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malabar

#121 of 1,937 Restaurants in Charlotte
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214 N Tryon St Ste 3, Charlotte, NC 28202-1023 (N Tryon & 5th)
+1 704-344-8878
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went before the symphony last night. Great walking distance to Belk Theater. The service was outstanding. The food was amazing tapas. The ravioli and chicken empanadas are not to be missed. Many vegetarian items as well as seafood items. The space is small so I would recommend reservations.

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Thank taburfield
aberdeen
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food service and good atmosphere - good range of food / tapas . Great wines too Eduardo attentive waiter

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Thank jj274
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Thank Jim C
Quincy, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Grace_K102
Charlotte, North Carolina
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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Thank Jordan M
Durham, NC
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Lauren G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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504 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Bowmanator22
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank ArtisanLuc
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Bonnie P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?