Malbec - Pasadena
Argentina is world famous for its cuisine. From homemade salads, pastas and fish to an abundant selection of our signature grilled meats, Malbec Argentinean Bistro brings you the best authentic cuisine prepared on our genuine Argentinean grill.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Duo de Empanadas
Empanadas with choice of filling: beef, Chicken, Corn & Queso Fresco, Ham & Cheese, Spicy Beef, Spinach & Cheese
Lightly Fried Calamari | Shrimp | Mushrooms | Piquillo and Tartar Sauce
Carpaccio de Lomo
Thin Sliced Beef Tenderloin | Arugula | Shaved Parmesan Cheese | Capers | Red Onions | Avocado | Lemon and Extra Virgin Oil Vinaigrette
The steak was burned I order medium. Tasted like they cooked it on dirty pan
Meal was fantastic, service was excellent
We had such a wonderful experience at Malbec. The servers were very accomodating and they also made sure to take note of our special occasion.
We ordered Sangrias, Frito Mixto (Calamari) Malbec Salad (Very upgraded Caesar Salad), Entraña A La Parrilla (Skirt Steak), Ojo De Bife (Rib Eye Steak), and Vanilla Bean Gelato.
They topped our gelato with wafer & a candle for our celebration.
We were very pleased with the service, food and drinks. We will definitely be coming back again.
The waiter was amazing and very attentive. We had steaks & chicken w/4 sides. The garlic fries are delish, crunchy on the outside and tender inside.
Great service! Great food!
Malbec was great, just a little loud I should have requested the side room. The food especially the cheese and spinach empanadas were delicious.
Thank you for great service!
I was pleasantly surprised, because the last two times we were their we weren’t 100% satisfied, but this time the food, ambiance and service was great. Definitely will be returning.
Awesome food, great service, one of the best restaurants in Pasadena.
We had a party of five- Shared lots of great appetizers (all big portions) and server has great suggestions. Love this place!
Having dinner with the Family. Awesome!
Wonderful experience! The skirt steak was excellent and the pasta divine. Dessert menu is wonderful. Try the crepes!
Wonderful place to meet with friends. Did it twice in two weeks. Prices are reasonable for the area. Staff was attentive and friendly. There were quite a few patrons on the weekend, so noise level made it challenging to have conversation. Still a good time.
Always my go-to place for a special night out. Food never disappoints and customer service is great! Low key spot with great wine choices and food
New Year’s celebration
The food is great but not amazing.
Our server, Chris, is awesome and nice.
They have live music when we went there.
Great service, great food, great ambiance, absolutely loved it. Server very knowledgeable about the menu for Gluten free and the wine menu. Fantastic spot for special occasion or just s a nicer dinner.
Wonderful service and meal! Great ambiance! We enjoyed ourselves!
Overcrowded, extremely loud. The staff attempted to accommodate but this was not the place for us. We went down the street to Goucho Grill and enjoyed the same menu in a more relaxed and properly spaced dining experience.
The best thing about dinner was the salad. It all went down hill from there. We were excited to try out a new place one day before New Years. We ordered the tabla mixta with the rib eye and skirt steak. Ordered medium well along with Brussel sprouts and grilled veggies. We received our order with the meat being extremely over cooked, charred and half of it was inedible. We only received mixed veggies. It took 20 minutes to get the attention of staff trying to see what happened to our Brussel sprouts. Server said I forgot to place the order and left. No apologies or attempt to ask if we still wanted it or order something else. I had to get the attention of another server twice to put in another order for Caracas(bone marrow). I then had to ask another server for refills. I kept having to hunt down servers for dessert menu. We got dessert but no spoons. 10 more minutes to get someone’s attention and some spoons. For a $200 dollar meal for 2 people, service, accommodation and quality were severely lacking. Tables next to us had no problem with service or server attentiveness. Will definitely never come back
Loved the food, atmosphere and service. Going again.
One of the best steaks we had (and everything else we ordered) with great service. Definitely recommended.
Food was delicious and flavorful! Chorizo plate was yum! Rib eye and short ribs were amazing too! Was not too impressed with the paella. Pulpo was good but too much potatoes for me. Grilled corn was great!!! Will definitely come back and try the other stuff!
Good steak, could be served a bit sizzling as it came in cast iron plate.
very nice meal and service, great food choices, very interesting menu
only minor complaint was a little noisy but on Christmas one can expect that, we were sitted next to a 12 top as well.....
We found this gem for Christmas dinner and were pleased by the food and the great service. We will certainly go back to this restaurant. Thank you for making our Christmas brighter.
This was our best meal of the year! We plan to put Malbec on our regular rotation.
The food is great, the atmosphere lively and welcoming but not overwhelming, and the value outstanding! But what really made the evening memorable was the outstanding service-thoughtful and attentive, but not in the least obtrusive! Superb!
My wife and I and our adult children celebrated Christmas Eve at Malbec-well be back mrxthuesr, and hopefully many times before then!
Great menu. Friendly staff. Loved the live music!!
Excellent meal and the service was outstanding. Wonderful all around
Bittersweet celebratory dinner for neighbors who bought a new house and will be moving away; also belated birthday. It was their first dining experience at Malbec; absolutely loved it.
Fantastic food and ambience.
Did not disappoint! Been coming here for years and love it every time! Great ambiance, great food, & great customer service!
Great meal, wine, service, and easy parking nearby.
The lamb chops were too greasy. I think it was an old sheep.
Good food & wine! We had a good table with privacy tucked in the corner of the room! We’ll come back!
We had a great time and will be back for sure!
Delicious food and great service! Good music and great ambience. It was our first time there and we went as a group. We will definitely be going back time and time again. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
First, we were asked to wait 15 minutes to be seated for our reservation. The table we were shown was complete ready when we arrived. Greeter was very cool and inattentive to us.
Second, we needed to ask for a menu, took a while
Third, food and server were not visible for at least 20 minutes
Fourth, food finally arrived; my lamb was tough my date's mussels and octopus was excellent. However, server never gave her a plate for the mussel shells or a spoon for the pasta. Couldn't find him to get properly served place setting
Fifth, need to go to bar to get check and pay.
If the establishment didn't have enough staff, then don't accept reservations for every 15 minutes. This was a special evening for us and the experience spoiled what should have been a celebration evening.
Really great food. Very good service. We had a wonderful time.
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 4.6 stars by 1186 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.