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214 N Tryon St Ste 3, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 344-8878
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Ranked #146 of 1,960 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N Tryon & 5th
Transit: 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.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Malabar is a member of the Conte Group of restaurants in Charlotte. It is a block away from the Blumenthal theater, making it a perfect stopping place for big or little appetites before a show or after a workday. The meatballs and chorizo tapas are my favorites, but my husband loves the potato one. The sangria is freshly made and... More

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South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What a wonderful experience we had during last week's "Girls' Night out" with great friends. Malabar was easy to find and so accommodating ; I can't wait to go back. The menu is a great mix of familiar and interesting combinations, we had fun trying more than 10 dishes. The tabla de quesos kicked off our dinner with unique flavors.... More

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Virginia Beach, VA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Business cocktails, appetizers for dinner. There were 8 of us.. We order shrimp, calamari and pretty much everything on the appetizer menu. All average and not enough for me to fill full. It was just okay. Wouldn't go back.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I'd say that this is one of true tapas restaurant in Charlotte. Serving size and flavors are spot-on. No frou-frou stuff; just unadulterated good food. My fave: Cheese platter, calimari, steak w/chimichurri, sausage in chickpeas, anchovies, and of course dessert. I had the churros y chocolate and it was freakin' awesome! Service: Top notch.

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Canton, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

MALABAR From: patiolady321@hotmail.com To: patiolady321@hotmail.com Subject: Spanish??? Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 16:59:21 +0000 This Spanish restaurant was an upscale tapas bar. There is a bar, but patrons are seated at tables and on wall lined pillowed cushions. The walls are warm and enticing in colors of red, orange, and dark brown. The lighting fixtures enhance the ambiance of the... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had dinner in Charlotte on a beautiful summers day at Malabar and we enjoyed the outdoor seating available at this tapas bar. We ordered several dishes from the menu. Churrasco, Grilled Skirt Steak, Chimichurri, GarbanzoSauteed Chickpeas, Spinach, Saffron and the Pulpo, Grilled Octopus, Potatoes, Olives. All the dishes were very good and abundant for a tapas bar. We ordered... More

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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is worthy of being a top restaurant....will return to this place time & time again! So many interesting things to try.My partner and I had considerable trouble deciding on what we wanted to eat....so many appetizing plates to choose from. We eventually selected Tabla De Emputidos(selection of meats),Tortilla de Asparagus(Asparagus omelette) & Albondigas(meatballs)....this was more than ample food for... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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387 reviews 387 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a great find of tapas in uptown CLT. Great selection of tapas at great prices. The servings are quite generous, so at the end of the day it is a bargain. Service is great and very personable. Great atmosphere, a must try!

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Easley, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a difficult restaurant to review. The service was excellent and we enjoyed every food item we had, but it was $70 for a very small amount of food. If you don't mind dropping that kind of money on a meal that will leave you hungry again in an hour, this place is wonderful. For us, it was a... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

On a recent overnight trip to Charlotte, my boyfriend and I were exploring the neighborhood around our hotel (Westin) in uptown. We started getting hungry and checked out a few places before stumbling across Malabar, tucked in a little corner spot. The menu looked appealing so we decided to try it out. The interior is small, but high ceilinged and... More

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Additional Information about malabar

Address: 214 N Tryon St Ste 3, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: (704) 344-8878
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Spanish

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