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Malbec Argentinean Bistro

10151 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake, CA 91602
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Ranked #6 of 28 Restaurants in Toluca Lake
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Forman
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17 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Thousand Oaks, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Authentic Argentinean cuisine with an authentic Argentinean waiter! Food was delicious - especially the sweet breads! The pre-fixe menu offers great options at affordable prices. The Catalan Creme was the best I've had outside of Spain! One suggestion -- TURN UP THE LIGHTS!! It's VERY dark in the main dining room. We had dinner in the back dining room which... More

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West chester
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Excellent moderate prices we are from Phila and this restaurant would do very well there. For LA the price points for the meals and the services were truly remarkable . We had the Carne entree and a veggie entree , salads, and a crepe concoction that was truly off the charts, all for under $50 for two inc an Argentine... More

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Dundee, Scotland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Visited with friends who recommended this place and it did not disappoint! Great food, great atmosphere and great service (especially from Gillian our server). Will definitely eat here again on our next vacation.

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Toluca Lake, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is a very nice Argentinian restaurant and we are happy to have it right within walking distance of our home. The service has always been great, the food is consistently very good (sometimes over salted and that says a lot because I really like salt), and the ambiance is nice. Must try the melted cheese appetizer if you are... More

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Marina del Rey, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have hear good things about Malbec Argentinean Bistro and decided to get it a try. I made reservations on a Tuesday evening at 7:30PM. Walking in the atmosphere is cozy and dark. When the host arrived he was very pleasant. The service was going well until we were serviced our main course. Then bam gone until it was time... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The cuisine is fresh and tasty and I always have a delicious meal. The service is outstanding. It is not a big restaurant, which is part of the charm.

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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I love Malbec's! I go there every time I go back home for a visit. My favorite thing there is their chimichurri sauce. I could eat it on everything! I love that they give you bread and chimichurri sauce. My favorite dish there is the grilled skirt steak with chimichurri (of course) and grilled vegetables. It's a nice portion but... More

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Linden, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I ate here with friends on a Thursday night. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Then the service became spotty. Three beverages were ordered but only 2 arrived. We ordered 2 appetizers but only one arrived. The food was delicious. The room became very loud making conversation a bit difficult. I really enjoy Malbec but this visit was not... More

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Monrovia, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Had heard positive reviews about Malbec in Pasadena and was eager to try the Toluca Lake location. 4 of us went on a Saturday evening. It has a dark and cozy feel and we were seated right away. Unfortunately, the food was just average and I doubt I will go back. 3 out of 3 of us had our steaks... More

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