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Malbec - Pasadena

4.7
4.7
1288 Reviews
$30 and under
Argentinean

Please note, our outdoor seating is first come first serve. If you have a reservation through OpenTable, you will be seated, however please allow a few extra minutes to ensure that we can properly sanitize your table.

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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Argentinean, Steakhouse, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 683-0550

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Pablo Alcorta

  • Catering

    No matter the size of the event or the occasion, our delicious, authentic Argentine cuisine is sure to be a hit. Perfect for everything from full service for extravagant weddings to simple appetizers to help make that office meeting a little more bearable, Malbec catering ensures that your event will stand out from the rest.

  • Private party facilities

    We have private rooms at all our locations that are perfect for birthday parties, graduations, end of the year celebrations, or anything you have in mind We will work with you to tailor your event and exceed all your expectations.

  • Private party contact

    Kati Pusch: (626) 683-0550

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Cross street

    Green Street and Catalina Street

  • Parking details

    Call for other parking options.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Live Music Saturdays - Malbec Patio

    Mar 12 - Jul 31, 2022
    Sat - 4:00 PM - 10:15 PM
    Come join us for a beautiful evening of delicious food created by culinary chef Pablo Alcorta, a great wine list and music under the stars. EVERY Saturday! 6:15pm- 9pm. RSVP today.

Popular dishes

Menu

Any substitution fee $2 | Split fee $3 | Cutting Cake fee $2. Corkage fee $25 per 750ml (2 bottles maximum) - $35 per 1.5-liter magnum bottle

Soups & Appetizers

  • Sopa de Estacion

    Seasonal special soup

    • Bowl$9.00
  • Duo de Empanadas (Choice of Two)$12.00

    Beef | spinach & cheese | corn & queso fresco | chicken | ham & provolone | spicy beef

    • Polenta con Estofado$16.00

      Creamy polenta mascarpone | Braised skirt steak stew | wild mushrooms

      • Burrata$17.00

        Creamy fresh mozzarella | prosciutto | baby frisse | roasted beets & pears | toasted almonds | grain mustard vinaigrette & balsamic glaze

        • Pulpo$17.00

          Grilled octopus | aji Amarillo aioli | steam potatoes | extra virgin olive oil | parsley | smoked paprika

          • Tuna Tartare$17.00

            Ahi tuna sushi grade | avocado | red onions | balsamic | toasts

            • Provoleta$15.00

              Melted Argentinean provolone cheese | grilled piquillo peppers | crispy prosciutto | chives | ciabatta toast

              • Frito Mixto$19.00

                Lightly fried calamari | shrimp | mushrooms | piquillo & tartar sauce

                • Carpaccio de Lomo$17.00

                  Thin sliced beef tenderloin | arugula | shaved parmesan cheese | capers | red onions | avocado | lemon & extra virgin olive oil vinaigrette

                  • Mollejas a la Parrilla$19.00

                    Grilled veal sweetbreads | salsa criolla | avocado, red onions & tomato salad

                    • Tabla de Chorizos

                      Argentinean chorizo | Red Argentinean chorizo | Thin "parrillera" sausage | Morcilla | cannellini bean salad. Choice:

                      • Two$14.00
                      • Three$18.00
                      • Four$24.00

                    Salads

                    Add 8 oz free range chicken breast $9 | 5oz skirt steak $13 | 4 oz salmon $9 | 6 oz shrimp $11

                    • Malbec$14.00

                      Organic romaine hearts | radicchio | goat cheese | avocado | cucumbers | frisse | crouton | goat cheese | creamy anchovies dressing

                      • Remolachas y Peras$15.00

                        Wild arugula | golden & red beets | roasted pears | toasted almonds | blue cheese | grain mustard red wine vinaigrette

                        • Ensalada de la Casa$14.00

                          Organic mixed greens | carrots | celery | cherry tomato | corn | ricotta salata | balsamic vinaigrette

                          • Espinaca y Hongos$15.00

                            Organic baby spinach | red onions | toasted walnuts | green apple | crimini mushrooms | bacon | tomato | feta cheese | warm grain mustard dressing

                            Homemade Pastas & Rice

                            • Ravioles de Espinaca$23.00

                              Stuffed spinach & ricotta ravioli | fresh tomato | basil | light tomato sauce | ricotta salata

                              • Ravioles Scarparo$24.00

                                Stuffed spinach ravioli & ricotta | bacon | fresh tomato | scallions | cream

                                • Sorrentinos$24.00

                                  Stuffed round pasta, imported ham, smoked mozzarella, asparagus | mixed mushrooms | light pink sauce

                                  • Espaguetis Boloñesa$23.00

                                    Flat thin long pasta | beef Bolognese sauce | wild mushrooms

                                    • Tagliolini Golfo Nuevo$29.00

                                      Thin egg & squid ink pasta | scallops | calamari | octopus | shrimp | tomato | saffron | white wine | garlic | mussels

                                      • Duo de Canelones$22.00

                                        one crepe stuffed with braised beef | one crepe stuffed with spinach and ricotta l béchamel & fresh tomato sauce

                                        • Fetucchines con Salmon$24.00

                                          Thin long pasta | salmon | spicy Calabria peppers | zucchini | capers | kalamata olives | garlic | tomato sauce

                                          • Ñoquis Mar y Tierra$26.00

                                            Potato dumpling | truffle manchego cheese fondue | grilled chicken breast | shrimp | black truffle duxelle | green peas | au gratin

                                            • Risotto de Kabocha$25.00

                                              Arborio rice | Kabocha squash | pinenuts | burrata cheese | fried sage & garnish

                                              • Trofie, Ragu & Caracu$26.00

                                                Short twisted pasta | shredded braised short ribs stew | bone marrow | carrots & green beans

                                                • Arroz con Mariscos

                                                  Saffron rice | scallops | calamari | grilled octopus | shrimp | tomato | saffron | white wine | garlic | mussels

                                                  • One Person$32.00
                                                  • Two Persons$62.00

                                                Mains

                                                All served with choice of two: roasted potatoes, sweet potato puree, sautéed seasonal vegetables or sautéed spinach

                                                • Salmon con Salsa Verde$31.00

                                                  8 oz. Grilled natural salmon | olives, parsley, cilantro salsa & anchovies sauce

                                                  • Lenguado al Limon y Alcaparras$25.00

                                                    10 oz. Flat grilled Pacific sole | lemon-caper sauce

                                                    • Pollo a las Hierbas$25.00

                                                      12 oz Half flat grilled free range chicken | herbs & lemon marinade

                                                      • Napolitana de Lomo$26.00

                                                        Breaded pounded natural beef tenderloin steak | tomato sauce | ham | melted cheese | oregano

                                                        • Suprema Florentina$26.00

                                                          Breaded pounded natural chicken breast | creamed spinach | smoked moozarella

                                                          • Costillas de Cordero$36.00

                                                            12 oz. Pan roasted rack of lamb | Madeira & porcini sauce

                                                            • Entraña al Chimichurri$42.00

                                                              10 oz. USDA Grill skirt steak | chimichurri norteño

                                                              • Pesca del Dia

                                                                Fish of the day. Ask your server for today's fish

                                                                • M.P

                                                              From Our Wood Fired Grill

                                                              High Quality All Natural Meats + No Artificial Ingredients + No Added Hormones + 21 Days Wet Aged. All steaks served with three sauces: chimichurri norteño | salsa criolla | salsa mia

                                                              • Entraña Argentina$55.00

                                                                20 oz. Premium Argentinean grass feed Skirt steak

                                                                • Ojo de Bife$46.00

                                                                  16 oz. USDA Rib Eye steak

                                                                  • Bife de Chorizo$40.00

                                                                    16 oz. USDA New York steak

                                                                    • Asado de Tira$29.00

                                                                      20 oz. USDA short ribs steak

                                                                      • Lomo$41.00

                                                                        8 oz. USDA center cut beef tenderloin steak + 3 oz. applewood bacon

                                                                        • Caracu$19.00

                                                                          4 ea. Bone marrow + grilled rustic flat bread + salsa verde

                                                                          • Tabla Mixta

                                                                            Choose any 2 cuts from the above | sliced on a skillet | family style | great for sharing. Add to the tabla mixta any kind of chorizo $5 | grilled shrimp $11 | veal sweetbread $12

