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Malo

Mexican Restaurant and Taco Place$$$$
Los Angeles
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  • 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)
    Colette
    "Shoulda tried the chewy chips"(9 Tips)
    Alison Iris
    "The spicy cucumber marg is delicious!"(3 Tips)
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  • Cheapism
    CheapismMarch 14, 2011
    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
  • Shazi_LA
    Shazi_LAAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    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)
  • Idea Monkey, Inc.
    Idea Monkey, Inc.July 27, 2011
    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…”
  • Shyree M.
    Shyree MezickJune 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RaeSeptember 2, 2013
    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.
  • Bollare
    BollareNovember 28, 2012
    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.
  • Celi
    CeliMarch 18, 2011
    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!
  • Bollare
    BollareSeptember 30, 2011
    Great after-work spot with two floors and an outdoor patio. Cheap eats on “Malo Mondays” with $1-3 tacos and happy hour all night long. —Jen
  • Phoenix satya
    Phoenix satyaJanuary 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I love Malo but contrary to some older tips there is no 1$ taco Monday night anymore. Still a great spot with great food.
  • JT
    JTOctober 31, 2016
    Yummy tacos and guac, but kind of expensive for Mexican food. We got red sangria and carts Blanca beer and the drinks were delicious
  • IFC
    IFCJune 7, 2010
    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
  • Yun D.
    Yun DingDecember 9, 2013
    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.
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BurgerMarch 13, 2012
    This place rocks! The Senorita Margarita is wonderful, My fave dish is the Carnita marinated in coca-cola & OJ. Yummm.
  • PETA
    PETAJanuary 4, 2011
    Try the delicious Soy-Rizo tacos for only one dollar on Monday nights or veganize the Eggplant & Potato tacos. Yum!
  • Marc D.
    Marc DoughertyAugust 18, 2014
    Vegetarian fake beef and pickle tacos, or the delicious pumpkin flower tacos
  • Buzz A.
    Buzz AndersenMarch 28, 2012
    Excellent higher end Mexican food and delicious margaritas. I love the beef tacos with pickles.
  • Melinda J.
    Melinda JacksonAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great happy hour. Great drinks. Love their floppy tortilla chips.
  • Erika R.
    Erika RobbinsJuly 2, 2016
    Mojitos are perfect. Great vibes and delicious taco platters.
  • Kristine B.
    Kristine BarbozaJune 10, 2013
    One of the few restaurants where their water is actually good! Tastes like cucumbers!
  • Juan M.
    Juan MoralesMay 18, 2012
    Ask for Jose on bar side. Really knows his tequilas and drink recommendation.
  • Jesse T.
    Jesse ThomasApril 1, 2014
    Amazing tequila selection. Talk to the bartender about it! Sample...
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 25, 2011
    Featured in LA Weekly's "L.A.'s Best Cocktails: Our 55 favorites and where to find them." (Click 'More Info') Read more
  • Miles G.
    Miles GeorgeMay 24, 2012
    Monday $1 TACOSSSSSSS! Chicken and chipotle potato are my favorite.
  • David L.
    David LinderJanuary 18, 2015
    Great Mexican food, though not cheap. $5 happy hour margaritas.
  • Brian L.
    The crispy potato tacos were simple but PERFECT.
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobisonJune 1, 2015
    Excellent Mexican/American fusion options for brunch.
  • Fawna A.
    Fawna AsfawMay 14, 2010
    Delicious chicken and cheese and soy-rizo hard tacos... $1 tacos on Monday, but it gets over-crowded very fast!
  • Colette
    ColetteAugust 23, 2010
    This place is amazing!! Great service. Love the habanaro cream salsa. Shoulda tried the chewy chips
  • CeCe L.
    CeCe LaRueOctober 12, 2010
    Love this place! I want buckets of their Habanero Salsa in my kitchen at all times... best ever.
  • Josh J.
    Josh JordanJanuary 11, 2011
    The absolute BEST tacos I've ever had..The pickle inside just makes them amazing!
  • Rubi R.
