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Malo

Malo

Mexican Restaurant, Taco Place, and Boutique
4326 W Sunset Blvd (at Fountain Ave.), Los Angeles, CA 90029, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Serving Chef Robert Luna's East LA Chicano style food & wide selection of tequilas in Silverlake.

8.5/10

Based on 222 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Shazi_LA
    "monday taco night and get $1 potato & cheddar tacos"(7 Tips)
    Annie P.
    "Beef and Pickle Tacos and a margarita...esp on Mondays!"(7 Tips)
    Dillon M.
    "$1 taco Mondays! $5 margaritas 5-7! Chewy chips!"(8 Tips)
    Alison Iris
    "The spicy cucumber marg is delicious!"(3 Tips)
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  • tacos
  • margaritas
  • chewy chips
  • happy hour
  • tequila
  • spicy food
  • carnitas
  • vegetarian food
  • pickles
  • good for groups
  • good for dates
  • cocktails
  • great value
  • lively
  • mezcal
  • orange juice
  • outdoor seating
  • casual
  • potatoes
  • authentic
  • Cheapism

    This Echo Park locale features Happy Hour Tues-Fri from 5-7pm. You can get a $3 chips and a very spicy salsa. They also offer $2 tacos, and many drink specials. Mondays are also $1 taco nights. Read more

    Cheapism · March 14, 2011
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  • Idea Monkey, Inc.

    Writing of Los Angelenos in 1835 Richard Henry Dana said, “The men are thriftless, proud, extravagant and very much given to gaming; and the women have but little education and a good deal of beauty…”

    Idea Monkey, Inc. · July 27, 2011
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  • Shazi_LA

    go for monday taco night and get $1 potato & cheddar tacos, chicken soft tacos and more. don't forget the side of burnt habenero & creme salsa (it'll make you sweat but it's worth it)

    Shazi_LA · August 29, 2011
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  • Shyree M.

    Love this place on Mondays for dollar tacos! If you like spicy, check out the habanero salsa. Second place is tomatillo with an avocado twist and the taco salad is decent!

    Shyree Mezick · June 5, 2012
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  • Jessica R.

    Alissa Walker: It serves cocktails that mix mezcal and bourbon TOGETHER. It is a bar where you can order tacos filled with beef, pickles and cheddar cheese. It's open all day.

    Jessica Rae · September 2, 2013
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  • Vertigo D.

    This place is true to its name. Bad! The cook is trying too hard. Rice tasted like they dumped the the entire jar of cumin into the mix. Pomegranates have no business in guacamole. Skip this place!

    Vertigo Dragon · January 3, 2014
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  • IFC

    In a place where it's hard for a taco to stand out, Malo's beef and pickle tacos stand up to the challenge. Try one or twelve tacos at one dollar taco night! - IFC Staff

    IFC · June 7, 2010
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  • Celi

    If you like spicy food, you have to try the burnt habanero and crema salsa! I had it for the first time yesterday and I am craving it again today! It's amazing!

    Celi · March 18, 2011
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  • Yun D.

    The beef and pickle taco was surprisingly bland. Be more bold- Use fattier beef and stronger pickles!!! The chicken carnitas, on the other hand, were surprisingly good.

    Yun Ding · December 9, 2013
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  • Bollare

    Great after-work spot with two floors and an outdoor patio. Cheap eats on “Malo Mondays” with $1-3 tacos and happy hour all night long. —Jen K.

    Bollare · November 28, 2012
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  • Bollare

    Great after-work spot with two floors and an outdoor patio. Cheap eats on “Malo Mondays” with $1-3 tacos and happy hour all night long. —Jen

    Bollare · September 30, 2011
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  • Mike C.

    Monday is no longer taco night. A revised menu leaves you hungry for more, leaving less in your wallet. Avoid. There are plenty of better taqueria's in LA for half the price.

    Mike Carpenter · July 31, 2012
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  • Phoenix satya

    I love Malo but contrary to some older tips there is no 1$ taco Monday night anymore. Still a great spot with great food.

    Phoenix satya · January 15, 2013
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  • Caitlin H.

    Go on a Monday night and order several potato chipotle tacos. They'll help your mouth stop burning from the habanero creme salsa.

    Caitlin Haskins · November 6, 2009
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  • PETA

    Try the delicious Soy-Rizo tacos for only one dollar on Monday nights or veganize the Eggplant & Potato tacos. Yum!

    PETA · January 4, 2011
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  • Fawna A.

    Delicious chicken and cheese and soy-rizo hard tacos... $1 tacos on Monday, but it gets over-crowded very fast!

    Fawna Asfaw · May 14, 2010
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  • Kazu S.

    Avoid everything with "tomatoes" it's like having your food cooked in tomato juice. Safer bet is to stick to the tacos and drinks.

    Kazu Shichishima · April 10, 2011
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  • Lisa B.

    This place rocks! The Senorita Margarita is wonderful, My fave dish is the Carnita marinated in coca-cola & OJ. Yummm.

