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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 898 3332
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Ranked #11 of 41 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: Late Night
Most recent review
- Sep 9, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Jefferson, NC
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Friendly dining experience with plenty to choose from. Food is well prepared, served fast and when the bill arrives you can't believe you ate all that and the bill is only this much! Wait staff are all very nice and keep chips and water flowing. We usually stop by this place sometime during our visit to Banner Elk. No reservations... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is such a good Mexican restaurant. The chips are so flaky and the sauce is filled with such bold distinct flavors. Fresh avacodo dip made to order. The menu is standard but has the seafood option, which I've have had the oysters; very good best place to get them in the high country; but bring your own tobacco or... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The place is huge and the service was very good. The soup, the drinks and guacamole were excellent. The dishes were good but nothing outstanding. A good place to bring kids and large parties. I would go back again.

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North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We heard good things about this restaurant, but as soon as we pulled in we knew we had made a bad decision. Nothing was really bad, just nothing was any different than most other Mexican restaurants. There is another Mexican restaurant on the corner of 105 and 184, that, from the outside looks more upscale and less touristy.

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ATLANTIC BEACH
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been out of season and it was slightly above average. Basic texmex don't expect real creative mexican with creativity, freshness or flare. Portions ludicrously big. Waiter was more interested in himself than the table guests, two mains very poor,bland, cold. Deserts had to be removed from the check. Sopapilla's were burn fried four tortillas and I mean burt black, flan... More

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Brandon, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We eat here every summer when we vacation. I like the seafood and my wife likes the Mexican. Both were so good that we ate off each other's plate. We were surprised to have the tableside guacamole - very fresh. I recommend the shrimp in garlic sauce.

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Melbourne, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It was very tasty Mexican food. Seemed very classy (and huge) inside, but the prices were good. Definitely worth a stop if you are in Banner Elk.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Incredibly fresh food! I had the combination beef and chicken fajitas and my husband had a platter that included a little bit of everything...every little bit was so good.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The food and service here was outstanding and they were able to seat us very quickly even though they seemed to be very busy! We highly recommend this restaurant!

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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