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Mal Pan, Charlotte, NC

Mal Pan

4.6
4.6
362 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 14 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 362 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Charlotte

    Great for outdoor dining

362 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner! It was DELICIOUS! We hope to be back! 😋

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  2. Highlandmike

    Charlotte

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    $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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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great spot. Excellent service, friendly staff, delicious food, clean and accommodating. 2 for 2 for us!

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  4. Anneliece

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful service Very accommodating with our large party and two high chairs

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    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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  6. AlexisM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good atmosphere. Good drinks and have great gluten free options.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and drinks! Will come back with friends.

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  8. RonW

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. And bountiful burritos. Margaritas were delicious also.

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  9. tosnsnd

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Mal Pan serves authentic Mexican and is a fine restaurant. It's a little pricey but if you're looking for authentic and an upscale vibe, this is your Mexican.

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  10. Shaz

    Charlotte

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for dinner on a Friday night with reservations. We were sat promptly and had a great server. The food was excellent (my favorite was the portobello mushroom quesadillas with steak)! We didn’t feel rushed and enjoyed our meal.

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  11. DorianS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect night for a girl's night! The drinks and food were amazing as always!

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  12. BryanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered one of each taco, they were all amazing but the two different shrimp tacos took the win. The salsa with the sweet potato tacos were INCREDIBLE. And the corn tortillas are the best we’ve ever, ever had.

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  13. LeighF

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding! Everything was very fresh. Loved the California Burrito - best burrito I’ve ever eaten - highly recommend it. Loved the chicken taquitos a shareable app. All sauces on all dishes and with chips were delicious. OC margarita topped off a great dining experience.

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  14. MBSS

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had the mushroom quesadilla appetizer! Oh sooooo good! Definitely recommend sharing…it’s super filling for 2!

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  15. CJohns

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food has beautiful presence and is tasty. My order got messed up but it was resolved quickly. I do wish there were more menu options for salads or lower carb entrees.

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  16. DenNick

    Charlotte

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Since Mal Pans opening the service and food has been top notch. We continue to bring friend’s, coworkers and recommend to everyone. A favorite for sure!

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  17. ArmandoS

    Mexico City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Menu, delicious !!... I loved Tacos de Cochinita

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  18. MKM7

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was my first time and I loved it! Highly recommend and will be back!

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  19. TNmle

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. I had the Mal Pan bowl with chicken and enough for a mra the next day. BlackBerry mint margarita was so good. And service was awesome! My first time, and I’ll be back again!

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  20. Cindy

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent. We will be back next time. We are in town. Outstanding food and service.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was awesome and personable, food was amazing and we can’t wait to bring back friends with us and try some other dishes

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  22. CarolynM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks as always! Food is consistently good! Definitely recommend coming!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food! The temperature inside was a little warm for me (granted it was a hot day), and our server was pretty clearly new, but still very affable. Would def recommend & go again!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Amazing spot! Heritage cusine. Great service. Am definitely going back there!

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  25. rimap

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hosted a team lunch, server and food was very nice!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Food was very good. Noise level excessive because of extra loud music. Could hardly carry on a conversation without shouting.

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  27. Bentrdr

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a pleasure to eat here. The service is outstanding, and the food is creative and tasty.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The burrito shell is home made and amazing!! The drinks were wonderful too!!

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  29. JulieD

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are huge fans of tacos, and these were the most flavorful we have ever tried. The sweet potato kale taco was incredible. Loved every aspect of our visit, and we’ll be back!

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  30. steves

    Cincinnati

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Had a hankering for a new Mexican food experience in Charlotte and found Mal Pan on Open Table. Made a reservation via OT for a high top table, but when I arrived, they had none open. Once seated, I promptly received chips, salsa and gauc. Had a moderate wait to order drinks and my entree. Unfortunately, my entree showed up prior to my margarita. After being served both, no one stopped back by my table until I was finished eating and drinking. The food was very good and my experience was acceptable. It appears they are severly understaffed, as the bartender had to wait half of the indoor tables plus craft their cocktails.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Great food. Limited menu. Very inattentive service.

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  32. MCArdoin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it and can't wait to go back! The patio was perfect at lunch time. The chips with salsa and guac, our cocktails, and the beans and rice were all so good and the breakfast tacos can't be beat in CLT!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall2food5service3ambience1
    We made an indoor reservation because of a chance of thunderstorms and regretted it so much. All our food was great, but our server didn’t come by to check on our drinks enough. It was also so hot inside because the doors were left open and the AC wasn’t on that we were all sweating by the time we left. If our reservation was outside it would have actually been cooler because there was a gorgeous breeze.

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  34. LynnA

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our group of 4 was seated promptly and served rather quickly. Server helped with any questions we had regarding the food and drink menus. Food was quite good and portions were of good value. Small interior seating has us near the bar which was a little noisy. Overall worth exploring the menu further on another visit.

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  35. PaolaM

    Exclusive

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambience! I tried both micheladas and they were amazing. Simple menu, delicious food.

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  36. PamelaB

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We were eager to try this restaurant because there were good reviews, but we were sorely disappointed. The noise level was uncomfortable and it was too hot with little air circulation. Our server was not personal and did not provide an adequate description of the entrees. We needed attention at our table and there was no response. There seemed to be no attention to customer service! We usually dine out once a week at better restaurants and are familiar with good service . We did not witness that at this restaurant. We will not be returning.

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  37. WayneH

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First trip to this restaurant. Cozy atmosphere. Service was terrific and the food was the best of this type that we have encountered.

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  38. FoodLVR

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite OG margarita! The poblano crema on the shrimp enchiladas is sinfully delicious! Best service!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it. Great food and drinks along with terrific service.

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  40. ArmandoS

    Mexico City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You will spend a nice time with good food and refreshing drinks!.. a place to go if you want to try delicious Mexican food.

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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 362 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 14 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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