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Malbec Argentinean Bistro

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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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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Food was good, little pricy for lunch. Service was very good, we had recommendation for a wine and it was on spot.

Granada, Spain
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246 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a good quality steak at reasonable prices. This place had been mentioned on TA and it was only a few blocks away from our apartment. The wine was exceptional, the food really really good and although 'you get what you pay for' we felt that the meal was very good value for what we had and... More 

Thank Clara O
Northridge, CA
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100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Located along a congested portion of Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake, Malbec is for those who plan to spend serious cash for their dinner. Valet parking is available to ease the hassle, but if you arrive around 6 you may be able to find a space on a side street, though, many have a 2-hour limit. Malbec has modest décor... More 

Thank GenoNorthridge_CA
North Hills
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552 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Our pre-theater dinner took the six of us to Malbec Argentinean Bistro this time. We were seated quickly by the host and our server showed up promptly too. We inquired about the wine list (virtually all the wines were from Argentina) because we were not familiar with them. Our server kindly let us sample a few and we ordered a... More 

Thank Robert L
Glendale CA
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Friday night we went to Malbec and what a wonderful meal we had. We started with the carpaccio which we loved. Raw thinly sliced beef topped with arugula, Parmesan & some olive oil. Very flavorful. My husband got the bacon wrapped filet and I had the flat iron steak with chimichurri sauce. Both were excellent and I would highly recommend... More 

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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, South American, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?