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About Malbec - Toluca Lake
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.
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Argentinean, Steakhouse, South American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music in the back patio area on Saturday nights at 7pm
We offer catering services
Valet and street parking
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Birthdays, graduations, wedding receptions, business meetings and presentations
Malbec - Toluca Lake Ratings and Reviews
I have been there a couple of times with friends. The lamb is incredible, the ravioli is excellent and many of the dishes are outstanding. However, the desserts leave a bit to be desired. Is it that the meal was so incredible that the desserts pale in comparison, maybe. But the creme brulle is basic, the crepes are ok and the bread pudding, served cold, was a little dry. But do not let the desserts hold you back, because everything else was wonderful.
We really enjoy Malbec restaurant. They also have one in Pasadena, but for some reason we prefer the one in Toluca Lake. Cannot really say why, as we've only been to the Pasadena restaurant once, but this was our 5th time in Toluca Lake. Low lighting and candle lit Malbecs has a romantic and upscale feel. Every meal I've had has been delicious, a couple faves are the fish of the night or the Skirt Steak with Chimichurri sauce. They have a great selection of Malbec wines and will bring a few tastes to see which one you prefer. Our server was friendly, helpful with suggestions and let us dine with our friends, not rushing us out. It can get a bit loud between the "background" music and the talking but over all we really enjoy ourselves here.
Malbec was wonderful as always. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive, the food was delicious and we were served quickly and the ambience was lovely without being pretentious or overly formal. We will definitely be making another trip to Malbec in the near future.
I dined here recently with my new girlfriend. We both enjoyed our entrees and the atmosphere of the restaurant. The restaurant was cozy, quiet, and comfortable on a Sunday night. We had the Empanadas (1 Beef, 1 Spinach & Cheese), she had the ensalada de la casa (salad), I had the entrana al chimichurri (10 oz skirt steak with vegetables). The meat was cooked to order (well done) and tasted great! We each enjoyed a glass of the namesake (Malbec) wine with our meals. We shared dessert at the end of our meal, panueques de dulce de leche (crepes with bananas, berries, and scoop of vanilla ice cream). We both liked the taste as well as the presentation of the dishes. The server was very friendly and attentive during the evening. We were both glad we made this restaurant our choice to dine at for our second date! There is plenty of street parking available (at least when we visited on Sunday evening).
First time here. I loved the food and the waitstaff. The only thing that didn't work for me was the sound. The acoustics are such that the conversation from the other diners is loud-ish. This would still be ok with me but the music selection was a really annoying mariachi type music on a tinny sounding music system. This is an Argentine restaurant! Play tangos! Having said that I'd still return because the food was so delicious (I had the skirt steak over a salad). Maybe I'll order take-out and enjoy it at home while listening to Gardel...
Tried all-vegetarian dish for the first time. Much more decadent and rich and delicious than I expected. Very pleased. Very good desserts to top off the evening. Waiter was efficient and attentive. Met a friend from out-of-town for dinner and restaurant was quiet enough to have nice conversation and catch up. Overall, would be happy to dine here again.
We have been going to Malbec for over 5 years, always on my Husband's birthday because it is his favorite restaurant. We always have amazing service but this time was a true disappointment. Our waitress took our order, opened our wine and disappeared. There was a large party and she was waiting on them but completely neglected us. Our busser took better care of us and came to check and see how things were, our waitress did not. I had also made a note that it was his birthday and they used to bring a dessert, this time nothing. The food was amazing as usual but the service almost ruined our evening. Sorely disappointed, we might have to find a new tradition.
Excellent restaurant worth the visit! The Dine in LA dinner is a steal as this place has a relatively pricey menu but everything is good and the wine list is inviting - try the rose! It is not our first time as this little gem got us coming back every time...
Took a little while to be acknowledged by the server... But once we got service it was very good. It's a tiny place so the noise level is high due to the proximity to other guests and their own filters. The food, however, is AMAZING, and makes any of this worth it.
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