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“A gem of a surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

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
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
London, ON
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“A gem of a surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We visited here back in August after ended up here following 10 hours of driving. Having checked into our resort I had checked out another restaurant, however they were not open late so were closed. It was pissing down rain and we were hungry so rather than start hunting we came here.

Needless to say this was a pleasant surprise. Upon first arrival we were a little concerned that the prices were going to be more than we were looking to spend. This because it is a seafood / mixeican resturNt and I always associate seafood with expensive.

There were 3 adults and one teenager. We all order off a "combo" menu whci gives a number of fixed different combinations. While waiting we were never without naco's and free salsa. Service was excellent almost to the point of a obnoxious when she came back several times asking if we were ready. Always better to be to attentive then not enough.

Food was ready quickly and arrived piping hot. I wish we I could remember what we all ordered as they were all enjoyed. Our only complaint was that the hamburger seemed a little on the salty side. All in all, if we were back in the area we would definately go again.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A great expiriance!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

What a great place for Mexican! Stopped after skiing and had great doors and service. The organic margarita recommended by Abril was fantastic. Best Mexican food this side of Mexico. A must try place!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Mexican you'll ever have!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Awesome. food,great prices,excellent service, Fantastic overall. It was the best pork carnjtas I have ever had. All of the soups are excellent.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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“Authentic Tex-Mex food in the blue ridge!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

We ate here not once but twice during our week on Sugar Mountain and had great food and great margaritas both times. Having lived in San Antonio for several years I have tasted the best Tex Mex food and was pleasantly surprised to find it in the mountains. Don't miss this one!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newland, North Carolina
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good Mexican for Cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We have eaten here numerous times and it is always pretty good. Service is fast and food is tasty. Restaurant atmosphere is great as it is a large facility with decent NC mountain decor. Not a bad place to visit if in Banner Elk, NC

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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