    Rubi RodriguezSeptember 11, 2011
    Must order the Spicy Cucumber Margarita. It's not your typical girl drink. It has a nick kick to it.
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SilvermanFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the muddled pineapple and cucumber margaritas. Delicious and not too sweet.
  • Nathan J.
    Nathan JohnsonAugust 21, 2011
    Fried Bananas, garlic chips, & sour cream. Sounds horrible. Tastes amazing.
  • Zach B.
    Zach BehrensJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a vegetarian version of the beef and pickle tacos.
  • Navarro P.
    Order the chewy chips! Life changing!! 🌮
  • JR J.
    JR JNovember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Want a little surf & turf? Try the Shrimp & Bacon tacos for dinner! Trust me. Read more
  • Caitlin H.
    Caitlin HaskinsNovember 6, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go on a Monday night and order several potato chipotle tacos. They'll help your mouth stop burning from the habanero creme salsa.
  • Vertigo D.
    Vertigo DragonJanuary 3, 2014
    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!
  • Alison Iris
    Alison IrisMarch 2, 2011
    The spicy cucumber marg is delicious! -a new yorker
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WebberMarch 17, 2014
    Spicy cucumbers are a must
  • Mike C.
    Mike CarpenterJuly 31, 2012
    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.
  • DrinkCoba
    DrinkCobaApril 28, 2011
    From shrimp fajitas to carnitas tacos, Malo has an array of Authentic meals sure to be a crowd pleaser.
  • Juan "Bobby" C.
    Juan "Bobby" CorralesSeptember 9, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The carnitas plate is the bomb
  • Damian P.
    Damian PetrouJuly 29, 2013
    All about the squash blossom tacos!
  • Annie P.
    Annie PhamAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Beef and Pickle Tacos and a margarita...esp on Mondays!
  • Jessica
    JessicaAugust 17, 2014
    Fantastic tequila selection.
  • Maroon 5
    Maroon 5June 7, 2012
    Excellent margaritas and tacos!
  • Kazu S.
    Kazu ShichishimaApril 10, 2011
    Avoid everything with "tomatoes" it's like having your food cooked in tomato juice. Safer bet is to stick to the tacos and drinks.
  • Juan A.
    Juan A.May 17, 2015
    Torta diablo special and the rooster
  • May C.
    May ChangMay 28, 2012
    Happy hour salsas are amazing!
  • April d.
    April de LeonMay 6, 2013
    Chewy chips are so addicting!
  • Juan A.
    Juan A.May 17, 2015
    Everything!
  • Cindy
    CindyFebruary 13, 2013
    Vegan Menudo is exquisite!
  • iPhone J.
    iPhone JunkieXLJanuary 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Burnt habanero & cream salsa is da bomb! The carnitas in OJ & coke ain't too shabby either
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HerreraJanuary 5, 2014
    Fish tacos were about as solid as Bj's cock!
  • Joris D.
    Joris DebeijOctober 23, 2009
    Monday night: Taco night!! you prob. spend more money on drinks than food, extra + the food is great!
  • Josef R.
    Josef RosefJune 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    jon travolta goes gets tacos on tuesdays
  • Adam W.
    Adam WilliamsAugust 18, 2009
    on Monday night and order 10 different tacos and a couple Margaritas and enjoy life!
  • Eleanor T.
    Eleanor The DogAugust 14, 2012
    Waaah, taco Monday is no more!
  • Mitch M.
    Mitch MJune 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Beef and pickle tacos. Yes please.
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler StarrineMarch 28, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    You're not really experiencing Malo unless you order the chewy chips + burnt habenero salsa. Seriously amazing.
  • Rachael M.
    Rachael McLeanNovember 15, 2011
    Order the coconut juice and sit outside.
  • Gillian
    GillianJune 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Chips & salsa used to be amazing but now the chips are from a bag. Not worth it.
  • Edward
    EdwardSeptember 4, 2013
    No More Taco Tuesday 😒
  • seanivore
    seanivoreMarch 2, 2013
    HOLY SHIT THE SQUASH FLOWER TACOS. I die.
