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214 N Tryon St Ste 3, Charlotte, NC 28202-1023
+1 704-344-8878
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (26 reviews)
“tapas” (51 reviews)
“tres leches” (9 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
214 N Tryon St Ste 3, Charlotte, NC 28202-1023
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The worst possible service I had ever gotten. The waiter was simply angry, slamming drinks on our table, not paying attention to our requests and responding to our questions with hostility. We were scared to ask for the check! That's no way to greet people...More

Thank Shai B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We really like to pop in here prior to shows or events uptown. Very good food, good value, a little on the high end, but always feels like value = price! Keep up the great service and great food!

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife was wanting to eat at a restaurant that served lambchops and we found the perfect spot at a Spanish restaurant called Malabar located in the middle of downtown Charlotte across from the Discovery Museum. She loved her 3 lambchops with garbanzo beans. I...More

Thank Herschel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this Uptown restaurant on a Saturday night. We enjoyed the modern decor and they had a nice tapas selection, although a bit overpriced. The tortilla espaNola was quite good, as was the spicy papas. The restaurant was not overcrowded (we did have reservations)....More

Thank YogaGal1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful tapas and paella. Octopus and skirt steak are both outstanding as is the meat paella. Great selection of Spanish wines. And in a very cool part of N. Tryon.

Thank moody1779
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This restaurant has improved. We tried it when it first opened, were not very impressed, and did not come back for several years. We were pleasantly surprised to find the food had improved. We tried five small plates, potato&ham&cheese croquettes, calamari, sliced Serrano ham, churrasco,...More

Thank ChrisMaurer
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I went solo wanting Paella and because I was single could not get it. - You have to commit to two servings. I had their sangria, cannelloni, and tiramisu, which were divine. This is a restaurant that I wish my wife could have joined me.

Thank William B
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a nice place to stop into before going to the theater in uptown Charlotte. Share several different Spanish tapas dishes and enjoy the dining experience.

Thank monkeybig
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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...More

Thank taburfield
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank jj274
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jocey R
Do you host Flamenco dinner shows?
20 May 2017|
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Response from Herschel C | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so.
Jim C
Do you have valet parking if not where do you suggest we park
13 March 2017|
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Response from Jordan M | Reviewed this property |
I also walked but I don't recall seeing a valet setup there. There is street parking a few blocks away on Mint St, Poplar St, Church St, and Trade St. (west of Church). Meters are active until 6pm.
Is there a dress code for dining?
11 July 2015|
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Response from Edam4 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code - most of the clientele have tended to dress in business attire weekdays and anything from upscale to sharp casual on weekends. There are always exceptions and that's not a problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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