Malbec - Toluca Lake
Went there through DineLA, we were very pleasantly surprised. Food was delish and plentiful. Ended up taking home leftovers. Service was great. We were seated as soon as we walked in and noticed as the restaurant got busy, that the same was true for everyone that walked in. I would highly recommend going there, especially with the DIne LA menu!
Great space, very cosy. Attentive service. Nice DineLA menu. Only issue was the flatiron steak (which was more of a hunk that a flat piece of meat) that two of us ordered medium came out basically raw, it didn't get to rare. This is kind of a cardinal sin when it comes to Argentina and meat. Everything else was very tasty.
We have been here a few times and have always enjoyed the food and wine. Service is great as well.
Food was yummy, service great and had a nice bottle of wine with dinner for four. Recommend for couples dinner or date night.
Great dinner with groups as always! Service was amazing. Wine was great with the ceviche as well as the mixed frito, steaks, paella!
Food was delicious. Service was great!
The food was very good. The restaurant was busy as it was Christmas day. Steaks were cooked perfectly. The service was decent, communication between the hostess and servers was lacking (it took approximately 10-15 mins to receive our menus after being sat). Service was fairly slow and the server to table ratio was adequate so I am unsure of the cause. The server as polite though. Overall, it was a good experience but there was room for improvement.
First time here, we were sitting indoor but opposite the door to the outdoor area, and the waiters kept the door open despite we requested it be closed, guess for convenience. So it was a bit chilly the whole time. Otherwise food was good, portions are big!
Wonderful experience and ambiance, highly recommend. The food especially the steaks are delicious and done to perfection.
Very, very nice. Excellent appetizers and meat dishes. Very nice service. Will certainly return. All in my family were impressed.
Great food!! Definitely visiting again.
Malbec never disappoints. We arrived late afternoon so it was quiet, before the dinner crowd. Lighting, decor, low volume, small size of restaurant all add to the intimate ambience. Our waitress, Natalie, was very helpful and friendly. All staff had friendly smiles/greetings. We had the skirt steak and spinach crepes and shared the huge carafe of Sangria; everything was perfect for a Christmas Eve dinner! This is a little gem of a restaurant in the lovely Toluca Lake neighborhood.
Had a birthday party and it was all wonderful. Malbec was the perfect place.
Great wine and amazing food!
A friend took me to Malbec to celebrate my new job! We had delicious wine, seafood paella, dark chocolate mousse and a sparkling rose to top off the evening. Our waitress was attentive and very friendly and so was the bus boy!!! We left full with smiles on our faces!!!
We come to this restaurant on special occasion cause we love the food and the place is cute and has a romantic vibe.
Our reservation was at 8:30 and we enjoyed a lot our dinner and our bottle of wine. However I didn’t like the fact that at 10, they turned off the music and the kitchen decided to play a different kind of music and it was very loud. I work at
Another wonderful lunch at Malbec. It's hard to order poorly, and the table got pretty quiet once the food hit the table.Can't wait for my next visit.
Service was a little slow at the beginning. My wife ordered a chicken with red sauce dish that was not all that, but the wine and steak were excellent.
It was all just fine! No complaints. But we weren’t blown away either. Seemed a tad pricey. And we were at a table way In The back of the outside patio. Just felt a bit removed. We will go back some time and give it another go. Some of the dishes were outstanding, some were just ok. But we had a really nice time!!
Excellent food. All of us enjoyed.
Just a beer and wine bar but they had Santa Monica brewing co beer which was very good.
Otherwise very limited selection for bar but wine list was long
Nice place and outside seating was cool
Food was delicious, service was great. They only serve beer and wine. Looking forward to coming back and trying more items on their menu.
Food’s always great. Intimate setting. Great for business lunches.
I’ve eaten here many times and have yet to have a bad meal. Service is attentive and the food is excellent.
When our waiter asked how was everything..? We answered it’s not what we were expecting ... it’s way better !!
Great food. Great wine. Perfect.
It’s a nice restaurant with a European vibe. The food was good. The only disappointment was the bread they served with the chimichurri sauce to start was very stale.
Wonderful and delicious
Great food, but a bit too noisy, especially if you're sitting near a noisy couple, as we were. Some of it may be the acoustics, but also the tables are very close together. There is a back room for overflow, which is probably quieter when in use. Food and service were a definite yes, but the environment fell short.
server was very accommodating with a smile!
Great as always... personable staff def would come back
I go to Malbec repeatedly for both business dinners and lunches, as well as personal dinners. They don't necessarily advertise it but they do have kids meals there and my 9 year old loves their choices. Would recommend (and do recommend) Malbec to anyone.
It's rather a neighborhood restaurant...a very nice one, to be sure; and you feel transported out of Los Angeles. Elegant, good food--and the waiter was very attentive. I'd say it's probably a better value than going to Musso & Frank's in Hollywood and more intimate.
Always love Malbec, you can't go wrong here! The sangria is great, we had the pasta with seafood and the Crème Brulee, all were fantastic!
The food is good, try the empanadas. The skirt steak was excellent. The staff is always pleasant and friendly.
Pleasant and attentive service, and nice ambiance. The New York strip is my favorite. Always cooked to a perfect medium rare.
The room is a little loud and there was a screaming baby. The food is great. I could live off of the empanadas!!! Great seafood. Yummy steak! I love Malbec!
This was our first time going there and right away we got greeted by Friendly staff and they sat us down and
Everything about this restaurant is first rate. We had a reservation and got the best seat in the house. Our server was the nicest young lady and her smile lit up the room. She took excellent care of us! And the FOOD! Oh my! Delicious!