Mas Malo is one of our go-to favorite restaurants. Their food is consistently good; their wait staff is friendly and efficient, and they have good weekly specials (Margarita Mondays, Taco Tuesdays). Their nopales and onions dish is great.
I was expecting more of an intimate setting for a birthday date and this was not that, but that was my own fault for not researching. I don't recommend this place for dinner dates, but it's definitely a good spot for dinner with friends/groups/brunch etc.
Food was really spicy, but good !
Great food and friendly efficient service
Great ambience and the food is incredible! Wonderful unique dishes
Taco Tuesday was amazing they have amazing tacos for only two dollars
I made a reservation for a friend date night and we were seated right away. Our server was attentive and we did not have to wait too long for drinks, food, refills, etc. The one thing I'd warn people about is that it gets very loud with more people in the room, so if you are looking for a quieter spot for conversations this might not be the right fit.
Rowan was such a sweetheart, he sat us down earlier from the time we had set.. overall everything was very nice.. food was okay and spicy..
Great food, drinks and atmosphere
Great date on Valentine's day
Very friendly and welcoming even though we arrived a bit late and one of our party was not feeling well.
Cool place with a fun ambiance. Great food
This was my first time to Mas Malo. I love their Silverlake location Malo. I've been there multiple times over the years and I am very delighted with their meals every time. I was NOT impressed with this new spot. The food was very average and expensive for what you get. It cost me $16 for a two taco combo for rice and beans that I didn't even want. The waitress did not explain that there would be an $4 up charge for rice and beans.
Also, we were unaware that were were going to get free chips and salsa so paid $8 for salsa and chips that ended up being too spicy for the other two at the table. Nor is it indicated on the menu that it would be spicy.
I also had a HUGE issue with the bathrooms. It looked like it hadn't been cleaned since they had opened in the morning if that and their hand dryer was DISGUSTING. It looks like it may have never been cleaned. My ex-boyfriend has worked in many kitchens over the years and he told me that if there's a clean bathroom there's a clean kitchen and if you see a dirty kitchen it may be an indication that their kitchen is not up to par.
I've attached photos. Judge for yourself. I will never be back to this location until they get it together.
The food and service were great!!
We attended Mas Malo for my girlfriend’s 32nd birthday and had a great time. I ordered a couple spicy margaritas and the skirt steak (Medium Rare); my steak was phenomenal. I’ve told everyone about it. I was impressed and surprised.
In addition, service was decent, I’ve worked for restaurants in the past so I’m pretty patient, but one round of 5/6 drinks took 22 minutes. Nonetheless, we all had a great time. Sitting upstairs was really cool too. Thank you for having us.
Tasty food. Good drinks. Expeditious service but the wait staff had little character and left us "not wanting more". We won't be back.
The food was decent - the service was not. We were here a couple years ago and had a similar experience. We thought after a few years it would eventually improve. Maybe we just have bad luck. Our server seemed bothered to wait on us. Very mechanical responses and no eye contact. The restaurant is in a busy area of town so I do not think they feel they need to put in much effort because business comes easily. We had a better meal and service at Rosa Mexicano (a chain) a few blocks away.
Great food, Kind staff~
Maybe the worst service I've had in LA. We had to hunt our waiter down to even pay him. We asked him for water twice and then had to ask the busser. (Who promptly brought it over.) We made the same cocktail order twice. And he seemed irritated that we were even there to begin with.
Better than regular Mexican. I’d go again
Lovely building, but we ate downstairs because it was quieter., the room was also lovely...our waiter was the best ever.....the cocktails delicious, guacamole very good, very authentic tasting food, we all loved our meals.............will go back...........
Good food and vibe...DTLA
Chose Mas Malo for my birthday dinner and let me tell you, the food was amazing, the drinks were delicious, and the overall experience was fantastic!!! Will definitely be back in the future!!!
Great pork dish!
Great food and nice ambiance
We had a wonderful experience at Mas Malo. The atmosphere was very inviting, the food was fantastic, the drinks were refreshing, and the service was wonderful. If you're looking for a quaint, midweek date night spot, Mas Malo is your spot!
service excellent, food was excellent, acoustics such that restaurant was noisy
Great service from our server Josh. We had brunch with $20 Bottomless sangria plus guacamole and tacos. Everything tasted great and good portion size. The Mariachi band plays one Sunday a month. They were amazing and fun and very loud! Would love to see and hear them again!
Great quality Mexican food prepared with flare.
Mas Malo is one of our "go-to" restaurants so I was nervous to bring a notoriously picky friend. He loved it! A rare meal with no complaints from him! Congrats, Mas Malo!
Fun bar nice food beautiful room
Awesome food! We live on the east coast and do not have Mexican food like this anywhere. Loved it!
Came here for a birthday and enjoyed every bit of it. The staff, ambiance, music, and guests were all amazing! I do plan on coming back for more celebrations
Not good at all Don’t know how they are staying in business
The food was good, upscale Mexican with some unique dishes. The prices were somewhat high. The real negative was the service. The salad took a long time to get and then when we weren't half-way done with the salads the main course came. They were in a rush to move people in and out. I don't need to go back.
Usc parents weekend
real napkins would be good instead of paper ones!
For a nice old building this restaurant has totally missed the opportunity to have a fun and festive environment. It feels cold and empty and just plain old.
The food was excellent.
The atmosphere is just entirely lacking in character.
The vegan dishes I had were very good. However my wife felt her chicken dish had a sweet taste to the sauce that drowned the dish and was not appealing. We both agree the pinto beans were far tastier than the black beans. The black beans tasted like they were cooked as an after thought to just add another item on the menu. Most of all the drinks we had were excellent. The Tequila Manhattan and the Spicy cucumber drink were very flavorful and lived up to expectations. The service by Josh was excellent and attentive. He gets 6 stars on a 5 star rating. The ambience was lively but not too loud where we could hear our conversation We will return and give Mas Malo another chance. Also try the kale salad. It was tasty and filling.