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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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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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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
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I have a cabin up at Beech, and I make a point to bring friends here on their first night. Just really good food, and love the Chicken soup... a big ole bowl of fresh goodness! It's a bit more like a tortilla soup, with rice in it. The fresh table side Guac is amazing, too! Service is not always... More 

Thank gsweitz
Nashville, Tennessee
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512 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We have been here before and never found it to be great. Service and food were adequate in the past but our recent visit was not good. The hostess told us it would be a 20 minute wait so we headed for the bar. We no sooner got there and the buzzer contraption they gave us went off. We walked... More 

Thank Patty B
Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Eight of us enjoyed dinner at this family friendly, inexpensive restaurant. Go on a Thursday evening if you like oysters ( free). Do try the house guacamole, made right before your eyes at the table. Go early, around 530pm, because it really gets crowded...

Thank jboxer55
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The food was okay, not great, and it took a sweet forever for it to finally arrive. Everyone around us was having the same problem - slow service and a horrendously slow kitchen. When the food did come, one meal was wrong and had to go back. Will not return.

Thank Valerie S
Media, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I visited with friends while on a church mission trip. The food rated a five but the service was a two. The tacos al pastor was great.

Thank Kim30Chip
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised! Absolutely loved fresh Guacamole prepared in front of you! Food all tasted amazing! It is true best Mexican resultant I have ever visited!

Thank Rachael B

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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, Southwestern, 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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?