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Mal Pan, Charlotte, NC

Mal Pan

4.6
4.6
276 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

8:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

  • 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, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 276 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. JB

    JulieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don't know the name of the person serving us (male), but he was FANTASTIC...definitely stood out as an exceptional experience!
  2. H

    Heather

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I got the surf and turf in bowl form. Shrimp is cold and steak was warm. I've never like cold and hot elements together but we asked for kale to add as it was missing a crunch component.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a birthday dinner. I had the best chicken burrito and blueberry margarita, with the Cadillac sidecar! The food is excellent!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Food was not good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Mal Pan had been in our area for quite some time now and I figured I would give it a try. Unfortunately, that will be the last time. Portions were tiny, drinks were watered down, food was bland, and was way overpriced. You are better off staying home and saving the money. Would not recommend.
  6. JR

    JulieR

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Food and service for a great wonderful menu, but it was freezing cold. They had tarp like walls for outside eating and the main eating area was freezing! It was also very loud.
  7. RW

    RW1888

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Brunch here on Sunday’s is really good! Cute ambience and consistently good food!
  8. e

    emily

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great service. Wonderful experience.
  9. TR

    TeresaR

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks are great. Tacos are delicious. Always looking to come back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently great. I try something new every time I go in and I’m never disappointed. This is becoming a staple in the community and just a great go to restaurant for any occasion
  11. s

    silverflower

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Guacamole had no flavor. Asked for salt and it came in a paper cup. Did not help. All the drinks were odd. The burritos with the fries were bland and the tortilla tasted like a Taco Bell one. It was way too hot in the dining room and wait staff seemed disingenuous. Will never return.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!! The food is always so so good!
  13. MC

    MelisaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Mal Pan for my birthday celebration with my friends. Absolutely loved it! The restaurant was really nice, the food was great. The ambiance was great, the restaurant was cleaned, nicely decorated. Our waiter Matt was super nice and did a great job recommending us the food and drinks. We will definitely be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is flavorful and great. The ambiance is inviting.
  15. JS

    JacksonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really liked the food and the staff were very friendly. The breakfast burrito was soooooo good. I will be going back!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience! Truly enjoyed the food.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    TikTok had me looking forward to something that wasn’t what I expected. Ummmm that’s all I have to say about that.
  18. DB

    DavidB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    10/10 the Food was truly exceptional - full of taste and thought, overall great value (and cocktails) as well
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was good overall. Great service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    I am a chef and I was just not impressed with the menu selection.
  21. EB

    ElaineB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Really cute atmosphere, service was good, felt expensive for ok food.
  22. P

    Puku

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was nice. Food was good but not many selections. The restaurant is pretty ,kinda cozy but small.
  23. SB

    SherylB

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything, as usual, about our dining experience was excellent. The service, drinks, and food are always incredible. The food is so fresh and unique, it is one of our favorite places to eat in Charlotte.
  24. HT

    HarmonyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious food and beverages. The service is not fast, but that doesn’t bother me when I’m going out and food was brought out hot and as it was ready. I went with my husband and another couple for a birthday dinner, and everyone really liked their food and drinks.
  25. s

    sallyh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    food was excellent. Waiter didn't write down our order and then, as expected, one entire entree didn't arrive until 15-20 minutes after everyone else was served. But the food was so, so good and they did make amends. We love Mal Pan! try the duck taquitos and the shrimp tacos. Amazing!
  26. Q

    Queencity214

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sooooo good!!! Shrimp tacos were amazing, cucumber Margarita was fantastic and the service was excellent
  27. RW

    RoysterW

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mal Pan does not disappoint. The sauces in the enchiladas are the real deal. The seasonings authentic. And the tortillas…well, they’re always made from scratch.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Not bad but vibe isn't there and food is a bit overpriced for what it is 3/5 overall
  29. S

    Susan

    Western NC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fresh and delicious. Mack is an excellent server. We will be back!
  30. MQ

    MichaelQ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, the service was great and I would highly recommend Mal Pan.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun gourmet Mexican food -great vibe-love the decor. Chips n salsa are not included with meal.
  32. LB

    LindaB

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner at the restaurant. The drink I had was outstanding. Can't remember the name.
  33. F

    Forde

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Fun spot with good food and drinks. Fun date night or friends night spot
  34. B

    Brian

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    This was a nice restaurant. Food was good. Service was great.
  35. K

    Kmkdiner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent! We'll definitely be back!
  36. b

    bill

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Corn was to watery, duck appetizer could have been more flavorful, Service was great!!
  37. K

    Kurt

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    There was pretty much mo lighting at all in the front. We used our phone flashlights to read the menu as did others next to us.
  38. S

    Soosten

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptionally friendly and accommodating staff, terrific cocktails, fun atmosphere, and small but perfectly executed menu - we will be back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been here twice now for brunch and have really loved it! They take classics and put their own spin on them. If you have been thinking about trying this place out, definitely go!
  40. A

    Abby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food came out so quickly and was so good. Best meal I’ve ever had in Charlotte. I think it was the owner, came and personally thanked us for coming out. Great experience all around.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mal Pan using the Order Online button. Mal Pan also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. 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 276 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
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

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking in attached garage

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rosendo Lomeli

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, 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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