Second time here, great both times, will be going again in the future.
Delicious Steak Salad. Good for our business lunch. Not very crowded on Monday for lunch.
Ir was ok. Not great like other Argentinian restaurantes. Good place to go once. We are fast
Amazing restaurant, everything was delicious and the staff - super attentive and nice. We got ceviche clasico, Bife de Chorizo, mashed potatoes and charred corn, all to share. Enjoyed every bite! Crema catalana for the dessert was immaculate.
Will definitely come back!
I make a reservation for 3 pm. I have my aunt funeral in a close cemetery. We arrived earlier and the accommodate right away without a problem. The food was excellent last time I was there I was surprise the waiter did not speak Spanish. Today they have very professional waiter Argentinian.
I invite all American friends was the first time for them and they like it
Always delicious, friendly, right ambience. Everyone I bring here loves it
Great place for a dinner. The food a was great and big portion. You cannot go wrong with the skirt steak and the mussels. The sausages where over priced. I recommend to share some of the plates. By the time at it's beer and wine only. The service was on point.
Came with a group of friends for dinner. We were taken to our table immediately. There is no full bar, so wine was ordered. I personally had a glass of Pino, was excellent. For our table we had 2 orders of sole, 1 rack of lamb, 1 paella, 1 plate of steak mix to be shared by 2 and carpaccio for an appetizer. All meat and paella was excellent!! sole was very good, and paella was also perfect. Very good service, we loved this place. Nice neighborhood restaurant, romantic, not overly fancy. Great find!
great service & great food. my husband & i enjoyed the skirt steak & spinach spaghetti 😋
Too loud to hear anyone at our own table. Asked to be moved But were told there weren’t any other empty tables… But when one of us went to the bathroom there were plenty of empty tables and quieter sections
The service was great, and it's a nice cozy spot. The skirt steak was fantastic
A good spot in Toluca Lake. Get the entrana with chimichurri, it’s amazing!
Lunch or dinner always excellent. Never go wrong with either salmon or steak. Sometimes a little noisy at dinner when it's packed so you have to talk over the crowd...but a really good local Toluca Lake restaurant that has never failed!!
Walking distance from home. Love that. No parking worries. Great food. Nice ambiance. Good service.
Food was amazing. Service was great 👍
Bad service. My steak was cooked incorrectly twice and the restaurant didn’t make an attempt to “make it right.” It was extremely loud; it was clear the staff wanted to leave (even though the restaurant was still open) and were banging dishes loudly - perhaps they were in a hurry? Temperature was cold as they left a door open near our table. When I asked why it was so cold and If it could be adjusted, the waitress said they needed it cool because they were hot from being busy and moving around a lot. Overall, bad experience. Wouldn’t recommend to anyone.
Our meal was excellent and the service however was a little slow over two hours from our reservation time until we left our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu however it seem to take too long to get our main course. It was still worth it
Originally from New York and so used to night outs in Manhattan, our Malbec experience in Toluca Lake was very pleasant.
Malbec has a suburban feel but seeing the nice crowd and listening to the lively piped-in music, it had a nice club lounge atmosphere. This was our first time at Malbec. It seemed dark when we walked in and looked small, but as it turned out, they have 4 small dining sections and a buzzling bar. The hostess took us all the way to the back what looked like a sunroom adorned with plants and string livhts—very cozy and romantic. It was quieter and lovelier. The music was hip and loud enough to give that modern bar feeling, but not too loud that we were still able to talk with our normal voices.
They have a wide selection of wine and variety of food. We had the calamari for appetizers which was cooked to perfection, nothing greasy and very fresh. For the entree we had the salmon and the seafood paella. DELICIOUSLY FRESH AND FLAVORFUL, perfect sized portions, nicely served steaming hot. The food had just enough salt to taste (my husband and I are low-salt eaters), so it was really perfect for us. For dessert, we had the Argentinian flan—the caramel and nutella-like sauce were very sweet but the flan itself was not. It was just right and the texture was very light like a jello! Desserts came with free glass of rosé.
Our servers were very pleasant and attentive. Even though the place was packed and busy, we were not rushed to finish our meals. It was a very relaxing evening with great food and service—a perfect combination. I highly recommend Malbec for romantic night outs or with group of friends, birthdays, and special occasions. Happy to give them 5 stars!
Great choices on the menu . Exceeded our expectations. Parking in back is good. We had a great Valentines!
We've been going here for about 5 years, 2-3 times a year and it's always amazing. We even had our small wedding reception there. They are great! Food is the best!
Wonderful meal, wine, dessert and service.
Rude server and bland food.
This was lunch for two on a Wednesday. Not crowded so it was conducive to conversation. I've been there on a Thursday night when it's packed and very loud. In either case, the food is terrific. For lunch, I had a salmon salad (VERY generous portions of salmon so I had leftovers the next day) which was very light and tasty. Dressing was perfect - just the right amount - I usually don't trust a restaurant to put it on for me.
Had a great date night with my wife at Malbec. Everything we were looking for.
Had a great meal on a Friday night - food was outstanding. Glad we made reservation as the place was full.
Massive improvements since last year. A+
My husband and I attempted to go here for dineLA in 2017 and it was such a mess. The hostess was got into a fight with one of servers, they screamed at each other regarding the lack of staff and how overwhelmed the waitress / staff were feeling right at the host stand. It so off putting we cancelled our reservation and didn’t return until several months later. Our first actual visit was pleasant. The restaurant emptier. We were seated and served right away and the food was great.
So we tried DineLA 2018 going in with some genuine fear... In comparison to other restaurants that serve you a hamburger for $39, you actually get STEAK! Their menu was unique and hence we wanted to go back. And we were super happy we did. They were fully staffed with friendly servers. We got the dineLA menu which had salmon tartar, a burata, and panhandle cotta dessert. The noise level was a bit high since the place is rather small, but besides that— we will be looking forward to our next visit
Great food and friendly efficient service. Great argentinian wine selection.
Malbec DineLA is an absolute MUST! Menu is satisfying and the quality outstanding. We have been there several times and we look forward to come for dinner twice a year to experience this special menu.
Every dish was prepared beautifully and absolutely delicious. Service was outstanding. Wonderful ambiance. We look forward to going back very soon! So glad we found this local gem!
Not just a steak house. Great variety and everything I have tried so far has been very very good to outstanding.
Malbec is amazing as always! Never fails to make me happy 😊
Great service! Don't miss opportunity for tasty skirt steak and empanadas. Their affogato for dessert is a must!
Simple water refills shouldn't take so long. Medium-well meat request was way undercooked and rubbery
We dined here taking advantage of the Dine LA package. Food, wine and service is first rate. Excellent meal.
Great lunch restaurant. Enjoyed their DineLA menu.
I always feel confidant that when I take guests to Malbec's they will enjoy the food. It is consistently good. One of my guests really enjoyed her skirt steak with chimichurri, and her husband liked everything on his 3-course dinner.
Wonderful ambiance very cozy pleasant music. The food was delicious and great recommendation on the wine. Good for dates, birthdays and just everyday dining.
Atmosphere was awesome, on the darker side, lots of candels & very cozy. Food was excellent, particularly the homemade pasta ontrees.
We dine here almost every week. It's great food, great service in a comfortable setting. A real gem in Toluca Lake.
Birthday celebration for my wife.
Awesome food & flavors