                                                                            Special Sauces

                                                                            Add any for $5

                                                                            • Madeira

                                                                              Madeira wine & veal demiglase

                                                                              • Pimienta Verde

                                                                                Creamy green peppercorn

                                                                                • Salsa Argentina

                                                                                  Malbec wine reduction | caramelized pearl onions | wild mushrooms

                                                                                  • Piquillo

                                                                                    Spanish pepper & roasted garlic

                                                                                    • Gorgonzola

                                                                                      Oyster mushrooms | caramelized onions | gorgonzola cheese

                                                                                      • Salsa Diabla

                                                                                        Spicy calabria pepper & lemon

                                                                                        Side Orders

                                                                                        • Papas Provenzal$10.00

                                                                                          French fries | garlic & parsley

                                                                                          • Bruselas con Bacon$11.00

                                                                                            Sautéed Brussels sprouts | applewood bacon

                                                                                            • Vegetales de Estación$10.00

                                                                                              Sautéed or Steamed seasonal vegetables

                                                                                              • Pure de Batata$10.00

                                                                                                sweet potatoes puree | goat cheese

                                                                                                • Papas al Horno$11.00

                                                                                                  Yukon gold roasted potatoes

                                                                                                  • Polenta Gorgonzola$11.00

                                                                                                    Creamy polenta mascarpone mushrooms, onions & gorgonzola au gratin

                                                                                                    • Vegetales la Parrilla$11.00

                                                                                                      Grilled vegetables

                                                                                                      • Esparragos Grillados$12.00

                                                                                                        Grilled asparagus | hardboiled eggs vinaigrette

                                                                                                        • Hongos Provenzal$13.00

                                                                                                          Mushrooms | garlic | parsley | white wine

                                                                                                          • Arroz al Azafran$9.00

                                                                                                            Saffron rice | green peas carrots | peppers | onions

                                                                                                            • Ensalada de Palta$11.00

                                                                                                              Avocado | cluster tomato | red onions | lemon juice & extra virgin olive oil

                                                                                                              • Espinaca Salteada$10.00

                                                                                                                Sautéed spinach | shallots | butter | extra virgin olive oil

                                                                                                                • Crema de Espinaca$11.00

                                                                                                                  Creamed spinach

                                                                                                                  • Choclos Asados$11.00

                                                                                                                    Grilled corn | roasted garlicpaprika butter | parsley

                                                                                                                    Sparkling

                                                                                                                    • Alta Vista "Rose de Malbec" Brut NV Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza

                                                                                                                      • Glass$13.00
                                                                                                                      • Bottle$45.00
                                                                                                                    • Montchenot "Pinot Noir and Chardonnay" NV, Mendoza

                                                                                                                      • Glass$14.00
                                                                                                                      • Bottle$50.00
                                                                                                                    • William Deutz" Champagne Brut" France 2010

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$155.00

                                                                                                                    Chardonnay

                                                                                                                    • Marcelo Pelleriti "Signature" Tunuyan 2019

                                                                                                                      • Glass$14.00
                                                                                                                      • Bottle$48.00
                                                                                                                    • El Enemigo, By Alejandro Vigil Gualtallary 2018

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$58.00
                                                                                                                    • Catena "White Bones" Alto Gualtallary 2018

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$165.00

                                                                                                                    Torrontes

                                                                                                                    • Colome, Calchaqui Valley, Salta 2020

                                                                                                                      • Glass$13.00
                                                                                                                      • Bottle$45.00

