Malva Restaurante

4.6
50 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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Aguascalientes
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo excelente, servicio, vinos y comida

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B
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service, wonderful ambiance

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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 29, 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 24, 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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32 reviews
Dined on December 1, 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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New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 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 24, 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 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and wine!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 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 26, 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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San Diego
109 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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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and tasty food. Highly recommended!

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GM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 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 8, 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 10, 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 15, 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 31, 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 18, 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
22 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
10 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 4, 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
29 reviews
Dined on March 4, 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 19, 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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LG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely. Gracious hostess..delicious food.

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GC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Creative dishes and delicious flavors.

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GP
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful plating... The food is the star here.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had the restaurant to myself!!!!!Everything was wonderful! I bought a few bottles of wine as they have their own in house winery!!! I highly recommend their Sauvignon Blanc!!!!

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TA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely stunning and delicious. We had eaten at 4 high end restaurants in the area before Malva, which was our last stop, and were not expecting much; however, we were blown away at the creativity and maturity of the dishes. We ordered the tasting menu for lunch, which consisted of about 6 or 7 small dishes, plus a few surprises along the way. Each dish was superb and our meal consisted of some of the best dishes I've had in the area. For about $50 US per person, without drinks it's well worth the cost.

The location feels a bit like being in a tree house and the weather was perfect for being outside; however, I can see it getting cold if you are not properly dressed. The location is much less sophisticated than some of the other up-scale restaurants around, but it adds to the intimacy and charm of the restaurant and truly provides a unique experience. It's also important to mention that there is livestock nearby and I've heard that the smell can be distracting when hot and the winds pick up, so may be worth considering if you are sensitive to this (but we did not have this problem).

As a luxury travel writer, my husband and I travel the world seeking great food experiences and what we find in Valle de Guadalupe rivals that of most Michelin Star restaurants we've eaten at. Malva is an excellent foodie destination for anyone who appreciates the artistry of cuisine and enjoys having their taste buds challenged. We will absolutely be back!

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k
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cool restaurant. It's located on the side of a hill and looks a bit like a tree house. It's very intimate, maybe only 5-6 tables, so make a reservation if you can. The food was absolutely delicious (mostly fresh, light, farm to table options) and it was fun watching the chefs make the food in the open kitchen. If you'll be in Valle de Guadalupe, this is definitely worth a stop!

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LL
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Degústamos la cena de 9 tiempos y cada uno estuvo delicioso, platillos con sabores sutiles y originales; quedamos gratamente sorprendidos.

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EM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Que experiencia! La comida estaba riquisima. Recomendare malva a todos mis amigos!

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SD
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every minute of it. Only 1 other couple, so felt like a private tasting dinner.

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