Malabar Spanish Cuisine
Great atmosphereVery attentive staff. Great sangria. Excellent food. Great place to people watch5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent!This is my third time eating at Malabar and I can say that I always had a great experience. All the tapas were very tasty and the drinks were very good too:) Service is always top notch, friendly and attentive. I highly recommend Malabar!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis traditional Spanish restaurantThis traditional Spanish restaurant brings an authentic taste of Spain to Charlotte. Every generously portioned entree is seasoned and prepared to perfection. The service staff is exemplary and focused on every detail of your experience.The establishment is a favorite among the locals. This high end dining experience comes wrapped nicely...5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's a small space and a littleIt's a small space and a little noisy, but the 4 of us had a wonderful time. We went for dinner before a show and were served quickly and efficiently. We each picked a 2 small plates and all shared- it was fun tasting many different dishes, and the serving sizes were generous enough for all of us to have a reasonable portion. We especially liked the Romesco (Eggplant Bruschetta), the Lomo (cured pork loin) and the mussels. The night we went, they had a special on several types of Spanish wine and the waiter recommended a bottle that we all enjoyed and it paired well with the food.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ExperienceGreat decor, fantastic staff, and amazing food. I need to make my way back here much more often! Great job!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDining space was fairly small,Dining space was fairly small, but had no problem reserving a table on a saturday evening. Wait staff very friendly and attentive. Shared the carne paella with a friend, and it was delicious! The menu states it takes at least 35 minutes to make any of the paella dishes, but our wait was not quite that long. Plenty of tapas to tide us over in the meantime. Food was good price for the quality and quantity. Would definitely recommend, and will return there myself.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here for our 10 yearWent here for our 10 year anniversary. Such a special place here in Charlotte. We'll be back4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Friday night outSat outside and watched the foot traffic go by on Tryon. Fun Friday night out with my wife. Highlight was the cured meat. Waitstaff was excellent also. We'll definitely be back. Would not order the paella again.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI love tapas at Malabar,greatI love tapas at Malabar,great wine list and the staff is great.Will be back.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is great and theThe food is great and the diningf experience is quite enjoyable. I'd recommend it for anyone and hope to return.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis might be a new favorite!This might be a new favorite! Came here for dinner before a show. The service was great - we had a funny waiter who gave great food and drink recommendations.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHad been wanting to try thisHad been wanting to try this restaurant for some time. We went pretty early so I can't really respond to noise and ambience but the service was great and personable and the food was delicious.
The Sangria is very good ( we had the red).
Loved the stuffed roasted red peppers and the lamp chops marinated in lemon were delicious. I'd go back just for those!
Lots of great menu items and the good selection of cheeses.
We were treated to a complimentary tres leches cake, which was the best I'd ever had and I make a pretty good one myself!
We will return to sample more of the menu and those lamb chops!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTapas selection and preparationTapas selection and preparation were superb; want to try more. Waiter was most attentive and helpful.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood selection of seafoodGood selection of seafood tapas. Well prepared and generous portions for small plates.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEs el mejor restaurante espanolEs el mejor restaurante espanol que e visitado en USA.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a great experience atI had a great experience at Malabar! The food was delicious and very authentic. I spent a lot of time in Spain and it was great to find an authentic restaurant to remind me of my time there. We ordered a bunch of different tapas and they were all great. My favorites were the Vaca Frita and the Tigres. Yum! The service was great too. My waiter was extremely friendly and attentive. I will definitely be going back to Malabar!3/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place! It hasI love this place! It has the warmest atmosphere of any other restaurant in uptown - I forget I'm in Charlotte when I'm there! The owner tries very hard to make his guests happy. The food is really, really good - great choices on the menu. The Sangria is the best I've ever had. Its the perfect place to have a romantic date or a relaxing evening after a stressful day.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place! The restaurantGreat place! The restaurant is small and very intimate, which is awesome. My friend had her graduation celebration here and took up two of the three rows of tables! We started the night off with the refreshing sangria :) then moved on to a lot of the food...
We got to try a lot of the food, and honestly I don't remember the names of them but it consisted of potatoes, croquetas, shrimp, etc.... and we also had the paella! They were all very tasty!
The service was wonderful and I can't wait to go back :)2/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWorld class Tapas in Charlotte.World class Tapas in Charlotte. We asked a few locals who said this was the best place in Charlotte, and they weren't kidding. Probably the best place in North Carolina. A destination for real foodies!2/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the tomato bread, ham,We had the tomato bread, ham, shrimp, lamb,eggplant and Rioja wine. We had the same food in several places in Spain over the years, which was delicious. And I can tell you with complete confidence that, apart from the eggplant, these dishes taste the same in Malabar. The food was prepared simply but with care and it was obvious that they use great ingredients. The eggplant was very oily and wasn't really prepared as it was in Spain. But, everything else was excellent, and we wanted to order everything in the menu. Our waiter was wonderful too. Don't forget to make a reservation as this place is in high demand. Thank you Malabar.2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Spanish bar.We had aGreat Spanish bar.We had a birthday party and every thing was awesome.Will be back.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and wine were terrific.The food and wine were terrific. The staff and servers were very accommodating with our large group. Everyone enjoyed their food and wine selections. Malabar is a real gem!2/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Malabar We had the restaurantLove Malabar
We had the restaurant week menu with wine. Wow, very impressed.It is not expensive and you do get amazing food and service. You are served by a team to take care of everything for you. A great experience.1/25/2013 12:00:00 AMme and my wife had a reallyme and my wife had a really great time.The Paella is outstanding.1/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to these place twiceI've been to these place twice already. The food is great and the servers are very knowledgeable. The first time I went, for lunch, I had the Churrasco and my friends had the Octopus and their tapas. Tapas are a must in this place, especially the peppers...yummy. For dinner, you can have a sangria, red or white.It just made me want more. Finally, their paella is fabulous! And you can share with someone else!
The vibe in this place is great. It's good to hang out with friends or to invite a date! Highly recommend!!12/11/2012 12:00:00 AM