Malva Restaurante

4.6
59 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican

Malva Restaurante highlights Baja Californian cuisine, food that blends coastal fare from America and Mexico. Malva is a creation of restaurateur and chef Roberto Alcocer. All of the ingredients used at Malva are guaranteed to be as fresh as possible because Chef Alcocer owns and operates a nearby farm where he raises chickens, goats and sheep for use exclusively at the restaurant. Malva also owns the orchard and garden that is right next door, so the kitchen staff always knows exactly where its ingredients are coming from and that they are high quality.

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BF
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nestled in a treehouse like setting, Malva is a magical experience for those seeking creative cuisine and fine wines. Chef Roberto and his kitchen staff prepare seasonal dishes that match beautifully with their estate wines. Service was very efficient and accommodating. This is a unique treasure in the Valle de Guadalupe.

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HS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Malva is magical! We loved our time here and can’t wait to come back!

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GS
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place overall was fantastic! The food was incredibly tasty and felt high quality but casual and comforting at the same time. My only problem was that it was a little too much food for me. I got the 3 course meal and each dish was quite large (however, I am a 110 lb. female so I don’t have a huge stomach to begin with). The service was fantastic - our waiter took the time to explain the plates and wines to us. The ambiance and view are great. It does get chilly in the evenings, but the restaurant provides you with blankets if you get cold. Overall, I felt secluded, comfortable, and treated like royalty. Love this place!

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you find yourself in the delicious Valle de Guadalupe, this is the place to eat! The setting is nestled in what feels like a treehouse, rustic and cozy with lovely views of vineyards below. Chef Roberto and his team offer local and seasonal dishes paired beautifully with Malva wines, by owner and winemaker Veronica. Fresh baked bread with pesto, oysters, roasted cauliflower, duck confit, rib eye steak, along with rose, Sauvignon blanc, Cabernet, Malbec and merlot. Food and wine heaven!

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OT
Baja California
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo excelente, siempre una deliciosa experiencia!

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SP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nunca descepciona. Como siempre la comida increible y servicio excelente. Para mi es el mejor restaurante del valle.

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C
Baja California
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Muy buena cocina, buenas porciones y excelente atencion del Chef Roberto.

Areas de oportunidad uno de sus meseros en particular no daba buen servicio, te contestaba de mala gana.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente servicio, excelente comida, un must en valle de Guadalupe

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GA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Espectacular, Javier, mesero/cocinero de lo mas atento y competente! La comida deliciosa

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OT
Aguascalientes
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo excelente, servicio, vinos y comida

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B
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service, wonderful ambiance

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OT
Baja California
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Se lo mejor en el valle

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M
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was good but the service was slow. We had a huge leak of water fall on out table and soaked our food, clothes and cellphone. They charged our bill like if nothing had happened. Great food but huge improvement on service.

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SC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great authentic cuisine in Valle de Guadalupe. Good service, beautiful setting, great food.

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FE
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Malva es un proyecto con corazón, es un deleite a los sentidos, es el placer de compartir con amigos una comida exquisita... Felicidades!

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OT
32 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Malva consistently delivers. We always get the tasting menu and are always blown away by the passion, the creativity....the seeming ease with which Chef Roberto and his team express the best that the Valle has to offer. Foodies, this is one not to be missed.

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MA
Baja California
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

atencion del personal de primera, comida deliciosa todas las opciones que pedimos, muy buena vista , muy limpio y la pasamos genial

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P
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Malva is exquisite. The food the vibe the service the wine. One of, if not the best restaurant in Valle de Guadalupe

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AM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Malva by far was the best tasting, most creative food we’ve ever had. The chef/owner was hands on in explaining the detail that went into every dish. We would without a doubt return, and can’t wait too!

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a
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and wine!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Comida deliciosa! También tienen buenas bebidas. Vale la pena!

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AR
Monterrey
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida y ambiente del lugar. Pedí el menú de 3 tiempos y todo estuvo delicioso

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice place to be and have good wine and food.

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R
San Diego
111 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Malva in the past and had another excellent experience. It is like a tree house restaurant and most of their ingredients come from their land. The service and 6-course lunch were excellent with beautiful presentations. We enjoyed great local wine as well.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and tasty food. Highly recommended!

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GM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

exelente comida! Lugar y ambiente. para conocedores del buen comer.

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J
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

La pasamos muy bien, comimos de maravilla y el servicio estuvo excelente!

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S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Malva was extremely disappointing. For the price, it did not reach the caliber of other great restaurants with similar price points in the Valle. The service was terrible. They were not busy and we got bad service and had a new waiter walk up to us almost every time. We were mislead on a description for an appetizer plate that we did not eat and still got charged for it. No acknowledgment or good-bye as we left. Everything that makes you recommend a restaurant was lacking here.

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BM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location. Amazing service. Perfectly cooked and delicious food. Looking forward to going back.

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SA
Baja California
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servicio de primera.,Calidad y Sabor de los alimentoa muy recomendable.Uno de mis favoritos desde ahora en adelante.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gran selección de vinos y la comida espectacular. Les recomiendo mucho el rib-eye, y las tostada de ceviche de pescado. La atención fue muy personalizada y acogedora. El lugar es también muy especial.

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Baja California
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un lugar pequeño pero acogedor un menú chico pero bien pensando y ejecutado, el servicio bueno

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Mexico City
23 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Esquisita la comida en especial el pato. mmm

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b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our best meal over the six days we’ve been in Valle. These young chefs and the wine maker are quite a talented group. It was an honor to experience their craft.

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MC
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Una experiencia que me gustaría repetir! Excelente servicio por parte del Chef y su staff

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g
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A really fun dinning experience. We had the chefs special tasting menu, which we enjoyed imencely. He readily substituted a dish we wanted to try (duck for chicken), and delighted us with every course. We found the service attentive, and pleasent. The food and service were completely disparent to the rustic enviornment. Which was part of the fun. I look forward to returning.

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting. Engaging staff. Best food of our two day stay in Valle Guadelupe.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I was really disappointed with Malva as the reviews were very positive. The service was not great, we did not have a specific server so no one took accountability for our table. The menu is very limited and they were out of one of the items (duck carnitas) so I had to go with something I didn’t really want (the chicken). The dishes were ok - the chicken was not very good and in general there is much better food in Valle. I would not waste your time with Malva.

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ER
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love visiting Malva! Every time we are in the Valle de Guadalupe, we look forward to our meal here, and it never disappoints. Outstanding service, delicious food!

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IC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rustic vibes, very hospitable staff, beautiful and delicious food. The chef even came out to say hello. I’d highly recommend if you are in the Valle. Note that they only have pre-fixe menus.

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