Malbec - Pasadena
Argentina is world famous for its cuisine. From homemade salads, pastas and fish to an abundant selection of our signature grilled meats, Malbec Argentinean Bistro brings you the best authentic cuisine prepared on our genuine Argentinean grill.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Duo de Empanadas
Empanadas with choice of filling: beef, Chicken, Corn & Queso Fresco, Ham & Cheese, Spicy Beef, Spinach & Cheese
Carpaccio de Lomo
Thin Sliced Beef Tenderloin | Arugula | Shaved Parmesan Cheese | Capers | Red Onions | Avocado | Lemon and Extra Virgin Oil Vinaigrette
Smooth chocolate mousse, imported dark chocolate, sponge cake, meringue pieces, berries
Great restaurant run by two brothers the food was fantastic wine was amazing and the hospitality over the top.
We had such a great meal at Malbec and the wait staff was excellent. Great experience - we will be back again and again!
Everything was delicious.
We had not eaten at Malbec for several years. We reserved for 5:45 in the hopes that the main room would available, but only one table set for two which was reserved. So we're in the adjacent room which was fine but it felt like you were relegated to the secondary section.
But all was well after seating. The entree selections were inviting, and the food was flavorful, well-prepared and in ample serving size. The server's enthusiasm was appreciated but we felt a bit rushed as we finished up. The wine recommendations were perfect.
We're glad we came back.
I ordered the Ribeye and my had the Skirt steak and a side of Bone marrow. None of the meat had any taste. Bone marrow had no flavor.
A great restaurant in Pasadena owned and operated by two brothers. The food is always great and service amazing!
The restaurant, while lovely, is VERY noisy! There is no noise baffling at all and at 6 PM on a Wednesday it was too loud to have a conversation.
Food was really good. I had the seafood pasta and he had the rib eye with Brussels sprouts. It gets a little crowded on a Friday night. But overall ambiance is nice.
Experience was great as always. Prices keep Creeping up every time we go but everything seems to be going up.
Diverse menu, knowledgeable wait staff. Would definately return
The food is good. Service is a little slow but acceptable. It is hard to find parking. Overall, we had a good dinner.
Nice neighborhood spot. Extensive, inclusive menu, and the food was prepared nicely. Good service, and check out the list of Malbecs available.
The food is always delicious at this restaurant. I love it, and the waiters are polite and efficient.
Had a great date night with my wife here. Nice ambiance and great meats charred perfectly to my liking! I’ll come back for sure
Everything was good except for the meat. They need to work on that.
Great food. The Carpaccio was divine. Best skirt steak ever! Terrific wine list. Impeccable service.
First time eating at Malbec and enjoyed a wonderful evening, excellent food and very attentive service. Will definitely return.
We had seen Malbec on Open Table before and thought we’d give it a try. The food was excellent and the service was efficient. Great experience and we will definitely be back for future dinners.
Always a delight. Serving staff is wonderful.
Food was excellent. Highly recommend the arugula salad, sweetbreads and skirt steak.
Consistently, one of my favorite places in Pasadena.
My family and I love going to Malbec. We always ask for the same waiter Dennis because he is phenomenal. The food and service are consistently great!
Everything was great until a party of very loud people were seated next to us and made the rest of the evening impossible for us. They should have been moved farther away so that those already there could have a nice evening,
Unfortunately service not to standards still tip 15%
Waiter name Ruben F very inpatient rushing the order walked away when we still
Ordering side dishes bad Birthday on top of the horrible service we had the courtesy
To tip him definitely not coming back.
Excellent food and service. Highly recommended for an evening dinner
Friday night jazz is the best
Loved the food, excellent service. We’ll be back
Food was great. I was a little disappointed in the service. Here’s why: booked table for 4 for a birthday dinner. Last minute changed to 3. Told the hostess who said since we had only 3 she could not give us the table we reserved (a booth) which she said was for 4 people. Fair enough. Totally understand. Where I became disappointed was when she sat THREE people at that booth just moments later (they happen to be white, and we are Asian, but let’s set aside the race card for now and give them the benefit of the doubt). We were already into our meal, and I did not complain, nor did I want to ruin the atmosphere of the birthday dinner we were having. End of the meal… no apologies, no acknowledgment even of our birthday celebration (a little “hey sorry about that, but hope you had a good birthday celebration anyway, here’s a free chocolate, whatever” would have gone a long way). Well the food was great and my company was great. so we had a great time regardless of the irksome hostess move. But as for the service at the restaurant, you guys failed to cease on an opportunity to create a loyal customer.
This is a nice quiet location on Green Street with a lively atmosphere and great service. The food is done to perfection and I was full after eating only half my meal!
Malbec is a great place to go for any occasion. The staff is very nice and friendly, food is delicious, and everything was clean.
Shocked that the food was this bad.
We choose to go with the dine LA menu. Food tasted old. Broccoli was bitter, meat was cold in the center. the fish was over cooked. Then empanadas were also cold in center.
Understand they are short staffed , hope they go back to the quality of food they always have had. :(
The service is excellent
Pricy but worth every penny!
The octopus appetizer was excellent!
The beef melts in your mouth, also delicious. Any piece of beef you order will be delightful.
The service is incredible and the food amazing as always
Close to impeccable service and downright delicious food. Our third or fourth time to Malbec and it’s truly never disappointed, no matter what we’ve had be it appetizers to pasta to grilled meats.
The food was excellent. The rack of lamb was just perfectly done. The shrimp with the white fish entree was incredible. Dessert was good as well.
A nice downtown eatery with excellent food- we did Dine LA , loved each dish and had plenty to eat. Only problem was the noise level. You must raise your voice just to talk across a small table for two. People with bigger parties were almost shouting to each other. I would recommend, but this is not the place for a nice quiet or intimate dinner. I recommend with a warning.
It took a while to be seated - nearly 20 minutes, even with a confirmed reservation. Once seated, our server was very attentive and the food was great. While we frequent Malbec - the DineLA menu is always a great opportunity to try new things, all were fantastic. The sausage polenta appetizer was particularly amazing. We hope it's added to the permanent menu. Lovely evening overall.
You can order delivery directly from Malbec - Pasadena using the Order Online button. Malbec - Pasadena also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 683-0550.
Malbec - Pasadena is rated 4.7 stars by 1135 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.