    Lisa Burger · March 13, 2012
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  • Gustavo M.

    Wildly uneven. Appearing so busy with a restaurant 1/3 full. Slow yet a fluster and flurry of employees. Food is okay.

    Gustavo Muñoz · October 18, 2012
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  • Buzz A.

    Excellent higher end Mexican food and delicious margaritas. I love the beef tacos with pickles.

    Buzz Andersen · March 28, 2012
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  • Rubi R.

    Must order the Spicy Cucumber Margarita. It's not your typical girl drink. It has a nick kick to it.

    Rubi Rodriguez · September 11, 2011
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  • Colette

    This place is amazing!! Great service. Love the habanaro cream salsa. Shoulda tried the chewy chips

    Colette · August 23, 2010
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  • Tyler S.

    You're not really experiencing Malo unless you order the chewy chips + burnt habenero salsa. Seriously amazing.

    Tyler Starrine · March 28, 2010
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  • Kristine B.

    One of the few restaurants where their water is actually good! Tastes like cucumbers!

    Kristine Barboza · June 10, 2013
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  • Marc D.

    Vegetarian fake beef and pickle tacos, or the delicious pumpkin flower tacos

    Marc Dougherty · August 18, 2014
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  • CeCe L.

    Love this place! I want buckets of their Habanero Salsa in my kitchen at all times... best ever.

    CeCe LaRue · October 12, 2010
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  • Juan M.

    Ask for Jose on bar side. Really knows his tequilas and drink recommendation.

    Juan Morales · May 18, 2012
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  • Melissa S.

    Try the muddled pineapple and cucumber margaritas. Delicious and not too sweet.

    Melissa Silverman · February 28, 2012
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  • Adam W.

    on Monday night and order 10 different tacos and a couple Margaritas and enjoy life!

    Adam Williams · August 18, 2009
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  • Josh J.

    The absolute BEST tacos I've ever had..The pickle inside just makes them amazing!

    Josh Jordan · January 11, 2011
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  • Alissa W.

    Beef and pickle tacos, obviously an homage to the hamburgers at the McDonalds next door.

    Alissa Walker · August 29, 2009
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  • Melinda J.

    Great happy hour. Great drinks. Love their floppy tortilla chips.

    Melinda Jackson · August 24, 2014
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  • Miles G.

    Monday $1 TACOSSSSSSS! Chicken and chipotle potato are my favorite.

    Miles George · May 24, 2012
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  • JR J.

    Want a little surf & turf? Try the Shrimp & Bacon tacos for dinner! Trust me. Read more

    JR J · November 5, 2010
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  • Jesse T.

    Amazing tequila selection. Talk to the bartender about it! Sample...

    Jesse Thomas · April 1, 2014
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  • Nathan J.

    Fried Bananas, garlic chips, & sour cream. Sounds horrible. Tastes amazing.

    Nathan Johnson · August 21, 2011
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  • LA Weekly

    Featured in LA Weekly's "L.A.'s Best Cocktails: Our 55 favorites and where to find them." (Click 'More Info') Read more

    LA Weekly · March 25, 2011
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  • Joris D.

    Monday night: Taco night!! you prob. spend more money on drinks than food, extra + the food is great!

    Joris Debeij · October 23, 2009
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  • iPhone J.

    Burnt habanero & cream salsa is da bomb! The carnitas in OJ & coke ain't too shabby either

    iPhone JunkieXL · January 10, 2010
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  • David L.

    Great Mexican food, though not cheap. $5 happy hour margaritas.

    David Linder · January 18, 2015
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  • Zach B.

    They have a vegetarian version of the beef and pickle tacos.

    Zach Behrens · January 8, 2012
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  • Iknow T.

    The chewy chips are actually gross. They're just undercooked, grease laden chips, what's the big deal people?

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  • Jefferson C.

    Good drinks BUT.........slow slow service, poor management and less than aspirational crowd.

    Jefferson Coombs · October 31, 2010
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  • DrinkCoba

    From shrimp fajitas to carnitas tacos, Malo has an array of Authentic meals sure to be a crowd pleaser.

    DrinkCoba · April 28, 2011
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  • Alison Iris

    The spicy cucumber marg is delicious! -a new yorker

    Alison Iris · March 2, 2011
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  • Jessica V.

    My al pastor tacos were quite good, but the slow service was a bummer.

    Jessica Vasquez · November 15, 2010
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  • Sean R.

    Excellent Mexican/American fusion options for brunch.

    Sean Robison · June 1, 2015
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  • Zachary T.

    The food is awful. This might as well be "Mexican" food in Iowa. Only have drinks. Let me repeat, ONLY have drinks.

    Zachary Tindall · August 11, 2013
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  • Bryan C.

    happy hour tacos & margaritas - beef & pickle taco is cheesburger-y gringo perfection.

    Bryan Cowe · April 3, 2009
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  • Gillian

    Chips & salsa used to be amazing but now the chips are from a bag. Not worth it.

    Gillian · June 2, 2013
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