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1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106-2404
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank FussyGrl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Joyce J
Glendale, United States
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5 reviews
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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 

Thank Mary-Lynne F
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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.

Thank Ms M
New York
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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 

Thank Dennis S
San Jose, California
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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.

Thank PaulInSJ
Grand Terrace, California
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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 

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.

Thank chappalachia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Argentinean, South American, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings
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: 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?