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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were impressed with the food, and the overall atmosphere. Then we got the bill and it was VERY reasonable! Nice place!

Thank patrick_tuckahhh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife likes Raw Oysters, so we tend to go there on Tuesday nights (free oyster bar with any entree order). I don't mind just ordering an entree. Lots to choose from and they also have a Mexican toppings bar. Many different margaritas to choose from. We like the "Organic" margarita. Service is pretty good, but the atmosphere is best... More 

Thank Zach T
Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this place! The atmosphere is great and the service has always been excellent - always friendly and most attentive. Never over bearing, but we never lack for anything. They offer unique services that I haven't found anywhere else. As in: A self serve salsa bar - offering many choices, unlimited trips to go along with your unlimited chips.... More 

Thank Sandra S
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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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3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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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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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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

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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?