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
Smooth chocolate mousse, imported dark chocolate, sponge cake, meringue pieces, berries
Bife de Chorizo
16 oz. grilled center cut striploin steak
Very pleasant and inviting… missing Argentina.. so this was perfect!
PERFECT, especially the table for two in the front window!!
Beautiful place ,I love the food 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕😊😊
The food was absolutely delicious. I ate octopus for the first and it was fantastic. Our server Ruben was so joyous and kind. We all loved him. Thanks for such a great evening.
Always great waiters and service at Malbec! Food was delicious as well, try the carpaccio!
Awesome service. Nice music in the background
Our first experience and definitely not our last. Try the Spicy Beef Empenadas. Kid's had beef (Skirt steak and Rib Eye) the dipping sauces were a great accompaniment. We had the Mariscos con Arroz and wish we ordered an extra to take home.
Don't forget to try the Crepes!
Great food and lovely atmosphere. Quiet and away from crowded areas. Lovely location on Green Street.
Our waitress was very polite and attentive and food was outstanding, we really enjoyed our first visit and looking forward on coming back soon.
The server was good. The food was good. It was my second visit, and I enjoyed my meal. One thing that prevented me from giving a 5-star rating for atmosphere were the perpetual flies/fruit flies that came by the table. There should never be flies at a place of fine dining. That said, I'd still come back.
The restaurant observes strict COVID-19 protocols, which is why my party and I felt so safe during our lunch there. Everything is clean, tables are spaced far away from each other, and everyone is masked up. Hand sanitizer is available right by the entrance and at least two other stations.
As for the food, we absolutely loved everything we ordered. From the frito mixto to the various steaks to the paella - it was all superb and worth every penny. We all kept having to take bites from each other's plates because everyone's food looked so delectable. The desserts were wonderful too. Their affogato, oh my gosh - the espresso shot mixed with their vanilla ice cream - *chef's kiss.* You have to come to this lovely little restaurant and experience it yourself. Every time I come here, I am always delighted and impressed with all that they offer.
Natalie took great care of us.
Good food, great service. Would most definitely be back.
Strongly recommend the skirt steak. Service and food were great!
Wonderful experience. Dined outside, live music, great food and awesome service by Rita
excellent beef dishes and vegetables
Good argentine wine
Malbec! Never disappointed when we come here. Food is fantastic, service is fantastic. Our go to for a great meal.
OJO! Si sos Argentino no vayas con ninguna expectativa. Pedimos de entrada una provoleta, que dejó mucho que desear, lejos de parecerse a la clásica provoleta de queso provolone que se consume en cualquier parrilla argentina. Opuestamente a eso, era un un queso indefinible sin sabor, que se transformaba en una goma de mascar (el morron y sus condimentos lograban que no sea algo realmente incomible).
Platos principales: Entraña que lejos estuvo de hacerle honor a lo exiquisito de una entraña argentina, claramente no utilizan cortes de importación de Argentina, sin ninguna guarnición, transformándolo en un plato excesivamente caro (lamentablemente utilizan entraña de origen americano, que si bien no es fea, contiene el sabor pastoso que la aleja mucho de la entraña de origen Argentino)
Fecctucchines con Salmón: con sólo probar la salsa y darse cuenta que era de una lata de conservas no perdimos tiempo en analizar mucho más.
Llegó el momento del postre, pero con la horrible experiencia de los platos anteriores no quisimos arriesgarnos a decepcionarnos con otro plato más.
Conclusión: si nunca comiste en una parrilla Argentina podes hacer el intento en este restaurante.
Una pena, porque los verdaderos sabores de La comida Argentina no están representados.
Since they opened a patio (which is tables on parking lot in the back), their focused seems over there. So when you are in the main room, you may have to wait a bit too much.
One negative mention on the service : the waiter didn't ask for the wine (and even drinks) at our order. We started the appetizers with nothing to drink!
Great food, wonderful ambience. Excellent service!
Great food and service it was the parking lot for Covid but we had a great time a little bit on the expensive side but perfect for special occasions.
Very friendly staff and the food was exceptional.
Food was great! The place was packed but then it was a Saturday night. We had a reservation, so we only waited about 10 minutes for them to set up our table. Good service, delicious food, a little too noisy since it was crowded, but overall, highly recommend!
We eat outside on the sidewalk because of covid-19. It was very dark, no lighting and sound from the street very loud.
Outstanding services. Skirt steak was really good and must try the pancakes dessert.
I loved everything about last evening's dinner.... delicious food, great ambience, excellent service from FOH and BOH. Thank you!!
Loved the live band in the back patio. Delicious food.
Always are great experience here. Food is fabulous and so is their Melbecs! You can't go wrong with any item on the menu.
Haven't been back for awhile but exceeded my expectations. Will come back soon.
Malbec has an interesting menu and generous portions. The shrimp and calamari appetizer was crisp and juicy - excellent. There is something for everyone on the menu. Service is very good and staff is welcoming.
Street parking is available near the restaurant on Green St.
Serivce was horrible. Our server couldn't wait to get our order. He was rushing through the conversation. The restaurant only had 6 other tables that were occupied at that time. As I was undecided between a couple of dishes, I asked for a few minutes. As I was wondering what happened to him, someone else appeared and to drop off some food. As he dropped off my food, I mentioned I had wanted to order the other dish but out server never came back to confirm our order. He never said said anything. He just dropped off the food and walked away. I guess our server decided for me. Never saw him again until he stopped by to drop off the check. Didn't even ask how the food was, just that he was going to drop off the check. Within a couple of minutes, he came back to pick it up. The service was indifferent and impersonal. I eat out several times a week and my family and friends frequent their location on Eagle Rock. I can't remember a time in the last few years when I've had this bad of a service. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant to anyone I know nor would I come back here
Always have a great experience with food and service. Nice wines available but not extensive. Went at an off time (2:30) which was perfect for a quiet relaxing lunch!
Delicious food and great service! Will def be going back!
We sat outdoors and had a very nice time. Service was good, street was a bit loud.
Need to keep Malbec in mind for future dining experiences! Out of town visitors loved the food. Service was excellent, especially given the covid situation.
The food was outstanding. I had the skirt steak with spinach & veggies. The steak was cooked perfectly and the veggies were absolute heaven. Service and ambience were ideal.
Love this place! Food service and outdoor dining ambiance are fantastic! Truly a neighborhood gem! Empanadas, tuna tartar, steak and delicate sole are incredibly delicious! The chocolate mousse was outstanding! We’ll be back often!
Amazing menu. Great service. Great parking. Lot across the street
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Malbec - Pasadena is rated 4.7 stars by 1078 OpenTable diners.
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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.