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About Mas Malo

Mas Malo is located in downtown Los Angeles and serves Mexican cuisine.

515 W 7th Street 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday:

Lunch: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dinner: 4:00pm - 11:00 pm

Friday - Saturday:

Friday Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday - Saturday: Dinner 4:00 pm - 12:00 am

Saturday - Sunday Brunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday Dinner: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cantina : Open until 2:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays only.

Cross Street:
Olive & Grand

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 985-4332

Website:
http://masmalorestaurant.com/home/

Parking Details:
Parking during lunch is available in the surrounding public lots and parking meters. Valet parking is available at dinner on 7th Street after 7:00 PM.

Public Transit:
Exit 7th St/Metro Ctr. Located two blocks east on the north side of 7th. Go Green!

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mas Malo Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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Neighborhood Gem (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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..

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, drinks and atmosphere

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Great date on Valentine's day

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·Dined 5 days ago

Very friendly and welcoming even though we arrived a bit late and one of our party was not feeling well.

Tags: Great Beer, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Cool place with a fun ambiance. Great food

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food and service were great!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Tasty food. Good drinks. Expeditious service but the wait staff had little character and left us "not wanting more". We won't be back.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Women's March

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food, Kind staff~

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Better than regular Mexican. I’d go again

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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...........

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Good food and vibe...DTLA

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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!!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great pork dish!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and nice ambiance

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

service excellent, food was excellent, acoustics such that restaurant was noisy

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great quality Mexican food prepared with flare.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Vegan, Casual, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fun bar nice food beautiful room

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Awesome food! We live on the east coast and do not have Mexican food like this anywhere. Loved it!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Not good at all Don’t know how they are staying in business

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Usc parents weekend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

real napkins would be good instead of paper ones!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Incredibly noisy. Food was terrific but couldn't really enjoy because of the noise.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We were seeing a comedian at the Ace Hotel and were looking for a close restaurant downtown. My husband and I love Mexican food, so we are always looking for places to try when we are in a new area. The ambiance was dark and romantic (swanky for those of us from the OC) and what we found very LA. The service was great; helpful with suggestions, prompt with orders, and timely with food delivery. The Spicy Cucumber Margarita was a hit at our table, but I had the Organic which was delish too. We highly recommend the guacamole with pomegranate seeds, the bacon wrapped shrimp, and the pumpkin enchiladas. So glad we chose this restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Our first time there. It was great. Drinks were good. Birria was delicious.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a great time for brunch and are going back with more people. Saw this on DTLA email and went right in. Food was really good. Mole is like gramma used to make!

Tags: Live Music, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent place for dinner. I always make it a point to have dinner with my wife everytime we are in Downtown LA. Highly recommended

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 25, 2017

This dinner was our third visit - and it was quite nice. We'll definitely be going back for more... Food is inventive and tasty but true to Mexican roots. Cocktails are amazing - I recommend the spicy cucumber margarita... Had the grilled cod tacos - well prepared and delicious. My friend had the skirt steak - a bit chewy for my tastes - but very flavorful. Service was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 23, 2017

thank you for making the night fun.
Have a great summer
James
Miami

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Organic, Spicy, Healthy
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