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Malbec - Pasadena

4.7
4.7
1367 Reviews
$30 and under
Argentinean
Please note, our outdoor seating is first come first serve. If you have a reservation through OpenTable, you will be seated, however please allow a few extra minutes to ensure that we can properly sanitize your table.

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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Argentinean, Steakhouse, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 683-0550

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Pablo Alcorta

  • Catering

    No matter the size of the event or the occasion, our delicious, authentic Argentine cuisine is sure to be a hit. Perfect for everything from full service for extravagant weddings to simple appetizers to help make that office meeting a little more bearable, Malbec catering ensures that your event will stand out from the rest.

  • Private party facilities

    We have private rooms at all our locations that are perfect for birthday parties, graduations, end of the year celebrations, or anything you have in mind We will work with you to tailor your event and exceed all your expectations.

  • Private party contact

    Kati Pusch: (626) 683-0550

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Cross street

    Green Street and Catalina Street

  • Parking details

    Call for other parking options.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,367 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Notable Wine List

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  1. HO

    HenryO

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
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  2. JH

    JennHu

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambiance, and dining experience for all occasions.
  3. T

    Treat

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Service from ALL the staff members was EXCELLENT!!! The food was tasty and well prepared. I was very hungry and also wanted a great dining experience. This restaurant achieved both of those goals. I had a nice spot by the large windows which were perfect for people watching. I place gets my highest recommendation.
  4. KA

    KrisA7

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Xristian We had steak and fish and the food tasted great. The wine was good too. Definitely will be back. Thank you. 😀
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent
  6. H

    Highexpectations

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent! Service is spectacular! Professional server Denis is a five star gem.
  7. KK

    KathyK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Was last at Malbec in May. The menu has changed since then. Sadly, they closed the back patio seating. While the serving staff was attentive, they wanted to keep you ordering moving and getting out. The food was disappointing this time.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was delicious, a tiny bit overpriced and our waiter came by just enough for us to order and ask for water. Wondering why they ask what occasion it is if they don’t care to acknowledge it? A small candle would’ve been fun 🤔
  9. M

    Matt

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been here several times and are never disappointed. Brilliant steaks, wine selection and service. True gem.
  10. A

    Anne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience from the start. The restaurant smelled amazing and the service was great.
  11. DV

    DonV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for an anniversary and it was special. Everything was wonderful except for the noise level. Go later in the evening, after 8-8:30 pm when it gets quieter. We went on a Friday evening so other nights might be less busy.
  12. SC

    StevenC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great really
  13. P

    Philmom

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time at Malbec, after it was highly recommended! We went to celebrate our Anniversary. The service was wonderful, as well as the ambiance. The food was very flavorful and delicious! I had the Sole with capers, and my husband had the Short Rib Steak and mashed potatoes. For dessert we shared the Crepes with cream filling, strawberries and bananas, and vanilla ice cream....so yummy! The Wine did not disappoint! We will definitely be going back:)
  14. KA

    KristinaA

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Grilled octopus appetizer was outstanding. Skirt steak was tough and disappointing, and doesn’t come with any sides, even though other entrees did .. not appreciably less expensive, so why?? Service was outstanding.
  15. RF

    RebeccaF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and a delicious meal. Will be back. Thank you!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect. The food was unbelievably good, so clearly prepared with love, as though cooking for one’s best friend…everything gave us so much pleasure, from the gazpacho to the perfectly-cooked-to-order cuts of beef. I will be returning often! 10 out of 10.
  17. DC

    DCTraveler

    Washington DC

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Overall good but not great. Nice private area in side room for our group of 9 with square table. Food was great, esp. the appetizer octopus. Steaks were authentic Argentinian. Huge portions. Seabass special overcooked/dry. Deserts were overly sweet. Reason I gave 4 of 5 stars was they forgot the ceviche appetizers and coffee.
  18. CH

    CourtneyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gilberto was amazing. He went the extra mile on absolutely everything and made our dinner so special. Absolutely no complaints and everything we tried was delicious but not overly heavy.
  19. J

