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Mal Pan, Charlotte, NC

Mal Pan

4.6
4.6
426 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 8 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 426 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Healthy

  • Charlotte

    Healthy

426 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was weird and not tasty . Menu is trying too hard. Not great options and too much goopy sauce on the food. Over priced !!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    first time visting and service/food was excellent! our waiter James was awesome, checked on us frequently. Ordered the corn blueberry pancakes - delicious!!! will be back

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun brunch experience! Accurate orders and great service! Will return :)

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  4. TracyD

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice waiter. Excellent food. Great atmosphere.

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  5. FernandaB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was disappointed with Mal Pan last night. The good: Our waiter was very courteous and was doing the best job he could under the circumstances. My tacos were delicious (although my husband said his bowl wasn't good). The bad: we had a reservation for 7:45 and were only seated by 8. The place was very full, basically at capacity and It's understandable that we'd be seated a bit later than expected. However, our food took a very long time. I believe we only started eating at around 9:35 pm. And the restaurant ran out of rice. My dish was supposed to have a side of rice and beans. The waiter told us, and I asked to substitute the rice for vegetables. He offered to substitute with plantains and I accepted. Then the plantains didn't come with the dish. When asked about them, the waiter said he'd have to charge extra for them... Honestly at the moment I didn't think too deeply about this, but if they ran out of rice and he offered to sub rice with plantains, why was he charging extra? We paid and left, but it made no sense. It's too bad this happened, as it left us with a bad experience. Because I actually really like their home-made tortillas. But from now on I'll think twice about going there on a busy night.

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  6. ToniN

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent- everything is so fresh and delicious-

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside and the service was excellent. Food was authentic, flavorful, and mouthwatering! Drinks were refreshing! I will definitely come back!

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  8. Dolfan4Life

    Atlanta Metro

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The margherita's were excellent! The guacamole was very good too. I had the Mal Pan Bowl and added chicken. It was delicious but the chicken could have been added as a topping in slices instead of cubes. Great ambiance and seating outside. My dog was welcomed and we all had fun.

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  9. QCMHD

    Charlotte

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved this spot, food very fresh and delicious and our server was excellent! Will be back!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing, the food was outstanding, we can’t wait to come back again!

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  11. AbbyM

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were delicious! Service was great! Our waiter check on us often and was very friendly/helpful! Will be returning!

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  12. Cltkh

    Charlotte

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can’t imagine how we hadn’t heard more about this place before! A fantastic brunch location - can’t wait to go back!

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  13. JGonzalez

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the cochinita torta and the pozole tacos; delicious! The salsa is hot and the flavor was genuinely Mexican.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is so good and our server was excellent as well. Love Mal Pan! Fresh salsa and guacamole are the best.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem! The tacos, queso fundido, plantains, and enchiladas are amazing. Great Tequila selection and excellent Palomas. Bre has waiting on us multiple times and she is so much fun and caring. One of our favorite go to spots.

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. GloriaK

    Charlotte

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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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 426 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 8 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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