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Burrito Loco, Mooresville, NC -- Prickly Pear Connection

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Had lunch today at a new place, Burrito Loco, in Mooresville, NC -- I think it's owned by the same folks who own the Prickly Pear. Located on Hwy 150 near Iredell Rd., in a strip mall; it's a couple of doors down from a tienda, in a location that used to house another Mexican restaurant.

Burrito Loco is a different feel and mood from the Prickly Pear -- the menu features tacos, burritos, and quesadillas -- good street food. Pretty straightforward and not as fancy as PP (and no bar, either) -- but the tacos were good! Nicely seasoned, on good, soft tortillas, with authentic crumbled cheese on the top. Each order has two substantial tacos, along w/chips and salsa for something like $5 or $6. A great bargain.

They've only been open for three weeks, and so the place isn't decorated yet. I took my food to go -- so I can't speak to the quality of the service.

Nothing fancy -- but the place was a pleasant surprise for me. Would love to hear what others think.

Prickly Pear
761 N Main St, Mooresville, NC 28115

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  1. If anyone feels the prices at Prickly Pear are good....then you will find the high prices at Burrito Loco good also. We don't. My wife & I ate at Burrito Loco this past Saturday in late afternoon. Subway has more ambiance or decor. You order at a window & food is brought to your table...within a few minutes. However, we had 2 Burrito Loco burritos with chicken at $6 and 2 sodas, bill was over $17 w/tax. What we each got was a burrito served on wax paper on a tin plate. The tortilla was very fresh and good tasting. However, the filling was a majority of red rice, with a sprinkling of lettuce & a very small amount of tiny pieces of chicken. At other restaurants you would normally get sour cream, guacamole, and sauteed onions & peppers inside. We did not realize they were extra..but at an extra $1.25 for all 4? Now we would have had a $7.25 burrito. And there is nothing else with the burrito, unless you order a side of beans, etc. That brings the total to near $9, NOT a good price for a "take out" type restaurant. Yes, they gave us a small basket of un-warmed, run of the mill, average yellow corn tortilla chips w/2 plastic suffle cups about 1/3 full with average salsa. Sauza's on Williamson Road is a much better value, and you get waited on totally. They want to franchise these.....good luck! We left hungry. We won't return.

    Prickly Pear
    761 N Main St, Mooresville, NC 28115