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Prickly Pear Southwest Cafe

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Thu, 4/18
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner

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Side $3.95
Full $8.95
Guacamole -
Cheese and Jalapeño Biscuit
Cheese Nachos
With Beans, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Sour Cream and Guacamole
One $6.95
Two $9.95
Sweet Potato Cakes -
With guacamole and sour cream
Pueblo Buffalo Brisket Tostadas
Served on country masa corn shells with lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeño and sour cream with side of refried beans
Sauteed Spinach and Shrimp Queso Dip
Served with tortilla chips and black bean salsa
Skillet Seared Chihuahua Cheese
With warm pepper chutney, cilantro pesto, and a side of flour tortillas
Organic Greens
With dried cherries, tomatoes, anejo, and herb-pepper-wine vinaigrette
Jicama Slaw
With red and green cabbage, and honey vinaigrette
Half 5.95
Warm Cheese and Pepper Salad - 10.95
Organic greens topped with grilled anejo cheese, roasted peppers, dried cherries and a sun dried tomato vinaigrette
Full $14.95
Half $12.95
San Antonio Pecan Chicken Salad
Organic greens, dried cherries, anejo cheese, honey, pecans, and char-grilled chicken breast
Full $18.95
Half $12.95
Prickly Pear's Grilled Scallop Salad
With mixed greens, guacamole', black bean salsa
Full $14.95
Half $12.95)
Warm Chicken Salad
A bed of greens with grilled chicken breast, anejo, tomatoes, dried cherries and warm cheese dressing, served with jalapeño biscuit
Soup and Organic Green Salad
With Vegetable Garnish and Pepper Tortilla Croutons
With Grilled Shrimp
Cup $4.50
Bowl $5.75
Black Bean Chorizo Chili -
With​ melted chihuahua cheese cup 4.50 bowl 5.75
Cup $4.50
Bowl $5.75
Three Mushroom Bisque -
Portabella, shiitake, button mushrooms with cheese crust cup 4.50 bowl 5.75
Cup $4.50
Bowl $5.75
Prickly Pear's Butternut Squash Soup -
With pine nut butter cup 4.50 bowl 5.7
Vegetable Black Bean
Refried beans, red and green peppers, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes, served with jicama slaw
Habanero Flat Iron Steak
With red and green peppers, onions, chihuahua cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream, served with jicama slaw
Jalapeño Chicken
With red and green peppers, onions, tomatoes chihuahua cheese and house dressing, served with jicama slaw
Half $8.25
Double $11.25
Black Bean Anaheim Rellenos, W/ Red Mole Anaheim Peppers Filled with Black Beans and Cheese, Dusted with Corn Masa and Pan Fried Topped with Cheese Sauce
Savory Crabcake
With green chili chutney sauce, mole sauce and cheese sauce. Served with a side salad
Half $9.95
Full $13.95
Sauteed Chicken Sope
Sauteed chicken breast served with a pan fried masa tortilla and toasted pumpkin seed portabella mushroom cream sauce
Single $9.95
Two $10.95
Sweet Potato Cakes
With guacamole, sour cream, and a side salad
Corn tortillas filled with meat and cheese, baked, and topped with enchilada sauce. Served with a side salad. Choice of one or two enchiladas
$4.75 7.95 10.95
Crabmeat, Chicken, Beef Brisket, or Black Bean Enchilada
á la carte
$4.75 7.95 10.95
Spinach Cheese Enchilada
á la carte
$4.75 7.95 10.95
Vegetarian Sweet Potatoes
á la carte
$4.50 6.95 10.95
Cheese Enchilada
á la carte
A Flour Tortilla Filled with Refried Beans, Cheeses, Then Baked as a Burrito, or Deep Fried as a Chimichanga. Served with Beans.
Bean and Cheese
Shredded Chicken
Beef Brisket
Served with red and green peppers, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, beans, sour cream, and flour tortillas.
Chicken Breast
New York Strip Steak
Can be cooked to order.Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs, may increase your risk of food borne illness
Half $8.95
Full $13.50
Portabella Mushroom Quesadillas
Grilled in a flour tortilla with cheese and sour cream, served with guacamole and a dried cherry black bean salsa
Three Cheese Chutney Quesadilla
A flour tortilla filled with green chili chutney and cheese, and a guacamole and a side salad
Half $8.50
Full $13.25
Shrimp Quesadillas
Shrimp and cheese grilled in a flour tortilla, served with guacamole and a side salad
Half $7.95
Full $12.95
Red Pepper Pesto Glazed Chicken Breast Quesadillas
Served with a cup of soup or salad
Spicer flavoring available upon request
Mary and Brian's Assorted Daily Pastries
Coffee, Tea, Sodas, and Frozen Lemonade
Domestic 3.95/Bottle Budweiser
Bud Light
St. Paul Girl N.A.
From Mexico 4.50/Bottle
Corona Extra
Corona Light
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mexican, Southwestern
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Full Bar
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Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

A little tight in the restaurant to get down the aisle but the food was very good and so was our waiter. Salsa and chips to start then I had cheese and spinach enchiladas and my husband had steak fajitas. Also very good margarita!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ArleneM990
Reviewed January 19, 2019

We very much enjoyed dinner here and are very excited at how fresh and tasty the food is. It is very obvious that the chef makes everything from scratch and the are no additives in the sauces or food. Everything was seasoned well. The chips...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ray-n-Sol
Reviewed January 16, 2019

We hadn't been the the Prickly Pear for many years. In the interim, we spent considerable time in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, so our standards probably were higher this time. But by any reasonable standard, this place is mediocre. Going to the Prickly Pear...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MichiganBanjoMan
Reviewed January 15, 2019

2 lunches, 1/2 size portions, for $15. We had chicken Enchiladas and salmon & shrimp quesadilla, each served with a salad. Every was good, but the quesadilla was not as flavorful as the Enchilada. The portion was good for lunch, but I could have easily...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MiGuitarMan
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner there before a concert at The Ark. Best chips and salsa I have had at a restaurant....salsa was fresh, chunks of tomatoes and right amount of spices. Just as good as my husbands homemade salsa. I had the beef...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MW799
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Never disappointed with the quality or quantity of food. I get the mushroom soup often, it is nearly a meal in itself. The duck and crab echilada's were really different and tasty.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alison P
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Very accommodating to our group....2 nights in one week! Food as fabulous. Wine was reasonably priced. Great atmosphere!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DNix1
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

There is too much good food around to spend time at this place where the food is bland and dry. From the salsa which is just chopped tomatoes with no real spice to the tostadas which had no real seasoning to the clueless hostess, there’s...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank stevedV5683TK
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Had a really nice time visiting Ann Arbor with friends and we worked hard to find one really good average prices restaurant. We ended up at Prickly Pear. We were seated outside which was fun because of the location but everyone in our party tripped...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LaureHC
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The crab cakes are my favorite entree! Nachos are great as well. Everything goes well with The Pear's Golden Margaritas! They are the best of the best. Butternut squash soup is yummy, and the salsa is homemade fresh. This is, by far, my favorite eatery...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rita B
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