Malbec - Pasadena
Excellent food and service.
We had a family dinner at the restaurant and all enjoyed the evening.
The two steaks we order were favourful.
The ceviche was yummy.
We would return.
Steak was not as good as expected. Had better steaks at lower priced restaurants. Even the rib eye was without exceptional flavor. Side of potatoes was without flavor or texture. Wine choices were great.
Our first time there and the food was great, would definitely go back. We live out of the area but will make a point of adding Malbec's to our lists of favorites in Pasadena.
It was nice. The food is delicious and they brought a sundae for my birthday at the end!
We came here to celebrate my birthday. Everything was terrific. We started with grilled octopus and yellowtail ceviche. For the main we had sea bass, ribeye, and a small platter of sausages. For dessert dulce de leche crepes and ice cream. The service was top notch, the food was delicious, we are hooked! We can't wait to come back!
Good food and an experienced waiter. Only setback was the automatic 20% service charge for a party of 6! I would’ve tipped that (plus more), but I’m surprised they applied an automatic tip on a small group.
Food are good and the ambience is perfect
Wow! Wow! Wow! My second time at Malbec! Such a great amazing place for a special occasion like our beloved Fides! How can we go anywhere else!
Lovely atmosphere! Excellent service! THANK YOU MUCH Ruben! You are so amazing! Thank you for taking special care of us!
Everything was excellent! We had an amazing time! The birthday girl enjoyed every bit of it! (And of course, the other handsome server, Eunice)
After many very enjoyable meals at Malbec, this experience was disappointing. The noise level has never been so high and visiting with friends across the table was difficult. A server taking orders at a table next to ours was shouting so loud, to be heard by those patrons, that we simply quit talking until their orders were complete. Our server was very accommodating of the time we took visiting and reviewing menus. 5 of our meals were served together and we waited for seemingly 10 minutes for the last meal, and spaghetti should not have been a preparation issue. My sole was just warm & tough and one friend found the meal luke warm and dry. I was surprised to see a 20% gratuity imposed on a party of 6, and wonder if management is aware of the degradation in dining experience. I will not invite friends to Malbec until I have been back alone to determine if the experience has improved.
Great Pasadena find. Argentinian theme, but all of Argentina (e.g. includes pasta from the Italian influence and paella from the Spanish) and not just the all-meat pampas (tho there is plenty of beef on the menu). Large menu and rotating specials, all tasty and nice (but not overdone) presentation. Good wine list with broad Southern Cone representations (you don't often see Uruguayan wines on a menu!). Attentive service on a busy Saturday night. Be careful in reservations that you verify the location (inside, outside, bar) ... we overheard an unhappy patron who didn't realize his reservation was at the bar and there were no open tables.
I hadn’t been here for years and I really enjoyed it. The food was great and so was the service.
We celebrated finding our beloved lost dog and we wanted a special dinner. We had a delicious and enjoyable meal. Everything was cooked perfectly. Ribeye and Ravioli with sides- sautéed spinach and mixed mushrooms in garlic.
We will definitely be back.
High school reunion
Staff was great!
Experience overall was good. Will return in the future.
My hubby had the skirt steak. I had salmon. We split a green salad and a bottle of Malbec wine. The wine was wonderful and fruit forward. My salmon was juicy with a slight crunch (love it that way). My hubby enjoyed his steak. Just a pleasant dinner out
Nice ambiance, attentive wait staff, food delicious as was the wine.
The food and service was amazing!!! This restaurant never disappoints.
This was our second visit and we were not disappointed in the food. We enjoyed the Brussels sprouts and the Wagyu beef special that was AMAZING! We started our meal with the empanadas - spicy beef and the queso cheese....oh my!
If you dine before 7 pm expect your server to change part way through your meal...this was the hick-up for our experience. Once we were transferred, we never saw a server again until we found one of owners. Certainly they treated us well once the issue was known, but I shouldn't have needed to say anything!
A lovely spot - an amazing meal - an evening to remember!
Wonderful food and service.
Excellent food, fresh and flavorful. Many choices on the menu and they are respectful of modifications.
Great place to come for special celebration
Perfect experience! The service was off the charts amazing!
This was my second visit to Malbec for lunch. The empanadas were very good and the salmon entree salad was tasty. I was a bit disappointed with the service because the restaurant was not that busy. Our water glasses were not refilled & our iced tea didn’t get refilled until we were ready to leave. Finally there were tiny gnats flying around our table & food which was quite annoying. I mentioned the bugs to the waiter but he didn’t do anything.
Very nice place, food was great, nice portion steak. server was very attentive.
I have been dining here for 10 years and it is remarkably consistently terrific. Great staff and owners. Fantastic
We have been enjoying this remarkable restaurant for years. It is great both for business and social lunches/dinners. The menu explores the wide range of cuisine from Argentina and the wine list presents signature wines not easily found elsewhere. The staff is accommodating, friendly, and professional. Looking forward to the next time!
Service was great & the food was really good.
Wow how do I start. I wish I live closer to this place the food was unbelievably superb, service was great, I will certainly come back every dish that was served in my party was delicious.
Caught up with my brother. I've been wanting to try this place for a while and it did not disappoint. Especially since all I wanted was alcohol and red meat. Service really on par, very pleasant and friendly. Great wine - exactly what I wanted. The ojo de bife they split for us (large portion, I thought) with no fuss whatsoever. Excellent spinach and cannelini bean salad. Perfect dinner in a beautiful setting. Parking easy - streetside. Definitely a great date place. Bringing hubby next time!
This place is fantastic. The food is great! The pasta you can tell is homemade and as an Argentinian family we appreciated the authenticate recipes. I wish it was closer to my home, but I will definitely visit again!
Delicious food. One of my fave places in Pasadena!
Brought wrong food. Took 25 minutes to get it replaced. Food mediocre.
Excellent meal- loved my glass of the Reserve Malbec Featured wine!
Would’ve rated higher but after being seated no one came to our table (not to say hello, ask if we wanted water, etc) until after our other guests arrived 10 min later.
I finally got to dine here after many years of drive-bys! I was not disappointed! The food was fantastic. You cannot miss the Argentinian flavors! My Chimichurri Steak was cooked to perfection! My friend had the fresh-made spinach ravioli and it was superb! The wine was great as well.
I will return here many times just to try their daily fresh menu. And oh, by the way, we loved our server Leland. He was a refreshing old soul who made our evening very enjoyable!