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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

5
4
3
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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (5)
Casual (5)
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Fun (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Music (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Healthy (1)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 7 days ago

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 11, 2017

Great quality Mexican food prepared with flare.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 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 28, 2017

Fun bar nice food beautiful room

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·Dined on October 24, 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 22, 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 15, 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 14, 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 14, 2017

Usc parents weekend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

real napkins would be good instead of paper ones!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 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 23, 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 17, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 10, 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 26, 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 20, 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 26, 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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·Dined on July 24, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Food is always amazingly good! The bacon wrapped shrimp is one of my favorite dishes! Overall the dining was good, we're regulars but this was the first time we went for the bottomless mimosas. It took us a while at first to get another round of drinks but afterwards we got them with decent timing. The waitress was nice enough to serve me a plate that wasn't in the menu which was a plus! I definitely suggest this place!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was great. The Rooster drink is fabulous. Noises was perfect for a birthday dinner!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Food was good, service was quick for a lunch crowd. It takes a more authentic spin on California Mexican, and everything was tasty and appealing to a large group. Our server was pleasant and helpful, and there was a supportive staff keeping water glasses full and bringing new baskets of tortilla chips without having to ask.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

great food! i have never disappointed with my food choices

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We went for early happy hour, around 5:30 on a Wednesday, but delicious happy hour snacks, especially the Chicken Mole Pizza. And excellent drink deals.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was delicious but device was terrible and live music was so loud you couldn't hear yourself speak.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Love the chewy chips and the cocktails!!!! Definitely would recommend!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I find it pretty difficult to mess up Mexican food, but combined with the aloof, don't come to you unless you get up and get him, waiter- sending back our food just was another difficulty. Not to mention the $2 wine they tried to pass off as a quality Cab- didn't send it back, just left.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Our group had a wonderful time at Mas Malo! The food was excellent, tasty and nicely presented. My only complaint would be the drinks were small for the price. Other than that, we loved it and will definitely be back in the very near future.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Authentic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 21, 2017

It was so awful I was embarrassed in front of my friends food was terrible. The drag queens were so bad. The waitress was nice Just awful!!!!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food and ambience are very good. I like the way they used an old building to build a restaurant in. My only advice is that they be aware of the size of a group they book to entertain. The sound bounces off the walls and too many people playing instruments is just plain too loud.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Organic, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Delicious food, can be spicy, good cocktails very energetic.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2017

First time to LA and it was cinco de mayo so went with business colleagues. Fun but DJ playing club-level loud music at dinner time. Liked music, though, and loved mariachi band that played.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Service and food was good, noise level was very loud, had good time.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Vibrant lively bar scene, good food great margaritas!

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Casual, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Can't say I'd recommend it. Pretty forgettable Mexican restaurant that thinks it's fancier than it really is. They are not very customer centric. I asked them to mix the red and green chili enchiladas - ala New Mexico - and was told they can't do that. Cue the image of the chef from Caddy Shack screaming "DOOOOG FOOOODD!!!!" Seriously. What an uppity joke. You're not a Michelin stared restaurant. You're not a world famous chef. You peddle mid-grade Mexican food and syrupy sweet margaritas. Won't go back. But I will go to Broken Spanish when I want uppidity delicious pan-Mexican food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Waitress did not write down my order and of course she got my order wrong .

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 5, 2017

It was litty in the city! Solid experience, great service and a lovely hump beverage spot.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Good food and drinks, everyone was happy in our group of 5.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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