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Malo

4.4
607 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Recently awarded best ‘Chips and Salsa’ in Ciudad magazine and as ‘one of the best places to taste tequila’ in Los Angeles by Sunset magazine. Malo is the Silver Lake home to over 150 different tequilas; all of them 100% blue agave; add our fresh sweet and sour made daily in house for a margarita or hit one of our fresh fruit puree margaritas made in house. Malo is a Los Angeles favorite for not only the margaritas and mojitos in the bar, but also the food.

“This hip but casual restaurant offers a new take on Mexican food by intertwining a gourmet aesthetic with home style favorites served with sturdy margaritas.”

The Ground Beef & Pickle tacos have been written up nationally as one of the best tacos in Los Angeles and the Burnt Habanero & Crema salsa is a local favorite. Fish tacos, Oaxacan shrimp and the Lobster Diablo are our current favorites from the sea and the Carne Asada and Pork Al Pastor rule the land.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Mon-Thurs 11:00am-11:00pm
Friday 11:00am-12:00am
Saturday 10:00am-12:00am
Sunday 10:00am-11:00pm
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Phone number
(323) 664-1011
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Robert Luna
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Catering
We cater off site as well as specialize in large parties, custom menus, and events with private rooms and bar available as well.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1/2 blk. East of Fountain Ave
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Parking details
We have our own lot which is free to our guests during Brunch and Lunch, valet service is offered at $4 for dinner service.
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Special events & promotions
We do a variety of special events at our restaurant and also offsite as well. Film screenings, private parties, live entertainment.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 607 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Loved the creative dishes offered and that it was easy to find gluten free items on the menu. We received excellent service. We will definitely go back again.

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1.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Don’t bother. Terrible food. Way too loud. Way too expensive.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Birthday bdnsndn

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Not enough staff, music in bar area was going on and off and very loud.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

One of my gotos

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Nothing remarkable. I think a taco truck would be a better value.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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).

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2.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Food quality was not good at all. For the prices paid I expect much better.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Loved it! Thank you! Will definitely be back. Margaritas were perfect, tacos rocked, and the patio was incredible.

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2.0Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Always love Malo! Burnt Habanero Cream Salsa for the win!!!!!

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on September 3, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on August 18, 2017

I loved this place! The happy hour is amazing and the free comedy show on fridays is awesome!

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2017

The service here just continues to thoroughly suck.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Delicious cocktails, fantastic food, cozy ambince. Will return.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Tacos were delicious. Great tequila selection. Specialty cocktails were amazing. Friendly bar staff

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2.0Dined on July 2, 2017

They took my res, got there and it was very closed. Went to pizza place instead. Sad night. Good pizza.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Great authentic vegan options, friendly and quick service and staff, and strong delicious cocktails.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Went out for dinner with friends. The entire experience was excellent including the drinks. Cool place to hangout and grab dinner.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Good food, way overpriced.

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1.0Dined on June 4, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Food is always excellent. GET THE CHEWY CHIPS!!!! Service is always lacking.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Concert at Greek

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Great cocktails and good food! I go to Malo's fairly often and have never had anything but good food and service.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

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