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Malbec - Pasadena

4.7
4.7
1344 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 18 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 1,344 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.4Value

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  1. i

    iconkatz

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    MichaelY

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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
  4. MB

    MarkB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  5. RK

    RobertinaK

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    JimmyD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    MissV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone there were very kind. Everything we ordered was delicious. Thank you for letting us celebrate our anniversary there.
  8. 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 !!!
  9. LM

    LeslieM

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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!
  10. 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!
  11. 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!
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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.
  17. HV

    HrantV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were impressed by the attitude of staff since we were 10-15 minutes late to our reservation, the menu is the perfect balance for different flavors and backgrounds. The wine selection is great and the service impeccable.
  18. S

    Stephanie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The steak was superb, and the ambiance was great.
  19. H

    Hass

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it here so much. Great taste and great service. Everytime we’re in town from Arizona we go here. Highly recommended
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Will be back!!
  21. MM

    MarkM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everyone in our party enjoyed that food and all our steaks were delicious. We will come back.
  22. H

    Hungryal

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating husband’s birthday. Had the ribeye steak that was cooked to perfection. Will definitely visit Malbec’s again.
  23. JS

    JenniferS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed celebrating our wedding anniversary here last night. We were greeted with some complimentary glasses of champagne, which is always an amazing start. The menu had a lot of variety with many side dish choices. I selected the skirt steak and my husband had the lamb chops. Delicious - can't wait to return!
  24. FR

    FranR

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Don't miss out on the empanadas, steak and dulce de leche crepes! Unfortunately it was too loud for conversation though.
  25. C

    Carolina704

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Divine! We’ve been here before and it just gets better every time!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I used to eat at Malbec when I lived in the area…15 years ago! I forgot how good it was. The food was so delicious. I went with my family…their first time…and they loved it. The tomahawk was cooked perfectly…clams and muscles had so much flavor…calamari, shrimp and mushroom appetizer was so good with the dips they came with. Tres cebiches was refreshing…the salad was flavorful. My girls are 8&6…they ate everything!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We’ve been here many times, very consistent. The food and service are always great. We’ll be back soon!
  28. DQ

    DramaQueenLA

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The evening was hot and humid and we were seated immediately at an outside table. I ordered the Arroz con mariscos, an Argentine version of paella... and once the food arrived I forgot about the weather! You can always judge a restaurant by its bread and the mini sliced baguette was perfectly crusty. My arroz con mariscos with its saffron rice, scallops, calamari , grilled octopus, shrimp, tomato, saffron, white wine, garlic and mussels was fragrant and delicious. My companion enjoyed her salmon, cooked to order with creamed spinach and mashed potatoes. As the evening cooled, we decided to sit awhile over coffees outside, and agreed that the service was discreetly excellent, and the waitstaff was attentive AND attractive! A lovely dining experience.
  29. P

    Perla

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me gusta ir seguido buen steak..
  30. D

    Dan23

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Server got one of the orders wrong. Rarely checked on us. Avoided us when we tried to call his name.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Father’s Day. Amazing food, our waiter was great!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for Father’s Day. Yum.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience. Edwin, our server was excellent in taking care of us. His suggestion of wine, was of a great choice. Thank you for making our experience a superb one. We look forward to coming back in the near future.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner! The pulpo was our favorite!
  35. TP

    TarshaP

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing.
  36. L

    Lori

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could give it 10 stars I would. From the waiter ( mad at myself for not remembering his name because he was superb) to the food it was top notch. I will be highly recommending it to friends. There is absolutely nothing negative to say. We teased our waiter that we hated the food as he took away empty dishes. We had the burrata salad, chicken Napolitano, skirt steak, rib eye, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, crepes and cream brûlée. Each was our favorite!!!

    Malbec - PasadenaResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you for joining us! We hope to have you back soon. :)

  37. EB

    ElleBee

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Malbec never disappoints. The menu and wine list are extensive, yet perhaps a bit pricey.
  38. m

    manolete

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Only problem is that the tables were dark, usually a candle is provided, but the jar had no wax or wick.
  39. SL

    StephanieL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service took to long due to being understaffed. 1 waiter/1 busser
  40. GV

    GraceV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our dining experience was wonderful while the staff and our server were outstanding.

    Malbec - PasadenaResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you for joining us! We hope to have you back soon.

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 1344 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 18 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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