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Malbec

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Argentinean, South American
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1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106
626-683-0550
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - 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, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Dinner

Service was outstanding. Ambience was very nice. Liked that they accommodated my request for a booth for my family. Empanadas were as good as advertised and reviewed. We all unreasonably compared them to our experience in Chile where we had the best Empanadas. Churrasco was okay the Chimichurri was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
jekob
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Service was outstanding. Ambience was very nice. Liked that they accommodated my request for a booth for my family. Empanadas were as good as advertised and reviewed. We all unreasonably compared them to our experience in Chile where we had the best Empanadas. Churrasco was okay the Chimichurri was very good. The rib eye was excellent. Desserts were well done.... More 

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Riverside, California
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I know Argentine,well. But let's talk ambience and service first: the fire Marshall must be on the payroll, tables so close you are distracted by your neighbors, pleasant decor, unmanageable noise, but not a horrible experience, give it a C. Service, can only talk about Leland- avoid his tables. He tries to take on the persona of the disdainful BA... More 

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Pasadena, California
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went there last Thursday Nite for dinner, with a friend and it was Fantastic. Not only are the menus great, but they will cook it to your perfection they way you want it and take off some items if you ask, and just to cook it the way you want it

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Arcadia, California
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I came here for a early dinner during Dine LA. I was very impressed there were 2 dinner options to choose from at $40 and $50. We chose the $50 version and got to sample all the dishes. On 1st course, the Salmon tartare is exceptional, very fresh. All 3 entrees for 2nd course are great. The branzino was in... More 

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Anaheim, California
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had 6:00 PM reservations on a Saturday night. When we arrived the restaurant was crowded but we were immediately seated at our reserved table. The tables are spaced close together and there is little privacy. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food is very good. We ordered three appetizers for five people: 2 orders of EMPANADAS (chose... More 

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Pasadena, California
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Went here with just my husband as it was rare to be just the two of us for Christmas Eve. The restaurant was really busy, but still had quality service. The suggested Pinot Noir was very perfect with the Filet. The Chimichurri sauce is excellent. We'll be back!

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Tarzana
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Friends took my husband and I out for what was an incredible meal and experience. We had the option to dine outdoors to enjoy the fresh air and a quieter ambience, or indoors at either a lovely table or booth. We chose the outdoor table, which was wonderful. The waitstaff and manager were professional to a T, friendly and helpful,... More 

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chico,ca
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The atmosphere was very pleasant, and the food very very good. I had the tenderloin which was cooked to perfection. Others in our party also enjoyed their entrees including the salmon, and chicken dishes. The suggested pinot noir was very very good and went well with the beef tenderloin. I would recommend eating at the Malbec for a good meal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We eat here on a regular basis. Entrana de Chimichurri is excellent, as are all the salads and appetizers. We've never been disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Arrived at 6:30 on a Friday evening and had our pick of tables so chose smaller dining room near window. After reading a mixture of reviews, we decided to try for ourselves and we were not disappointed . Waiter and busboy were attentive but not looming and we never felt rushed, even as the restaurant began to overflow. Food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-683-0550

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean, South American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 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?