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1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106
626-683-0550
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10:00 am - 9:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 40
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Off the beaten track

The Malbec restaurant on Green is away from the thriving Old Town hub hub, and feels like a neighbourhood eatery. Not a cheap one, but one you always look forward to visiting. The service is good and the steaks and wine are superb. Depending on the time of year you go and the time of week, it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
enroute55
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This Argentinian steakhouse serves somewhat bland food. The salads however were very fresh The waiter tried to upsell the wine and there was a wait even with reservations. There are much better choices in the area.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Malbec restaurant on Green is away from the thriving Old Town hub hub, and feels like a neighbourhood eatery. Not a cheap one, but one you always look forward to visiting. The service is good and the steaks and wine are superb. Depending on the time of year you go and the time of week, it can get extremely... More 

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Newhall, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We went to Malbec to attend a group seminar and therefore could only choose from limited items on the menu. I had the salmon which was tasty and my husband had the tenderloin which came as he ordered it and not as raw as we have had beef in Buenos Aires. Their house Malbec and the Albarino/reisling white wines were... More 

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Los Angeles
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109 reviews 109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My wife and I dined at Malbec recently, and, although we were guests of a large group...so we didn't order Argentine food from the menu, the dinner was excellent, as were the white Argentine wine blend of Albarino/Reisling and (?), with a slight frizzantiness...as well as the reserve Malbec red that we enjoyed. We look forward to returning, to try... More 

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Arcadia, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Malbec will undoubtedly please many people: nice location, pleasant upbeat ambiance and some good dishes: actually the best risotto I've ever had! (The dish is called creamy carnaroli rice & wild mushrooms with crispy kale.) Other good dishes: seared jumbo scallop wrapped in smoked salmon, Australian lamb rack, arugula salad with beets/candied walnuts pear and the panne cotta for dessert.... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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162 reviews 162 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I visited this Argentinian restaurant about a week ago with coworkers. I'm not really much of a red meat eater, but upon the recommendation of my coworkers, some of whom had eaten here before, I decided to opt for the skirt steak...besides, I've heard that Argentina is known for all their meats and the way they prepare them. Well, I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We called and asked if we needed a reservation for Sunday brunch. We were told that we didn't, because it didn't get that busy. They were right. When we arrived at around noon, the place was practically empty, but the woman who greeted us was annoyed that we did not have a reservation. Then they made us wait. In an... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Wonderful selection of wine to pair with the flat iron steak. Good burrata salad. Quick seating with reservation. Very busy and crowded. Happy to dine here for my friends next birthday celebration. Great service too!

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Glendale, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have been at this restaurant several times and have always enjoyed our meal and surroundings.we also ask for recommendations from the waiter. They are ready to help you with the Argentinan dishes. It is fun to try foods you are not familiar with!

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Pasadena, ca
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Me and my wife have been regulars here for a few years now, however we noticed little by little the prices keep going up and up and up, and the service has gone down a bit. I mean its ok to raise prices but wow this much?? We were shocked.. I mean its ok because the food is worth it,... 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
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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