jury still out for me
wife really liked, I thought the rib-eye had great flavor but didn't have the tenderness I would have liked. Ravioli with smoked mozzarella also had great flavor but had mushrooms that were a little gummy.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place. The food is incredible. Nobody does meat better than Argentina :)
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy and sophisticated
This restaurant is cozy and with sophisticated ambience and appointments. The service was excellent and the food was very good. Would like to try to back patio with twinkling lights next time.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food in Toluca Lake
Delicious food in Toluca Lake - Argentinian empanadas, salads, Argentinian skirt steaks and grilled chicken. Delicious panqueques with dulce de leche for dessert. Great Malbec wine. Moderately noisy bistro atmosphere. Service polite, friendly, but felt rushed despite late seating after 8 pm. Unfinished salad plates were picked up by bus people when entrees were delivered to table. Steaks were delicious, but were not cooked to order - read that as: order medium well to get medium rare, order medium to get very rare to blood. Grilled vegetables were delicious. All in all delicious food usually wins out, but after coming here for over five years, service should be at a higher level
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been here quite a few
We've been here quite a few occasions and the food is always delicious! The waiters are great!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in the area
Best restaurant in the area despite the average prices. Been there maybe 5 times and I was never disappointed with anything from the menu of food or wines. Top service offered - attentive and quick but not intrusive. Salads, steaks and grilled pollo are delicious. Chocolate mousse with pear is class for itself.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak without the Steakhouse!
Malbec serves delicious steak without the pretense and expense of a steakhouse. It's has wonderful neighborhood, cozy atmosphere, but it does not sacrifice on sophistication or romantic vibe. The appetizers and salads are large, so by all means, share them unless you have a hefty appetite. The skirt steak with chimichurri was well prepared, very flavorful, and it was a sizeable portion. This is a very enjoyable restaurant for a weekend out.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was really good, but
food was really good, but the service was a bit slow.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food. Varied menu.
Very good food. Varied menu. Lots of different flavors
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Malbec has evolved into a restaurant with something for every palate. It is a great neighborhood spot.
One of the few LA restaurants getting sweetbreads right.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this place
the only downside is that it tends to be noisy, but the food has NEVER disappointed. the service and wine list are equally terrific and it is a quaint bistro type restaurant in the heart of toluca lake.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, wonderful wine.
A real find - a neighborhood restaurant with a great menu and excellent wine selections. The waiters are friendly, and super knowledgable, recommending without pressure and bringing wines to taste. The food is first class, freshly prepared and served with all the touches that say “high-class”. The wine list concentrates on Argentinian wines and the waiters here really know their stuff, suggesting excellent pairings for every dish. The wines come by the glass - generous measures - and the waiters will give you a tasting of anything that you fancy before pouring. It makes the evening festive and fun and you feel that you are being introduced to a new culture and cuisine. We had a great time and cannot wait to go back.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were seated at a booth near the window. A lovely lunch. The salad & sandwich were great and the staff was very helpful & friendly. A great little spot in Toluca Lake for lunch.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went there on a recommendation
I went there on a recommendation from a friend. The food was outstanding and the staff was really friendly. The seafood was really fresh and their Tiara wine is the
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Malbec Positive Experience
The service was excellent and the booth I requested was provided. Noise level was not acceptable but I know that's the norm these days. Food was very good.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM