Malva

Valle de Guadalupe

Modern, Farm-to-Table Mexican Cuisine in a simple outdoor kitchen

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Named after the edible herb that grows wild in the valley, Malva is one of the earliest plants recorded and said to be nourishing and be easily digestible. This philosophy is exactly what the food at Malva restaurant aims to provide. Chef Roberto Alcocer grew up in Ensenada but traveled the world to work and learn in many notable kitchens and Michelin-starred restaurants before returning to the area to open Malva in 2014. It features a dining room that evokes an open-air palapa, complete with a thatched roof made of palm leaves.

Grafitti covered walls and the sweeping views overlooking the vineyard create an unforgettable dining ambiance. Alcocer is praised for his 10-course tasting menus that are magnificent to share with family and friends. For this kind of meal, you better come hungry; however, ordering a-la-carte is always an option. So many delicious choices, but the fresh, grilled oysters sourced locally out of Baja’s False Bay will blow your mind. Another must-try is one of the region’s most prized seafood dishes – sea urchin.

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Alcocer doesn’t just settle for the traditional sashimi presentation instead, he offers it in creamy-briny croquettes with just a dot of sauce that’s made from dried chiles and uni. Yet another seafood masterpiece is the octopus, in which Alcocer serves in a chiletaole; a broth made with poblano peppers and topped off with kernels of white corn and bone marrow. Chef Alcocer leaves his own unique touches on traditional recipes and showcases the roots of Mexican flavors, such as earth, smoke, acid, spice, and citrus.

Malva partners with Mina Penelope to offer a variety of interesting wine selections that pair wonderfully with all the menu items. Chef Alcocer’s personal favorites include a vintage of Malbec Rose, Malbec, and a Grenache. Malva is consistently listed as one of San Pellegrino’s Top 100 Mexican Restaurants. Besides Malva, Alcocer also has Sole in Mexico City, which features American East Coast-style cuisine.

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Malva Valle de Guadalupe terrace

Named after the edible herb that grows wild in the valley, Malva is one of the earliest plants recorded and said to be nourishing and be easily digestible. This philosophy is exactly what the food at Malva restaurant aims to provide. Chef Roberto Alcocer grew up in Ensenada but traveled the world to work and learn in many notable kitchens and Michelin-starred restaurants before returning to the area to open Malva in 2014. It features a dining room that evokes an open-air palapa, complete with a thatched roof made of palm leaves.

Malva Valle de Guadalupe fish

Grafitti covered walls and the sweeping views overlooking the vineyard create an unforgettable dining ambiance. Alcocer is praised for his 10-course tasting menus that are magnificent to share with family and friends. For this kind of meal, you better come hungry; however, ordering a-la-carte is always an option. So many delicious choices, but the fresh, grilled oysters sourced locally out of Baja’s False Bay will blow your mind. Another must-try is one of the region’s most prized seafood dishes – sea urchin.

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Malva Valle de Guadalupe octopus

Alcocer doesn’t just settle for the traditional sashimi presentation instead, he offers it in creamy-briny croquettes with just a dot of sauce that’s made from dried chiles and uni. Yet another seafood masterpiece is the octopus, in which Alcocer serves in a chiletaole; a broth made with poblano peppers and topped off with kernels of white corn and bone marrow. Chef Alcocer leaves his own unique touches on traditional recipes and showcases the roots of Mexican flavors, such as earth, smoke, acid, spice, and citrus.

Malva partners with Mina Penelope to offer a variety of interesting wine selections that pair wonderfully with all the menu items. Chef Alcocer’s personal favorites include a vintage of Malbec Rose, Malbec, and a Grenache. Malva is consistently listed as one of San Pellegrino’s Top 100 Mexican Restaurants. Besides Malva, Alcocer also has Sole in Mexico City, which features American East Coast-style cuisine.

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Roberto Alcocer

CHEF

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Hours & Amenities

Wednesday – Monday 1–8PM
Tuesday – Closed

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Visit Malva

Wednesday – Monday 1–8PM
Tuesday – Closed

From the USA: +52 (646) 155 3085

From Mexico: (646) 155 3085

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Garden Area
Indoor / Outdoor Seating

Carretera Ensenada-Tecate Km 96,
Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

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