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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (59 reviews)
“fajitas” (39 reviews)
“bean dip” (7 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
11:00 - 22:30All hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
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Reviewed 6 days ago

On our first night a banner Elk my kids where hungry went out at 10pm. They offered takeout. Service was great, the place was very good. The administrator was very kind nice conversation about my country and his. Food is excellent. Definetively recommended.

Thank Sertor72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter spilled a glass of water on my wife and didn't offer to make up for it. I had to argue with him to (at which time his English got very bad) to get a margarita for her (a small compensation I thought). Then...More

Thank Joe T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This spot has a huge selection of Mexican entrees and offers a nice bar as well. The salsa bar is also a cool addition. The service was a little slow but it was busy, so I wasn’t bothered by it.

Thank Neal H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome Mexican restaurant with a fun atmosphere, extensive menu, and our favorite feature is the made to order guacamole that they make at your table to your specifications! Want more garlic and no jalapeños? Just tell her! Extra cilantro and lemon? No problem! Portions are...More

Thank asiamama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service and food consistently good! When craving Mexican this is our go-to. The guac made tableside is always a hit. I like the ACP with shrimp, chicken and beef. Plenty to take home! Treat ourselves with the flan sometimes, too.

Thank mbfarmer57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From all the restaurants we visited while on our trip this was by far the best. We should have known it was good as it was always crowded. The food is excellent, the service was good and super fast. You’ll have trouble finding a better...More

Thank Pagnanid
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve frequented this establishment for over 12 months, at least once a week. The food is good and most recently has gotten better. They must have hired a new chef. I would hope so, since the prices just went up $2-4 per entree. With that...More

Thank wanderwolff
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This was our first time eating here even though we visit the area regularly. Our server seemed very uninterested in working and less than friendly, bordering on rude. The food is good but not so great ri outweigh the very poor service.

1  Thank GatorTraveler2011
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great food and at good and fair prices. They have a Salsa bar that is all home made and wonderful. Service can be hit or miss. If you come in with a large group over 12, be prepared to be jammed at one table. Not...More

Thank Debbiemco
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My Husband and I have dined at many Mexican Restaurants and I must say Puerto Nuevo is Absolutely one of the Best ( 5 *'s).

Thank Jeni D
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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