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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 - 22:00
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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Mooresville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best margaritas around!! My husband and I love to go during the spring and summer, and sit outside and have a drink. The restaurant sits on Lake Norman, and you have a view of the water.

Thank swjorishie
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sercice was a little slow at first. It took a while once we were seated for our server to come to our table . However, it was much better quickly ! The table side guacamole was perfect. We tried a chicken dish with mole sauce ( should have ordered extra mole) It was very tasty. We also had burritos... very... More 

Thank CDGTrips
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The outdoor seating was beautiful and relaxing over looking the lake. The drinks were good but the food was cold when it arrived at our table. If they served hot food I would give them five stars.

1 Thank SusieQ8853
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Modern Mexican cuisine with a lake view. Shrimp Mango Mojo is excellent as are the Prickly Pear Margaritas. Wonderful spot for an anniversary dinne. Excellent service too!

1 Thank Mark F
Mooresville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great meal, this time the fresh-tasting Tamarind salad with chicken, presented wrapped inside a long, slender cucumber slice. Add black beans for an additional level of flavor! Great waterfront location about 1 mile west of I-77 NC Exit 33 on Williamson Road, tucked into a condominium building. Also recommend the seafood Marbella and the short rib tacos.

1 Thank Jan K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 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

1 Thank F7744EQmikeh
Mooresville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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.

1 Thank Toolman17
Coleville, North Carolina, United States
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Be C
Mooresville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

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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
USD 15 - USD 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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 28117-8104
    (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?