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Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

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2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
(828) 898 3332
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff is always gracious and accommodating. The day we had lunch my wife took some of her soup home. When she ask for a to go container the owner or manager(I'm not sure which) asked if he could add more soup. For dinner we had to eat outside as we had our dog with us. The food was delicious... More 

Thank Kitch46
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our favorite places to eat in Banner Elk. Food is delicious,reasonably priced and you have plenty of choices. The service is usually fast and efficient but Thursday night it was crowded and crazy. Our server told us it was because they have free oysters on Thursday starting at 5 p.m. so keep that in mind.

Thank happy2bme65
Stanley, North Carolina
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ate dinner here. Wide menu selection and food was very good. Everyone was friendly and service was good.

Thank Phil S
Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We make sure that this restaurant is on our list of places to eat in Banner Elk every time we go to NC. The food is amazing and very reasonably priced. The margaritas are delicious and potent!!! lol Can't beat the experience.

Thank MSmith411
San German, Puerto Rico
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We has a cousin's reunion in the area and were able to visit both locations for this restaurant. Both places are somewhat different but the menus are the same. Both occasions were memorable, not only due to the food and beverages but for the excellent service. Prices were absolutely reasonable, portions generous and the guacamole freshly made at the table.... More 

Thank Carmen A
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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216 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having lived in the southwest, I'll tell you this restaurant definitely knows how to do it right! Excellent service, FABULOUS FRESH QUAC and overall exceptionally good Tex Mex. We usually go on Thursdays for the FREE freshly shucked oysters. Highly recommended!!! We WILL BE BACK... see you Thursday

Thank Munibrokr
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Authentic Mexican food with excellent, fast service. Terrific bar! Lots of capacity at the old glove factory in Banner Elk. Dodd is reasonably priced.

Thank dick32225
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very Authentic Mexican Food. Big portions and great prices. There isn't much to say about Authentic Mexican food, but the restaurant is clean and the service is fast and friendly. Try the Shrimp Fajitas or a more traditional Burrito or Enchilada but basically it's all good.

Thank Brian K
Newland, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of menu choices going from very low prices to medium higher prices. ($5 to $18). The even have FREE oysters on the half shell at 6PM on Thursday evenings. The drinks are super delicious, but order carefully. A Marguerita can cost $4.75 or $14 for almost the same thing, Actully a $14 is larger than a $4,75,... More 

Thank chasgene
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm bean dip and fresh guacamole made table side.....We knew this dinner was going to be fantastic start to finish, and we were right. Drinks, apps and dinner, next to perfect. Don't miss this hidden gem🙌

Thank Mary M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: (828) 898 3332

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