Malbec

4.5
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$31 to $50
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Argentinean
Authentic Argentine Steak house & Wines . Now we are serving Argentine Beef. Grass-Fed-Hormones and Antibiotic free.
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Marco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. I am from Argentina and I can say that the food is authentic and high quality. Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Malbec! Honestly the best food at the best value in DC. Great wine list and delicious food with great service!

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CharlesD
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner is always outstanding food and service are exceptional.

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AlejandroA
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Service,reasonable prices. overall a great place to go. I will definitely recommend it.

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Baltazar
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for my birthday. The staff are excellent and the food is exceptional. Highly recommend the white sangria to pair with the entraña.

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MabyG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Argentine beef, excellent quality!!!!, authentic Argentine cuisine

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Alexander
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food! No complaints. Would come again for another date night.

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vipPJoseph
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Argentinian steaks and the sangria was excellent!!

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MarieL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just coming back from Mendoza, Argentina, this restaurant, right in our back yard was a dream come true. They know meat!!!

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RyWa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food although the flank stank was cut a little thin and therefore a little bland and tough for my taste. I really liked the restaurant and the attentive staff. We were there on a Friday night and only 4 other tables came in while we were there. This restaurant deserves to have more people visit!

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vipMadmadcat
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and wine, with the exception of the beef ribs, that were hard and impossible to eat. Still, 4 stars because everything else was excellent, including the dulce de leche crepes.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Valentine’s Day special and meal. Food was top notch, ambience was cozy and intimate. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, steaks were top notch, and the provoleta was quite good. Next time we will try the Milanesas!

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vipMichael
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently saw Malbec in the Weekend section of the Post and went for lunch. We were excited to go since both of us had spent time in Argentia and fell in love with their beef. This is an Argentine restaurant. We met the owner and were promptly seated and served as it was a late weekday lunch. We split the sweetbreads, a salad, and the new york strip. The sweetbreads are to die for and the salad was tasty and not overdressed. The steak was cooked perfectly and tastes way better than any Angus steak you will ever have. We are going back to try the ribeye which they only serve at dinner. Go here if you want a great steak!

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DonnaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was such a fun and wonderful night out! Definitely recommend for a date night!

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RRZ9
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent and features grass fed beef. Not at all crowded.

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vipMichaelP
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and I enjoyed it. No qualms there. It gets my recommendation and the salmon was very good. But for a Friday night, it was very quiet. There was only one table when we were seated. More people filled in during the next two hours but it was far from packed. Hope more people check it out.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved absolutely everything about Malbec. The low low noise level that made our dinner for two cosy and romantic, the low lit warm and plush decor, the unobtrusive yet very attentive service, the comprehensive wine list and the delicious and perfectly cooked steaks. Definitely one of my favourite restaurants in DC now

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The steaks here are amazing. Service was great too. However, my only complaint is to check your receipt several days afterwards. Server somehow charged $20 more to the tip even we left cash tip and WROTE “cash” in the tip section. Very disappointed with the manager who promised to fix it but nothing got refunded after two weeks. We ended up calling the credit card to dispute.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food, incredible service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Second time at Malbec! Such a lovely find with beautiful ambience for getting together with close friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food; attended by the owner. Quality food, great atmosphere

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vipShirleyH
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We ordered a Malbec. It was so reasonable and so tasty. And the chimichurri was awesome.

Our filet was very good but not cooked as ordered.

The rib and flank steaks were over cooked but i don’t know if less cooking would have mattered. They had no flavor. The arugula salad had no flavor I literally added salt and pepper. The mashed potato was light and fluffy but again no seasoning.

I was so hopeful but this evening our food was lacking.

Certainly not the Argentine experience i was hoping for

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BruceC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and fantastic service. This is more of a traditional Argentine restaurant, they do NOT bother you unless you need something. Don't complain about being left alone and not rushed.

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vipUffood
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beef empanadas, milanesa and panqueques con dulce de leche

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RomeR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was top notch and the manager was great. The wine and beef tasting here was great. Altho I couldn't eat the dessert to it having coconut in it I would definitely recommend my friends to Malbec.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting Argentine steakhouse. Well worth a trip. The steak was excellent, a slight difference to domestic beef. I liked it. The staff was friendly. Ordered a Medium Rare rib eye, it was perfect! Generous portions, excellent red sangria, very good soup. I was there 2 times in one week, I will be back for more.

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AlexR
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Everything was awesome: the food, the service. The only thing that was a little disappointing was the speed in which we were served. Don't get me wrong, the wait staff was awesome and extremely friendly, but the preparation of the food seemed slower than it should have been, especially when there were the first table in the restaurant and by the time we finished dessert there were four tables occupied. Try the Lomo (Argentinian beef) and the flan for dessert. Both are 10 stars in my book!

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KellyW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, great wine. We did the prix fixe menu which was an amazing deal, enjoyed every bite with perfect wine pairings.

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IsaiasL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

This is my second time at Malbec. First time was great. This second time was really bad. My steak was overcooked. My girlfreind's bife de chorizo was also really bad, much more than rare (and cold)

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pdx314
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice environment and great food. The flavors are truly argentinean. Some tables are a bit closer together but ok. The empanadas are delicious. So is the parrillada. Alas no chinchuliness. The panqueques de dulce de lecher are perfect. The rum ones could use some sugar and be hotter. Still I would highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Argentinian “Asado”, meat imported from Argentina, real churrasco and vacio. Very well executed and true to Argentinian cuisine. We loved it. Will return next time we are in DC

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meats. We loved the sausages, lamb and beef! Great service as well. We’ll be back!

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KevinL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Quiet, intimate setting that isn't packed on a Saturday evening. More inexpensive than most for the ambience and quality of food. It's a place for a solid, quality meal, which is the type of place I prefer, however it is not a high end steak house that'll set you back a day's wages. They have a robust specials section on the menu that I highly recommend you take a look at. Browse the Argentine meats as that is what they tout.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was great,
I really recommend...

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vipRossP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just having some delicious meats with friends. Great space and fantastic service.

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Sandra5508
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful find! This Argentine Steakhouse imports its beef straight from Argentina. My husband and I drove over an hour to come here and celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. The ambiance is lovely. They sat us at a small quaint table by the window. We ordered chorizo and empanadas as appetizers and I had the Bife de Lomo Kabobs served with Basmati Rice and my husband had the Milaneda served with mashed potatoes. The food was excellent! The owner even brought us a complimentary glass of champagne to help us celebrate! It's a wonderful restaurant and look forward to coming here to celebrate again!

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CarolinaR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente todo. Fuimos a cenar comida argentina. Delicioso.

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Authenticityseeker
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and friendly service with the authentic taste of Argentinia. Didn't want the meal to end!

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vivianal
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

As an Argentinian, I can say the food was far from having Argentinian standards. The chorizos were not argentinian chorizos. The meat was cold, and not seasoned at all, completely bland. I was looking forward to the empanadas. The empanadas might be the worst of the menu, insulting I would say. Hard, almost not filled, very bad. I am sorry to say there was nothing in the food that was good. Very dissapointing

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