Prickly Pear (13)
Credit: Curtis Bonwell / Special to WCNC.com
It had a faint smoky barbeque flavor, was drizzled under a sea of sweet balsamic-ancho sauce, and was so soft and tender that it melted in your mouth like cotton candy! The shoestring red onions were a little more soggy and less crunchy than we had expected but the plantain and pistachio mash was so unbelievably delicious that it made us forget all about the less-than-stellar shoestrings. This was by far one of the best plates we've had at a Mexican restaurant ever, and we highly recommend that you check it out.