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Prickly Pear Southwest Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, American
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328 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2141 (William)
+1 734-930-0047
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Manchester, MI
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife & I ate there on a Monday night, we hadn't been in several years. The food & service were good but the menu wasn't as adventurous as it ha been previously. A little more mainstream "southwestern/Mexican". Probably will give it another go maybe it was that days specials weren't as adventurous & as I said the food was... More 

Thank tml-michigan
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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171 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

It's been awhile since I ate there, though it was very good. This visit with had awesome outdoor Fall seating and very nice margaritas that will kick your booty. Quick, friendly service. Perfect sized drink and some chips and salsa!

Thank decoratingplus
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My wife and I had not eaten at Prickly Pear for 5 years. We had enjoyed it in the past. We were seated near the rear the kitchen . The over powering smell was like a dumpster in mid July. After ordering I noticed a group of flys playing tag on the ceiling just outside the kitchen. My pulled pork... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing Mexican food. When it's warm the back patio is an awesome atmosphere. If you like quesadillas the scallop quesadilla is a must

Thank Matthew S
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172 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Went with a group of seven following the football game. Yea Badgers! The service was good. We were able to be seated promptly inspite of crowd following the game. the food was good, not particularly memorable.

Thank KHA8
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Had a reservation after the game for 12. Surprisingly the service was very good considering it was very busy after thein win against Wisconsin. Margaritas were very good. Everyone liked there meals. Chips and salsa were very tasty. Reasonably priced.

Thank RunSeattle
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Having written a less than stellar review some months ago, I feel it is only fair to update our experience from last night. There was a marked change from our previous visit, and all good. We had a reservation for 6 pm and noted we wanted a booth-no problem got a quiet booth. Waiter was attentive and when asked about... More 

Thank Bob G
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My husband and I went here for lunch and were extremely disappointed. Everything was so expensive. EVERYTHING.... We were seated outside during a not too busy afternoon. We ordered water to drink because ten bucks for a lunch marguerita was just CRAZY! It took FOREVER to get our water refilled. Our measley lunch was brought to us after a small... More 

Thank Coachdeb
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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220 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Have lived in AA for many years and never have been to this restaurant and we were looking for a casual place after a round of golf. Our food selections were a scallop salad, burrito, Brussel spouts and black bean chili. All of us liked their food. Instead of giving us bread to start with, they provided salsa and chips.... More 

Thank Edward N
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

As we were walking Main Street, we passed the Prickly Pear. A patron said that the scallop and shrimp quesadilla was "to die for." With that recommendation, we went in. The quesadilla was good and ample. Two of us shared the dish and the Jicama Slaw (nice and crunchy). Another dining companion enjoyed her Skillet Fajitas and shared them with... More 

Thank rky2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Mexican, Southwestern, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 South Main Street, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?