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1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106-2404
+1 626-683-0550
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Los Angeles
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Argentina and had their steaks, and it was a breath of fresh air. The cattles and lambs are grass feed on the land and have a distinct taste compared to the meat here. I believed that they have patiented there sheep as Patagonia lamb. With that said, the lamb here at Malbec is from Australia or New... More 

Thank Duke_tran_97
Hampshire, Illinois
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yummy appetizers and lengthy wine list. Disappointed that they don't offer traditional filet mignon. I had a cut of beef that was close but not quite. Cooked to order.

Thank Slp322
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Leland, our waiter, made the evening even more enjoyable. He suggested dishes and lovely wine to pair with the steak, sausages and pasta we selected. Papas Provenzai were a delicious side dish. The Mousse De Chocolate is definitely worth the calories. Dining there is a very friendly, pleasant experience.

Thank Sylvia W
Irvine, California
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 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 November 8, 2016

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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475 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 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 74 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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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, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?