We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Puerto Nuevo Restaurant

Is this your business?
$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
+1 828-898-3332
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“guacamole” (57 reviews)
“fajitas” (37 reviews)
“bean dip” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Suite 1, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7245
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (409)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 406 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food here is always delicious. My only hardship with this restaurant is that the acoustics are bad for folks who are hard of hearing. My dad loves to go, but it is impossible to chat with him there on a busy night.

Thank M W
Reviewed 3 days ago

My son and I went here on the recommendation of some of the guys at the Beech Mtn bike shop. Was better than average mexican food at reasonable prices. Beer is cold and margaritas are large. Food portions are good and they keep your chip...More

Thank WesOrmond
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our 2nd stop here. The last one was in May of 2017. We hoped it was still as good, well it was even better! We both ordered the lunch special: Chicken Fajita for $7. The portion for lunch was huge! Nice grilled onions,...More

Thank debbie1225
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I along with daughter and two grandchildren ate here for dinner. It is easy to miss because the signage is minimal. The service was great, the food excellent, and the margaritas were very good. They have a small food bar with different...More

Thank UberJ327
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice atmosphere with delicious food! Our waitress (Jasmine) was so personable. They have a help-yourself salsa bar with various salsas, all labeled. We got multiple kinds and mixed several combinations. Delicious! We almost didn’t find the restaurant though because it’s not very well marked....More

Thank Shannon W
Reviewed April 26, 2018

We had a big group here for dinner, and the food was solid, the service very attentive, and the pitchers of margaritas were top shelf. Great atmosphere, especially in the bar area.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed April 26, 2018

I love eating here, everyone is so nice. The food is wonderful as well. We took our daughter here when she turned 15 and they sang to her and made her birthday feel special as well. I will come back all the time!

Thank julieward1978
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

I am really not a fan of mexican food. Everything seems to taste like one big glob on my plate. I had spicy shrimp in red sauce and it was very good. It came with a small salad n black beans n rice. The shrimp...More

Thank Jake0318
Reviewed April 12, 2018

We have been eating here for years when we visit Banner Elk and it never disappoints. The service is fast and very family friendly, and the food and drinks are delicious. The menu is extensive, and we especially enjoy the fresh guacamole and seafood options....More

Thank Caroline D
Reviewed March 12, 2018

While on a day trip to pre-plan an upcoming vacation to the Boone/Banner Elk area, my two companions and I stopped in Puerto Nuevo on a Sunday evening. Recommended by a nearby hotel staffer, we had high expectations and, once we found the place, we...More

Thank Mark H
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Banner Elk
Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk
691 reviews
.44 miles away
The Branches
4 reviews
.87 miles away
Sugar Ski & Country Club
53 reviews
1.59 miles away
Sugartop Resort
42 reviews
1.59 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The Painted Fish Cafe
302 reviews
.80 miles away
Cam Rahn Bay
75 reviews
.38 miles away
46 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline
1,203 reviews
1.81 miles away
Linville Gorge Wilderness Area
179 reviews
3.11 miles away
Grandfather Vineyard & Winery
282 reviews
3.88 miles away
Otter Falls
34 reviews
2.83 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Gaby B
June 14, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Judy B | Reviewed this property |
No sushi but a very nice Mexican Restaurant with a good menu.
roy s
July 16, 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Don't know, we've never waited to be seated.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 828-898-3332
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing