Malbec - Pasadena
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
We ordered our steaks black and blue, meaning charred on the outside and rear in the inside. Instead we got slabs of uncooked, salty and lukewarm meat instead.
On the second try the meat was still undercooked lukewarm and greasy.
Probably this awful presentation was due to the “last hooray” before the lockdown, but this was certainly the worst meal I’ve ever had at this restaurant.
Hostess was incredibly rude. Had an 815 reservation and the table was not ready until 910pm. Their outdoor setup looks like crap. Terrible service all around :(
Delicious food and great service
We waited for an hour even thought we had a reservation. They also didn't have enough heater lamps. It was chilly. The skirt steak was okay, not great.
The food was delicious (empanandas, calamari, sirloin steak, mushrooms, fries, and creamed spinach), the only item that didn't quite agree with our taste buds was the bread pudding it was overspiced.
Great outdoor dining option and delicious food, not to be overlooked in Pasadena.
The outdoor patio was great and ambiance was perfect... but the service was literally terrible. The appetizer was never served. The meal order was incorrect. The check took an hour ( not an exaggeration) to arrive even with two requests. Food was meahhhh. Won’t go back. Great location but not fun as the evening was just a struggle.
Service was excellent. Empanadas were delicious.
Had a wonderful dinner despite COVID. This restaurant nailed it!
Steak was a little chewy. The service was great! Really good wine!
Great service and wonderful food,.... I want to go back when inside dining is opened
We were satisfied with food quality. Delicious.
I assume you can not ask more from service, especially those pandemic times.
I would recommend to attend.
Delicious food and very kind service!
The service is phenomenal, first time coming and I will be back!! They didn’t hesitate to accommodate us by the heater! The food was delicious! It’s a great Argentinian restaurant! Love love
Celebrating my 12th weeding anniversary
Great service. Malbec is doing a great job providing a safe dining environment during COVID-19.
The sole filet was delicious, accompanied with mash potatoes (a little cold though) but still good.
They have a really nice space in the back patio. The wine bar and music created a great ambiance.
Food was amazing and service was outstanding
The food was excellent everything was tasty, our server Ruben was very attending
We dined in the rear dining area that had wonderful lighting and a tent and music and plenty of charm! The service was friendly and attentive. The food was even better than the last time we were there. Really delish! So nice to be able to eat out! Thank you for making extraordinary accommodations in these bizarre times!
Simply delicious and wonderful service. Love the empanadas and frito mixto. You don't need to be a meat lover.
Always a great experience. The place, the food, the service- never disappoints. I hope this place survives this crazy pandemic.
Food was delicious. The crepe, salmon and fish dishes were great. The shrimp in the appetizer also great. The calamari could have been fresher in the appetizer but we had an overall great dining experience and look forward to going back again.
It's typical to find a restaurant that under seasons or over seasons their food. What I found strange about my visit to the Malbec was the inconsistency across all of the dishes.
I ordered the ceviche to start and had to send it back because the fish had a strong "fishy" aftertaste, which is typical of raw fish that has aged for too long.
Next came the Brussels sprouts with bacon + chimichurri flank steak + seafood paella.
Brussel Sprouts: VERY salty. The Brussel sprouts and the bacon were both badly overcooked.
Flank Steak: Tough to eat -- under seasoned.
Seafood paella: It looked great, but the seafood was overcooked (rubbery) and the rice was very bland. If you closed your eyes, you would think you were eating white rice mixed with olive oil.
Altogether, one of the worst meals I've had in Pasadena. Though, I wouldn't be surprised if it was a one-off situation, as it looks like many others have enjoyed their meal.
My thoughts? Go find out for yourself or don't take the risk and eat somewhere else :-)
Love Malbecs! Date night, meeting up with friends or just regular dinner. Great location, amazing food, amazing customer service! Great wine and the best empanadas and chimichurri! I recommend all dishes, they are all always delicious!!
Excellent food, excellent service! Will definitely come back
Best service ever. The server was on point with everything he recommended. Food tasted fantastic Dessert was excellent. Ambiance was perfect. Live music was enjoyable.
Very fun socially distance performance in the back parking lot under twinkling lights!
Great wine list and they even have delicious sangria red or white! Save room for the affogato dessert!
Loved the Argentinian experience with a very Parisian outdoor setting! Can’t wait to go back! Food was exceptional! Wine list was top notch! Service was phenomenal! All at a very fair price given the quality! Thanks for making our evening memorable! We will be back!
Excellent restaurant!! Be sure to ask for a table in the back there was live entertainment and much more social distance space. I will definitely be back
Loved it just a little pricey but ok ! Will be back for sure
Food was great! Portions were matched pricing. Seating was outside during Covid madness so that is really not their fault attempting to stay in business. Service was as good as to be expected. Definitely going back, food was prepared and presented as well possible considering the circumstances.
Great place to meet up with girlfriends and catch up after months of isolation. Tables were spread out well, do you didn’t feel anxious or guilty about being out during this time.
Great food and Dennis was winderful
We had a wonderful dinner. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. Will be back.
Wow! Never been and so happy I did last Friday night. Delicious and good selection of tapas, main and specialties. Began with the grilled octopus. Bread served at table if desired. Ordered the (New York steak) beef loin with the 3 sauces and sides of mushrooms, saffron rice and avocado tomatoes salad. Mushrooms and salad were really good. My husband and I split the meal. More than enough for 2. Great value for the price. Sat outside along sidewalk. Will go again.
Service was horrible.. slow and rude waiter
The service was lacking this time around. The wait staff paid much more attention to the larger tables and did not come around to check on us or to offer anything. Was sorely disappointed this time.
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Malbec - Pasadena is rated 4.6 stars by 873 OpenTable diners.
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