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Fri, 2/23
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Mas Malo

593 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighborhood Gem
Mas Malo is located in downtown Los Angeles and serves Mexican cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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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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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!
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What 593 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.1  based on recent ratings
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 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..

KeelyF (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food, drinks and atmosphere

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great date on Valentine's day

5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

vipEcuavic1 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Cool place with a fun ambiance. Great food

vipCharlynchette75 (Los Angeles)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The food and service were great!!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  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.

NoMasMalo (Las Vegas)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  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.