  • Showtime Network
    Showtime NetworkJune 18, 2010
    $1 tacos on Mondays and a fun vibe. It’s a win-win! - Tracy
  • Alissa W.
    Alissa WalkerAugust 29, 2009
    Beef and pickle tacos, obviously an homage to the hamburgers at the McDonalds next door.
  • Diana K B.
    Diana K BradburyMay 1, 2015
    Great Margaritas!
  • Jessica V.
    Jessica VasquezNovember 15, 2010
    My al pastor tacos were quite good, but the slow service was a bummer.
  • James S.
    James SerpasJuly 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Shrimp a la diabla
  • Colette
    ColetteAugust 23, 2010
    Everyone on Foursquare says to get the chewy chips - do it!
  • Allyson T.
    Allyson TaylorAugust 27, 2013
    No more $1 taco night, overpriced & trendy
  • Denton B.
    Denton BietyApril 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chewy chips!
  • BJ D.
    BJ DeHutNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Monday Taco Night!
  • Vardan N.
    Vardan NazinyanJanuary 5, 2016
    Mexican cool food
  • Jason A.
    Jason AshleyOctober 23, 2010
    Margarita on the rocks with salt-duh!
  • Lindsay R.
    Lindsay RobertsFebruary 18, 2010
    Go for brunch!! it's not busy like every where else on the weekends!
  • Luis M.
    Luis MendozaSeptember 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the enchiladas. You'll thank me later.
  • Margaret M.
    Margaret McGlynnMay 3, 2010
    Try the medicina latina tequila drink with ginger. Yumm!
  • Dillon M.
    Dillon MorrisMay 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    $1 taco Mondays! $5 margaritas 5-7! Chewy chips!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MartinezApril 23, 2013
    No more $1 Monday night tacos.... :(
  • Bread N. B.
    Bread N. ButterApril 27, 2011
    The medicina latina will cure anything.
  • Zachary T.
    Zachary TindallAugust 11, 2013
    The food is awful. This might as well be "Mexican" food in Iowa. Only have drinks. Let me repeat, ONLY have drinks.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DenmanApril 10, 2010
    The chicken hard tacos taste like ground up chicken mcnuggets..delicious!!
  • Jefferson C.
    Jefferson CoombsOctober 31, 2010
    Good drinks BUT.........slow slow service, poor management and less than aspirational crowd.
  • Robert
    RobertSeptember 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It's good .
  • Howie G.
    Howie GoldklangSeptember 27, 2011
    $1 taco Monday
  • Gregg H.
    Gregg HartlingJanuary 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order your chips "chewy"
  • Iknow T.
    The chewy chips are actually gross. They're just undercooked, grease laden chips, what's the big deal people?
  • Karissa Y.
    Karissa YsonApril 22, 2010
    The chewy chips-OMG! with habenera and cream sauce. Die!
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan CoweApril 3, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    happy hour tacos & margaritas - beef & pickle taco is cheesburger-y gringo perfection.
  • WJN
    WJNOctober 19, 2010
    Beef tacos are poppin'.
  • Jason A.
    Jason AronMarch 6, 2011
    mmm chewy chips
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen RuizAugust 11, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go on Monday for $1 tacos!
  • Bit L.
    Bit LorrentFebruary 9, 2010
    Lobster taco is lobster bullshit.
  • Crystal L.
    Crystal LafataNovember 9, 2010
    Dollar potato tacos!!!
  • Gwendolyn S.
    Gwendolyn SchugJuly 23, 2011
    my tip is to skip malo and head to border grill instead. malo = overpriced mediocre food. lame.
  • Dustin C.
    Dustin ChadAugust 3, 2010
    www.weareblackflamingo.com
  • Paul S.
    Paul SearsApril 9, 2010
    Good margs but the service SUCKS
  • Ducky D.
    Ducky DuckDecember 29, 2009
    Dolla tacos!!!
  • Paul K.
    Paul KuhnAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Al Pastor + Michelada = heaven
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