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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
This is our 5th New Years Eve at Malbec -- food and service always great. We've eaten at Malbec other times as well, and can say that the special NYE menu is just as high quality as on any other night. Service is attentive and we never felt rushed the entire evening.
I was impressed with their having a vegetarian option that looked (on the menu) to be very well thought out. Although a meat/fish eater, I intend to try that if I see it on the menu again. Many places today put "something vegetarian" on, but off just some kind of salad-based dish. Malbec's offering appeared to have a lot of thought put into it.
They don't have the world's largest wine list, but what they do have keys well with the menu. You should be able to find something to your taste unless you're looking for extremely inexpensive wine.
The dining room is modestly noisy but I had no difficulty hearing my companion despite having hearing loss. She had no difficulty hearing me even though I speak very softly. The front dining room could be very romantic if you went on a slower night. The atmosphere overall is pleasant, with dim lighting and good choice of decor.
This was the best New Year's Eve dining experience I've had in years. It was a pared down menu, but not prix--fixe, which I appreciated. Even though the full menu wasn't available, there were still multiple choices and the prices didn't seem jacked up for the holiday. There's a phenomenon my husband and I have experienced while dining out...when we don't order alcohol with our meal, the service is very lacking...but not here. We decided not to drink, so we were slightly worried, however, the service here was pretty impeccable. From our server to the bussers, they were on top of everything. The food came out quickly, and completely to our liking. We went for an early dinner at 6pm and were done in an hour. Definitely one of the better experiences we've had dining in LA in general. We are looking forward to trying dinner from the full menu soon!
Wanted place for steak at request of son visiting from out of state and also daughter visiting as well. Only complaint is a little too much charring of NY steak on the outside, although inside meat was cooked to order at medium rare. Beet salad was excellent as were the Brussel sprouts. Polenta and chard both cooked with good flavor and texture which accompanied nicely prepared lamb shank. Pasta satisfied daughter's craving with tasty sauce. More than enough for the four of us as we had a meal to take home as left overs.
It was my s cond time here as I don’t live in this area to come more often. Service is great, lovely smiley waitress who makes you feel welcome and special!
Food was really good too, I had chimichuri steak and Argentinian wine.
The ambiance is humble and quiet. I enjoyed my dinner and will go back again
Its is EXACTLY what it says:"Argentina is world famous for its cuisine. From homemade salads, pastas and fish to an abundant selection of our signature grilled meats, Malbec Argentinean Cuisine brings you the best authentic cuisine prepared on our genuine Argentinean grill."
Lunched with friends at Malbec in Toluca Lake and, as always, the food and service were excellent! Started with a spinach and cheese empanada as an appetizer which was delicious. The crust was much better and tastier than that of traditional empanadas. We all ordered the chimichurri steak and found the meat as tender as a quality filet mignon. Ordered different desserts, but all of us had the same “ahs” of pure enjoyment. Highly recommend this restaurant. You won’t be disappointed.
This was my second time here both were consistent I had steaks both times and were cooked to MR just as I like it, roasted root veggies and a salad all equally as good. Service was exceptional the first visit but that was midweek and other a busy Saturday night, still good but I needed to ask for things. It was fine —- catching up with an old friend so glad we weren’t rushed. I’ve yet to try other stuff but I will be back to do so. I like that it’s not too noisy where you can’t converse.
Arugula salad with pears and beets had excellent presentation and taste. Grilled N Y steak very tender and cooked perfectly medium rare. Duck juicy and tender, Swiss chard flavorful and polenta great texture and taste. Dessert special of ricotta cheese cake with raisins perfect end to the meal. We have already booked a dinner next month with the whole family!
It was very busy when we arrived and they seemed to be understaffed. When we walked in, we were just pointed to a table, no check in. We went for my wife's birthday but I am guessing since we weren't checked in, they were not informed of her birthday so it never came up. We also sat under the A/C unit so it was pretty cold until we moved. That being said, the food was fantastic. And, our server did a great job under the circumstances.
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).
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