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Argentinean, South American
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1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Busy and crowded, not very relaxing on a Saturday night, but the food we had was very good. The chimichurri sauce for the bread and some of the steaks is excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Bill B
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Sonoma, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When ever we are in Pasadena we try to eat here at least once. This is a very popular, busy and noisy place. Reservations are a must. They have an outstanding selection of Malbec wines. Before going here, Malbec wines were probably my least favorite wine. No more. They've made a Malbec lover out of me. Their beef dishes are... More 

Thank Tim B
Pasadena, ca
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were looking for nostalgia we started visiting Malbec after we returned from Argentina. The flavors and quality of the beef challenge those of Argentina, which are outstanding. We also have enjoyed every wine we have tasted from their select list they bring back from South America.

Thank Mattcobleigh
Walnut Creek
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a great place. fantastic food, outstanding service and fairly priced. rack of lamb was wonderful and the side dishes great.

Thank jswalnutcreek
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Busy and crowded, not very relaxing on a Saturday night, but the food we had was very good. The chimichurri sauce for the bread and some of the steaks is excellent.

Thank Bill B
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145 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The best choice here is without doubt the steaks. I had the peppercorn steak and it was cooked beautifully with a bacon outer skin and a delightful peppercorn sauce. The wine list is selected to compliment the foods and they do have a per glass option. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The only thing against the place is... More 

Thank FJB774
Central Coast California
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226 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The food is prepared nicely and the service is great. Had a business dinner here and everything went well. I intend on returning when I'm back in the area.

Thank California_Wine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and service! Dishes were perfect, well served and my steak was as I asked. Definitely will come back

Thank Fernando S
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As you expected, Malbec menu is heavy on meat. Their steak I'd cooked to order. Very flavorful. Prompt and courteous service. Their house Malbec wine also a nice pair with the steak. The bread is served with nice chimichuri spread.

Thank Argonaut72
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Awful! Sincer comment bad decision that I made, expensive for the portion and i am not impressive with the service, if the owners are reading this comment, you need to improve a lot.

Thank Gerson R
Fresno, California
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158 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Very delicious food, atmosphere wonderful both inside and out and wait staff that was very attentive. I went out on a limb and tried a meal I never would have and it was really good! Recommended by a friend and we will return!

Thank lovept

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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
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?