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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

) #3 of 34 Restaurants in Banner Elk €€ - €€€ Mexican, , Latin
2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
+1 828-898-3332
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (55 reviews)
“fajitas” (37 reviews)
“bean dip” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All 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 2 days 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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 5 nights in Banner Elk and two of them we ate here. One night friends living in the area took us to Puerto Nuevo, we loved it, in fact it was so good we encouraged another couple to join us for a second...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is great- outstanding service, margaritas, guacamole. So delicious! All food was fresh and hot. Love the salsa bar! Highly recommend.

Thank Eparker67
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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