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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (57 reviews)
“fajitas” (37 reviews)
“bean dip” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30 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 1 week ago via mobile

I am really not a fan of mexican food. Everything seems to taste like one big glob on my plate. I had spicy shrimp in red sauce and it was very good. It came with a small salad n black beans n rice. The shrimp...More

Thank Jake0318
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been eating here for years when we visit Banner Elk and it never disappoints. The service is fast and very family friendly, and the food and drinks are delicious. The menu is extensive, and we especially enjoy the fresh guacamole and seafood options....More

Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 12 March 2018

While on a day trip to pre-plan an upcoming vacation to the Boone/Banner Elk area, my two companions and I stopped in Puerto Nuevo on a Sunday evening. Recommended by a nearby hotel staffer, we had high expectations and, once we found the place, we...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

They serve you beans with the chips but have an awesome salsa bar with 6-8 different kinds. La Favorita was awesome. Recommend stopping by here while in Banner Elk.

Thank Justin V
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Been to a lot of Mexican restaurants. This can rank near the top. Service was good. Food excellent. Chorizo nachos were better than expected. Next time we are back for ski season, we will come here. Had 2 couples and 3 kids combined with ages...More

Thank J.T. C
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

From the moment we walked in to the moment we paid, the staff made us feel like home. Food was great. We would definitely go bavk again.

Thank Alfredo G
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We had eaten here last year and had a much better experience. The food was good, however we felt rushed by our server and not made to feel welcome. We ordered two medium margaritas and it cost 34.00 dollars. Prices not listed on menu and...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018

Puerto Nuevo has the best Mexican cuisine around. Every time we go there the food and service are wonderful. They offer a vast variety of entrees and a salsa bar. They are reasonably priced and very clean.

Thank debby3156
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

I asked our resort manager for restaurant recommendations. This was one of them. My GPS would not find the restaurant, and when I called the guy who answered the phone spoke poor English and could not tell me. All that aside, the food was abundant...More

Thank mapdsp
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Has been a favorite for many years. Good portions. Great prices. Excellent waitstaff. Extensive menu.

Thank Michelle L
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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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