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Prickly Pear Southwest Cafe

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) #95 of 477 Restaurants in Ann Arbor $$ - $$$ Mexican, , American
328 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2141
+1 734-930-0047
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“enchiladas” (19 reviews)
“guacamole” (15 reviews)
“black beans” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
328 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2141
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went to Prickly Pear for lunch. It was crowded inside and out, which was great to see. We sat inside. Glasses were dirty, had to ask for menus after sitting for a while, and service was overall spotty. Perhaps this was simply due to an...More

Thank gal11
Reviewed May 6, 2014

I would describe Prickly Pear's menu as gourmet Tex-Mex. They take classic plates (enchiladas, fish tacos, quesadillas) and add something to make them unique. Usually it's the protein that gets an upgrade. Offering buffalo enchiladas (can be dry), NY strip steak for fajitas, or big...More

Thank MegaRecognizer
Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to eat in downtown Ann Arbor. I love the food. We made reservations for a party of 6 on a Friday night. They sat us outside in a tented area with heaters. I was a bit skeptical. I...More

Thank Beth E
Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

The food is definitely not worth the price. We arrived before the rush and even before the place began to fill up, the service was slow. The dishes were dirty, and we didn't get our second round of drinks until after we were finished eating....More

Thank Malarkey4you
Reviewed April 18, 2014

We've been going here for years and our latest experience was horrible and expensive. They seem to be trying to cut costs. We ordered a side of guacamole and it was very bland compared to how it used to be - no flavor, tasted like...More

2  Thank SK_Michigan05
Reviewed January 20, 2014

I've been frequenting Prickly Pear since 1999 and have never had a bad experience. 15 years of quality service / product says a lot about a restaurant. The food is tasty, servings are exceptionally large @ dinner (making for a lunch the next day) and...More

Thank anditos
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Over the years we have enjoyed this restaurant, though last night the food tasted bland, the quality had suffered and we left distinctly disappointed. Unlikely to return.

Thank TJS1234
Reviewed December 12, 2013

Nice place to stop in in downtown Ann Arbor. Food is good and service is pleasant. Nice "kitchy" atmosphere.

Reviewed November 27, 2013

I did find an item on the menu that was southwest… but they have so many other items that aren't. The cafe is very small and you feel like you are sitting on top of one another and not much privacy. I thought it was...More

Thank 81JenniferB
Reviewed November 24, 2013

I have eaten at here multiple times. Everytime the food has been just outstanding. Fresh, delicious and incomparable. Had the best buffalo meat I can remember and also the best butternut squash soup. This place rocks!

Thank Deystravels
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2141
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus stop at Fourth and William Streets.
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-930-0047
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