Great menu, cool dimly lit
Great menu, cool dimly lit space. The Al Pastor (shredded, not from a spit) was delicious and the drinks were not too pricey. Service was great, but a touch on the slow side. Was having a great time in the lively atmosphere, so the extra few minutes weren't a huge deal. Will definitely be returning.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server was great and made two great recommendations: ground beef and pickle tacos and chicken "carnitas" tacos.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great evening
I booked the place for my son's 18th birthday and was not disappointed. The food, the service (our waiter Alan) and the night went without a hitch. We brought a cake and candles and they were happy to light it and cut it for us too. The value for money was great. Would definitely recommend and return.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Drinks in Town
Love this place. Drinks are the best (spicy cucumber). It's also close to many clubs to enjoy.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
bit too noisy when full. good
bit too noisy when full. good food but not memorable, nice for visitors
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kale and squash white mole
Kale and squash white mole enchiladas were amazing. Loved the food. Spicy cucumber margarita tasty but TINY.
Waited longer than several walk in customers even though we had a reservation (and there were only two of us so I really didn't get it).
Good atmosphere.. I'll definitely be going back to try something else, it was hard to decide on just one thing.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
After reading the reviews on Yelp, we were hesitant to dine here, but we went on a friends recommendation... Loved food, service was below mediocre.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place for Lunch
We selected Mas Malo to celebrate several birthday lunches. The service was great and the food was delicious. The prices aren't too bad either - the food is definitely worth the price. They are generous with salsa, guacamole and chips while you are waiting. All were delicious. We brought our own cake with us and they served it to us with plates and forks for all. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
high ceilings good grilled fish tac
I am writing this from a totally blind person's perspective. I was warmly welcomed the minute I walked in the door. I am now retired, but my former co-workers who came also had a great afternoon. There were about 14 of us. I enjoyed my grilled fish tacos. The rice had a spice I did not recognize. I was served plenty of water to drink.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great place in DTLA. Food and service are always great and the place has a cool vibe.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good. Nice
The food was very good. Nice sized portions. There was about 5 of us it was a little difficult to hear everyone at the the table but not so bad that I would not go back
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mas Malo is energetic and fun. The menu is interesting LA Mexican food. It's a bit loud on the main level but the basement if open is quieter. Service is polite but as it can be a busy spot don't go for a quick meal. Give it a try & enjoy.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with Friends
I met friends for lunch at Mas Malo. The restaurant was not very busy so as a result it was quiet. Nice drink selection
And good variety menu. Loved the Sangria! The water had a cucumber flavor which was unusual but nice.
The chips and Salsa were so good we couldn't stop! The main courses were good and the prices were reasonable.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love their food
The kale salad, pickle tacos are unusual and fab. The more customary dishes are great
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mas Malo es Mas Bueno
Last night was the first time we went to Mas Malo and it lived-up to its reputation. The Guacamole with Pomegranate Seeds was great and was served with fresh, hot chips. The Chicken Carnitas Tacos were amazing. Great service. We'll be back really soon!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
After we checked in, the hostess
After we checked in, the hostess wandered through the restaurant, straightened the flowers on several tables, then wandered back to instruct the other hostess on something that could have waited. Then we were seated. A dozen tables were open, so the delay was completely unnecessary. We ordered chips and cucumber slices. I had to flag down a bus boy to get plates which should have come prior to the order delivery.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my husband and my third time at Mas Malo, but our foodie-daughter's first. We'd been raving for months about the food and she was eager to try it. We were not disappointed! The guacamole, garnished with pomegratate arils (a new touch?) was wonderful, as were the freshly cooked, warm tortilla chips. My Carnitas Chile Relleno was exceptional! The Pasilla chile (?) lent the dish its considerable heat, and the flavor of the red sauce on top complimented it perfectly. My husband had his standard Chicken Mole, which is anything but standard! Portions were huge, and we actually brought some home which we enjoyed for brunch yesterday! Our daughter had the fish tacos which she said were excellent. Service could've been better. Delicioso!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really great food, downtown gem
This is the second year in a row we've done a team dinner at Mas Malo after a conference, and we love it. Service was great, drinks were fabulous, and everyone was happy with their meal. We'll be back next year.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very charming restaurant.
Very charming restaurant. Great music. Great food. Staff is super nice. I like the downtown location better than their other restaurant.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM