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Malabar American Cooking

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2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669 (Interstate 5)
+1 916-574-9074
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri 11:00 - 10:00
Sat - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't sit at the little tables by the bar or you will die of thirst or starvation. When you finally get to eat (45-55 minutes), it is delicious. Would have loved to score this place a 5, but I would be lying based on service alone. I had to ask for a menu, and was only served drinks occasionally. Please... More 

Thank Rudedog83
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have eaten at the Malabar before. I like their menu selections, great service, and ambiance. I was staying close by and it was the perfect place for a relaxing dinner before I left on my flight out the following morning.

Thank Arthur Paul B
Vacaville, California
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229 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Close to the Homewood Suites, which was handy for us, as we stayed their overnight waiting for a flight in the early morning. We had the appetizer sampler, which was huge, and enchiladas and steak tacos. The portions are deceptively large, and what we had for two would easily be enough for four (unless you are feeding a couple of... More 

Thank Dick T
Lake Elsinore, California
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Looking for something quick and delicious on the way to the airport or while waiting for a flight? This is the perfect place for lunch or dinner.

Thank slenez
San Antonio, Texas
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124 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Within a short distance from the hotel we found this restaurant by chance, most others in area were pretty much fast food places. The food was good (Chinese Chicken Wrap), but it took a long time to be seating, although there was hardly anybody there. The hostess-cashier apparently was the only one to be "allowed" to seat us, and she... More 

1 Thank Fahrvergnuegte
Garden Grove, California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

American cuisine with an extensive menu. Reasonable prices with a bar. Excellent lunch special and Happy hour.

Thank deanne13
Chico, California
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Always try to go to this restaurant when we are in Sacramento. Every year prior to catching our early morning flight to Cancun we have dinner at this wonderful restaurant. So many excellent choices and we have always had very personal service. This year Diana was our server and she was great. All four of us had different entries and... More 

Thank Scott C
Missouri, United States
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Holiday Inn and walked to the restaurant. Enjoyed martinis with the sampler appetizer platter. OMG! All of it was delicious. We probably could have passed on a main course but shared a special plate. It was a ribeye and tempura shrimp with potatoes and green beans. Excellent! Had a glass each of the house Cabernet... More 

1 Thank Jacoandre
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Service was slow, but waiter made up for it by paying for first drink. Had the salmon was very good, saw other meals on menu that looked good as well. Good bar and atmosphere. Tvs are located through out restaurant but not a sports bar, because more upscale menu and service. Really good menu and walking distance from hotels. Would... More 

Thank Deb L
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

While traveling, I like to try places that are not in the area. This time I tried a place that looked nice from the outside (many times it hides what's on the inside) and turned out to be an unexpected great meal with great service. Very "exclusive" menu, with items you don't usually find. The quality was good, but maybe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669
    (Interstate 5)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-574-9074
Malabar American Cooking serves classic American dishes with an innovative twist. A Sacramento, CA favorite, you'll find something for everyone here!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?