                                                                                                                    Other Whites

                                                                                                                    • Bianchi "New Age" Torrontes/Sauvignon Blanc (Effervescent) NV

                                                                                                                      • Glass$10.00
                                                                                                                      • Bottle$36.00
                                                                                                                    • Bodega Argento, Pinot Grigio Lujan de Cuyo 2019

                                                                                                                      • Glass$11.00
                                                                                                                      • Bottle$38.00
                                                                                                                    • Errazuriz "Reserva" Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca, Chile 2017

                                                                                                                      • Glass$13.00
                                                                                                                      • Bottle$45.00
                                                                                                                    • Humberto Canale "Old Vineyard" Riesling, Patagonia 2020

                                                                                                                      • Glass$13.00
                                                                                                                      • Bottle$45.00
                                                                                                                    • Catena "White Clay" Lujan de Cuyo 2020

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$55.00

                                                                                                                    Rose

                                                                                                                    • Garzon "Rose of Pinot Noir" Uruguay 2020

                                                                                                                      • Glass$15.00
                                                                                                                      • Bottle$52.00

                                                                                                                    Malbec

                                                                                                                    • Lagarde, Lujan de Cuyo 2017

                                                                                                                      • Glass$11.00
                                                                                                                      • Bottle$38.00
                                                                                                                    • Humberto Canale "Estate" Patagonia 2019

                                                                                                                      • Glass$13.00
                                                                                                                      • Bottle$45.00
                                                                                                                    • Anko "Estate" Salta 2019

                                                                                                                      • Glass$15.00
                                                                                                                      • Bottle$52.00
                                                                                                                    • Lagarde "Primeras Vinas" Gualtallary 2016

                                                                                                                      • Glass$17.00
                                                                                                                      • Bottle$64.00
                                                                                                                    • Humberto Canale "Gran Reserva" Patagonia 2017

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$58.00
                                                                                                                    • Anko "Flor de Cardon" Salta 2018

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$65.00
                                                                                                                    • Zaha "Toko Vineyard" Paraje Altamira 2017

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$72.00
                                                                                                                    • Trapiche "Finca el Milagro" la Consulta 2013

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$98.00
                                                                                                                    • Teho "Tomal Vineyard" la Consulta 2017

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$110.00
                                                                                                                    • Catena "Nicasia" Paraje Altamira 2016

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$145.00
                                                                                                                    • Colome "Altura Máxima" Calchaqui Valley, Salta 2015

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$165.00
                                                                                                                    • Catena "River Stones" Gualtallary 2017

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$250.00

                                                                                                                    Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                                                                                    • Marcelo Pelleriti "Signature" Vista Flores 2019

                                                                                                                      • Glass$15.00
                                                                                                                      • Bottle$52.00
                                                                                                                    • Bianchi "Particular" San Rafael 2015

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$68.00
                                                                                                                    • Catena "Alta" Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo 2016

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$92.00

                                                                                                                    Other Reds

                                                                                                                    • Errazuriz "Max" Pinot Noir Aconcagua, Chile 2018

                                                                                                                      • Glass$16.00
                                                                                                                      • Bottle$54.00
                                                                                                                    • Bodega Garzon "Single Vineyard" Pinot Noir, Uruguay 2016

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$62.00
                                                                                                                    • Chacra "Lunita" Pinot Noir, Patagonia 2018

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$90.00
                                                                                                                    • Domaine Nico "Le Paradis" Pinot Noir, Alto Gualtallary Mza, 2016

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$375.00
                                                                                                                    • Humberto Canale "Gran Reserva" Cab Franc, Patagonia 2016

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$57.00
                                                                                                                    • Zaha, By Alejandro Sejanovich Cab Franc, Paraje Altamira 2017

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$75.00
                                                                                                                    • Gran Enemigo, By Alejandro Vigil, Gualtallary, Cab Franc, 2016

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$175.00
                                                                                                                    • Petite Fleur "Bordeaux Blend" Tunuyan 2018

                                                                                                                      • Glass$16.00
                                                                                                                      • Bottle$54.00
                                                                                                                    • Bodega Garzon "Reserva" Tannat, Uruguay 2019

