Prickly Pear
Prickly Pear
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Prickly Pear

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pricklypearatlanta.com/
  • Phone: 4048818887
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; The bar is open until 2:00am on Friday and Saturday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
  • Executive Chef: Lumberto Morales
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire with the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: The full mezzanine level is great for private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Laios 4045806014
  • Entertainment: Salsa dancing at night on the second Friday of every month.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eighth Street
  • Public Transit: Marta station directly across the street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking on the street as well as in garage provided by Plaza Midtown.
A word from Prickly Pear
A modern taqueria serving tacos with a modern twist that will dance tangos on your tongue created by chefs with recipes dating back to the time of the Aztecs. Come check out the margarita bar with over 100 tequilas and listen to Atlanta’s hottest Latin sounds.
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Prickly Pear reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Solid Mexican Spot in Midtown
    MidtownStace
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    Been wanting to check out Prickly Pear for a while since I literally live two blocks from there. The food was good as were the drinks. Both were well priced. Nothing monumental but a solid Mexican place nearby. I haven't checked out happy hour but I've heard its a good place for that as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was really good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The food was really good. Great selection! I had the taco plate and my favorite was the Bang Bang Shrimp. Our server Paul was the best and her really made our night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Prickly Pear So-So
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Bland tasting food. Very surprised that there was no chips and salsa to snack on before dinner. Waiter was great to start with but over the evening he was slow to refill drinks and we had a long wait to get the check. This was not a good first time experience at Prickly Pear.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prickly Pear was really fun.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Prickly Pear was really fun. Our waiter was very energetic and extremely sweet. This place is definitely a "lets grab something to eat right quick" type of place or after an event. The drinks are also good. Overall its a great place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    The food was very good and the cheap margaritas definitely hit the spot. The only issue we had was our reservation. I made a 20 person reservation and when we got there the table was only set for about 12. Then the man said we could use other tables around us so we had to move them ourselves. After that annoyance, everything went well and we had a great time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoy the Prickly Pear
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    We enjoy the Prickly Pear and have for over a year now. But, the service levels seems to be declining. After finishing our meal, I cleared and set the plates aside - a clear indicator to please remove. However, after at least 10 minutes, I flagged our server and asked "is it possible to remove these?" She took one small stack and then requested help from the real bus boy. The drinks are good and food is good as well. Our normal bartender greeted us with the usual friendly welcome and even secured additional sales by offering a sample shot. We will return, and sincerely hope the service improves stat!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bachelor Party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Let me preface this review with the fact that I visited this restaurant during a Bachelor party and was very pleased with the fact that they were willing to let us have our fun. Anyway, the Prickly Pear was an excellent place in downtown Atlanta for a quick bite. Three of us went to enjoy some beer and quesadillas before the big party, and we got exactly what we wanted. We each had a different quesadillas (chicken, brisket, and steak)and traded to see which was best. We could not agree, thinking our respective quesadillas were the best. For what I remember :), the staff was friendly and started off our good times!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Taco Tuesday is a hit. They
    Meff44VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2012
    Taco Tuesday is a hit. They have 20+ different tacos to choose from. Very tasty. This is my third time eating here and all three times I have had to call them back to get them to post my Open Table reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Energetic and Trendy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Prickly Pear is one of my favorite hot spots. the food is not only awesome, but the under ground parking makes it even better. I would eat there more often if I lived closer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall I enjoyed my experience
    ApearlC
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    Overall I enjoyed my experience here, but it was very hot inside because they had the windows open on a hot May day. After 2 hours and asking multiple times they closed them but it still never got cool in there. The food and drinks are good though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to sit outside
    MLEismeVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2012
    Great place to sit outside for lunch in nice weather. Terrific salad (love that crunchy jicama).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We celebrated my son's birthday.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    We celebrated my son's birthday. The selections of maragitas was super and the food great! The service was friendly, attentive and supportive of the event. A Mexican-style paella????? THE BOMB!!!!!!! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a festive evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All in all it was pretty good.
    Torre
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    All in all it was pretty good. Our server was the downfall..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Use to be one of my favorite
    AwfulVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2012
    Use to be one of my favorite places to go, but they are slowly going down hill with the service and food. I hope they step it up before summer because I will be forced to find a new hang out spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall had a pretty great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    Overall had a pretty great NYE dinner with 3 of my friends. Atmosphere was great, parking was convenient, food was good. Gripe: I don't want to pay for chips and salsa. Ever. The salsas were not that great and the chips were sorta chewy and standard. If you're going to make me pay for Chips n Salsa -- it better be amazing or unique.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Started Great, Ended Unpleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/9/2011
    The evening started out very nice. They had the tables ready when we arrived for the original party size of 20. We waited at the bar and had drinks until about 7 or 8 of the party arrived. This actually ended being all that showed which was not expected. However, we were then seated in the upstairs area. The drinks were awesome and the food was even better! We noticed the service became a little slow due to several other larger parties going on in the same area. Basically once everyone pretty much finished eating, the waiter came around with our tickets and said they needed the area for another party. This would have been fine if we were actually finished or were offered another smaller table. Instead we ended up at the bar. Not impressed!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I met 12 friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    My husband and I met 12 friends here for an early birthday celebration and had a fantastic time! The service was good, food was great, and specialty drinks were even better. We will definitely be coming back to the Prickly Pear!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay food, better Mexican elsewhere
    JennyMod
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    Went to Prickly Pear for my husband's birthday (he loves Mexican food) after a show at the Fox and before going to the Botanical Garden. We both had the taco plates. Our daughter had the child's taco plate, which costs $3.50 and has nothing else on the plate. My son ordered a wood-fired grilled pizza and he enjoyed it (and the rest of the family enjoyed the leftovers. My tacos (grilled shrimp, grilled fish and carne asada) were good, not great and my beans were cold (fresh, hot beans were brought to the table once the waiter was notified). My husband's tacos (beef, grilled chicken, spicy chicken) were good and his beans/rice were hot. The guac is great. Note: you do not get any chips/salsa for free. Okay experience but wouldn't go back.
