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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

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2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 898 3332
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
SURPRISINGLY AMAZING ;-)

Ok, I have to be really honest: I was extremely scared going to this restaurant at first. Everybody had given it great reviews but I was very skeptical about an authentic Mexican Restaurant in the Middle of North Carolina... and thank goodness I WAS WRONG! OMGGGGG What an amazing Mexican Feast we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
pierce_ag
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Tampa, Florida
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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of options on the menu and everyone enjoyed there choices. Fajitas, carne asada, margaritas, and salsa bar all excellent. Salsa bar had 8 different types of salsa and each were very good. Highly recommend.

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Thank tbrown1233
Tampa, Florida
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, I have to be really honest: I was extremely scared going to this restaurant at first. Everybody had given it great reviews but I was very skeptical about an authentic Mexican Restaurant in the Middle of North Carolina... and thank goodness I WAS WRONG! OMGGGGG What an amazing Mexican Feast we had! EVERYTHING WAS SIMPLY DELICIOUS!!!! LOVED THEIR LARGE... More 

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Thank pierce_ag
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I love this restaurant. The food is amazing and the prices are great. The friendly staff will make excellent recommendations if you are not sure of what to order but don't worry you can go wrong with anything on the menu. If you like tequila then you need to order the Organic Margarita. You will thank me;)

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Thank Shakira C
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not your typical, average Mexican restaurant! It is very nicely appointed with a modern décor and very spacious interior, nice big bar area and plenty of room for large groups to dine in. We have dined here on many occasions with small groups of family and large groups of friends. Every time, we have loved the food and... More 

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Thank lkat1992
New Braunfels, Texas
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my daughter's 13 birthday and she chose Mexican food! Amazing, clean and fun atmosphere! The fireplace was a great bonus!! The staff was professional and the food was delicious! Guacamole dip was yummy!

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Thank Beccaandcraig
Portsmouth, Dominica
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Want fresh guacamole made right in front of you? Want a 42 oz Dos Equis? Come here! The food was great and there's unlimited tortilla chips and salsa.

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Thank Raffaele M
Charlotte
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We have been here a few times and have never been disappointed. Most recently, we were pleased to see the fresh guacamole made at your table and live music. The service was impeccable and the food was very good...even with a packed restaurant!

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Thank CharlotteReviewer
Linville, North Carolina
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My wife from the Western US thumbs her nose at most of the mexican restaurants out here, but with Puerto Nuevo we have a winner! I even had a meeting of veterans at the Boone location and hands down agreed this was some of the best mexican food found outside of traditional Mexican food areas.

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Thank Matt W
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

It was hard to find this restaurant. There is a small sign on the road, but nothing on the building. The food was great and the cheese dip was so creamy!

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Thank Nicole J
Boone, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Well the special was amazing, the chili rellenos were the most authentic i have ever had great food. Lots of cilantro in the salsa but still good. Great atmosphere really nice place to go. One thing i would note is they don't really put the prices on the alcohol menu.

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Thank atpskier

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: (828) 898 3332

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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

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