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Malbec Argentinean Bistro

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Argentinean, South American
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10151 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 91602 (Forman)
818.762.4860
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
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  • 8
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful date spot!

Love this spot! The ambiance is lovely - dark and romantic - with a fantastic wine list. I've been impressed with the food I've had as well. I haven't tried too many of the heavy meat dishes here. I don't usually eat meat and I understand that they are "known" for their steaks but I have to say the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Love this spot! The ambiance is lovely - dark and romantic - with a fantastic wine list. I've been impressed with the food I've had as well. I haven't tried too many of the heavy meat dishes here. I don't usually eat meat and I understand that they are "known" for their steaks but I have to say the sole... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We eat here often. It's exceptional. Wines are excellent. As are the starters. I only eat fish - no other meat - and there are always good choices. Reservations are recommended on weekends.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

You must try this restaurant !!! The food and service are top shelf !!! The creativity of the dishes, the perfect preparations and presentations made this a memorable experience for me. I dine out 5 nights a week and it takes a lot to grab my attention and this neighborhood Gem did !!! I can't wait to get back there.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This restaurant is in Toluca Lake, just a few miles from Burbank. Open for lunch and dinner. The food here is incredible, simply delicious flavors. The complimentary fresh bread with herbed olive oil was so delicious - just that and bottle of wine, all wines reasonably priced, would have made us happy!! We opted to try the provolone appetizer, similar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The food was excellent and the wine was affordable. We ate the beef, chicken, spinach and ham empenadas and the bottle of red was $32.00.

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We've been to this restaurant twice and it has not disappointed. It is small and inviting with a good mixture of salads, fish, chicken and steaks on the menu. The prices are moderate and the the wine selection appropriate. The dishes are good sized, not too big or small. Definitely a good neighborhood restaurant to visit while in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The skinny: Parking- in back, paved lot Decor- wood and brick Restroom: clean single Service- friendly Coke factor- nicely carbonated in glass Food- excellent Noise level- loud Bonus- private room in back Ever since we moved to the neighborhood, we have been meaning to eat here and finally we went taking my sister-in-law for her birthday lunch. We sat inside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I recently had dinner at Malbec for the first time, and it was wonderful. It was actually a pleasant surprise. Approaching from the outside patio, I was not sure what to expect. Upon entering, you are transformed to an Argentinian Bistro. I have once worked in Argentina, and the atmosphere and menu of Melbec were reminiscent of restaurants in Argentina.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great food and ambiance. I like the variety and that it is a different flavor then I am used to. Wine is terrific learned a lot about Malbec and now always pick up a bottle when I can. I really enjoy eating there or taking home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We met some friends here for dinner. The restaurant was very loud! We asked for a booth and the hostess informed us that the booth we had pointed to was for 6 people. 15 Minutes after being seated at a table we noticed the hostess seat a party of 4 at the booth we had asked about. Which I will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10151 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 91602
    (Forman)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: 818.762.4860

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?