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Mariposa, Charlotte, NC

Mariposa

4.6
4.6
1081 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Chef Jonathan Moore has created Charlotte's most unique and memorable dining experience in Mariposa. Along with world traveler and owner Jill Marcus, Chef Moore has created a menu that sources dishes from across the globe.
In Marcus's own words, “Mariposa is personal to me. It is representative of my belief that no matter what challenges we face or transformations we go through, our shared food experiences will bring us closer. It helps us understand one another’s traditions and allows cultures around the world to tell their story." At Mariposa, we will bring many cultures together around the table and provide a global experience right here in Charlotte.”

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (704) 910-0865
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jonathan Moore
  • Private party contact
    info@mariposaclt.com: (704) 910-0865
  • Neighborhood
    Uptown
  • Cross street
    Levine Avenue of the Arts and South Tryon Street
  • Parking details
    Mariposa is directly connected to the Levine Center for Arts parking garage, which is accessible from both South Church Street and Stonewall Street. Park in Visitor Parking and take the Plaza Elevators to level 2, the entry hall.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Weekend Jazz Brunch At Mariposa

    Multiple dates available
    Upgrade your weekend brunch plans when you join us for Jazz Brunch on Saturday & Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sip on your favorite brunch cocktails and indulge in dishes from our world-to-table kitchen all while enjoying live jazz!
    Weekend Jazz Brunch At Mariposa Photo

What 1,081 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Great for scenic views

  • Charlotte

    Great for scenic views

1,081 Reviews
  1. lovemyvegetables

    Charlotte

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food. Absolutely abysmal service. The server was almost non-existent. We had to flag down another server to see if drinks we had ordered were still coming - it was at least 45 minutes waiting for them. We were then told that they had a problem with their ticket machine. Umm, use paper and pen until it is fixed??? Our server then came by and said did you still not get your drinks? No, we had not. this was indicative of the whole meal. We asked for an order of bread - that also took a few requests until it finally came. Lovely restaurant, the food is excellent, the outside tables were gorgeous, but sadly the service was just awful.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the live jazz brunch which was excellent. Would have loved to have seen a sweet option on the shareable menu (e.g. house made cinnamon roll or pop tart or beignets).

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  3. AprilK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I first went to Mariposa last July and it was great, but this experience on my sister's birthday not so much. My sister had asked me about going to Mariposa for her birthday and I shared great things and we decided to go with our family. The service could have been better. Our waiter was more attentive to his other tables and when we needed something we had to wave him down multiple times to get his attention . I'm a waitress myself and I get being a sever can be overwhelming at times, but we did not feel welcomed at all. The restaurant was slow this night and it took our waiter a while to check up on us. He was very dismissive to my father. He Hardly acknowledged him at the table but as soon as it came time to pay my father tipped him $100 on top of our bill which was $291, he came back to the table instantly and shook my fathers hand ...and said Thank You ! The restaurant itself is nice and clean but the food could have been better along with the service. The chicken , potatoes and corn fritters were pretty good but I'm not sure we will be back again . I felt bad because it was my sister's not only her first time but it was her birthday as well .

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  4. AANickName

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place for dinner and conversation. Outdoor seating is great. Wine prices are reasonable. Recommend it.

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  5. Dorothea

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The beef short rib is the best in Charlotte. Brunch with Jazz was fabulous. The roasted vegetables were delicious.

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  6. Reviews0412

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food does not arrive together that is a flaw a big one, since the menu is short customer can decide faster what they would like to eat, however waiter does not take the order as fast as I thought.

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  7. TonyaB

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks, appetizers and meal were phenomenal. Loved the intimate atmosphere and friendliness of staff. I will definitely dine here again and share with family and friends.

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  8. localcharlottean

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant + mediocre food + slow service = disappointment

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Audrey is an amazing server! Wonderful jazz….ambiance….drinks and food!

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  10. Doug

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was in town from Raleigh for an impromptu visit. Had heard about this place and decided to give it a shot. Sat at the bar as there were no reservations left. Service was outstanding (thx Katie and Yolanda). Food came out quickly and was absolutely delicious. Had the Kafta, roasted veg, duck arepas (da bomb) as well as the paella. Wonderful meal! Looking forward to going back to hit the rest of the menu. Makes the trip from Raleigh to Charlotte worthwhile!

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  11. KathleenP

    Charlotte

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting and interesting menu. Great views of nighttime Charlotte.

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  12. Ro80

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful evening. Excellent food and wait staff.

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  13. Jamie

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience and service were pleasant, however, we came for the food which was just ok. Certain dishes were flavorful such as the tandoori spiced cauliflower, crispy Grecian roasted potatoes and seared scallops. However, all of our food was room temperature or cold which really detracted from the flavor and experience. We asked and the dishes were supposed to be hot. Would not recommend the crispy skin branzino as it was a very bland dish. Additionally, the house made focacia was cold and hard.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and server were amazing, but bartenders were so bad they couldn't get a grey goose dry martini correct after sending ort back twice!!! It's these things that are important!!! Manager offered little care

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  15. Stephanie

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I was so excited to try Mariposa for the first time. We had an early reservation because we were attending an event at the Mint and a table of six. So the restaurant was empty when we got there. I was shocked at how bad the service was for a highly rated restaurant and one that is so expensive. Our waiter mumbled everything and spoke in a very low tone so we could hardly hear him. Then the food server brought the food and literally was handing it to me to put on the table! What! Where have the basics of serving as a waiter gone. I was a waiter for more than a decade helping to support myself and it didn’t matter if I was working in a high end restaurant or a burger joint the basics were all the same. Not anymore. It’s so sad. And it’s not just Mariposa. The food was inconsistent, some meals were quite good - the fish, some were bad the Burrata- where did you find those horrible tomatoes. I’ll definitely be skipping this one in the future.

