- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
beans, cheese, rice
house cheese blend, portobello mushroom, spinach, caramelized onion, guacamole, salsa almendra (contains nuts)
cheese blend, chorizo, mushroom, tortilla chips
The BEST mexican style food you will find anywhere with excellent and friendly service.
There were 6 of us. Some got the burrito en al cazuela, others got the sweet potato taco with a side. I got the esquires as my side. We all agreed it was a delicious meal.
We then got the 3 leches dessert and all shared bites of it. Fresh food and delicious flavorings! 5 star recommendation
I’ve always had a good experience here until last night. We had to wait 20 minutes for our reserved table. While it wasn’t necessarily their fault that people weren’t leaving, their handling of it was awful. They ignored us then finally offered us to sit in a couple of chairs outside to wait and order a drink. They never returned to get our drink order. We eventually were seated, and it took another 10 minutes for anyone to provide service. Very disappointing.
The ambience, food and service at Mal Pan are excellent. Their staff is very welcoming and helped us with our orders. Great place to relax and enjoy good food and a drink or two 😁 . The menu has a good variety to choose from. Would definitely recommend their jalapeño crema sauce 🔥.
Great atmosphere. Great food. California burrito was amazing
food is not good. queso is chunky and fried shrimp is very fatty
Good food and service.. nice location !
We had a wonderful experience at the restaurant. We sat outside and enjoy their food. The drinks were tasty. However the OG margarita was less than tasty but it was still a good experience overall.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Mal Pan. The food was delicious! Our waitress, Bree was awesome!
Excellent waitress. Food was great! Would definitely go back.
Blown away by the food and service, we can’t wait to go back!!!!
Great food! Will return soon!
Had a very nice dinner- warm and friendly staff. Food was very good. Shrimp Enchilada and fresh chips and Queso.
Very tasty San Diego style tacos. Big servings, one was ample for one person!
Delicious and fresh! The California burrito was amazing. Great location and people watching.
Tommy Margaritas were perfect -- not too sweet. Guacamole, chips, and salsa are house-made and delish. Portobello mushroom quesadillas had a strong taste of wine, this time, and were served on paper, which got wet and melded into the food. Esquites (street corn) was very tasty. So were the shrimp enchiladas, roasted chicken tacos, and jicama slaw. Sweet potato tacos were less popular. Service was great. Outside seating was quiet and comfortable.
So good! Would recommend for families or fun night out!
The food is so fresh and delicious! And the service is truly top notch!! We love sitting out on the patio. One of the guys rushed over to correct our wobbly table and our server is the nicest person and provided fantastic service!! Will definitely return!
Everything was great as usual!
The Mal Pan brunch was excellent. We sat on the patio and enjoyed some very unique dishes that were all very, very good. The brunch itself was moderately priced. We particularly enjoyed the blue corn pancakes, the Pezole Tacos, and the California breakfast burrito.
This is quite simply the best Mexican food in Charlotte. If you like Rick Bayless, perhaps the best Mexican chef in America, you will love Mal Pan. Many of the dishes taste like they were plucked from Rick’s restaurants. Nothing is taken for granted. Everything is made from scratch. You can tell a lot about a Mexican place by its salsa and Mal Pan’s is best in town. If you like the hot fruitiness of roasted habaneros, be sure to ask for some xnipec. It’s crazy hot but amazing. Even the jicama slaw is terrific. The pibil and steak tacos are best. Oh and the vegetarian tacos are really good. The fried shrimp tacos are rather heavy and the chicken taco’s are unimaginative. But everything else is very good. Even the kale salad! The margaritas are awesome. Try the brunch! And the $5 bloodies. Parking is very easy.
Really pleasantly surprised. Food was absolutely delicious and fresh. Even something as simple as the chips and guac were so good and fresh. The outdoor patio seating was great! We will definitely be back.
We really had a nice experience at Mal Pan, from the friendly and immediate greeting, immediate seating, to the excellent service. The food was very well done with an upscale Mexican theme. The drink menu was plentiful and reasonable priced. The outdoor patio was perfect. Our server Bree, really made the evening with friendly and attentive service. She was really great, thank you Bree!!
I had a Tommy's margarita with fresh lime juice and agave. It was perfect -- not overly sweet. My friend enjoyed the refreshing Paloma. The guacamole and chips were very good. The salsa had a bit of a kick, which my friend really liked. The Portobello Quesadillas were great and the portion size was generous. My friend enjoyed the Surf and Turf Cali Burrito, and took half home. My Brasstown Beef Taco was a bit well done for my taste, but fresh and flavorful. The Street Corn was perfect. Our server attentive, pleasant, and professional -- as were the other members of the staff. Mal Pan is a great addition to SP.
Lovely spot with great service. We ordered cocktails, apps, and tacos and enjoyed it all. Highly recommend the duck taquitos! Bonus points for presentation too.
Good Mexican food for Charlotte we have been there several times with the option for outdoor seating. The sweet potato taco is really good, my husband likes the seafood enchilada he always ask to decrease the amount of enchilada sauce. The only downside I wish there was an option for spicy guacamole.
Excellent food, service and value for money. Simply the best Mexican food.
food was amazing. totally recommend going here. great atmosphere and i love the sweet potato taco.
Love coming to dine here! Food is delicious and service is great always. Thanks Nicole!
Very good food, good service!
Fresh and interesting menu. Service was quick and staff was friendly.
Always great! Really love coming here. Thanks for great service Tyler!
We love this place. Always great service and wonderful food!
Excellent Mexican food in a very nice area of Charlotte.
Food was good, not great. Service was just so so.
The chips an guac were good. I also had a pork pibil taco that was really good.
Love the duck taquitos, and fundido appetizers and great enchiladas and tacos!
The food was excellent! Our favorite dish was the duck taquitos! The sauce it came with was to die for! The tacos are excellent too! Great portions with tons of delicious favors!
The food and drinks here are amazing! I’ve been here several times and loved it every time. Brought a new friend tonight and she loved it too! Will definitely be back.
You can order delivery directly from Mal Pan using the Order Online button. Mal Pan also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (980) 298-6138.
Mal Pan is rated 4.7 stars by 96 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.