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Mas Malo

4.2
607 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for Birthdays
Mas Malo is located in downtown Los Angeles and serves Mexican cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Comfort Food
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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.
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Phone number
(213) 985-4332
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Olive & Grand
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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.
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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
What 607 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

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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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

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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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was really spicy, but good !

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great food and friendly efficient service

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great ambience and the food is incredible! Wonderful unique dishes

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food, drinks and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great date on Valentine's day

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Cool place with a fun ambiance. Great food

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The food and service were great!!

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Women's March

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food, Kind staff~

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Better than regular Mexican. I’d go again

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4.0Dined 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...........

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Good food and vibe...DTLA

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Great pork dish!

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and nice ambiance

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Great quality Mexican food prepared with flare.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Fun bar nice food beautiful room

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4.0Dined 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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