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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
7:00 PM
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Mas Malo

4.1
593 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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 593 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.6
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 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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KeelyF (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food, drinks and atmosphere

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

Great date on Valentine's day

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Mannion 
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.

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

Cool place with a fun ambiance. Great food

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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.

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

The food and service were great!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Women's March

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Dreams (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food, Kind staff~

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Better than regular Mexican. I’d go again

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  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...........

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msbunny (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Good food and vibe...DTLA

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Great pork dish!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and nice ambiance

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DodgerDrew (Los Angeles)
5.0  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!

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MannyB (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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Sunny1 (Los Angeles)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Great quality Mexican food prepared with flare.

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CalGal (Los Angeles)
5.0  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!

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Deezee (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Fun bar nice food beautiful room

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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Richard (Orange County)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Usc parents weekend

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