Malabar Spanish Cuisine
Thanks to the prompt, courteous service, the warm, welcoming decor, and the delicious, incredibly well-priced food, we will gladly be back to visit Malabar soon, and will definitely recommend them to our friends!
This will be a repeat dining destination for us for sure! The food was prepared wonderfully and ready quite timely. Loved the Chorizo Riojas, and mango shrimp spinach salad. The pitcher of Red Sangria was fantastic.
We had a wonderful meal at Malabar!
Everything tasted so fresh & just delicious. Excellent service!
Nice ambience, great food and service. Recommend the grilled octopus and paella!!
Hard back seats are a little uncomfortable my only issue.
I’ve been here twice before. This occasion a date with my girlfriend. The food is always so flavorful and delicious. It’s always a great choice!
Best place in CLT for tapas. Extremely efficient and effective staff. Food is outstanding.
Exceptional experience at Malabar with my son. We both had Queens Feast plus shared 2 items from the Tapas menu; great!
ordered calamari for an app. It appeared and tasted like a pre made commercially prepared food. It was very heavily breaded and just rings. Did not taste as if prepared from scratch. Had paella for 2 and the order in comparison to other Spanish restaurants would be a portion for one person. Service and drinks were excellent. Because of location, would try again and order differently.
Loved it! We enjoyed being outside.
My friend and I were meeting up for dinner and decided on Malabar. Since it was restaurant week, she ordered one of the specials. I ordered ala cart, starting with the tablas mixtas. Traditional Spanish meats and cheeses. I especially love manchego ❤️. The dish paired well with my wine and the delicious table bread. Our waiter was nice, too. We didn’t get any suggestions, so I just started ordering things that sounded good. I ordered a malbec (Chilean) with my first course then ordered some tapas. I will be back to share an order of the sangria pitcher ($20). Note: This is a traditional Spanish restaurant, so the dinner plates are small. I ordered the spinach and 2 croquetas. Although I planned to order at least another tapa, I was so full! Next time I would like to order the paella to share. They had a lot of dishes that I thought would be unusual to Spain, like ceviche and pasteles tres leches, but everything else did remind me of my trip to Barcelona. My friend had churros as a part of her dessert. She shared with me, and I ordered another a glass of wine. By now, the waiter had become very friendly with us and made sure I had a generous pour. Dessert was excellent. Both of us were very satisfied and plan to return FREQUENTLY.
As always a great experience. The tapas came out timely and we enjoyed great food and drinks. Only complaint is we are too much!
Amazing food and service. Definitely we will back.
Love this Restaurant! Small plates, great food, attentive staff
Location is normally a can’t miss dining experience when I visit Charlotte. Food was unusually overcooked and subpar this tome around.
Great service and delicious food!!!
We got stuck in traffic and got there at 6:25 when our reservation was for 6:00, so we lost our table, but they were very accommodating and set us up on an outside table, it was a very pleasant evening and we didn't mind. The food was excellent, the drinks were yummy too. Great service, it was perfect. I can't wait to go back there again.
Great authentic Spanish Tapas
This place is amazing and the service is always impeccable. Love it
For lack of better words, the experience was effing amazing!. The service was top notch, and the food matched. It was a first time visit for my partner and I and we will one million percent be back! The entire staff took great care of us! Loved the vibe!
We ❤️ this restaurant! Our only complaint is on Fri & Sat they don’t serve paella until after 8pm. It’s a great dinner spot if you’re going to Blumenthal because it’s within walking distance.
Consistently a wonderful dining experience! Delicious food and exceptional service
Experience was excellent. Sadly, however, the air conditioning was not working
Excellent food served in small plates, great service and reasonably priced drinks!
70th Birthday party for a friend. Delicious dinner, lovely waiter and good value!
Beautiful setting with great music playing. Churrasco was out of this world. Would definitely recommend Malabar to everyone.
A absolute must restaurant in Charlotte. Food, service, owner, everything is superb
Malabar never disappoints! Whether visiting for date-night or bringing in visiting family, everything is always fabulous!!
Sebastian was wonderful! Perfect experience again!
Excellent tapas. Outdoor dining. Nice wine selection.
Food was delicious. Service was outstanding! Thank you!
A bit pricey for what you get. Service was great, except we kept seeing the manager (or owner) come check on a table behind us and give them lots of attention. He never once came and asked us how things were or if we were having a good time; and the place wasn’t busy at all.
This is a hidden gem and does not get enough credit. The food is always fresh and tastes like it was made in my grandmother's kitchen. My husband and I love Spain and this restaurant is fairly authentic with simple not overly complicated Spanish dishes. Compared to other tapas restaurants in the area, the value for the food is great. They also have a delicious white sangria.
My girlfriend and I showed up late to our reservation and by luck we were able to sit outside by ourselves and get away from the busyness of the restaurant. These were some of the best plates that I have ever had including the best lamb chop that I have ever put in my mouth, I will literally never forget the taste on that lamp chop. Malabar, at this point in my life, the value, quality and the service this was one of the better restaurants I have ever been to
Service was excellent
Great place for tapas
Had a nice table outside on perfect evening. Service was very responsive and food is excellent.
Excellent food, and service. The shrimp were outstanding, skirt steak with chimichuri and potatoes were excellent. Great Albarino wine to go with it all!
Excellent food and service but the loud people at the bar were annoying.
Great food - ate outside - great service
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