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$62.00
                                                                                                                    • Felipe Staiti "Vertigo" Vista Flores 2014

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$65.00
                                                                                                                    • Lindaflor "Malbec-Syrah" by Monteviejo, Tunuyan 2015

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$72.00
                                                                                                                    • Felipe Staiti "Honor" Vista Flores 2017

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$110.00
                                                                                                                    • Bodega Lopez "Montchenot 15 Years" Lujan de Cuyo Mendoza 2001

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$135.00
                                                                                                                    • Balasto, By Garzon, Uruguay 2016

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$155.00
                                                                                                                    • Bodega Tapiz "Las Notas de Jean Claude" Merlot Blend Tupungato 2014

                                                                                                                      • Bottle$190.00

                                                                                                                    From Around the World

                                                                                                                      Whites

                                                                                                                      • Marko "Gure Arbasoak" 2019

                                                                                                                        • Bottle$68.00
                                                                                                                      • Alta Maria Vineyards "Rancho Viñedo" Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley 2015

                                                                                                                        • Bottle$78.00
                                                                                                                      • Ridge Vineyards "Estate" Chardonnay Santa, Cruz Mountains, CA 2019

                                                                                                                        • Bottle$125.00

                                                                                                                      Reds

                                                                                                                      • Alta Maria Vineyards "Garey" Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, CA 2014

                                                                                                                        • Bottle$88.00
                                                                                                                      • Dumol "Wester Reach" Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA 2019

                                                                                                                        • Bottle$155.00
                                                                                                                      • Deobriga "Seleccion Familiar" Tempranillo, Blend Rioja Spain 2015

                                                                                                                        • Bottle$65.00
                                                                                                                      • Chateau la Rose Montviel 2016 Pomerol, France

                                                                                                                        • Bottle$125.00
                                                                                                                      • Ridge "Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon, Montebello Vineyard, CA 2018

                                                                                                                        • Bottle$165.00
                                                                                                                      • Tenuta San Guido "Guidoalberto" Toscana, Italy 2019

                                                                                                                        • Bottle$145.00

                                                                                                                      Beers

                                                                                                                      Ask your server for our seasonal

                                                                                                                      • Quilmes, Argentinean Beer$7.00

                                                                                                                        • Draft Local Breweries$9.00

                                                                                                                          Dessert Wines

                                                                                                                          • Cruz Vieja, Dry Amontillado Spain$10.00

                                                                                                                            • Taylor Fladgate "10 Year Old Tawny"$11.00

                                                                                                                              • Taylor Fladgate "Late Bottle Vintage" Portugal 2014$12.00

                                                                                                                                • Petit Guiraud, Sauternes, Bordeaux 2016$13.00

                                                                                                                                  Spanish Style Sangria

                                                                                                                                  • White

                                                                                                                                    • Glass$13.00
                                                                                                                                    • Carafe$38.00
                                                                                                                                  • Red

                                                                                                                                    • Glass$13.00
                                                                                                                                    • Carafe$38.00
                                                                                                                                  • Rose

                                                                                                                                    • Glass$13.00
                                                                                                                                    • Carafe$38.00

                                                                                                                                  The Menu

                                                                                                                                  $250 per person. On Thursday February 24 at 7 pm

                                                                                                                                  • Amuse Bouche

                                                                                                                                    Lobster Rillette & Sunchokes Pure + Caviar Braised Pork Belly & Tomato Jam Foie Gras Mousse. Paired with Catena White Clay 2020 - 60% Semillon - 40% Chenin Blanc

                                                                                                                                    • Chipirones Confitados + Hinojo + Citricos

                                                                                                                                      Baby Squid Confit + Fennel + Citrics. Paired with Catena Alta 2017 - 100% Chardonnay

                                                                                                                                      • Lengua Curada + Vinagreta de Mostaza + Alcaparras Fritas

                                                                                                                                        Cured Beef Tongue + Artichokes + Fried Capers + Mustard Vinaigrette + Quail Eggs. Paired with Catena Marchigiana 2019 - Criolla Chica 100% / Catena Marchigiana 2019 - Bonarda 100%

