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“great, but very busy place!”
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Ranked #21 of 703 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Kalamazoo, MI
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“great, but very busy place!”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Loved the atmosphere and the service was very good. Interesting menu/tasty food. Be prepared to wait - maybe an hour - for dinner.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Los Angeles
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Never a mediocre meal”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Don't understand how I keep forgetting doing a review for this place. It literally is always
a solid, great meal. Everything I've ever tried is always delicious and perfectly prepared.
Maybe I'm hesitant that if it gets any more popular, I won't be able to get a table same day
anymore!
Seriously, if enjoy meats, not a thick steak but true Argentinian/ American fusion, this
is the place. Only serve fine wines and beers. Never skip on a desert, share if need be,
but don't miss.

  • Visited January 2014
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Pasadena
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129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Authentic Argentinian Restaurant”
Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

We just returned from Buenos Aires and decided to compare the authenticity of the cuisine. We enjoyed the Mossa red which was a blend of cab and Malbec. Our second bottle a Tilia Malbec was delicious and half the price.

When we arrived at 6pm on a Saturday night and it was already noisey. There were some families with children eating early. The server was at our table immediately and we felt a bit pressured.

All the dishes were very good and well presented....beef carpaccio, empanadas, pear salad and excellent lomo (filet of beef). We shared two desserts... Panqueques Manzana and chocolate mousse. Delicious.

A major issue was one server cleared one plate when we were still eating and reached across a guest. We were deep in conversation and this was very irritating. We spoke with our server and she made note of our complaint.

I would return to this restaurant because the food was good. Service was spotty and occasionally irritating.

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Sacramento, California
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313 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Very good food, fabulous table & superb service.”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Malbec specializes in Argentinian dishes, and we were not disappointed. As it was New Year's Eve, we felt lucky to reserve a table, and were very pleased to be seated in the corner booth next to the street side windows, as the restaurant was totally booked and noisy and crowded except for the booths. We had truly superb service and tasty meals. The recommended wines tended to be pricey, but the $50 bottle we ordered was perfect - and it was New Year's Eve, after all. This is a very good restaurant in a good location.

  • Visited December 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of the best steaks I have ever had...”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

My husband and I had dinner here on New Year's day and it was amazing! The service was great and the food superb. Our waiter made a great wine recommendation and was appropriately attentive. If you like beef this restaurant is for you! They cook the steak over a wood fire and it was delicious!

  • Visited January 2014
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