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“Terrific food for a low price.”

Puerto Nuevo Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 48 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Terrific food for a low price.”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Great Mexican food for very little. I went there with a party of ten and very much enjoyed the food and the small bill. The service was not good, I have to say. One of the food runners brought all of us our food except for one. We tried to ask him about the kids quesadilla we ordered, but he had headphones on and was blasting music; he did not answer any of our questions. It was very frustrating. Besides that, everything was wonderful and I'm going back for sure.

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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Our favorite Mexican restaurant!”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

We are local here in NC and LOVE Puerto Nuevo!!! The staff is very friendly, quick service, and the restaurant has a great atmosphere. We order to go often as well to enjoy the food at home. Food is always done quickly and we have had no issues. My dad has ordered the catfish one time and it was not good, so the seafood part I can't really comment on except that. But everything else is fantastic! We love the fried icecream, burrito deluxe, and the fried chimichangas. The chips are wonderful and we always get extra. The two salsas and their ranch dressing our terrific too. Everything is good! You can't beat the prices here either. Good food for a good price! My daughter chose to have her birthday dinner here and the wait staff made sure to come over and sing to her. We have tried two other local Mexican restaurants and we were not impressed. This is the only one we go to. So whether local or up in the mountains for a visit....go to Puerto Nuevo!

  • Visited June 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of my favorite dining spots anywhere”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

If you could only dine in one Mexican Resteraunt once in your life - do it here.
This is not your typical thrown together Mexican Resteraunt. Great atmosphere, food, service...... They make their own thin, great, chips and two kinds of salsa. Ask for the brown salsa if they don't bring it right away.

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1 Thank T2e
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Mint Hill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Like Shrimp Cottail? Must try”
Reviewed June 6, 2012

Our friend Beverly at The Banner Elk Inn B&B put us onto this place. There can be a language barrier, however the food (especially the shrimp cottail) and service are worth any issues.

  • Visited May 2012
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wpb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in the Mountains.”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

very quick service. We had the fajitas and everything was very fresh and cook right on the money. We'll be back

Visited November 2011
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