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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (60 reviews)
“fajitas” (38 reviews)
“bean dip” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 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 5 days ago

We had a hard time finding this restaurant! We did not see a sign and our mapquest did not take us to the correct location. After several passes on the road we finally found it and were glad we were persistent to find it!

Thank lynneb86
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent meal, but the ambience leaves much to be deisred. We've been there many times, though and will continue.

Thank Leslie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The translation of “Puerto Nuevo” is Newport. Which makes you think that perhaps this is a seafood restaurant. And it is! The menu offers a wide variety of seafood on the menu and it’s good. But it also offers all the traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex...More

Thank nancyliberis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here per the recommendation of a local. We found the food and service to be very good. We would likely return.

Thank ineedasol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit with recommendations from friends that we were with. It was very good. The portions were enormous! It had a salsa bar which was nice if you wanted more salsa to dip chips in or for your tacos, etc. We shared two appetizers...More

Thank KMW-FL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like coming here on Thursday or dinner in the Summer when we are up from Florida. They have free raw oysters for Happy Hour on Thursday. Then we order dinner. A few Favorites are the chicken soup, shrimp quesadilla, and any of the shrimp...More

Thank msbent3218
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. We went to the one in Banner Elk. It was busy the day we went and everyone seemed packed in and tables are too close together. The service was not very good. It took a long time to just get water!...More

Thank X5878WUkarenc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After several days in the area we needed some Mexican food. The enchiladas were Okay and that was the best there was. Asked for some pico and after the meal we found there was a condiment bar that we could have gotten it at yet...More

Thank mosskeeter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe because I’m from Texas and used to good Mexican food, but this food was really lacking. I’ve never had a quesadilla without cheese in it! The beans weren’t good and our friend’s grilled chicken with guacamole was dry chicken with a slice of avocado...More

Thank Robkal2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for a quick dinner after travelling. The food was excellent, lots of choices. Be careful if you ask for a large beer - must be 24 ounces and only cost $6.60 for Dos Equis. We came back a second night for dinner and...More

Thank Chris R
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Gaby B
14 June 2017|
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Response from Judy B | Reviewed this property |
No sushi but a very nice Mexican Restaurant with a good menu.
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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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