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Prickly Pear - Mooresville
Prickly Pear - Mooresville

Prickly Pear - Mooresville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pricklypear.net
  • Phone: (704) 799-0875
  • Hours of Operation: Open Sunday thru Thursday 11am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 11am to 11pm. Lunch Monday thru Saturday 11am to 3pm. Sunday Brunch 11am to 3pm. Dinner daily from 4pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Eddie Chavez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Eddie Chavez (704) 799-0875

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Harbor Point Village
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Lot and Street parking available.
A word from Prickly Pear - Mooresville
Restaurant critics, neighborhood regulars, and first time visitors always agree about Prickly Pear: the atmosphere is great, the food is superb, and the service is outstanding. The restaurant offers a casual atmosphere that is perfect for dining with friends, co-workers, and family members. The creative menu features a wide array of great selections, always made from the highest quality ingredients. Be sure to ask your server about daily specials and other notable menu selections. The staff at Prickly Pear are friendly and professional and will ensure that your dining experience is a pleasant one. Please stop in soon!Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "All four of us had very good meals, from fish to pork, and a vegan; everything was done well. Excellent appetizer recommended by our waiter."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We chose to eat on the patio outside and the view was beautiful. Overlooking the lake and eating a delicious meal with loved ones made it a truly wonderful experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 8:30 and got sat as soon as we got there. That part was nice. However, we got our water and then didn't see a wait or for 30 minutes. People around us (who were sat after us) got their food before we ever got to order ours. I would have left if it weren't for the company I was keeping that night. If I go back, I'll make sure to sit at the bar and be seen."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I really liked the new location but a very large, loud and obnoxious group were seated next to our two-top table. We could barely hear each other talk. Other than that, the table side guacamole was fantastic and the meals were superb! Would definitely go again but would consider asking to be reseated."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Good food, good service, overall a very pleasant experience. Outside dining was very nice. Food portion was just right. Very satisfying."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "my husband and I have had lunch and this time dinner both times it was wonderful. I had the fish special a little dry but very tasty. my husband had the pork and four people tried it and said they would have that next time. three of us had the tamarind margaritas they were delicious the best I have ever had"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Service was impecable and the food, was beautiful. A wonderful experience, a true dining experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We love PP and visit often for the great menu items, vistas and friendly service. Yum! Kids menu available....very nice."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Everything was very good. We will go back. I want to try lunch."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I really like the more upscale and modern menu here. We sat outside - they have a lovely patio setting (which could be made better with some outdoor decorations, plants, lights, etc.). Our food was good, but it was served lukewarm at best. My suspicion is that it sat in the kitchen for a number of minutes before being served. We didn't say anything because it was looking like it might storm and we thought we might not have much time. While the service was friendly, they were really inefficient. Our server made numerous trips to our table but would do only one thing, like ask if the food was OK but not take the numerous dirty plates and glasses away or ask if we wanted another drink."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Prickly Pear's new location. We loved the ambience of the old spot and the food was always superb. However, you cannot beat the great lake view of the new location, so glad they found this spot! We had an early dinner on Father's Day, the staff were welcoming and attentive. We sat outside at a table with a view of the lake (no table in between us and the water). The food was simply delicious, unusual mix of flavors and wonderful presentation."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was mediocre and a little pricey for the quality. The service was good but I do not see myself going there again. We enjoyed the view of the lake, which basically made up for the poor food.I would not recommend the prickly pear ."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Very nice experience, but for the flies bothering us. Hard to control with an outdoor dining area."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My husband and I had a gift certificate for the Prickly Pear. We'd been to the former location in downtown Mooresville several times and enjoyed the food but not the noise. Much quieter here--but the inside was cold!! We sat outside and it was lovely. The food was tasty and beautiful. Definitely not traditional Mexican offerings."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This is one of the single best dining experiences I have ever had. My husband and I came with our 10 month old son. When bringing a child into a restaurant, we frequently get a look of horror...."Oh, no ...a child!" They could have not been more attentive & polite. We ate outside overlooking the water & our son had a blast watching the boats go by. When his sippy cup fell to the ground, a waiter had grabbed it up and offered to wash it before I could even get up from my chair. They also offered to fill his sippy cup for us, even though we had already brought him some juice. Everything was delicious and our son devoured the guacamole! We consider ourselves to be somewhat foodies and were very impressed. OVERALL OUTSTANDING!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "First off the food was great even though it was a little pricey compared to a normal Mexican restaurant. We did have a group of 10 but service was terrible. If 18% gratuity is included than I expect great service. The restaurant was not very busy and we were there for 2 and a half hours!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great food although service was a little slow. Great night on back patio. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The service was extremely pushy assuming we wanted a first course , we were asked repeatedly to order appetizers. We had a round of drinks and they wanted to bring a second round while our glasses were still 2/3 full. Constantly asking us to order more than we wanted was a drag."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Service was not as good as usual...we had two different people and when we needed something neither was around, but...the food was delicious as usual. Overall, a nice experience and will definitely be back soon!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We hosted a 40th birthday party at Prickly Pear, and were pleasantly surprised by how well the service, space and food was, for such a large group. We were 15 people. Our server, Joanna, was attentive but never intrusive, and the food was great, fresh and flavorful. We picked a rainy day, so didn't get to enjoy the outside dining, but indoors was plenty. Thanks for a good night!