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“Loved it!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear
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Ranked #21 of 263 Restaurants in Mooresville
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Harbor Point Village
Portsmouth, Ohio
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

My husband and I ate here on a recent visit to the lake. We were very impressed with the food. The restaurant is a little tricky to find, on the ground floor of a condo/apartment complex next to another place (Vinny's). Other commenters have said that the portions were small, I didn't think so at all; I think we as consumers have just gotten used to gigantic portions. I was very satisfied at the end of my meal. I ordered the spice rubbed chicken, delicious, and my husband had the braised pork, he loved his. Our server I think was a bit new, he was just a little slow at answering questions about a couple items, but did make good recommendations. Overall I would quickly recommend this to anyone in the area.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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179 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Food is very good, Prices are high”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

The Prickly Pear has very good food, although not mexican by any strech of the imagination. More of a continental flair but quite good. Prices are on the high side. We had dinner with four adults and two small children, no wine and no appetizers, and the bill came to over $130.00. On the plus side, the food was excellent, a touch of spice but not enough to turn anyone off. The presentation was quite good and the atmosphere is very nice.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cbrsantafe
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North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lost it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

Loved Prickly Pear when it was in downtown Mooresville. It has completely lost its soul since moving to the lake. Family specials are gone, menu changed, prices increased and portions shrunk. WE will not visit this restaurant again. If you don't go in with the high expectations set by the old restaurant, it might be just fine. But this new location isn't even half the restaurant of the old one. They should have never moved. Thankfully there are other Mexican restaurants in town that are better that my family enjoys.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jonathan J
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is a very eloquent restaurant featuring Mexican cuisine. We had a marvelous view of Lake Norman and the meal was great. I had the Arroz con Pollo. Marvelous. The serving sizes are on the small size, but the flavor makes up for it. Along with the entree was a corn soup that was very unique. It had just a little spice. Enough to make the flavor jump out. There was also served one very small hard roll along with honey butter spread. All in all a wonderful experience!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Elmo426
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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183 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Lakeview dining and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

stopped in for dinner this week...wait staff was a little slow seating us and waiting on us but very friendly and good food. I tried the enchiladas with roasted chicken. The person I was with had the roasted chicken. Nice portions - not too big - and good flavor. Several waitpersons were still setting tables and moving some furniture around while we were there. Music was a bit loud also in the background. Dining is indoor or outdoor right on Lake Norman off Williamson Rd. Traffic can be heavy during peak travel times. Overall a good dining experience.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hanson1610
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