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Prickly Pear

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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637 Williamson Rd., Mooresville, NC 28117 (Harbor Point Village)
+1 704-799-0875
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Regina, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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14 reviews
11 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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318 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 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.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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289 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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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17 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
Charlotte NC
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Interesting and fresh entrees. You can order fish here and you will be pleased. Guacamole made tableside in the typical Mexican way.. fresh and quite good. Sat outside with view of the lake. Server not very attentive, but the food was good.

Thank WVdiner
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Prickly Pear serves unusual, upscale and tasty Mexican dishes you won't find anywhere else. Sitting on the patio, you enjoy a great view of lake Norman. Service is friendly and nice. We have been here numerous times.

Thank RSP70
Cornelius, North Carolina
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

It is a cozy restaurant with a view of Lake Norman. I had the shrimp fajitas and my husband had the enchiladas. We ordered the guacamole first to go with the chips and salsa. It was very good. We will be going back.

Thank Vicki F
Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very good for steak or fish meals. Shrimp fajitas, steak fajitas are my favorites. Great margaritas also. Awesome view and outside seating of the lake and music on the lake. Beautiful place and location.

Thank Viewsonly

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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, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?