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#117 of 1,949 Restaurants in Charlotte
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214 N Tryon St Ste 3, Charlotte, NC 28202-1023 (N Tryon & 5th)
+1 704-344-8878
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Had eight dishes and all were really good. The paella was incredible and worth the wait. Service is attentive and friendly. 7 is good time to go, the Pre theatre crowd is gone and the after theater crowd won't be there for a while

Thank Jim C
Quincy, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This place was hopping on a Saturday night, but still managed to fit us into their smallish dining area with a table for 5 at prime time dining hours. We did make a reservation a earlier that day, and I'd suggest doing so for any weekend night. The table was tight, but given not impossible and the tightness probably added... More 

Thank Grace_K102
Charlotte, North Carolina
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I've visited twice for lunch and my experiences were vastly different, except for the service. On my first visit, I ordered the Serrano sandwich. It was freshly sliced and had a very generous portion of fine ham. The flavors of the thin layer of tapanade accentuated the ham really made for a nice lunch sandwich at a reasonable price in... More 

Thank Jordan M
Durham, NC
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Malabar is located in the heart of uptown. The restaurant’s decor is modern and sleek, with a bar area next to an open area for diners and a mirrored wall. The lunch menu had an assortment of small plates, sandwiches, and salads. There was also a 2 course prix fix lunch option for under $15. I had the toasted ham... More 

Thank Lauren G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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546 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I tried Malabar recently and had a really great experience. We loved the croquettes and Iberian ham, as well as the tres leches dessert. The waitstaff was attentive and quick with refills. Parking uptown can be difficult, but there is a garage on the block.

Thank Bowmanator22
Poitou-Charentes, France
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Very enjoyable dining experience. Lovely friendly and discreet service. Food all beautifully freshly prepared and very tasty. Lovely selection of regional Spanish wines.

Thank ArtisanLuc
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We came in on the recommendation of a waitress at another place where we had cocktails and told her we just wanted to bounce around and graze. We are so glad we did!! We had the tuna tartar, peppers stuffed with a delicious risotto, and the waiter chose our last dish- the flank steak with chimichurri sauce ( that was... More 

Thank Bonnie P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

the manager is almost always there, and I even go in after the lunch crowd before they close lunch. the food is excellent, which is always expected and indeed delivered by the owner (who also owns Luce') it is a small place and and altho cozy, their large windows on all sides aloow people watching uptown and let in sunshine.... More 

Thank Uptown G
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Enjoyed our visit and outdoor seating! Tapas were tasteful, service was prompt, polite and attentive.

Thank mishkanazapade
Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Spanish wine, Spanish tapas! So delish! It's swanky, dark and quiet in the middle of a bustling downtown! Churrasco, empanadas and shrimp...yum! Didn't get anything else this time, but will go back soon for paella and more Tempranillo! Make a reservation...its small and gets busy!

Thank Mary Catherine W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mediterranean, Spanish, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 N Tryon St Ste 3, Charlotte, NC 28202-1023
    (N Tryon & 5th)
  • Public Transportation: You can use the LYNX Light Rail Blue Line and get off on the CTC/Arena station and walk towards 5th street. Walk west on 5th, one block, to the Hearst Tower located on the corner of 5th and College.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-344-8878

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?