    James

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Good food, service very slow . Not authentic Argentinan food . Panqueque was outstanding
  20. MW

    MartinW

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steaks and gazpacho. Perfectly cooked and beautifully served. Warm reception upon arrival. Highly recommended.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great. Would recommend to everyone.
  22. PG

    PatrickG

    Atlanta

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We all know that every kitchen can have an off night unfortunately last night appeared to be Malbec turn . While the service was superb my wife and guest both felt the special left something to be desired. That being said we will be going back
  23. W

    Warren

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A very enjoyable evening. Please with the good service and recommendations from our server. My friend’s Tomahawk Steak was perfectly prepared. Enjoy the appetizers recommended by our servers. The Skirt Steaks, and Ribeye Star
  24. N

    Nathan

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, friendly staff and food was excellent.
  25. i

    iconkatz

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had the skirt steak with chimichurri sauce and a side of grilled veggies. Both were excellent.
  26. MY

    MichaelY

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great service. A wonderful dining experience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved this place it was our first time We will be back for sure food was great server was very friendly and all who worked there were nice
  28. MB

    MarkB

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Friends were passing through Pasadena, heading back home. I was able to quickly arrange a reservation. On arrival the staff quickly acknowledged my reservation, and were able to offer a table on the sidewalk. The street was busy at times, but not overbearing. This was our first meeting since 2017, so the food and ambience had to accommodate our need to catch up. The staff were patient and helpful, the server kindly came and took a photo with my camera. Everyone liked their food--our plates were clean when they were picked up!! There were vegetarians at the table who felt that they could make acceptable choices. One reason I chose Malbec: they're able to operate a bit later in the evening. Another favorite restaurant closes at 8:00 p.m. (the usual struggles with staff and such), and we gathered at 7:00 p.m. We were able to take our time. I'm glad to have Malbec on my list when suppers like this happen.
  29. RK

    RobertinaK

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Entrana was great. All the food in general was super delicious.
  30. JD

    JimmyD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are excellent, will go back again.
  31. MV

    MissV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone there were very kind. Everything we ordered was delicious. Thank you for letting us celebrate our anniversary there.
  32. MI

    MilisavI

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome steaks and sauces deserts and service and great service !!!
  33. LM

    LeslieM

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was amazing with not a bad choice on it! I wanted to try everything. The gazpacho was to die for. The rib eye was cooked to perfection and whoever decided asparagus and hard boiled eggs go together, was RIGHT!
  34. k

    kaye

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, easy to make reservations. Very attentive staff!
  35. DC

    DanielC

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great vibe! attentive staff. wonderful food with firm pastas and great sauces for meat. every dish was reasonably priced and prepared with care. fun too!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was fantastic! Definitely a staple anytime I’m in Pasadena!
  37. AG

    AnitaG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic at Melbec!!! We will definitely go back for another special occasion.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good food, nice ambiance but like everywhere, prices are up! It’s not outrageous but I’ll have to think more about value if I return.
  39. JB

    JeffB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, that ceviche sampler and pasta short beef ragu with bone marrow!
  40. MH

    MartinH

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Save for the jet fighters circling over Pasadena while waiting to fly over the All Star Game, the ambience and the food was fantastic. Service on all levels was great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Malbec - Pasadena using the Order Online button. Malbec - Pasadena also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 683-0550.

Malbec - Pasadena is rated 4.7 stars by 1367 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Malbec - Pasadena

1001 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91106

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Green Street and Catalina Street

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Argentinean, Steakhouse, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Call for other parking options.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Pablo Alcorta

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (626) 683-0550

  • Catering

    No matter the size of the event or the occasion, our delicious, authentic Argentine cuisine is sure to be a hit. Perfect for everything from full service for extravagant weddings to simple appetizers to help make that office meeting a little more bearable, Malbec catering ensures that your event will stand out from the rest.

  • Private party facilities

    We have private rooms at all our locations that are perfect for birthday parties, graduations, end of the year celebrations, or anything you have in mind We will work with you to tailor your event and exceed all your expectations.

  • Private party contact

    Kati Pusch: (626) 683-0550

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