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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
+1 828-898-3332
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (57 reviews)
“fajitas” (38 reviews)
“bean dip” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, 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 368 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

first time here-staff was very kind. I ordered the Enchiladas Super Rancheras. It was very yummy but I though beans and rice would come with it and they do not. It is a very large dish and good price.

Thank Meghan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Table side guacamole was fantastic. I also really enjoyed the Organic Margarita. The salsa bar had lots of choices. I recommend the avocado-salsa. Great mountain Mexican fare.

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I generally do not write a restaurant review until after I have eaten at that restaurant a couple times because I think I can give a more fair review. We have had great food every time we have eaten there and also great service. Guacamole...More

Thank bg46tn
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I ate here for lunch and dinner and the food and service were excellent. The shrimp cocktail was especially good. The only thing I didn't like was bean sauce instead of picante sauce for the chips (but they were free so not a big deal.)

Thank AlisonT874
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing freshly prepared guacamole at your table, great dinner. Highly recommend for a nice evening out in Banner Elk!

Thank Jill I
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Have always enjoyed going to this restaurant each and every time I visit Banner Elk. All the dishes that I've had through the years have been excellent. Great Margaritas by the way.

Thank StanF28
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Went with wife and 2 kids 6 and 4. We love Mexican food but was really disappointed in the quality and taste of food. Really nothing special, worst meal of trip. Sorry but will not return. Service was average..

1  Thank deuce2001
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered food to go, and sat at the bar. The bartender was very professional and friendly. The countertop was made of dark and very thick steel. In front of each bar stool was a number (20-25) of small holes in the thick steel, in...More

Thank Stoney2713
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We enjoyed a great dinner. All of our entrees were tasty and service was spot on. Only downside was that it is very loud and we had a hard time hearing each other.

Thank BuckeyeNana
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Once again this place delivers great authentic food...good for a couple or a large party. Still amazing food and excellent service. Waitress Ely is wonderful. I recommend the Mexican Tacos and the Chimichangas. Mmm.

Thank AF_Travellers
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Gaby B
14 June 2017|
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Response from gsweitz | Reviewed this property |
No sushi.
roy s
16 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, 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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