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Mal Pan, Charlotte, NC

Mal Pan

4.6
4.6
395 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 16 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, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 395 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

395 Reviews
  1. GloriaK

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  2. 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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  3. KathyC

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 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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  17. 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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  18. IrwinG

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. MelissaL

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. I appreciate the simple, clean and healthy menu offerings. Will definitely be back!

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  22. Natalie

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    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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  23. RedRooster

    Charlotte

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 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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  24. 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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  25. DebbieN

    Charlotte

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place! Really like the chicken enchiladas special. The others at my table thought the sauce was excellent too. Will come again but it was really noisy on Saturday night

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  26. EmilyO

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall the food was good, but I don't think it was worth the price.

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  27. HenkB

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Seating is always poor here. If reserved through open table expect a bad table. Had a reservation and walk ins just a foot in front of me got a good table leaving us in the dark corner. Always disappointing and then staff is surly. Mediocre.

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  28. Randi100

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food and service were phenomenal. Too loud, tables too close to each other and it was way too hot inside.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Too expensive!! One basic house margarita is $13.25???? For that reason I did not get another drink. Not enough tequila. If they were $11 I probably would have gotten a second drink.

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  30. Jolly

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good! We enjoyed our meal and drinks. Great service, friendly staff.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dinner! It was DELICIOUS! We hope to be back! 😋

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  32. Highlandmike

    Charlotte

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    $2 extra for an ice cube?! Seriously? How ridiculous is that? Service was nice but not prompt. Food was good but not timed appropriately. Everything felt rushed and like they just wanted to turn the tables we’ve eaten at their cousin restaurant, Sabor, in Santa Clarita, CA and were excited to try this version- however we probably won’t be going back anytime soon.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! The food is fresh and delish!! Our service was uninterrupted and consistent. Really enjoyed eating here and will be back! The only suggestion would be patio heaters. The set-up is really geared more towards seasonal patio dining and the inside is small so you can’t really get away from the cold draft when eating inside. Still 5⭐️

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Ate inside one evening and was entirely too dark.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great spot. Excellent service, friendly staff, delicious food, clean and accommodating. 2 for 2 for us!

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  36. Anneliece

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful service Very accommodating with our large party and two high chairs

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good marketing, but overall is just overrated and not good at all. Out of group of 9, we think that the food could’ve been way better. Had lack of flavor, and should offer more options. Services was great

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  38. AlexisM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and good atmosphere. Good drinks and have great gluten free options.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and drinks! Will come back with friends.

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  40. RonW

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. And bountiful burritos. Margaritas were delicious also.

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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 395 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 16 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, 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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