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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
+1 828-898-3332
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (58 reviews)
“fajitas” (38 reviews)
“bean dip” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
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Reviewed yesterday

I was actually there twice this past weekend as we went for dinner with some friends on Thursday night and then I wanted to watch a college football game on Saturday so after a bad experience at another restaurant we came back to Puerto. We...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A diamond in the rough. I drove by this restaurant for years and never knew it was there. A friend of mine from California said I’m gonna take you to the best Mexican restaurant in South Broward County. And it was!! Huge venue great selection...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At Puerto Nuevo, we ate the best Mexican food that we have ever had. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was busy, but no waiting for a table and not overly crowded or noisy. Would go back often if we lived nearby.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We went to have dinner around 6:45 PM and ended up not being served for 45 minutes. The server said it was their busiest time and the kitchen was backed up. It appears from other reviews that this happens more than occasionally. I think the...More

1  Thank Anne Marie M
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The restaurant offers a wide selection of options for a reasonable price. The food is tasty and the service is good?

Thank Anne27612
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

So our first visit to Puerto Nuevo. Great prices for tons of food. We love that they have a salsa bar. They bring chips to your table. And they make fresh guacamole right at your table. We went with friends, 5 of us ate for...More

Thank djbalaban
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Really Authentic Mexican food! Big portions and everything is fresh. Our most recent Waitress Judy, was wonderful and made our experience even better. their Shrimp are large and fresh and the chips and Salsa Bar are top notch! Enjoy. Personally I love #25 from the...More

1  Thank Brian K
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent restaurant with great service, great food, great atmosphere, etc. We were seated quickly for how busy they were and the service started immediately. Large portions of good quality food. Definitely recommend and will return.

Thank Harvey B
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This is our go to restaurant for Mexican food in the area. Fantastic food and great service. The portions are large and very reasonable. Love the guacamole and the margaritas!

Thank Melamp
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The food and service were good. Bill especially liked the grilled chicken and shrimp. I had chicken fajitas. The cheese dip was also good. The corn chips were the best I have ever had - they were very thin, crisp, and hot. We had a...More

Thank Christie P
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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, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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