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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 898 3332
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Ranked #12 of 41 restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 25, 2014
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English first
Banner Elk, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Very good guacamole made table side, and melt in your mouth carnitas. We enjoyed our waiter who was helpful but not intrusive. Going back tonight!

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Raleigh, NC
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Didn't want to travel far to eat so we selected this restaurant. Tableside preparation of delicious guacamole was a treat! Food was very good as well. The owner takes pride in the restaurant as does his staff. On arrival he told me that since this was my first visit to his restaurant if I was unhappy with the food that... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I must say, I was happily surprised with the food! The atmosphere is nice, quite area, clean and overall a great locale. I had the enchiladas, and my husband got the street tacos, his go to kind of thing. Great street tacos, and everything was sooo fresh!! Just so glad there is a nice Mexican restaurant in town when we... More

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naples, fl
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The meal part of the dinner was good but other factors in the experience were not. We waited nearly thirty minutes for our food is a rather empty restaurant, and when it finally was delivered my plate was brought and the fixings for my wife's meal of fajitas came but no meat until five minutes later when i found the... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Finished off our vacation here and do not regret it at all. Quickly seated at 6:00 pm on a Friday night. The guacamole that was made table side was excellent, however, the person might want to clarify that there is a $6.00 charge for that. My husband and I had the fajitas for 2 and have never had better fajitas.... More

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

They food here is high quality Mexican food. Always tastes fresh. My favorite is the Puerto Nuevo fajitas for two. The pork is in juicy pieces like a London broil would be. It comes with several meats and veggies and comes out steaming hot! I love that they have a lady who comes to your table to make fresh guacamole... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This restaurant seems to be a favorite with many diners in the Banner Elk / Sugar Mountain area. We tried this restaurant several times in an attempt to see why it's so highly recommended by others. Meals have ranged from average, to marginal, to virtually inedible. Fried dishes, both Mexican and Seafood are sometimes poorly prepared and frequently extremely oily.... More

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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was with my wife, kids, and parents who all love Mexican food. We started with guacamole freshly made at the table. The place is clean and it also has great value, and service. My dad is from Augusta, GA and said if they had a place this good there you would need reservations. I have to admit it is... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This restaurant is one of our favorite go-to places during our summers in Banner Elk. Always good, great value, and lively atmosphere. They make fresh guacamole tableside and the margaritas are flowing. The menu is very diverse so there is something for everyone. We enjoy it very much.

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Melbourne, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We eat here from time to time during our summer vacations in Banner Elk. Nice atmosphere, large menu, fast service, good tasting food and cold Mexican beer. Easy on a family or friends evening out and prices are good.

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