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1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106-2404
+1 626-683-0550
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

By chance this restaurant was seen for lunch. After brief overview using TripAdvisor we decided to stay. Comfortable place. Great service. Coffee machiato perfect. We share salad , meat table with churrasco, bife de chorizo , baked potatoes, rice , morcilla and one dessert. Everything was excellent. The meat and morcilla soft and very tasty. Great argentinian wife. 5 stars.

Thank Ivan S
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I work nearby and love this place. A bit more than I like to spend for daily lunch, so it's where we go when we have something to celebrate, like a birthday. The salmon salad is my absolute favorite. The salmon is always prepared perfectly, moist and delicious! The servers are so friendly.

Thank Gloria A
Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very tender and flavorful steak dinner with equally good sides. Very pleasant wait staff in cozy environment. Wines by the glass not so good, though. Go with a friend or loved one so you can reasonably share a good bottle.

Thank ffprow
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Ate here with some work friends, and really enjoyed it. Had eaten here a couple of years ago and remembered the empanadas. The dough for these was so good and variety of filling options. We each tried different ones. My favorite was the beef filling. It was rich and flavorful and mixed with green olives and spices. For our main... More 

Thank bambert
Stamford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

So I'm not a meat eater, but four others consented to dinner at this restaurant and so I did not want to object. Atmosphere is pleasant, tables by the window offer quaint Green street view. Serves was solid, attentive and not intrusive. Menu,has a few non-meat choices including an Ahi Tuna salad which was served over cooked. As a rule,... More 

Thank eats0utal0t123
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

It's a restaurant with so not so many different plates but every one are incredibly. The city are incredible

Thank German E
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This has gotta be one of the finer places to eat yourself silly in Pasadena. Welcoming arrival, rapid seating and a host of well-trained staff to greet you. Haven't seen a group so eager to please in a long time. Copious portions: don't overlook the grilled mollejas: sweetbreads with a cylinder of avocado-tomato or the beet and artichoke salad. The... More 

Thank Brother B
Los Angeles
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I took my daughter here and she LOVED the mac n cheese!!! Steak was awesome, as was the dessert. Will definitely visit again.

Thank lsc309
Santa Rosa, California
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102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We happened to come to Pasadena for their Dine LA week so thought we would try this out and were not disappointed! The dishes were terrific and service good!

Thank revett2016
Jackson, Wyoming
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were only in Pasadena for one night and wished to have a delicious and memorable dinner. Malbec was within walking distance of our hotel, so we gave it a try. The staff was wonderful, attentive, helpful, and kind. The appetizers, main courses, and desserts we ordered were simply fantastic - one of the best meals we've eaten in years.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, South American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 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: 1001 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91106-2404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-683-0550

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?