Bodega Malbec

4.7
667 Reviews
$30 and under
Argentinean
Argentina is world famous for its cuisine. From homemade salads, pastas and fish to an abundant selection of our signature grilled meats, Malbec Argentinean Bistro brings you the best authentic cuisine prepared on our genuine Argentinean grill.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 667 people are saying
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hambu
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The skirt steak was cooked perfectly to my liking. The sangria was good, but I wish there were cocktails to choose from.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

3 hours they were understaffed

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vipRattet
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Just no where near what it was when it was Malbec. Little things have changed and the food was shockingly subpar. Been going to this restaurant for years. I was quite disappointed and probably won’t be going back any time soon.

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Fize
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and energetic conversation. I would go over and over again.

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cindys
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful selection of spanish-style tapas, well prepared and delicious. We also had their Arroz con Mariscos - not quite a paella, but an excellent dish. The server was well informed on the wine selections and pairing. Attentive service, well-spaced out food, nice atmosphere. Would definitely go back!

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Nick
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the Argentinian Malbec and added the Lemon Sole and Ribeye. The steak was perfectly cooked and the Lemon Sole was flaky and full of flavor. We choose the Anko Malbec. The hospitality was outstanding. Definitely a great neighborhood restaurant to visit frequently.

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vipDrewskiDrew
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to go for special occasions

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, the service, the food and the atmosphere! We enjoyed every minute of it, definitely coming here again!

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Ace02
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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HAMLETH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect,great food,Wine,service, i had salmon it was delicious!!

AJ
vipAJBQ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a great first dinner at this restaurant!

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JohnIreland
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Arroz Con Mariscos is utterly amazing. A great Argentine take on Paella, and they know how to use Saffron. And the Gaspacho was also excellent. An absolutely AAA+++ evening. Oh yes, the Cabernet from Salta was a knockout as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Random date night with my girl. Easy reservation making thanks to open table. Fast service. And the food and wine was absolutely delicious

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tigranP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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vipBrendaB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good. Much better than we had recalled and expected. Ample portions. Service was slow, but the outdoor atmosphere was lovely, so we didn't mind. Overall, a very good experience and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area.

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vipchefplus1
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined al fresco in front of the restaurant which was nice, cool and much quieter than inside. Our server was friendly and attentive and had solid knowledge of the varied wine list.
The Arroz con Mariscos and Beef Sirloin Cap special were both prepared well and quite enjoyable.

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HugoA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is not our first visit there. Bodega is local for us and we have always been very happy with our experience there. We had our reservation at 7:30, we were seated right on time and were allowed to enjoy our meal and wine until they were closing. Not for a moment did we feel like we were being pushed out.
We really appreciate that.

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KateF
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grilled salmon is delicious. I’ve also had the half chicken which is the best I’ve had anywhere. My friend had the filet of sole which she also said was superb. Both plates came with roasted vegetables and sautéed spinach which was done in such a way so it was slightly crispy and yummy. I love this neighborhood spot and sitting outside on a summer evening was delightful.

RK
vipRKA1130
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, and management. Safe yet energetic environment.

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JIAisme
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just absolutely phenomenal service, and the food was divine.

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jeanner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bodega Malbec was fantastic! The food, service, wine was great. Don't go there if you want a quiet place.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Wrong hours on website.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were very good. Our waitress was great and friendly. Other staff members were attentive as well.

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vipBellamia
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Had the Entrana cooked to perfection and wonderfully seasoned. Our server made a wonderful recommendation for dessert. I highly recommend to come visit.
A+

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GaryK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I have been a regular customer for 10 years or so. Affordable good food.

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Ace02
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service.

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vipBrettW
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the table, the wine and our server were all beyond excellent! We will be back!

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JavierR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Catholic Confirmation

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JonathanZ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't had this good Argentinian food since living in Argentina. Everything from empanadas to their home made pastas to grilled steaks and desserts was authentic and very tasty. The grilled sausages are killer. Best morcilla sausage I've had anywhere including Argentina. The grilled steaks are also fantastic. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service

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DanaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. The gnocchi is the most amazing dish I’ve had in LA! The ham and cheese empanadas are not to be missed.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent Father's day dinner here. The food, service and ambience was amazing. We will definitely be back.

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vipDanielamoviedo
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great afternoon with very good service and the food was really good. For me they just need better salsas

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here and the food and the staff was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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EvelinaS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, waitress was very nice. Would come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was outstanding, but my favorite was the wines! Wow!

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VivienR
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

We’ve been to this restaurant several times when it’s Malbec and enjoyed the steaks ! This time the steak is tough, not seared the same way as it used to be and the sautéed spinach was really bad! Although the bread was good! The dips haven’t changed and service was wonderful !

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Chris
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing empanadas! Ravioli was to die for. Excellent desserts too. And the wine was the best I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!!

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hildaa
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here, came with our friends. We started with salad, bread with
Chimichurri. Ordered platter of sausages & platter of two different meats. It was just the right amount of food for 4 people. The rib eye was exceptional, so was skirt steak.
For dessert we split the Dulce de Leche. We all agreed we will definitely return. So nice
To be able to enjoy a meal at restaurants again🙂

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viprebaPump
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a find in the middle of Toluca Lake! Can't wait to go back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bodega Malbec using the Order Online button. Bodega Malbec also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 762-4860.

Bodega Malbec is rated 4.7 stars by 667 OpenTable diners.

Bodega Malbec does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/malbec-argentinean-cuisine-toluca-lake/giftcards?utmCampaign=OpenTable.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.