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Prickly Pear

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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637 Williamson Rd, Mooresville, NC 28117-8104 (Harbor Point Village)
+1 704-799-0875
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I understand this is attempting to be upscale Mexican - but not a single vegetarian option? I have eaten at Mexican restaurants from London to NY to Texas to Mexico and never before have been to one without a single vegetarian dinner option on the menu. How about offering something without meat, chicken or fish in this day and age?

Thank FRBTingley
Tazewell, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great modern Mexican food beautiful views do not miss this great place to eat and have a maragretia and the fresh made guclmola is to die for

Thank F7744EQmikeh
Mooresville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The food was pretty good but the giant boom lift blocking the lake view was a big turn off. Not worth the price without the ambiance of the lake at sunset.

Thank Toolman17
Coleville, North Carolina, United States
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The food is really good but more upscale....which my favorite Mexican places are not! It's a modern take on food but still nice! There are other places I would go 1st, but by no means is this place a "slouch" in the flavor department.

Thank Be C
Mooresville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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 14 February 2017 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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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 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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105 reviews
68 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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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 28117-8104
    (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?