Choose from Four Options
- $35 for a modern Mexican dinner for two, valid Friday–Saturday ($75 value)
- $30 for a modern Mexican dinner for two, valid Sunday–Thursday ($75 value)
- $65 for a modern Mexican dinner for four, valid Friday–Saturday ($139 value)
- $60 for a modern Mexican dinner for four, valid Sunday–Thursday ($139 value)
Each pair receives an appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert for their dinner, whereas each foursome’s dinner includes one appetizer, four entrees, and two desserts. See the dinner menu.<p>
The Prickly Pear
On Val Panizzut's first visit to his wife’s Mexican hometown, the co-owner of The Prickly Pear vowed he would name his first restaurant after the delicious fruit borne from cacti. Today, the fruition of that fruit-inspired idea offers expansive views of Lake Norman from its generous windows or patio seats, as well a menu of Mexican cuisine. Not content with just offering traditional tacos and burritos, the kitchen crafts modern Mexican dishes that have earned it numerous local press mentions. They pair the usual flavors of cotija cheese, chipotles and cilantro with, for example, fruits such as pear, mango, and pineapple, all in an effort to add savory, piquant, or sweet depth to shrimp dishes and adobo-rubbed chicken. To augment the adventurous atmosphere, live musical acts entertain guests on Thursday and Sunday nights—but they never say in advance exactly where in the restaurant they’ll hide as they play.