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“Lovely place lovely food. ”
Review of Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Whilst staying for one night prior to a flight we were looking for somewhere to eat dinner. Google suggested here and TripAdvisor confirmed it. We were not disappointed. Lovely welcome, our waitress Georgia (?) was really friendly and helpful and the restaurant itself is really attractive to sit in. The food choices are excellent and not unreasonably priced but the best bit for us was a children's menu with plenty of variety but that definitely deviated from the"standards" of fish fingers / chicken nuggets etc. The children's menu offered great choice and 3 courses for £6.95. Both of our children really enjoyed their meal as did we. Excellent sized sharer portion of nachos to start, very tasty fajita and quesadilla and delicious brownie dessert - which we shared due to overindulging on the previous two courses. We loved it here and it definitely made for an excellent first night to our holiday. Thanks.

Thank LizzyC79
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163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review for The Prickly Pear.

We love to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. You've certainly put a smile on Georgia's face. We are so lucky to have her in our team, she's a great asset to the restaurant and she always tries her very best to make sure our customers enjoy their evening.

We've only recently launched our Children's Menu so it's great to hear such positive feedback. Thank you so much.

We hope you'll pop in and dine with us again next time you are flying out of Stansted.

Thank you again for a great review.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We've been past this place many times but finally managed to visit last week. We had no trouble booking a table with only a couple of hours notice.

The restaurant looks unassuming from the outside but inside has a nice atmosphere and the staff were courteous and friendly throughout. The food was excellent and good value, particularly the two courses for £12.95 menu.

My only criticism would be that the restaurant was rather hot by the end of the evening making it a little uncomfortable, but they seem to be aware of this as there were fans.

I can't wait to go back!

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Thank AndrewT273
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163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review The Prickly Pear.

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and thought the food was excellent and good value for money. Our £12.95 special two course menu runs throughout the weekdays, every week. We offer this for people to discover new flavours and dishes that we create in our kitchen. The choices on this menu are changed on a regular basis.

Thank you again for your review and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

I have been saying for quite some time, “I really must give The Prickly Pear a go”, but just never seemed to get around to it. I am incredibly pleased that I managed to fit a visit in this week with some friends, I was not disappointed.

The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere, is very tastefully designed and is deceptively larger than it looks from outside. There is a broad menu of options and choices. The food we picked was both delicious and great value for money.

The waiting staff were all wonderfully friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful.
I am really looking forward to returning again! Really enjoyed our meal here.

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Thank Robert T
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163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your review for The Prickly Pear.

So pleased that you finally managed to come and dine with us.

It's lovely to hear that our wait staff did a great job of looking after you and that the food you ate was delicious. We have a really good team here, who try their very best to make sure everyone who walks through the door enjoys their evening with us.

We'll look forward to seeing you again soon and thank you again.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Ate here last week, lovely food, served fresh and cooked with care. The staff are very friendly and helpful, always checking to see if we needed anything and that we were happy with everything. We enjoyed our relaxing evening here and will certainly be going back again. Thanks to all involved at Prickly Pear!

Thank wendyc1410
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163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you so much for the great review for The Prickly Pear.

We are so happy you enjoyed the food and service . All our food is freshly prepared in our kitchen. We have 2 chefs that have been with us for many years now, who really care about the dishes they prepare.

We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you again for taking time out to write the review.

Kind regards.

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Didn't fancy the overpriced food at the airport hotel so drove into this place. Friendly attentive staff. tasty meal and reasonable value. We had the fajitas and would recommend. Try the ice cold Jarrods cola, really good. Main with a drink is less than £20 per head.

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Thank jon c
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163pricklypear, Manager at Prickly Pear, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you so much for the review for The Prickly Pear.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us. It's lovely when we receive great feedback and comments about the staff. I love to pass the compliments on to them, it always puts a smile on their faces.

We hope to see you again when you are next in the area.

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