Our server Romy (Romi?) was the highlight of our experience even though the food and ambiance was also outstanding. She made our visit to Malo so special and even played with my infant daughter! I would return just to sit in her section again. She was the best. Also, the vegan options were amazing!! Try the salsa spread and the chewy chips!
Great spot to meet up with friends before a night out. Their salsa's are incredible and the Oaxacan Shrimp dish had some of the best sauce I've ever had. Service was great, too.
Not enough staff, music in bar area was going on and off and very loud.
Delicious food matched with horrible service. Everyone was seated outside right on top of each other while the waitresses stood inside texting every chance they had. The two would pop out occasionally and look around and head back in. You had to flag a bus boy down in order to get anything.
Such a bummer considering the food was top notch.
Food looked and tasted great, however they were out of multiple options on the menu. Service was poor, was sat without menus, waitress was not around, waited forever to get both the check and to go boxes.
Birthday brunch on the patio, adults with little kids. Yummy Mexican with killer margaritas. Loved the street corn side and my tacos. An abundance of food, friendly service.
One of my gotos
The outdoor protected patio with heating lamps was the scenic option. And though people were there on the outdoor heated patio it was quiet and had a nice ambience and was romantic. The food was excellent and the service was absolutely outstanding. We were able to get parking in this crowded area in the medium size parking lot so that was nice.
Malo is going to be a regular stop for us. Great patio, fantastic service, amazing food. We loved it. We are vegan and they had several fantastic options. Our waiter/waitresses have always been helpful and given great suggestions.
Nothing remarkable. I think a taco truck would be a better value.
During my stay in Southern California, I was craving Mexican food. My friend and I scoured the internet to find something decent or worthwhile to satisfy said desire. We came across Malo, which was easy to make a reservation for (on a Saturday night) and we were seated on the (heated) patio upon arrival. Admittedly, the place is expensive for what they provide. It's really nothing outstanding. I got a Skinny Margarita, their chips and (regular) salsa and the Blasted Half Chicken - which I highly recommend. My friend ordered the Shrimp Diablo, but within two bites, instantly regretted her decision. BEWARE: It's not a plate for the faint of heart! Overall, I'll be eating elsewhere the next time I'm in the area.
Great vibes! Fun, interesting menu items - both in the cocktails as well as food. Really great to see some legit vegan and veggie options as well (vegan menudo?! Didn't order it, but nice to see it on the menu).
Food quality was not good at all. For the prices paid I expect much better.
Great service! From the hostess, bartender and server- all were wonderful and kind. Meal was excellent. Perfect for groups and great patio dinning. Love this place!
I saw a couple of less than stellar reviews so I was guarded. I don't know what they were seeing.The service was great and the food really yummy. There were three of us, a carnivore, a vegetarian and a vegan. There was something for everyone. We all had tacos with a big salad. I will be going back.
Loved it! Thank you! Will definitely be back. Margaritas were perfect, tacos rocked, and the patio was incredible.
This was my first visit since 2012 and the food was definitely not as good as I remember. The guacamole was fine but none of us enjoyed our entrees, especially for the pricepoint.
However, considering the ambience is nice and a Tecate Michelada is only $6, I'd definitely return for drinks.
Always love Malo! Burnt Habanero Cream Salsa for the win!!!!!
The food was delicious! We started with the guacamole which was spicy and chunky. The chicken mole was authentic and shrimp diablos were spicy and tasty. Will definitely go back when I'm in that area.
Menu was a bit limited. patio very dark
Carnitas and steak were good. Shrimp flautas didn't seem to really have much shrimp. Nothing to rave about but ok
Rooster margarita was great! Just a 3/5 for overall.
I've been here several times before, but mostly for happy hour in the bar. This last time in the main room the service was slow - almost non-existent (it was 7 PM in a Sunday and the dining room was only 1/3 full). Waited several minutes for our drink order to be taken and then several more minutes for our server to appear. He showed up once more after were were practically done. We had to flag down a food runner to ask for our him. The food itself was "Meh". Beans were salty and rice tasted overcooked/stale. I expect more from this place. But maybe that's my fault.
I loved this place! The happy hour is amazing and the free comedy show on fridays is awesome!
Ordered one of the shrimp dishes and my wife did too, it was delicious and very satisfying. I will definitely come back to try the other dishes.
The service here just continues to thoroughly suck.
Delicious cocktails, fantastic food, cozy ambince. Will return.
Tacos were delicious. Great tequila selection. Specialty cocktails were amazing. Friendly bar staff
They took my res, got there and it was very closed. Went to pizza place instead. Sad night. Good pizza.
Great authentic vegan options, friendly and quick service and staff, and strong delicious cocktails.
Went out for dinner with friends. The entire experience was excellent including the drinks. Cool place to hangout and grab dinner.
Good food, way overpriced.
How this place is even still in business? i couldn't tell you.
For Sunday brunch - the restaurant looked like it hadn't been cleaned up properly from Saturday night. It was a mess!
Since we had an 11a reservation - the staff that greeted us were far from happy to see us.
the food was absolutely horrible! not one of the 6 of us, enjoyed the meal. the food that is described on the menu - is nothing of the actual plate you get.
I was totally embarrassed to have brought my group here.
Food is always excellent. GET THE CHEWY CHIPS!!!! Service is always lacking.
Concert at Greek
I had a spicy diablo shrimp dish that was all fire and no taste. I felt that the dish was put together very haphazardly and not really much thought about taste but more about burning your gut. I love spicy but I also need flavour with my spice.
Great cocktails and good food! I go to Malo's fairly often and have never had anything but good food and service.
Service ruined the night. We had to chase the server around and literally had four different people help us. We had the wrong drinks brought to us and were late for concert because everything took so long. Food was fine. However, this place is too expensive for all the headaches that come with it. Pass.
Very slow service! Food was yummy, but just allow plenty of time to eat here.
Delicious tacos and fantastic guacamole. Wonderful cocktails. They have a great happy hour menu. Try the freshly made churros with strawberries and chocolate for dessert.
Hipster Mexican restaurant to the max. Like: "I'd like my pumpkin enchiladas with a side of quinoa cilantro salad". Decent food, but feels like it's trying too hard to be cool. MUSTS: chewy chips (you have to ask for them special... do not just accept the regular chips!), and bacon beans.
This is my 3rd visit and I'm sad to say I wouldn't rush back in hurry. Our main dish was delicious. The chips to start were stale, and to be fair, I'm sure they would have replaced but we did not complain. I used to love the margaritas,but are now made with a mixer. Too sweet for my liking. Our server was sweet but didn't know what a Cava was or how to answer our query regarding it. Just overall disappointed with the last experience. I feel they have changed management/chef/bartender.