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Malabar American Cooking

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2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669 (Interstate 5)
+1 916-574-9074
11:00 - 22:00
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The ambience is great, the food excellent, the stake tacos were just like true authentic Mexican taste The chile relleno was excellent The chicken and salad was also great Definitely a great place for lunch and dinner

Thank wesajo
Bohemia, New York
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201 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a very nice dinner before our hotel stay for an early flight the next day. The restaurant is conveniently located by 3 hotels within shuttle service of the airport. The food was good, reasonably priced and our waiter was a comedian!

Thank Robert C
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Hey there Robert, It's excellent to hear you enjoyed your meal with us - thanks so much for sharing your visit with an excellent review! Hope you enjoy your trip & think of us again next time you're in the area. Take care! More 

Cameron Park, California
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gave this place a try on the way to taking family to the airport. Then food was wonderful and very flavorful. Service was very prompt and attentive making sure we were taken care of. John B. Was our server and he was so funny and engaging, making dinner even more enjoyable. Will for sure return when we are out this... More 

Thank horseloverm
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Thanks for the stellar reviews on both Yelp & TripAdvisor. We really appreciate the love! More 

Shingle Springs, California
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent place to stop on the way to the airport. Very good selection of some good quality food, including Kobe beef. Looks like a good place to meet with friends for a drink too. Staff was friendly and facilities are very clean. I will go here again.

Thank Derek K
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Hey Derek, Thanks for your excellent review! Love that you used the words high end to describe Malabar. We work really hard to maintain a vast, high quality menu so it's great to see that reflect in your comments. I really appreciate you taking the time to share great feedback & will be sure to pass the compliments along to... More 

United States
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Pros: Good Happy Hour Options, Food is decent and plentiful. Cons: Slow Service, Very Slow and often forgetful.

Thank TheCATraveler
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your review. While I'm glad you enjoyed our happy hour options, I'm sorry to hear if you experienced slow service during your visit. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. We appreciate all feedback as we rely on our customers to help us work toward improving our service and offerings. Thanks for visiting Malabar and we... More 

Marysville, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Ate here at 1130 on a Saturday and it was empty. Lighting was really low and it seemed to hide some of the defects in the dining area. The food was really good though, no complaints there. Service was prompt as well.

Thank Jeremy W
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Hi Jeremy, Thanks for the review! I'm happy to hear you found our service and menu items to be top notch. We appreciate your feedback and hope you'll join us again soon. Wishing you the best. More 

New Market, Virginia
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

After returning the rental car we took hotel shuttle for our overnight stay before an early flight the next morning and decided to find a spot to eat within walking distance. Malabar certainly exceeded our expectations! We both enjoyed a fresh salad and generous meals in a casual albeit somewhat noisy environment. The bar was busy and there were several... More 

Thank shvc50
MalabarJohn, General Manager at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write an excellent review! I'm happy to hear you and your guest both enjoyed your recent visit to Malabar. We love hosting a casual environment conveniently located to the airport, so it's great to know you both found us to be exactly what you needed. We appreciate your compliments and recommendation and hope... More 

Mission Viejo, California
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Malabar was a nice restaurant with low lighting, varied menu and friendly atmosphere. The menu had appetizers and a variety of entrees from salads, sliders, and main entrees of fish, meat and chicken.I was with a large group and we were able to make reservations.The crab cakes were tasty.

Thank Debstoryteller
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for Malabar! It sounds like you and your large group enjoyed our ambiance and menu items and we're happy to hear it. We appreciate your compliments and hope you'll visit again soon. Take care! More 

Lake Benton, Minnesota
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166 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I went here for a work dinner. The food was really delicious. I had the scallop risotto dish and it was cooked perfectly. The atmosphere was really modern. It was rather loud so not the place for people who can't hear well. Also our server was not the best. All the servers were very attractive young people, but ours was... More 

Thank lahanson
Reno, Nevada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was located next to our hotel and we visited for both lunch and dinner. Lunch was excellent with large portions and good selection. Dinner was terrific with a great crowd and atmosphere with choices from appetizers and pizzas to steaks and seafood. Full bar and great staff topped of a wonderful day! Don't forget dessert! The creme brulee... More 

Thank Jiminy12
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Hey! Wow -- we love to know when guests come back twice in one day! Thanks so much for dining at Malabar and sharing your experience with an excellent review online. We truly appreciate the feedback. Glad to hear you all enjoyed yourselves and we hope you'll visit soon when you're back in the area! All the best. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?