                                                                                                                                        • Tortelloni de Cabrito Confitado + Crema de Humita + Morillas

                                                                                                                                          Homemade Pasta + Goat Confit + Creamy Corn Stew + Morel Mushrooms + Au Jus. Paired with Catena Alta 2018 - Malbec

                                                                                                                                          • Carrillera "Sous Vide" + Barbacoa de Malbec + Mandioca + Jamon Serrano

                                                                                                                                            Grass Fed Beef Cheeks "sous Vide" + Malbec Barbecue Sauce + Yucca + Serrano Ham Tuille. Paired with Catena Zapata Nicasia 2016 - 100% Malbec / Nicolas Catena Zapata 2017 - Cabernet Sauvignon - Malbec

                                                                                                                                            • Torta Negra Tibia + Sabayon + Persimon + Kinotos + Cacao Nibs Coulis

                                                                                                                                              Warm Patagonian Fruit Cake + Port Sabayon + Persimon + Kumquats + Cacao Nibs

                                                                                                                                              Last updated: February 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                              What 1,288 people are saying

                                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                              4.7
                                                                                                                                              4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                              • 4.7Food
                                                                                                                                              • 4.7Service
                                                                                                                                              • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                                              • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                                                                WayneR

                                                                                                                                                San Joaquin

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Outstanding food, service and location. Will return.

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                                                                                                                                                VivianI

                                                                                                                                                New England

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                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                We had a terrific Mother's Day dinner at Malbec's. The seating is a little tight but manageable. The food was excellent and served at a comfortable pace. Our server, Edwin A. was pleasant, informative, and very attentive.

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                                                                                                                                                wickedwitch2

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                76 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                76 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                I hadn't been to Malbec for several years and was delighted that the menu and the food still are very enticing. It seemed pretty noisy to me, but I have a hearing loss, so that is a factor. Prices seem higher than before, but I have to remember that everything we buy costs more these days. My son loved his Rack of Lamb entree, and I was delighted with my pasta with a short rib ragout. It was a large entree, so I have some left for tonight or tomorrow night at home. And the creme brulee was, as we expected, a perfect ending. Even though the Mothers' Day crow was large, service was efficient, yet not too rushed. Couldn't have asked for a nicer meal or visit.

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                                                                                                                                                MarcosC

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                I made a reservation for Mother’s Day The lady at the desk helped us kindly with a smile, they gave us the table fast, the food was delicious, like always, the service is outstanding, the waiters was very helpful, and answered all our questions regarding the menu, and recommendations, we got water refills with out asking for, the food came soon, and nicely served , highly recommend it

                                                                                                                                              5. CL

                                                                                                                                                CathyL

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Mother’s Day

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                                                                                                                                                dodgerbarbie

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Took my brother-in-law when he was in town on business, on the recommendation of a friend. It was perfect. We had an outdoor table and a wonderful waiter. He knew all about the wines and the dishes and helped us order the perfect things. The paella was so good, the octopus appetizer was excellent and of course the Malbec was perfect.

                                                                                                                                              7. KD

                                                                                                                                                KateD

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Close to Caltec, wonderful food and wine and off the busiest streets makes Malbec the perfect place for a special celebration dinner with our caltech student. They have choices for all dietary preferences which is always a plus!

                                                                                                                                              8. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Service was excellent. The food was good. The environment was too noisy, no music.

                                                                                                                                              9. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                Malbec almost makes up for the dearly departed 1810, Old Town casualty of California’s inane lockdowns. Their Argentine selections, sauces, and remarkable steaks are first rate. I tried the short rib cut for the first time and it’s excellent but ranks just behind their “entraña” a skirt steak wonder. The bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts lacked significant bacon but overall another good meal. Just wish they’d get the seating and ambience into this century. It’s a bit bland and stuck in 90s.

                                                                                                                                              10. KG

                                                                                                                                                KayG

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Awesome second time going food is amazing! Juan is great at knowing wines!

