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vipEvanH
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A decent upscale Mexican restaurant and the service was great, but the food was really lacking all around.

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mike
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

to expensive for the type of food
to expensive for the type of food

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vipPeterD
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Went fro dinner Saturday night. Very cool downtown spot. Food was outstanding and not the usual goopy Mexican food. I had the Red Snapper and my son had the skirt steak.. both were wonderful. We ended up getting an extra order of the Guac. Sliced cucumbers were unusual and delicious. Service was generally good but distracted understandably given the fact of how busy the place is. Did not go to the Speakeasy downstairs but would have if was there with wife or friends. Will be back when back in LA.

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viplauram
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was good, went for Father’s Day - mariachi band was fun but it was loud. Service was ok. Prefer other location

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vipBernardF
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu, great choices, excellent ingredients. Exceptional service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Difficult to have a conversation, too much noise due to building. Chairs were uncomfortable. Food and drink was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is definitely a great place for friends to come grab a quick meal and drinks before diving into the bars and clubs in DTLA. Even for a dinner for two it’s a great place. Pricing is fair and drinks are great.

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KMCIii
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good, although perhaps a bit spicy for some. Margaritas were good as well. It was a bit noisy.

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BlairC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great. Drinks were fantastic. VERY noisy. It was difficult to have a conversation.

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vipReginaB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent Mexican food. Nothing too special.

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BarbaraD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service. Good drinks and good food. The decor is part of old downtown LA!

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vipMichelleL
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Server had an attitude. Not happy with service my friend and I received last night. Not friendly at all — disappointed and not going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Not traditional Mexican Food...

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llund
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went here for Mother’s Day because I wanted a restaurant without long waits and good food. It did not disappoint. Over a year ago we had a rehearsal dinner in the downstairs rooms and it was great. Loved the private room and good service.

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AlejandroG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was poor, food was mediocre, this restaurant is nothing special

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great, but the portions were rather small for the price. Drinks were excellent.

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vipMaggieD
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional, creative, and authentic gourmet Mexican. My mole was dense and complicated, delicious but spicy! The atmosphere was fun and lively, even on a Monday night, and the service was friendly and prompt. A wonderful downtown LA destination.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Birthday party. They couldn’t put our tables near each other like I asked. Service horrible and slow. Asking 2-3 times for check and correcting the wrong drink orders. Too loud to have a normal conversation but fun for party atmosphere. Great music and mariachi. Asked for complimentary bday treat for bday girl. They brought a piece of tres leches cake which was nice but no candle. Bartender chick was rude when ordering a promo shot for cinco de mayo. Hostess was nice but guy host couldn’t remember names and kept forgetting when we arrived so it was frustrating getting tables. Was fun overall but service needs to be way amped up and we aren’t the demanding or rude customer types at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍🏼👍🏼everything was amazing

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vipleslieb
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great spot with deliciously prepared foods that you can tell are fresh fresh fresh and flavorful.
Try the Skirt Steak in Tamarind Sauce! We all wished that while the interior is circa it's original look and feel, it would be updated with some warmer lighting which would really make the space more welcoming (than it already is) - don't get me wrong -it's a great spot! Fun energy - great drinks and deliciously prepared food NOT like all the others.

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Ewash
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good, attentive, and everyone was friendly. The hand crafted drinks were solid, not watered down, even when complaints (few) occurred the corrections came drama free and eager. I will definitely return often and may rent the entire facility in the future. Good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our coworker here for a going away dinner, and we were SO well taken care of from minute one. Our server Jose was so knowledgeable and guided us through any questions we had, not to mention kept the drinks and food rolling ALL night. The shrimp fundido and refried beans with BACON were my personal faves, food-wise, and drink-wise, well........you can never go wrong with margaritas and sangria!!! Five stars all around - will be back as soon as we can.

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DavidT
San Diego
50 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation and restaurant closed before scheduled time posted on website and before the reservation time. Called ahead to confirm and was told to call again. Never informed they were planning on closing due to slow night.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall5food5service1ambience2

Music was so loud I could barely hear my date and service was very slow and very inattentive.

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JRH354
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Great food and vibe. Waited at the front but no one was around so I took 2 menus and seated myself though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We introduced friends to this restaurant- we had been here before and loved it. The food was great, especially the Chile relleno with coke carnitas. The Tequila Old Fashioned was OUTSTANDING! We all had two each. Wow. Thanks for another great experience!!

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MillieT
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time to Mas Malo and I will definitely be back. Shared the squash blossom taco with black beans & rice and the roasted chicken enchiladas with a salad. Both dishes were excellent and did not leave hungry.

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vipBryantA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience2

Table was not ready; they took a long tine to realize that we hadn’t been sat- as well as take our orders.

Overall food was great

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CalGal
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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RyanS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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.

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vipJohnT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was really spicy, but good !

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and friendly efficient service

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AllisonS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and the food is incredible! Wonderful unique dishes

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great drinks are really good great place for a business meeting. The cornbread spinach pancakes are amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taco Tuesday was amazing they have amazing tacos for only two dollars

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MelissaC
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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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KeelyF
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date on Valentine's day

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Permanently Closed - Mas Malo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 985-4332.

Permanently Closed - Mas Malo is rated 4 stars by 629 OpenTable diners.

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