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Malbec Argentinean Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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2628 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-4623 (Formerly Ushuaia Argentinean Steakhouse) (East of 26th Street)
+1 310-315-5457
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Sao Luis
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

all dishes ordered were delicious, perfect meat. Coffee and dessert are also worth. Friendly service. Strongly recommended.

Thank Renata-engeserv
Tampa, Florida
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The name is now Malbec. Went here to celebrate my friend's anniversary. I had the Ushuaia salad and loved it. It has goat cheese and avocado and really loved how everything blended very well and tasted great. My husband had the churrasco and it was delicious. The meat was nice and tender, melts in your mouth with the just grilled... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

It's now called Malbec, not Ushuaia, but basically the same place with - according to the manager - the same owners. Probably the third time we've been there. Found it to be welcoming, comfortable - not too noisy (unless there is a large group, which could happen anywhere.) Had a lovely server who offered some good advice on the menu.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Awesome restaurant for Argentine style meat cuts, ambiance and Malbec. Super cool manager from Rosario, best entrana outside of Argentina and great provoleta. A must go for serious meat lovers. It was called Malbec on the front, not Ushuaia. Awesome place, meat, wines and people.

Thank giampigiampaolo
Sliema, Malta
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I had the 12oz hangar steak. It was soft and perfectly cooked and served with a delicious plate of grilled vegetables.

Thank LordVegetable
London, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

...in the south Atlantic, this thoroughly Argentinian restaurant was very welcoming to British visitors and it was wonderful to have a taste of a completely new cuisine - there don't seem to be many similar places in London for some reason. Also they served meats, which in ultra-trendy southern California in general and Santa Monica in particular is not so... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I will always have it mind for a real important family celebration: goodbye prime rib wherever you are. My husband and I had the most memorable end of the year dinner. It is a little expensive for our pockets (not for the high quality of everything they serve), so we'll come back with family when possible. Giulia Gagliani Goldman (don't... More 

Thank DivaGiuliaG
Santa Monica, California
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Service was friendly but not so attentive that you felt hovered over. Ordered yellowtail ceviche to begin which was lightly flavored with a perky lime sauce and positively delightful, followed by the Churrasco Al Malbec which was perfectly cooked tender with a full spectrum flavor that only comes with the best cuts, covered with a Malbec wine & mushroom reduction.... More 

Thank MLondon26
Manchester, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

This restaurant is quite a way from the main tourist areas and as a result is a lot quieter than some restaurants. I'm sure that's only down to the location though as the food is really good. I had a fantastic sirloin and my wife a fillet both were cooked well and as we requested. The accompanying sauces were lovely.... More 

Thank MikeManchesterUK
Burbank, California
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829 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

The Service: Wonderful!! Our server is from Argentina, he gave us great recommendation on the menu. Very knowledgeable about wine as well. All the staffs are very attentive and efficient. Excellent customer service! The Food: empanadas - spinach & ricotta, beef, chicken and humita & queso fresco (spinach & ricotta is my favorite! creamy spinach and not too heavy) de... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Steakhouse, Argentinian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2628 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-4623 (Formerly Ushuaia Argentinean Steakhouse)
    (East of 26th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-315-5457

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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