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  • We enjoyed the meal. Service
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    We enjoyed the meal. Service was a bit slow and one meal came out much later than the other 2. Pizza is a little heavy. Encilladas were great as was the fajita. J
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed tacos for a family
    DunwoodyMom
    Dined on 11/13/2011
    Enjoyed tacos for a family birthday gathering near Georgia Tech. Quiet on a Sunday evening. Casual. Service was friendly and prices reasonable for Midtown. Free parking in Midtown is another plus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/28/2011
    I would say that they are great for groups... They are able to seat large groups, but this time they refused to give us separate checks, even when we told them from the beginning that we all wanted separate checks. Last time I was there they were able to not only give separate checks, but they were also able to split items (such as a pitcher) b/t several checks. I was not happy with the waitress, she was not happy from the moment she gave us the table. The food and drinks were great though!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Mexican Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/28/2011
    I visited this restaurant with a party of 6 before a concert at the Atlanta Symphony Hall. This food was excellent and the you could definitely tell that this was not prepackaged food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Taco!!
    Armh
    Dined on 10/14/2011
    As always that the Prickly Pear was good and the food was delicious. The different varieties of taco are always a pleasure to try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My girlfriends and I get a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    My girlfriends and I get a chance to get together once a month and we had a ball. Our seating arrangment made it so that we could hear all conversations around the table. I must tell you we lit of the entire upper level. great drinks and a good time. thank you we will be back again. we were the Toasty Ten that came in last Saturday at 5
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not that impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    We ate here on a Saturday afternoon before attending a matinee at The Fox. Sitting out side was nice on a such a pretty day. However, the food and service were just okay. The steak in the fajitas was not a good quality, so you had to chew for a while.
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  • Yummy Yummy Yummy
    LoveGoodFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2011
    We love this place - great food the best tacos and wonderful service. Very friendly and we love eating outside. Great parking and fresh food - Did I say we love this place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the night!..The service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2011
    Enjoyed the night!..The service was great!...Our waiter was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Eh..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2011
    Experience was average. The service was slow and Food came in very small portions. Would not have gone here without the online discount...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The music was so loud inside,
    Meff44VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2011
    The music was so loud inside, I decided to sit outside. Good choice, as it was a nice relaxing lunch outside. The tacos were excellent but the rest was average, and no chips with the meal as at most Mexican places. Took me several tries to get them to move my reservation through OpenTable. Taco Tuesdays is awesome though!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Give it a try!
    RGinATLVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2011
    it was quiet when we were there - early sunday evening. the food was outstanding. the service wasn't so hot - and we were one of two tables there at the time. we'd go back for the food in a heartbeat.
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  • Great drinks, nice bartenders,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/8/2011
    Great drinks, nice bartenders, very comfortable ambience
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My waiter must have been having
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/5/2011
    My waiter must have been having a very bad day- I consider myself pretty low maintenance and every thing I asked for seemed like the biggest inconvenience (e.g. I had an empty water glass for 10 minutes and had to flag him down to just get that taken care of.) The location is nice but there wasn't anything really memorable- the fajitas were fine, the margarita a little watery but nothing terrible. The music was WAY too loud for a Tuesday at 7PM- felt like a fun atmosphere for a Friday night but could've toned it down given the time of day.
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  • SO Nice - So Good - S Going Back
    LoveGoodFoodVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2011
    Just wonderful. The food was wonderful. The staff couldn't be nicer. Parking is easy and abundant. We will be going back very soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even with the Cinco De Mayo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/5/2011
    Even with the Cinco De Mayo crowd, Pruckly Oear Delivered. Great time!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to Prickly Pear for
    buckeyegirlVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2011
    We went to Prickly Pear for the first time on Cinco de Mayo. We realized it was going to be crazy, so we made reservations. Once we got there we were told that they do not accept reservations. Luckily we didn't have to wait long to get seated. We immediatly ordered two margaritas. A half hour later we had to flag down our waiter to see where our drinks are. He told us that they are too busy that we would have to go get them ourselves from the girls selling drinks at the stands they had set up. We then placed our dinner order. My husband then went to go get us drinks and came back with $9.00 margaritas when their menu said $4.00. After waiting over an hour we still hadn't gotten our food or seen our waiter. Very disappointed!
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  • Nice choice - casual business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2011
    Access was good - convenient location with ample free parking. Service was very good and friendly. Food was okay, not outstanding. Good choice for a business team lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, good service...just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/7/2011
    great food, good service...just a lite loud when sitting outside on west peachtree street with all the streetbikes screeching by. but i guess they can't help that.
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  • Tex-Mex Cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    By far this is my favorite mexican restaurant in ATL. The tex-mex food style is amazing and fresh! The ambiance is great, loved the lighting, decor and energy. Great dining place for groups. The only downfall is the service is just OK...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place for girls night out!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/17/2011
    We met here for a Girl's night out and had a blast! Great atmosphere & margaritas!! The owner & waitress were fabulous!! Will definately be back to the Prickly Pear!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Prickly Pear margaritas!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/10/2011
    Excellent Prickly Pear margaritas! Tacos were delicious also and at least two dozen to choose from that can be purchased a la carte. Kids loved the loud music and bright decor!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic