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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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food choices are unique, much variety, and delicious! My husband and I have had lunch and dinner here and the food has always been good. We especially like the variety of choices for lunch, just right portions and good prices.the staff is friendly, and during summertime it is very nice to dine on the outdoor patio overlooking the lake.

Thank Gaylesb
Davidson, North Carolina
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We adore Mexican food and the table side guacamole and food in general is excellent. The margaritas have alcohol in them (the two of us have been able to drink a pitcher elsewhere and not feel a thing) and the mango variety is delicious. In warm weather the seating outdoors on the lake is great. The decor inside is perfect.... More 

Thank ncglutenfree
ThePricklyPear, Owner at Prickly Pear, responded to this review

Hello nc gluten fee, I just wanted to reach out to and let you know that I am sorry about the service issues you have had at the Prickly Pear. I am not sure about why you had service problems on your previous 4 visits. You figure that on at least 1 occasion it would have gone right. I don't... More 

Charleston, West Virginia
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Mexican food and they have amazing nightly seafood and steak specials. Their margaritas are delicious! A little pricey but delish.

Thank TonyaMarie
Mooresville, North Carolina
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 5 January 2017

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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138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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17 reviews
13 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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11 reviews
6 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

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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, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?