                                                                                                                                              11. BL

                                                                                                                                                BeauL

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Good food! Restaurant was not noisy and we were able to talk without having to scream to be heard! Waiter was very nice and made great suggestions. Didn’t come and check back to see if we needed anything. However he seemed to be the only one on the floor. Will definitely go back!

                                                                                                                                              12. TF

                                                                                                                                                TaniaF

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Waiter was ok. Forgot almonds on salad. mousse dessert was great. Kind of loud

                                                                                                                                              13. ZG

                                                                                                                                                ZaraG

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                When they introduce you to their specials, MAKE SURE to ask for the price. We ordered their steak (the special) but did not ask how much it was. It was $90. True, it was huge but it also had a huge bone and LOTS of fat. We know good quality steak, but this was NOT a $90 steak. THAT particular steak ((shipped from Argentina, etc.) was a rip off. Everything else was great: the wine, salad, appetizers, dessert and service.

                                                                                                                                              14. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Thank you for making my boyfriend’s birthday awesome :)

                                                                                                                                              15. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The food was amazing and the service was great they accommodate us right away and I definitely recommend people coming here

                                                                                                                                              16. N

                                                                                                                                                None

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Beef was good, chicken and other menu options were okay not bad but not amazing. I expected more based off the price, was about $210 for 4 people. Portions were okay. Desserts were pretty good. I would expect a little better based off the price.

                                                                                                                                              17. RR

                                                                                                                                                RafaelR

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Very nice restaurant with excellent atmosphere and attention. Food is very good as well. Highly recommended.

                                                                                                                                              18. Q

                                                                                                                                                Queenvictoria

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                We had a great night out dining at Malbec’s. The food, ambiance, service and music was excellent! The waitstaff gave us great food and wine recommendations. I definitely recommend that you dine at Malbec! A true hidden gem.

                                                                                                                                              19. SS

                                                                                                                                                SandraS

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                First time dining here and I look forward to returning. Ordered the chorizo platter, frito mixto, and empanadas to share and a couple of drinks each- more than satisfied the two of us. Service was outstanding with just enough attention while allowing us to do our thing.

                                                                                                                                              20. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                I had dinner with an annoying friend and what made it tolerable was the delicious food.

                                                                                                                                              21. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                My family and I loved it. They have a big dessert menu so make sure to ask for it! Good selection and everyone liked their meal.

                                                                                                                                              22. KL

                                                                                                                                                KimberlyL

                                                                                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Malbecs is one of my favorite restaurants and I usually love everything they offer, but I was disappointed with the White Fish option from the DineLA menu. It was lacking flavor. Other than that I love this restaurant. Great service, ambiance and food.

                                                                                                                                              23. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Birthday Dinner

                                                                                                                                              24. JW

                                                                                                                                                JessicaW

                                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                What a wonderful restaurant! Amazing food, excellent service and a gorgeous space! We had so much fun! Highly recommended!

                                                                                                                                              25. P

                                                                                                                                                Peggy

                                                                                                                                                San Diego

                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Food was terrific and service was good. They were a bit understaffed, but delays were minimal.

                                                                                                                                              26. JA

                                                                                                                                                JandA

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                We had a wonderful experience at Malbec! It was our first visit, so we asked our waiter for suggestions for dinner and wine that would pair nicely. Everything was perfect!

                                                                                                                                              27. DB

                                                                                                                                                DianeB

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                The food was superb and reasonably priced. Homemade pasta, fresh ingredients (e.g. the burrata was fantastic), nice wine list, and many great (well prepared) items on the menu from start to finish (the bread pudding dessert was special). Free, nearby street parking was easy to find.

                                                                                                                                              28. K

                                                                                                                                                Klry

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                As everywhere these days, prices have gone up. Still love their Arroz Con Mariscos. Service excellent. Place a bit too noisy when crowded. Never feel rushed.

                                                                                                                                              29. WC

                                                                                                                                                WilliamC

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                We have been occasionally dining at Malbec for the past few years. The food is always fresh, well-prepared and delicious. Service is always friendly and efficient. The atmosphere is always pleasant and, while Malbec isn't noisy per se, it does fit the adage that "you can hear a good restaurant."

