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Malbec Argentinean Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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10151 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 91602 (Forman)
+1 818-762-4860
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Was looking for a new place for lunch and found this gem. Quickly on our fav list. Can't wait to come back for dinner. Chicken milanese cooked to perfection!

Thank Peggy V
Albany, California
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Parking: Didn't look difficult, but we walked the 15+ minutes from The Tangerine. The neighborhood is good, so there's no worries about walking. Ambiance: Beautiful wood floors, dark tables, very romantic. A little too dark to read the menus, but I'm getting older so there's that. Outdoor seating if you wish. They have a nice bar you can sit at... More 

Thank russandmarti
Nassau, New Providence Island
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155 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Exceptionally flavorful food in a welcoming and cozy atmosphere with good selection of wines. I highly recommend the paella.

Thank Monalisa43
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We've been several times, and the food and service is always very good. Servers knowledge of the wine is always spot on.

Thank Tim T
Atlanta, Georgia
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160 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The good: The waitress who was both beautiful and provided excellent service. I received a glass of malbec on the house for my birthday. The bad: The empanada was doughy and not that good. There was more dough than meet. The ugly: The food was average and costs too much. I tried the chicken Napolitano and the chicken was hard... More 

Thank JazzFan23
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We had a great dinner at Malbec's. The wait staff were cordial and always remembered our names upon returning to the table. The wine was outstanding and we enjoyed all of the selections of appetizers, main course and desert.

Thank Michael_94502
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

My colleagues and I dined at Malbec last year during our business trip. This year, we decided to enjoy again. Whether you are fond of hanger, rib-eye or New York steak; u can definitely gratify! You can even 2 kind side by side for sharing or self-indulgence. Side dishes are great especially the mixed mushroom, potatoes and steamed veggies. 3... More 

Thank ellensomejudyl
Puerto Rico
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Tasty food. Good meat cuts and fresh pasta. The inside dining area is cozy without feeling crowded. Mostly couples but willing to accommodate a stroller with a sleeping baby. Attentive service. I would recommend you make reservations because it was full. Valet parking in the back. Will definately return.

Thank margawil
San Francisco, California
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133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Very nice dinner option in Toluca Lake. Yes, they had traditional steaks, but also have wonderful fully Argentinian cuts of flank steak and tri tip done perfectly and if you wish with Chimichanga sauce as well as other unusual sauces. Did not try the chicken or fish on the menu. Also, very well priced. Outdoor patio as well. Very nice... More 

Thank KenSanFrancisco
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I just had one of the best dinning experience in my life. If you want to be taken away for the noise of the city and carried to the Pappas grass of Argentina with beautiful music and relaxed envorment this is the place .the food was outstanding even though I just had a salad and dessert .

Thank ruhs1969

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Argentinian, Latin, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10151 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 91602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 818-762-4860

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