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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%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (58 reviews)
“fajitas” (39 reviews)
“bean dip” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

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 20 July 2017

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 20 July 2017 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 19 July 2017 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

1  Thank JoesueFree
Reviewed 18 July 2017

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 16 July 2017 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 11 July 2017

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 10 July 2017 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 10 July 2017

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
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Outstanding!!!! Delicious... Don't forget to order a margarita. Pretty restaurant large portions and excellent food :)

Thank ALushLife
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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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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