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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
Closed now
All hours
Fri 11:00 - 10:00
Sat - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have eaten at the Malabar before. I like their menu selections, great service, and ambiance. I was staying close by and it was the perfect place for a relaxing dinner before I left on my flight out the following morning.

Thank Arthur Paul B
Vacaville, California
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223 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to the Homewood Suites, which was handy for us, as we stayed their overnight waiting for a flight in the early morning. We had the appetizer sampler, which was huge, and enchiladas and steak tacos. The portions are deceptively large, and what we had for two would easily be enough for four (unless you are feeding a couple of... More 

Thank Dick T
Lake Elsinore, California
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for something quick and delicious on the way to the airport or while waiting for a flight? This is the perfect place for lunch or dinner.

Thank slenez
San Antonio, Texas
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123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Within a short distance from the hotel we found this restaurant by chance, most others in area were pretty much fast food places. The food was good (Chinese Chicken Wrap), but it took a long time to be seating, although there was hardly anybody there. The hostess-cashier apparently was the only one to be "allowed" to seat us, and she... More 

1 Thank Fahrvergnuegte
Garden Grove, California
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

American cuisine with an extensive menu. Reasonable prices with a bar. Excellent lunch special and Happy hour.

Thank deanne13
Chico, California
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Always try to go to this restaurant when we are in Sacramento. Every year prior to catching our early morning flight to Cancun we have dinner at this wonderful restaurant. So many excellent choices and we have always had very personal service. This year Diana was our server and she was great. All four of us had different entries and... More 

Thank Scott C
Missouri, United States
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Holiday Inn and walked to the restaurant. Enjoyed martinis with the sampler appetizer platter. OMG! All of it was delicious. We probably could have passed on a main course but shared a special plate. It was a ribeye and tempura shrimp with potatoes and green beans. Excellent! Had a glass each of the house Cabernet... More 

1 Thank Jacoandre
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Service was slow, but waiter made up for it by paying for first drink. Had the salmon was very good, saw other meals on menu that looked good as well. Good bar and atmosphere. Tvs are located through out restaurant but not a sports bar, because more upscale menu and service. Really good menu and walking distance from hotels. Would... More 

Thank Deb L
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

While traveling, I like to try places that are not in the area. This time I tried a place that looked nice from the outside (many times it hides what's on the inside) and turned out to be an unexpected great meal with great service. Very "exclusive" menu, with items you don't usually find. The quality was good, but maybe... More 

1 Thank H9492UDmichaelc
Tehachapi, California
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355 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Really popular place...very loud even at the dining area. Sat at the bar and had calimari. It was okay not good and not bad. Way too much breading and needed seasoning. It was reasonable at happy hour prices.

1 Thank Diana W

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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?