                                                                                                                                              30. JF

                                                                                                                                                JustForFun

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall2food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Started well. Finished poorly. If I was a celebrity I might have fared better as the celebrity that was seated next to us received amazing service. Us, not so much. Waited 1/2 hour for dessert. Drank 2 cups of coffee while waiting. Never saw my waitperson. Had to get the bus person to find my waitperson to find the desert. Being ignored made me unhappy. I’ve supported this restaurant for the past several years. I’ll be back when I’m a celebrity. Oh… I guess never again.

                                                                                                                                              31. DA

                                                                                                                                                DanielleA

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                Food was good, nothing I would want to come back for though. The desert was overwhelmingly sweet. And the service was okay. The server wasn’t very attentive but the buss boys were.

                                                                                                                                              32. J

                                                                                                                                                Jose

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                56 reviews

                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                56 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Great as usual

                                                                                                                                              33. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                Enjoyed the food, Saturday night noise as expected…only complaint was the cross draft from a presumed back door that caused some uncomfortableness. The hostesses could be a little friendlier, the server was knowledgeable and offered great recommendations. All in all…enjoyable evening and will likely return.

                                                                                                                                              34. V

                                                                                                                                                Vonnie

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                With the exception that it was noisy - most restaurants are these days - the food was excellent, presented well on the plate, amounts adequate, and hostess was caring beyond measure.

                                                                                                                                              35. m

                                                                                                                                                mlander

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Went on a Sat evening so it was pretty crowded. We sat in the outdoor area and it was very comfortable with outdoor heaters spaced along the area. The service was fast and the Sangria was excellent. They had live music and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. The food was excellent, there were four of us and we all had a taste of the different dishes, thumbs up on all. I highly recommend.

                                                                                                                                              36. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Food was really great Service and ambiance excellent. Will definitely come back. The squid ink seafood saffron pasta was amazing. Must get the Malbec salad- their version of a caesar salad. Our server Gilberto was very attentive amd made great food and wine selections.

                                                                                                                                              37. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Best food and dessert I’ve tried and enjoy in years! Service was amazing I did not catch the name of our server but he went above and beyond to ensure that everything was up to the highest standards!

                                                                                                                                              38. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Food was great service was excellent love how quickly we were able to get our table

                                                                                                                                              39. OT

                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                Always Excellent Food and Service. The Dine L.A. menu had nice choices. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner @ Malbec!

                                                                                                                                              40. LR

                                                                                                                                                LindaR

                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                Great food in a lovely restaurant on lovely tree lined Green Street. Outdoor or indoor seating.

                                                                                                                                              Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                                              • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                              • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                                • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                                              • Screening

                                                                                                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                                                • Staff is vaccinated
                                                                                                                                                • Staff temperature check required

                                                                                                                                              FAQs

                                                                                                                                              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 1288 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                              Google Map for Malbec - Pasadena

                                                                                                                                              1001 E. Green Street Pasadena, CA 91106

                                                                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                Green Street and Catalina Street

                                                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                Pasadena

                                                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                Argentinean, Steakhouse, Italian

                                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                Call for other parking options.

                                                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                              • Owned/operated by

                                                                                                                                                Latinx or Hispanic

                                                                                                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                Pablo Alcorta

                                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                                Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                              • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                (626) 683-0550

                                                                                                                                              • Catering

                                                                                                                                                No matter the size of the event or the occasion, our delicious, authentic Argentine cuisine is sure to be a hit. Perfect for everything from full service for extravagant weddings to simple appetizers to help make that office meeting a little more bearable, Malbec catering ensures that your event will stand out from the rest.

                                                                                                                                              • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                We have private rooms at all our locations that are perfect for birthday parties, graduations, end of the year celebrations, or anything you have in mind We will work with you to tailor your event and exceed all your expectations.

                                                                                                                                              • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                Kati Pusch: (626) 683-0550

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