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Malbec

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1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106-2404
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
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Alta Loma, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Argentinian restaurant is tucked away from the bustle of Colorado Boulevard. The food and the service is great. Our server explained that Argentinian food has Italian influences, and that is evident in the menu. My husband had the skirt steak and I had the salmon. Both excellent. They have a nice wine selection, and each of us had equally... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a Thursday evening around 6:00pm. There was no trouble finding a parking spot on the street - the restaurant also has valet parking. And we were seated immediately without a reservation. The menu has a lot of beef items. I usually prefer fish or chicken, so I ordered the Lenguado al Limon (lemon sole). The fish was... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal at Malbec with our family. The food is delicious and the wine is amazing. The steak is cooked to perfection (melts in your mouth). We had impeccable service and would definitely return to Malbec in the near future.

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Maidenhead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having identified this as restaurant with a good reputation, my wife and I had the last dinner of our California holiday at Malbec, Pasadena. I'm pleased to say that we were not disappointed. It was by far the best meal of our holiday. The restaurant wasn't too busy, but there were enough customers to create a good atmosphere. The meal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

A very busy restaurant, but was still treated with impeccable service and overall a great experience. Great food and atmosphere we really enjoyed the salad with wild shrimp and all of the other choices looked so appealing. The salmon was a little bit overcooked, but think a meat choice would have been better. The accompanying sides were tasty. All the... More 

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San Gabriel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

we've been to this place twice. Food is very good. My niece recently back from Japan wanted steak. We planned to take her to Ruth Chris but they were closed so we brought her to malbecs. The food here never disappoints. I'm getting so hooked on Argentinian/ Brazilian good that I've started making chimmichiri and flap steak at home.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

A great Argentine steakhouse/restaurant in a nice Pasadena location. We sat on the front patio, which is lovely even in summer.

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Thank FussyGrl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 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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Glendale, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 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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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, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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 91106-2404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-683-0550

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