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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 - 9:00 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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  • 7
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  • 3
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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
Argentina in Toluca Lake

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Southern California
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  • Local cuisine
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Southern California
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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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Los Angeles, California
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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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Los Angeles, California
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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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Los Angeles, California
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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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Woodland Hills, California
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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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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Malbec Argentinean Bistro

Address: 10151 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 91602
Phone Number: 818.762.4860
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Argentinean

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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?