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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 898 3332
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Ranked #15 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
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Raleigh, NC
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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