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1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106-2404
+1 626-683-0550
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Irvine, California
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple great Everything on the menu was made to perfection. Large portions in general you can not go wrong

Thank virumpatel
Moorpark, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family & I have occasionally visited this wonderful restaurant & have just celebrated my husband's birthday. The service, hostess & even the owner are terrific & bend over backwards to accommodate you. The food is Argentine with choices of beef, fish & chicken & I ordered rack of lamb which is wonderfully cooked. Top chef prepared & farm to... More 

Thank KarenK366
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

I'm really disappointed about our visit today. Specially because we are celebrating our 21st. Wedding anniversary. We decided to come here because our visit a year ago was amazing. Unfortunately, today was totally different and in a bad way: The carpaccio was unflavored, the salad was mediocre and the meat was cooked in a Texan style and it took a... More 

1 Thank Paty G
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Heard good things about this place and stopped for dinner after visiting the Rose Bowl for UCLA football game, and it did not disappoint. Its a lovely traditional but modern style place with a nice bar and outdoor seating as well (a bit noisy on the street but that was ok with us). Service was attentive. We had the seafood... More 

1 Thank GingerXoXo
Alta Loma, California
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

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 

Thank TravelinCali
Reno, Nevada
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444 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 

Thank Heather M
Westlake Village, California
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213 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

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.

Thank JMH1986
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

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 

Thank iamwedgie
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45 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank emmyish
San Gabriel, California
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank ckpsgv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Argentinean, South American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106-2404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-683-0550

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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?