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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 898 3332
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Ranked #14 of 42 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Right around the corner from Sugar Mtn, this restaurant was very convenient to everything. The menu was typical Mexican fare, but they did it up right, served it quickly and didn't charge resort-type prices. We'll definitely be back when skiing NC.

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NC High Country
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have never had a bad meal here and come often. Agree with another reviewer about how wonderful the fresh tableside-prepared quacamole is...truly some of the best...if not THE best we've ever had... and the preparer will customize it to your preferences. The shrimp fajitas are my favorite and we are always given a big serving, steaming (literally!) hot and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great service with a wide variety of Mexican specialties and seafood. The best refried beans I have ever eaten. The wait staff is so friendly and attentive. Try the Chile rellenos they are delish. Also the soup is wonderful chicken or shrimp , a big warming bowl great after skiing . If you want good food for a great price... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Texacana Fajitas were less than special, as was the veggie fajitas. My husband ordered a watermelon margarita and I ordered a Puerto Nuevo margarita. The Puerto Nuevo was absolutely tasteless. The watermelon margarita was so sweet my husband couldn't drink it. We ended up mixing the two in order to drink them. They were both still unacceptable. But no... More 

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Summerfield, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Must try their famous Puerto Nuevo Tacos, Tableside guacamole.....delicious! Will definitely be back and highly recommend Puerto Nuevo.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This was a busy weekend so we felt pretty lucky to get a seat at the bar. Food is just OK Mexican. Service was good, and although the restaurant was pretty busy the food came out in pretty good timing.

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Naples, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were immediately seated for dinner and had the best service. Wait staff was extremely attentive. The food was reasonably priced and very tasty. I definitely would recommend this place and will certainly return.

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Valle Crucis, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I have eaten here a few times and each time the food has been delicious. The staff is very attentive and the restaurant itself is very attractive.

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Mobile
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a lovely restaurant with beautiful lighting. It is large and can accommodate a big crowd. The wait staff are neatly dressed. I just ordered basic Mexican fare. It was OK. The beans were runny and without much taste. Maybe I should have ordered something more special.

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Huntington Beach, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our tour bus broke down on our way back to hotel. We were lucky enough to break down right across the street from this restaurant. Our tour manager called them and asked if they could accomodate us on short notice (we had reservations at another restaurant in the next town). We all crossed the street and they had tables all... More 

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Additional Information about Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

Address: 2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604
Phone Number: (828) 898 3332
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Banner Elk
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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