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Mal Pan, Charlotte, NC

Mal Pan

4.6
4.6
411 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Taqueria Mal Pan is a modern Mexican experience. Our chef-driven menu is a combination of both the modern and classic Mexican kitchen. You’ll experience a menu with inspiration from Baja to Yucatan and everywhere in between. In step with the theme of our kitchen, the beverage program at Mal Pan is also inspired by the old and the new. Our back bar is filled with a curated list of artisan spirits from the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and beyond. All of our craft cocktails are concocted with housemade syrups, fresh squeezed juices, shrubs, bitters and instagram worthy garnishes

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (980) 298-6138
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Rosendo Lomeli
  • Catering
    From an office lunch to an at-home celebration, we can help with your next event. Please visit us at eatmalpan.com
  • Private party facilities
    Hold your next event at Mal Pan! We offer a variety of accommodations for semi-private or private events. For all inquiries, please visit eatmalpan.com
  • Neighborhood
    SouthPark
  • Cross street
    Fairview Rd
  • Parking details
    Free parking in attached garage
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 411 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Healthy

  • Charlotte

    Healthy

411 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great way to spend a rainy TT with our 4 legged kiddo. Young man who served us was fantastic. Knowledgeable, attentive (enough but not too much) and great personality. Food was great and do yourself the favor of finishing with the Tres Leches! We will be back for sure.

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  2. favsfood

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! The sweet potato taco was so different but worth it!

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  3. FineDreams

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing. Food lacked flavor, even the salsas were boring, shrimp were small and overcooked, they charge extra for chips and tortillas, service was slow. There are way better options at a better value.

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  4. Stella

    Charlotte

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! Service was nice but a little slow; seemed like they needed more help.

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  5. AngelEats

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool vibey place with some yummy food and good service. Provides a mixture of indoor and outdoor seating. Food choices were different from most places.

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  6. CarolynM

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always we had a great experience at Malpan! Excellent food, service, and drinks make it one of our favorite places.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! Really great service. Great food and such a fun atmosphere!

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  8. Ballantyne

    Charlotte

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mal Pan is our favorite Mexican restaurant. The food and service are consistently excellent.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good the service was amazing very accommodating to my dog too

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service. Staff was helpful and provided detailed information when asked about their Mezcal selection.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great service. Food had a lot of flavor. Wondwrful location

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  12. LoriC

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really delicious with a lively atmosphere and fantastic service!

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  13. CJVII

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great for a large party, they handle it well. Great cocktails and the food has never disappointed!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for a celebration. Enjoyed the privacy on the covered patio. The food was great. Drinks very good. Ambience nice. Loved it

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for Brunch - We started off with chips and housemate salsa and guac - YUM!! My goto for Brunch are always the breakfast tacos, which are delicious. My family ordered the quesadilla and chilaquiles and they thoroughly enjoyed! Everything was wonderful service wise and of course, always an excellent dining experience. I highly recommend!

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  16. RedRooster

    Charlotte

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. We had fun. Thank you for a real good time.

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  17. GloriaK

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Our waiter was exceptionally nice and attentive!

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  18. PeytonB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks, and service are always phenomenal. My absolute favorite brunch spot in Charlotte

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  19. KathyC

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was ok. Food was great. It was too dark in the restaurant. We will have to come back during the day.

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  20. BetzaO

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, divine food and relaxing atmosphere. 100% recommended

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  21. SRao

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Generous portions. Amazing mixed drinks. Service was fantastic

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were excited to try this restaurant. The restaurant is small and loud. The music was at a high volume which required people to talk over it to converse with their dinner party. The food was average. The portions were small and at that price, not a great value.

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  23. BryanM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food tasted really good and authentic. Service was also great. I will be back

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been in love since the first time I tried Mal Pan. It’s always a magical experience. <3

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  25. MarianaB

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    delicious!!!! we are mexican and we loved this restaurant

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  26. Suzanne

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    My third time dining at Mal Pan. It is one of my top choices for a restaurant. We were a party of 8 and the service was amazingly prompt. The food was excellent and especially the cheese fundido. Mal Pan was a big hit with my party of 8 and I know we will return again and again.

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  27. NaturallyKandii

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, great drinks and flavorful food! Salsa that comes with the chips is tiny for the price but very delicious. Our waitress Kayla J wasn’t a bad waitress but she wasn’t a great one either. It felt like she was rushing us to order and definitely rushing us to clear the table which is annoying. On top of that she added a large party gratuity on our check for a table of 3 without making us aware. I missed it and tipped additional 18% so she walked alway with like a 35% tip and didn’t think to ask if this was meant to be or a mistake. Thankfully I called on Tuesday and spoke to Andre who was very apologetic, assured me large party is 6+ and he would refund me the large party gratuity in which he did.

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  28. MindyD

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was DELICIOUS, and service was great!! Will definitely be back!

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  29. DorianS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    another amazing meal! Drinks, food ambiance all on point!

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  30. Paulmiche

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic and the wait staff was very pleasant, I would go back again.

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  31. ErinH

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and loved their selection of mocktails since I’m pregnant. The entree options have a little bit of twist on traditional Mexican but it was all so fresh and tasty!

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  32. SharonG

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food served in a well appointed restaurant.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was top notch. We started with chips, salsa and guacamole (all house made!). We dined on the Carnitas Place (definitely a must!), cheese enchiladas and a burrito bowl. The Paloma’s were delicious! Tyler, was an amazing Server! Truly one of my favorite spots in Charlotte!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food, fantastic server. Mood lighting was a little too dim for dining.

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  35. IrwinG

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun restaurant. Unique take on the food and drink. Cosy and romantic. Loved it. Will be back.

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  36. SoponaE

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tyler was great. He was very understanding and attentive to our needs. Food and drinks were great!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent salsa, guac, cocktails. Had the shrimp burrito bowl and it was so yummy. Wonderful ambiance. Super friendly staff.

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  38. Natalie

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and our server was great, but it took a really long time for our food to come out (two tacos and one bowl). I think it was over 30 minutes for a Tuesday night when there were empty tables. Again, good service and food but just a bit long to get the food

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  39. RedRooster

    Charlotte

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun dinner. Service was A+. Food and drinks were also great. Looking forward to going back.

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  40. TracyE

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made a reservation about an hour before my family wanted to meet for lunch. They had a few openings left. We were seated right away. There was a good lunchtime vibe. There isn’t a lot of indoor seating, but it is decorated really nicely. We were served quickly. The food was presented beautifully and tasted great.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mal Pan using the Order Online button. Mal Pan also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Mal Pan also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (980) 298-6138.

Mal Pan is rated 4.6 stars by 411 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mal Pan

4625 Piedmont Row Dr, Charlotte, NC 28210-4285

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Fairview Rd
  • Neighborhood
    SouthPark
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free parking in attached garage
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Rosendo Lomeli
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (980) 298-6138
  • Catering
    From an office lunch to an at-home celebration, we can help with your next event. Please visit us at eatmalpan.com
  • Private party facilities
    Hold your next event at Mal Pan! We offer a variety of accommodations for semi-private or private events. For all inquiries, please visit eatmalpan.com
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