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Malbec Argentinean Bistro

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10151 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 91602 (Forman)
818.762.4860
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11:00 am - 11:00 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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  • 15
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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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
Gem of an Argentinean Restaurant in Toluca Lake

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
raylaw323
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Los Angeles, CA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Los Angeles, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
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507 reviews 507 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Woodland Hills, California
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125 reviews 125 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Don't let the frontage of the restaurant fool you, once you pass the threshold you have transported yourself to South America. The restaurant is small, intimate, dark, romantic and filled with people enjoying themselves. The owners have made this restaurant a reflection of their home country. Luciano is always there to greet each patron and enjoys making people feel like... More 

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San Diego, California
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13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

BEEF!! This is the word that comes to the forefront of your brain for Argentinean food...so I ordered pasta! ;-) Go figure! Seafood pasta at that! Why? I love seafood pasta, so leave me alone! :-) As far as pasta goes it was quite good. As far as Argentinean food goes...you'll have to read the other reviews! I loved the... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at this quaint little bistro. I found it on OpenTable and it was well reviewed. Little did we know what a treat was in store for us. From the minute we were greeted at the hostess table until we left a few hours later, the customer service was probably the best we have... More 

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Los Angeles
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Authentic Argentinean cuisine with an authentic Argentinean waiter! Food was delicious - especially the sweet breads! The pre-fixe menu offers great options at affordable prices. The Catalan Creme was the best I've had outside of Spain! One suggestion -- TURN UP THE LIGHTS!! It's VERY dark in the main dining room. We had dinner in the back dining room which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Excellent moderate prices we are from Phila and this restaurant would do very well there. For LA the price points for the meals and the services were truly remarkable . We had the Carne entree and a veggie entree , salads, and a crepe concoction that was truly off the charts, all for under $50 for two inc an Argentine... 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

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?