Mas Malo

515 W. Seventh St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
213-985-4332

Details

  • Sun 9am-11pm, Mon-Wed 11am-11pm, Thu-Fri 11am-2am, Sat 9am-2am
  • $$
  • Wheelchair Accessible, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Garage Parking, Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
There are soft tacos of pork al pastor, which are pot-roasted instead of cooked on a spit, if you care about that sort of thing, and ground-beef-and-pickle tacos, which sound odd but are a beloved drunk food at the original Malo, in Silver Lake. Hey, Silver Lake. We've all been there. It's about time it had an ambassador downtown, especially now that there may be a critical mass of local customers who until now were bereft of Soyrizo burritos, potato-cheese tacos and enough eggplant to give fits to the macrobiotically inclined. But what I can't figure out is why I have in front of me a bowl of vegan menudo - a soup that has many of the features of menudo, including chile, onion, lime, oregano and a funky blast of hominy, but substitutes bits of boiled tofu for the original tripe. Vegans have hangovers, too, I guess. At Mas Malo, the vegan hangovers are organic.

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  • Downtown L.A.'s Urban Food Crawl: Not Just for Vegans
    Friday, May 25, 2012 at 9 a.m. by Ryan Ritchie

    Unless you live in some sort of vegan utopia where all your friends are herbivores (or Portland), it's almost a guarantee that dining out with meat-eating friends is going to be a disappointment for at least one of the parties invol...

  • A Peek Inside Mas Malo's Tequila Vault [Photos]
    Friday, February 18, 2011 at 2 p.m. by Elina Shatkin

    At Mas Malo, the best seat in the house hides behind a 400-pound steel door. In the back of the two-story beaux arts dining room, down a narrow, still undecorated hallway lies the Tequila Vault, a literal and metaphorical storehouse...

  • Mas Malo: It's All About the Chips
    Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 3:30 a.m. by Jonathan Gold

    I am sitting in Mas Malo's huge beaux arts dining room, a floor beneath the whiskey-soaked revelry of the bar Seven Grand. I am on the outside of a satisfying organic margarita, I am watching my young son tackle an enormous burrito ...

  • First Bite: Chips, Chips Especial, Menudo + Vegan Hangovers at Mas Malo
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 11 a.m. by Jonathan Gold

    I am sitting in Mas Malo's huge Beaux Arts dining room, a floor beneath the whiskey-soaked revelry of the bar Seven Grand. I am on the outside of a satisfying organic margarita, I am watching my young son tackle an enormous burrito ...

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