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Prickly Pear

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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637 Williamson Rd., Mooresville, NC 28117 (Harbor Point Village)
+1 704-799-0875
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went for dinner and were happy with the meal and service-good but not outstanding. The margaritas were amazing. Table side guacamole was delicious. Little pricey.

Thank mtnhrt
Denver, North Carolina
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved going to the old church in Mooresville and enjoying the upscale Hispanic dinners, the restaurant move to lake Norman and still serves very good food. It just is not as much of a date night place anymore. Excellent food!

Thank PonyMan132
Mooresville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expand your idea of Mexican! My favorite, Marbella:Shrimp, crabmeat, tomato, green onion, ancho rajas, Monterrey jack cheese, wrapped in a flour tortilla. Served with cilantro rice, julienne vegetables. Plus many other Mexican/Central American delights. Yum! I77NC Exit 33, 1 mi NNW.

Thank Jan K
Wilmington, North Carolina
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127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This was my third visit to this restaurant, and it was quite a disappointment. The first visit was excellent, the second so-so and this time was a disappointment. The food was mediocre at best, the cost was very expensive for the two of us, especially because there were no bar items. The only thing good about the experience was the... More 

Thank Beverly S
Regina, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This place changes my stereotyped impression and introduces a new definition of Mexican food. The restaurant is located by the lake but sun has already set when we arrived. I am told it has an excellent patio. Follow the recommendations and ordered the Mixiote de Borrego. It is so tender and juicy. Our server is great and attentive at the... More 

Thank Andrew C
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Staying in the town of Mooresville as we are considering relocating here from Ohio. Prickly Pear was on the hotel list of restaurants, so I looked online and find wonderful reviews. How could we not check out this upscale Mexican spot. It's on Lake Norman, but since it was dark we couldn't see the lake, but sat close to the... More 

Thank fran h
Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Best Quality modern Mexican food in Mooresville. All fresh ingredients, superb quality in all they serve. Guacamole is made at your table, it doesn't get any better. Specialty drinks can't be beat! Great service contributes to a fine experience!

Thank aelliott3
Park City, Utah
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323 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

There are certainly better Mexican restaurants in this area but they do offer some unique dishes. Probably will not go back.

1 Thank fuz13
Charlotte, North Carolina
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302 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We went to Prickly Pear for lunch today with the recommendation friends who had lunch there before. We sat outside under the umbrella enjoying the lake view. The food was delicious, the presentation was perfect. We will have to go and try other items on the menu. I have not felt like this for any other restaurant around Charlotte. We... More 

Thank 4historyandculture
Cookeville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The atmosphere was odd -- they tried to come off somewhat fancy but were also neglectful. There was only 4 other families there but it took a long time to have our order taken, receive the order, and to receive the check. Also, these are not options you typically see in most other Mexican restaurants -- many options that none... More 

Thank ProvWoman31

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 637 Williamson Rd., Mooresville, NC 28117
    (Harbor Point Village)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mooresville
  • Phone Number: +1 704-799-0875

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?