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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 - 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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Great Place for a group

Wonderful restaurant suggested by a friend of ours. Had a reservation for 8 which was honored immediately. Waiter was friendly and very efficient. Ordered empanades as appetizers. They were excellent. Each had it's own separate taste. Beef were the best. Had drinks with wine suggested by waiter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Richard D
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wonderful restaurant suggested by a friend of ours. Had a reservation for 8 which was honored immediately. Waiter was friendly and very efficient. Ordered empanades as appetizers. They were excellent. Each had it's own separate taste. Beef were the best. Had drinks with wine suggested by waiter. Everyone enjoyed the selection. Entrees were all over the place including: salmon, paella... More 

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Thank Richard D
Los Angeles, California
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been wanting to try Malbec's for a long time, so some friends took me here for my birthday. The service was outstanding and the food delicious! Two of us enjoyed the skirt steak and my other friend had the beet salad and empanadas, which she loved. The only negative was the level of darkness in the restaurant. We... More 

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Thank teachertraveller17
Toronto
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Malbec was recommended by a work colleague. It is a cozy, although very dark, neighbourhood bistro situation in Toluca Lake. As I was a walk-in and solo diner, I opted to sit at the bar. The restaurant filled to capacity on a Tuesday evening, which is always a good sign. I had the skirt steak with the chimichurri sauce and... More 

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Eugene OR
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The service was wonderful, the food okay, the wine very good....but, this was definitely the darkest restaurant I have ever been in! There was no way I could read the menu where I sat. I moved over to the bench seat my companion was sitting in because he had a little ceiling light that shined down where he sat. It... More 

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Thank TravelQueenEugeneOR
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service and food are always good in this restaurant.They make you feel so welcomed.Thay have a great staff.

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Thank Paula C
Granada Hills, CA
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is probably the best Argentinian food in the Southland. Located in toluca lake on riverside dr, 4 blocks east of cahuenga. Incredible rib-eye and lamb chops. Good service.

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Thank Harry A
Los Angeles
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank hedyb
Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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Thank PotatoMasher
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Keith K
Southern California
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335 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
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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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?