Malbec - Toluca Lake

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$30 and under
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Argentinean
Argentina is world famous for its cuisine. From homemade salads, pastas and fish to an abundant selection of our signature grilled meats, Malbec Argentinean Bistro brings you the best authentic cuisine prepared on our genuine Argentinean grill.
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!

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JeffreyH
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal at Malbec!! We were greeted and seated right away. Due to Covid restrictions, we ate outside at a table on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. Unusual but fun in it's own way. The service and food were both outstanding. We will definitely be back. And when we do, we will try other dishes. Not because we did not thoroughly enjoy everything we ordered which included two appetizers, one main dish, desert and two glasses of wine. But because there were so many other delicious looking items on their menu!!

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Noname
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been out in months and Malbec is the first place I decided to take a chance on. I was thankful that it was all outdoor seating and was able to stay 6ft from other diners. They only allow a small number at a time so getting a reservation is your best chance.

Now the food. Wow. I honestly don’t think words could do justice to the experience of dining at Malbec, you just have to go and see for yourself. The staff is top notch and gave excellent service. I don't know who the chef or cook staff are but they are most certainly Toluca lakes best kept secret.

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vipSarahK
Baja California
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was solid, the empanadas a favorite. We had the steak and ordered it medium rare, came out done, and wasn't great. I had the ravioli, that was pretty excellent. No bar, only wine and beer.

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bogie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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LovelyAfternoonTea
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! We celebrated our anniversary here and had the Dine LA menu. The shrimp with prosciutto appetizer was really good! The hamachi appetizer was a bit too spicy for my taste. We also had the fish and the short ribs, both excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. Nice back patio and great wine.

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Gigi
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service nice and clean food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service. Unfortunately the patio is right on a busy street, but honestly it was still quieter than being inside many restaurants. The server struck the perfect balance - attentive without being overbearing or annoying.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Server was great. During the pandemic were eating outside right next to the busy road… That’s not something that is within their control. A lot of hot rods revving their engines going down the street.

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CatAshlea
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was so tasty and beautifully presented. The fried calamari/shrimp was crispy and flavorful with amazing dips. I had roasted half chicken diablo - heavenly!
The melted cheese/pasilla pepper appetizer was also wonderful.
They have a lovely back patio open as well as the small front patio and some boulevard seating. You gotta go...its really delightful!

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vipShelleyC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Best empanadas anywhere.

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JuanZ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great

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AlexT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Our sever was so amazing ! The salmon was a bit dry but still very tasty. Overall wonderful experience and will definitely be coming back :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was good and the waitress was nice, not that attentive. More so the food was lackluster and the steak was overcooked, the breaded beef steak was also dry and tasteless. Not worth the $600 bill I received.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Their wine, sangria, food and dessert all very delicious! Great place for a get together with yummy food.

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Cindy
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love their back patio dining area. It was quiet and we enjoyed the ambiance. Food was great! Service was excellent.

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Lovetodine
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great experience, food was excellent.

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Carlos
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had fantastic and very friendly service. I was very impressed by the knowledge our waiter had of their wines and really enjoyed his recommendations. The food was also spectacular. My party had a mix of their meats and pastas. The pastas were flavorful and their meats melted in your mouth.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Malbec, menu, services, locations. So perfect!

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vipKenStocker
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Malbec for our first dining out experience after the COVID lockdown. There were many others nearer me open, but none were worth the risk of dining out. On the other hand, we knew the food and service at Malbec are always top of the class.

This time they were again top service and great food. Relatively little risk. An added bonus was that the Napolitana serving is huge, and my husband a relatively light eater, so we had leftover Napolitana the next night for dinner!!

We can not wait to go again.

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JuliaP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will always come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating, wonderful service, and amazing food. Waiter was very apologetic for the wait, but we didn’t even feel there was a “wait”. One of the best dining experiences we’ve had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First restaurant we have been to since March 6th, excellent service, delicious food and overall great dining experience!

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Skiblader
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and attentive. Food was very tasty and the ambience was perfect.

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jobagbach
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Malbec is amazing as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice server. Took a bit to acknowledge us but once engaged she was fabulous. Great food happy day.

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Strikker07
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food was great! Unfortunately the table was not ready for us. Service was not on par but maybe it was an off night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a chill but nice experience at your bar seating for dinner.

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Noer
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The reason why I wouldn't recommend this place is because first of all even with a reservation I still had to wait about 25 min before I got seated. Reason I got seated was because I told host once again that I had a reservation once again. Once seated waiter took our orders quick so I thought we would be eating soon but boy I was wrong. Bread came and water kept coming 30 mins passed and water kept coming. An hour passed and no food yet so I asked waiter how much longer and he said our ticket was next. I gave him about 10 more minutes and no food came so I told him if food was not ready that I was leaving he didn't even care and all he said was he couldn't stop me from leaving. So two hours and all I had was bread and water. So service sucks, food couldn't even try it and place very small noisy. Stay away from here, there's a lot of Argentinian places where you would get treated better and get your money's worth.

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DarynW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was Valentines Day so it was very busy. We were seated right away and our order was taken in a reasonable amount of time. Starters came out quickly. Then it took forever for our entrees. Waited more than half an hour after our starters were cleared to receive our entrees. Server was very nice and the food was good. Even though my steak tasted good, there was a big piece in the middle that was inedible. I was full so didn't need to eat any more so no big deal. Server was kind enough to have that charge removed from our bill. We left happy.

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Howard
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Valentines day is not the day to analyze a restaurant. The staff was nice but the service was slow. I would like to try the place on a non-holiday.

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bogie
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, atmosphere and food very enjoyable

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vipAllanS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A small restaurant with a very interesting menu. The food here is quite good, as is the service. A bit noisy, however.

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vipbosanova99
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Malbec is the perfect neighborhood restaurant! There's seating at the bar, outside patio or intimate dining room. My friend and I split a salad a steak and the creamed corn. Everything came split perfectly! Our server and the manager had great suggestions and we ended with two desserts that were both amazing! The Chocolate Mousse and the Crepes are not to be missed!

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James
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chris, our server, was excellent. He made perfect recommendations for us when we had questions. We very much enjoyed our experience at Malbec. Great food! Great service!

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LacyE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Great location in Toluca Lake, parking was pretty easy. Inside the restaurant was loud; our server was great about allowing us to move outside after seated cause it was just too loud to hear each other talk inside. Once outside, it was much more peaceful and calm. Wonderful dining experience!

FAQs

Malbec - Toluca Lake offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 762-4860.

Malbec - Toluca Lake is rated 4.6 stars by 530 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.