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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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Fri 11:00 - 10:00
Sat - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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Marysville, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
New Market, Virginia
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Mission Viejo, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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162 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Walnut Creek, California
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This venue is decent enough we have come here a few times because my parents enjoy a couple of the dishes in particular here and they bought a groupon that introduced them to this restaurant. The site itself looks fancy, but it's not although some of their pricing might fool you! It comes off as more of an attempt at... More 

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

Hi KoKo, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor too. We appreciate your helpful feedback on the pre-planning of your event and the overall experience of the event itself. Thanks for sharing your Malabar experience again on TripAdvisor and adding nice photos to our page. Please know we use all feedback to hone in on... More 

Sacramento, California
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210 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Malabar is a great stop for a casual dinner. Nice booths, atmospheric lighting, lots of TV screens. A noise level that is lively but does not preclude conversation. Menu is not extensive but covers all the bases. We had a delicious fried calamari appetizer, $12. My boyfriend's filet mignon, $33, was 8 ounces, prepared perfectly. I had a seared ahi... More 

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

Hey there Michele, Thank so much for your fantastic recommendation! I'm pleased to know you & your boyfriend enjoyed our seared Ahi and Filet Mignon during your most recent visit. We work hard to provide excellent customer services so I'm delighted to see that reflected in your comments. I'll be sure to pass along your comments to the rest of... More 

Denver, Colorado
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889 reviews
656 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I sat at the bar and had a great burger nicely cooked and delicious. Luis did a great job serving me. The place is nice and interesting. I recommend it.

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

Hey there, Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Malabar! Thanks so much for taking the time to write an excellent review. We appreciate the feedback and I'll make sure your compliments are passed along to our staff. Thanks for visiting Malabar and we hope you'll join us for another one of our juicy burgers if you're in the... More 

Fountain Valley, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Very friendly service. Very interesting variety of quality ingredients and flavors. Enjoyed the Track 6 Panic IPA with a stuffed Portabella appetizer as my dinner. Others in my party had a Cobb salad (multiple comments about how good the chicken tasted) and 2-item Caliente-Picante-Sabrosa (enchilada was packed with same chicken) with cilantro-lime rice and black beans and lots of guacamole.... More 

Thank jw-fv
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Hey there! Thanks so much for your excellent review. Panic IPA & one of our appetizers sounds like just the thing to hit the spot. Nice choice! We appreciate you sharing your experience online and hope you'll join us again if you're in the area. Take care! More 

San Diego
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115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We got an order to go and found it to be very delicious. It was a little pricey, but not too bad. The interior was very nice.

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

Hey there, We just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for leaving a great review! Glad to know you enjoyed the visit. Thanks for sharing your experience and we wish you the best! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?