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Malabar American Cooking

2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669
+1 916-574-9074
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good50%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been here a couple times before and it’s always good. Our table had a Cobb salad, meat loaf and a burger. Food is good with big quantities. It’s always busy with a hopping crowd enjoying the surroundings!

Thank Experiencedtrav07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed. Seating behind front door although there were many open booths. Waitress morose and unattentive.

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I stopped in on a Wed evening while staying at the adjacent Hampton Inn and was surprised to find every bar stool and bar top totally occupied. This place has a very solid happy hour offering and you can tell by the turnout. I came...More

Thank Wildcat1897
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here before heading out for a vacation. The food was excellent and so was the service. I had the 1/2 Rueben sandwich with a cup of clam chowder and French fries. The pastrami was perfectly paired with kraut, cheese and the bread...More

Thank rocklvr03
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I ate here two nights in a role on business trip. One night was a pizza which was very flavorful, the Caesar salad was a little small but good. The other night was some the stuffed pepper burger which was huge and very good.

Thank Wes T
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We were staying at the Hampton Inn and walked to the restaurant. It was very noisy(people and TV's, bar) and our waiter admitted they were short staffed that night. You could tell by the wait for our drinks, to take our order and to get...More

Thank NorCal-traveler08
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

I was staying at the Holiday Inn next door so this restaurant seemed to be a good choice since it was so close, in the next parking lot, so it was very easy to walk to. As I walked in I was overwhelmed by the...More

Thank BSJ3258
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This restaurant off of highway 80 north of Sacramento has an excellent variety of dishes - from Mexican to pizza to vegetarian (though you have to ask for the vegetarian menu). There are many sandwiches and similar to select from. It is a nice place...More

Thank PastyPerson
Reviewed 11 April 2018

My wife and I ate here at the recommendation of our Hotel desk staff. We're glad we did. The food is recognizable (no need for a french dictionary or a second breath to read all the miniscule decorative touches), and it seems to be all...More

Thank TheObjectiveCritic
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi, Thank you fro your 4-star review. I'm delighted to hear that you've had exceptional experience. We work hard to provide farm-to-table foods with a unique twist so I'm pleased to see that reflected in your comments. Come back soon and take care!

Reviewed 23 March 2018

We have been to this restaurant several times but this time the service was the best we have ever had. Our server was Robert and he did everything right from changing the channel on the T.V. (to one we wanted) to bringing our drinks and...More

Thank overintwo
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi, We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! We really appreciate your compliments on everything and I will pass your review onto Robert. We hope you come back soon! Take care.

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The Malabar has been open for many years - it was very popular when the Kings were in their "hay-days".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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