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I took my wife here for our anniversary. We sat out on the patio overlooking the lake and it was a great atmosphere. The food was great, the service was spectacular, the whole evening was very memorable!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Special Thank you for the whole crew who made our evening terrific! Hope you also enjoyed the cake! Always have great time there! Favorite place !!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Nothing really negative, just dull food and dull service. I don't think my dish had even a touch of seasoning. The "side" of black beans was literally a single spoonful, and that was the tastiest spoonful on my plate. And despite the ordinariness of the service and the food and the setting, which is in the middle of lakefront condos, they do, as other reviews say, expect you to pay $4 for chips and salsa, they expect you to tip the individual that serves you your guacamole, etc. I can't really recommend this place. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Although we enjoyed our food, the new lake location lacks atmosphere, and for us not the better. We had reserv. at 5:15p on a Sat. and when we arrived they were just cleaning-up/rearranging tables after a wedding reception. Once we sat down, it took at least 10-15 minutes for someone to take our drink order. We were one of two families in the restaurant at the time-several of the employees were on break at other tables. We had to ask the bus-boy to send someone over. There was also too much time between our drink order and dinner order being placed. Again, they were NOT busy. Add the less than a cup of liquid in our margarita (all ice), and a tip request for the $9 table-side guacamole (really?). Disappointed at my once favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "What great restaurant! This is not your typical Mexican, but a more refined, upscale Mexican style place. The service was great, and it was refreshing to actually have waiters from Mexico in a Mexican restaurant who understand and can explain the food. The Margaritas were also excellent. They are homemade and they don't use a mix, they use fresh lime juice. The flavor of the day was tamarind, which was great! We are so tired of the typical Mexican restaurants in Charlotte, this one is worth the drive! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This visit was for Mother's Day brunch. It was a great experience! Food was awesome! Service was friendly and great! We came on our boat and parked it in Eddie's beach area. Would be great if you guys had boat parking as well!! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The prickly pear is definitely a must. The food is very unique and the service is excellent! It is not very budget friendly, so be wary of that. But other than that, the prickly pear is an excellent find!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Still one of the best steaks I've ever had! And the seafood and guacamole lovers in our party were not disappointed either. Our only minor disappointment was that a thunderstorm rolled through and we couldn't enjoy the lake view from the deck!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The restaurant is on the water and we sat outside. The Prickly Pear Margarita is excellent! Make sure to order the fresh table side made guacamole for starters. Wow! For the main dish I had the scallops and this dish is one of the best I've ever had. The scallops were big and tender, the sauce had some heat but not to much and it was delicious. My husband had a chicken dish which was good, but the scallops won. We visited on Cinco de Maya so the place was packed. The service was a little slower towards the end of our meal. But they were slammed so I can't fault them on this. And the view is wonderful. Really the best upscale Mexican food around."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I love this restaurant! The food is always good but we mainly go for the delicious margaritas! It was Cinco de Mayo and this was the only restaurant that I wanted to go to. We had an awesome dinner and a pitcher! Was such a great holiday. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Had a reservation and ended up waiting 45 minutes from time of reservation to sit down. Wasn't offered complimentary drinks by hostess for overbooking. Beautiful lake view and incredible guac. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Went there in honor of Cinco de Mayo. We were seated in a reasonable amount of time but then it took 2 hours to get our food and when it finally did come it was marginal at best. The margarita I had was weak and there was no music or any ambience to the place. I would've been better off with chips and guac at home! "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Overall we had a great experience. The biggest annoyance was that our waiter rushed us out minutes after our food was served. He literally stood there staring at us- stomping his foot until we paid the bill. By the time we got to our car he was racing out of the parking lot."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This was the first time I'd had the opportunity to visit this restaurant, which had been one of my favorites in past years, since they'd moved to this location, and I was very pleased with the place. The staff took great care of us. There were some familiar items on the menu, but most were new to me -- all I tasted was fantastic. My date was as enthusiastically impressed as I was, and we both look forward to our next dinner there!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "What's better than having dinner overlooking Lake Norman on a warm spring evening. I know having a great dinner to go with it. This is our third time to Prickly Pear and food was just OK. I think they have lost there edge or their chef or both. Also for a Saturday night they should have been really busy. Couple came in behind us only had a 10 minute wait for a table on a Saturday night at 7:00 PM tells you everything you need to know"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful waterside dinner. The views were great, servers attentive and the fusion food was delicious. We especially enjoyed the guacamole made fresh table side. We enjoyed it very much!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Beautiful view. Outstanding and unique food. Service was great."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "I have friends recommend the Prickly Pear. It was a rainy day so we didn't get to dine outside. The view is awesome. Our waiter was wonderful! Very pleasant and helpful. I would recommend for a special occasion as the bill for 2 was $60 including tip. The food was awesome! I would like smaller entrees as we had enough to take home for later and I have had bariatric surgery so I cannot consume a full entrée. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My wife and I love this place we feel at home with the staff and the food is outstanding "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I find the food here to be really great. Very unique and creative flavored dishes with a Mexican flare. The atmosphere is nice with an interesting water view and pleasant outdoor seating. Service is consistently excellent. Favorite main dishes include Pollo Horneado, Fillete de Hierro. Favorite appetizer is Tostadas de Tinga. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014