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  16. Morgan

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was incredible. Service was far below expectations. Incredibly slow and not personable. Took over 20 minutes just to get our drinks. Didn’t even get to order food until we were there for about an hour. Restaurant was not that crowded, so not sure why service was so terrible. Would recommend only for the incredible food.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were great! Flavorful, well portioned, and worth the price

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  18. Tastebud

    E. Tennessee

    59 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Tasty food, for the most part, but comfort was awful and the service was really weird. We were seated at a table at a plush banquet, and the banquet was so low it was like sitting on the floor. my friend had to take two pillows from other areas and she was still seated so low it was uncomfortable to eat. We had a small two-top table and our server did nothing to pace our food courses, bringing everything out at once so we had zero room, it was so awful and uncomfortable and we couldn't believe he did that; when we mentioned it, he just shrugged like oh well not my problem. We probably would not return. If you go, don't sit on the banquets and definitely tell the server to only bring out one or two courses at a time.

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  19. ReenaP

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food, ambience and service was exceptional!

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  20. TiffanyB

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience! Dined here after visiting the museum. Visiting from out of town so made a reservation in advance. Host allowed me to choose my seat which was a pleasant surprise since the restaurant was moderately busy. I started with a glass of champagne and ordered of hand cut fries. Highly recommend! For lunch entree I chose the Cobb Salad which was incredible! Service was impeccable! May have to dine here again before the week is up!

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  21. VShaw

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not just the best restaurant in Charlotte, but they best food I've ever had. One word: focaccia. You have to get the focaccia. It is so good. This large shareables style restaurant is great with friends, clients, large parties, or even just a couple. When someone new comes to the city, I have to take out clients, or I want a nice date night, I book Mariposa.

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  22. CMFire

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our dinner at Mariposa was an average experience. The restaurant had an interesting layout and is attached to the Mint museum entrance. Our table wasn’t quite ready and there isn’t really a waiting area so you are kind of crammed in a corner to stay out of the way while others enter and exit. Only two unisex bathrooms available so there was a line each time which is in the hallway to the kitchen/staff area. The server was friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu options. Our order didn’t come out exactly as we ordered but it was a minor mistake and I didn’t mention it. The menu is kind of all over the place with different cuisines. (Greek, indian, seafood). The food had very rich and powerful flavors, and was all good, but not great. For the price, it was just an average experience.

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  23. TeresaF

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’re still talking about the dishes we had last night! The Pulled Duck Arepas and the Gullah Paella were both star shareables. Josh was friendly and very attentive. We are looking forward to coming back!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food took longer than expected to come out. For the price & service I would choose other restaurants uptown over it.

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  25. Lynnn

    Denver

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it Great food Outdoor dining Great service Ease of reservation

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  26. squish

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Soft couch and side chair's at tables too low and need replacing. Myself and several gentlemen switched with women without complaint. Maybe that's why the chairs are still there. We said something Otherwise awesome place.

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  27. Khr0715

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there almost 90 minutes. It took 20 minutes for our appetizers and another 30 minutes for our meal. When we added bread to our order, it took another 15 minutes. Understand it maybe staffing issues.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner - diverse food menu and tons of wine. Still had their winter cocktail menu in March, so would’ve been nice to have a spring cocktail. But service, food, and drinks were great and will definitely be coming back!

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  29. Aamir

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with excellent customer service 🥰 the manager really took good care of us

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    food was great, took a bit for the server to take our orders, but once it started she was very attentive.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but service was terribly slow. Because of our group size we were charged an automatic 20% gratuity but the service speed didn’t warrant that.

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  32. WoodHog

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was hot and excellent! Audrey was great too!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comida , lugar y atención excelente , buena experiencia

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  34. TeeJae

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time & First impression, neither were a disappointment! The service and the ambiance left a lasting impression to make a return visit.

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  35. DanielleH

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a great experience with Andrew, E at the bar, and Colleen! Great service, food, and overall experience! We recommend! We tried a plethora of tapas (burrata, mushrooms, kafta, pork belly, scallops). All were amazing! Salmon was also great!

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  36. ChelseaF

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service! The arepas were especially incredible!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately the food has not improved with the name change and new owners.

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  38. Maddiera

    Charlotte

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, food was outstanding with lots of creative flavors. Service impeccable. Our favorite uptown spot.

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  39. Kiara

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It is a beautiful restaurant. The vibes were most definitely chill.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places in Charlotte, never fails to provide an excellent experience!

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FAQs

Mariposa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 910-0865.

Mariposa is rated 4.6 stars by 1081 OpenTable diners.

Mariposa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mariposa

500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Levine Avenue of the Arts and South Tryon Street
  • Neighborhood
    Uptown
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Mariposa is directly connected to the Levine Center for Arts parking garage, which is accessible from both South Church Street and Stonewall Street. Park in Visitor Parking and take the Plaza Elevators to level 2, the entry hall.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jonathan Moore
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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