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“Don't get the large margarita”

Puerto Nuevo Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 51 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 31, 2013

We made the mistake of getting what turned out to be a pitcher of margarita each. So we ate there rather than go to the place we intended to eat. Food (chimechanga) was OK. Service was pretty attentive.

Thank HLAtlanta
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We eat here at least once very time we vacation in the high country. The food is always great and the prices are reasonable for the quality of the food. We are impressed by the service here.

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Thank dt07039
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Awesome and consistent. I live locally and enjoy this place whenever I can. The quality is a step above all the other mexican restaurants, but priced very fairly!

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Thank kv52779
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

While visiting friends for a few days we decided on Mexican. Went to Puerto Nuevo around 5:30 on a Friday evening. As soon as we were seated a server came around with chips and salsa. You get your first two baskets free. After that there is a charge for extra chips. Soon after the chips were served a lady came around with a cart making guacamole. We had her make us a small order ($5). She cut the avocado and proceeded mashing them while adding the ingredients. Hands down this was the best guacamole I have ever eaten. I ordered a sm. margarita,husband ordered med. size. Small was quite large. The med. was huge. For my entree I had the taco salad with beef tips. Delicious... The beef had been marinated. The flavor and tenderness was very good.
This is a beautiful restaurant. Quite large. Seating is more than ample and spaced apart . They have two large rooms and a large bar connecting the two rooms. The menu offers a lot of options. Some you won't see anywhere else. This is by far the best Mexican food I have ever eaten. Service was spot on. I highly recommend this restaurant and would go back in a heart beat. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next night.





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1  Thank cia0girl
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Wow! Guacamole made and served tableside, coupled with fajitas for two, made for a very tasty meal. This was our first visit, and we will definitely return again. The flan and happy birthday (in Spanish) was fun as well.

The servings are big, and we brought the leftovers home for lunch tomorrow.

Excellent meal for the price (reasonable). Service was prompt and friendly.

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Thank Celeste J
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