and dinner, next to perfect. Don't miss this hidden gem🙌

Thank Mary M
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We ate here on 08/06/2016. Very nice restaurant. Décor was very nice. 10 minute wait time which was great for a Saturday night. They have a serve yourself salsa bar with a good verity of salsa's. They make fresh guacamole right at your table which was awesome. Chips and a bean dip was placed on the table. The food was... More 

Thank tennesseemn
Fort Mill
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The food and margaritas were good. Great guacamole made at the table. Service was adequate. Hard to find. Drove past at first because you just see signs for the great train robbery.

Thank P3295UTwilliamm
Ft Lauderdale, FL
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Free oysters on Thursday brings out the town. Our food was slow because the restaurant was extremely busy but the food was good and the wait staff was cordial. Good place to bring a large party. It is a large restaurant and they turn tables pretty quickly. The prices were very reasonable as well.

Thank toates
Tavares, Florida
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This restaurant was definitely the best place that we ate at while vacationing in North & South Carolina. They offer a salsa bar here where you can pick out your own salsa to bring to the table. We tried several and all were delicious. My wife tried the guacamole and it was great as others have said. I had the... More 

Thank MMandS

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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?