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1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106-2404
+1 626-683-0550
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Latin, Argentinian, South American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106-2404
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an incredibly popular restaurant in the Playhouse District of Pasadena. After dining here, I'm not sure why it's so trendy right now. They have crammed as many tables into this restaurant (which occupies two storefronts now) as the fire code will allow, which...More

Thank lahapa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been in Pasadena 4 days and have eaten out each day. In a sea of eateries Malbec is the best by far. And it’s not all beef. For lunch we had salads and added 8 oz of beautifully grilled salmon which we split. The...More

Thank Mart1230
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I didn’t know what to expect of Argentinean Cuisine. Now I know — the best beef i can remember eating, even better than some of the top end steak houses. Cozy restaurant, almost romantic with low lighting and nicely decorated. Highly recommend.

Thank SunCitySenior
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Great, friendly service and very good food is the hallmark of Malbec in Pasadena, CA. This is a meat-eater's paradise. I had the fettuccine champagne (which was one of the specials) and it was very tasty. Thumbs up all around.

Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

We went here when they had a specially priced three course meal. I had a fish appetizer, lamb entree and chocolate Panna cotta for dessert. My husband ordered some extra veggies. Others had poached pears for dessert. Every thing was delicious and the Malbec went...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Dinner with friends during dinela was delightful. Two of us ordered the lamb and was perfect. One ordered the steak and the sauce was cold, they immediately made it right. Excellent service. Corkage fee $25.

Thank 942adriannan
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Have eaten at Malbec several times. The place was mobbed the ceilings are high and the sound travelled. Very noisy. Hard to have a conversation. The food wasn’t hot but it was tasty. The wine was lackluster. That being said we had a great time...More

Thank Cape-SoCal
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

The steaks here at this restaurant are fantastic. Cooked over wood, not gas. Several delicious steak choices. Excellent grilled vegetables too. And the wine, top wines from Argentina. The wines are so good here that you could just show up at the bar and drink...More

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Beef and pasta dishes were fabulous. Ambiance wonderful. Desserts also fabulous. Service perfectly executed. A real unique treat. Parking is the only challenge, though expected.

Thank Erich M
Reviewed 28 November 2017

The Malbec Restaurant truly reflects the cuisine of Argentine. Each time my wife and I go there for dinner we try something different on there extensive menu. While I tend to favor the beef dishes for which the Argentines are famous for my wife equally...More

Thank Paul K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106-2404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-683-0550
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