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Malbec

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1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106
626-683-0550
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11:00 am - 10:00 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
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Malbec during Dine LA Restaurant Week and ordered from the prefix menu. Since there were three of us, we ordered all three of the appetizers, all three of the entrées, and two of the desserts. Although it is not customary, we asked for small plates to taste just a sample of each other's meals. What a delight!... More 

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Thank Joyce J
Glendale, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Malbec is one of my favorite restaurants. It is consistently friendly and well run. The food is always terrific, although the portions tend to be somewhat large. They specialize in meat dishes, but the salads are plentiful. My husband had the steak last time we were there and he said it like the best one we'd had in Buenos Aires... More 

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Thank Mary-Lynne F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious! I highly recommend the ceviche sampler (I can't remember the real name but it has 3 different kinds). The food and service were fantastic! Very romantic atmosphere too.

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Thank Ms M
New York
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I'm not a big Malbec (the wine) fan, but the one I enjoyed at Malbec (the restaurant) has me wondering if I've been underestimating this wine. I am a big lamb fan, and the rack of lamb (served as individual chops) I had here only confirmed my love of lamb. Very well prepared and generous portions. The sealed I started... More 

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Thank Dennis S
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Nice atmosphere, has upmarket feel but with no trace of the snootiness that's all too common of restaurants 'with aspirations'. Food was good, excellent service.

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Thank PaulInSJ
Grand Terrace, California
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This restaurant has a very nice ambiance. The service is attentive, and friendly. I had the rib eye steak, and it was prepared perfectly. My wife had the paella, and said it was better than many she has had outside of Spain. The wine selection is limited, but we had an Argentinian Malbec that was nice. The prices are a... More 

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Thank James H
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Ate outdoors on a warm spring night. Tried numerous items from all parts of the menu. No disappointments. Steak was top notch, desserts were excellent, seviches were good not great. Nice wine, nice evening.

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Thank chappalachia
Ashland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The food here was wonderful, the service was a bit spotty to begin with, but finished off strong. The restaurant is on the small side, I recommend making reservations.

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Thank MissMychal
Alta Loma, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We had a large cross section of the menu, and while good, not great, and some bordering on poor. First the best, the Cibiche Classico and the baked sole were very good, as were the sauces. Not so good were their beef specialties, Bife De Chorizio and the Carpaccio. The grilled beef steaks were somewhat overdone and very tough. At... More 

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Thank Otto K
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying I'm from Argentina. This place has some good food but it is far from what you get in Buenos Aires. Starting by the lack of real bread on the table. They bring you 1/10 of an inch dried slices with chimichurri, that's not the Argentinian way. The one clear thing that I felt way the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Argentinean, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-683-0550

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?