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Prickly Pear Southwest Cafe

328 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2141
+1 734-930-0047
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (19 reviews)
“guacamole” (14 reviews)
“black beans” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, American
$$ - $$$
328 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2141
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tiny, locally owned restaurant has great food and two outdoor dining options in the warm months. My very favorite spot for two great scallop dishes -The Grilled Scallop Salad is beyond perfect. The Scallop Shrimp Quesedilla is a close second. House made salsa, perfect...More

Thank Breeda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place does not have a bar (as which one might casually "hang out"), but its margaritas are tremendous … the variety of tequilas is vast. The guacamole is great, and so plentiful that you'll be forced to ask for more chips. Burritos, enchiladas, tacos,...More

Thank WGibson648
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. We really enjoyed our lunch at the Prickly Pear on Graduation Weekend. The service was outstanding! There were many varied choices available on the menu. Our meals were prepared well and everyone was more than satisfied with their choices. One of the winner choices...More

Thank JoshPhD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a tasty, well-prepared meal in a cozy atmosphere. The salsa tasted like it was freshly-prepared (very good). The spinach enchiladas were excellent. A nice place (but small).

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place sucks wait time very long private room was a tent with a gas heater would never go back again had better food at taco bell

Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We sat outside on a beautiful April late afternoon and had an early dinner. I had the duck enchilada which was excellent. Others had the BBQ chicken quesadilla and enjoyed it very much. The service was prompt yet patient. I would definitely return!

Thank Vicki H
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

It had been awhile but, got an opportunity to have lunch there on a Sunday. The special shrimp scallop quesadilla was very good and the beef (brisket) enchiladas were tasty as well. The hostess was constantly filling our water glasses which was very much appreciated....More

Thank MotownTraveler1965
Reviewed 14 February 2017 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...More

Thank tml-michigan
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
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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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 S Main St, 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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