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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

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2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
+1 828-898-3332
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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McDonough, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food!! Great service! Loved the salsa bar! Will definitely return next time we're in Banner Elk!

Thank Powellplace
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were first time visitors tonight as a family/party of 9. These guys hit all the high notes: service, drinks, salsa bar, and the food. Our expectations for Mexican are always high since we used to live in Mexico and love Mexican food. I recommend you try the homemade, organic margarita and tacos de carne asada. Their bangin salsa bar... More 

1 Thank smdees98
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We eat at a lot of Mexican restaurants and this one was probably the best ever for the money. Roy was our server and we had 5 kids and 4 adults and were given exceptional service and food.This certainly is not the case for most establishments when you have kids. Organic Margaritas were awesome and highly recommend Fajitas for two.... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Mexican food at fair prices. Large portions, so come hungry! Service was great and the restaurant was clean. Don't forget to visit the salsa bar at the front if you want salsa instead of the bean dip they bring with the chips.

Thank Emily M
Trussville, Alabama
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This being our first visit to Puerto Nuevo we were a little in the dark about some of the regulars know how and I hope this review might help the new customers like us tonight. First...don't get the regular margarita...not good. I got the organic margarita next and it was better but not the best I have had. I ordered... More 

Thank lubarber
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious meals at a great price. The service is great also. Most locals eat here as it's the best bang for your money. Also it's close to our home.

Thank Gloria S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Puerto's since they opened. Always great service. I'm a local resident. My friends and family frequent the restaurant year 'round! It's the perfect casual atmosphere for any occasion. The food is prepared quickly and is always great! Watch out for the fish bowl sized margaritas! They can put a dent in your wallet! :) I'd recommend... More 

Thank mtndaisy828
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best food. A variety of selections and the best friendliest service in town. We eat here atleadt once a week.

Thank lindajwood
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We were impressed with the food, and the overall atmosphere. Then we got the bill and it was VERY reasonable! Nice place!

Thank patrick_tuckahhh
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

My wife likes Raw Oysters, so we tend to go there on Tuesday nights (free oyster bar with any entree order). I don't mind just ordering an entree. Lots to choose from and they also have a Mexican toppings bar. Many different margaritas to choose from. We like the "Organic" margarita. Service is pretty good, but the atmosphere is best... More 

Thank Zach T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?