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Carlitos Gardel

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7963 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7118
+1 323-655-0891
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18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is an Argentinian steakhouse in Melrose Ave. We came for dinner and loved it! The atmosphere was pleasant, the service was very good and the food was absolutely delicious. We ordered tasty Empanadas, excellent steaks (Bife de Lomo a la Portabella and Entraña and very good pasta dishes (Ravioles de Porcini, Ñoquis de Papa). We are pleased to recommend!

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Thank SuziSh S
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121 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is small but cozy, it has live music, there was a pianist playing on a Friday night when we were there. It is homey and what makes it more special is that it is run by its owners, a friendly family that offers you an awesome personalized service. The menu is not extensive but it has options for... More 

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Thank Thegechistrips
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Went to dinner here and had one of the best steaks I have ever had and I have been to plenty of steak houses. It was a bone in ribeye for two. Waiter told us that they did not use seasonings on the steak as the steak spoke for itself. I was skeptical but was he ever right. That steak... More 

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Thank User85
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is an excellent place for steak! The following rankings are based on the 5 star scale, the more stars the better. PARKING: 2.0 stars. Very limited to street meter parking unless you want to use their valet service. Plan on arriving early to allow time to find an open meter, you may end up finding a parking spot across... More 

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Thank James C
Los Angeles, California
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113 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Every time I go here it is divine! EVERYTHING is cooked to perfection. I try other restaurants but always end up back here. So delicious! Such nice people! Such artful food. When you eat here you truly get the most for your money. YUM!!!

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Thank melinda311
Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Where to begin. . . I love everything about this place. The service is exceptional. The food divine. The wine list, even better! They are all about making sure you have a wonderful time, and making sure your beverages and food are the perfect match. The depth of Max's knowledge of wine is amazing! From appetizers, to entres, to deserts.... More 

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Thank Teri P
Prescott, Arizona
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127 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Outstanding family run business. Owners and staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The decorations all have meaning to them, they just aren't pictures they found. The beef is amazing. If I closed my eyes I would have believed I was back in Argentina. Ask what special cuts they have that aren't on the menu. You won't be disappointed. Best served... More 

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Thank GoesBoom
West Hollywood, California
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51 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

A longtime local favorite, this restaurant retains it's "old school" charm while remaining fresh. It never disappoints and the ambience can't be beat with live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The restaurant fills up quickly, so make reservations if you can. Try the chicken in cream sauce with dried fruit (my favorite). The desserts are made fresh daily by... More 

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Thank Joe R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Carlitos Gardel is one of the very few restaurants I've visited that have lived up to the hype. Their steaks are amazing, as is their signature chimichurri sauce which is made fresh daily. I tried the skirt steak, which was seasoned nicely and cooked perfectly. This is one of their signature dishes, and at 16 oz, can be split and... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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162 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

EXCELLENT FOOD & SERVICE!!! The 3 of us came here for lunch on Friday (the only day during the week when they're open for lunch). We had heard and read that this was one of the best Argentinian restaurants in LA so we were excited to try it. Our host/server Max was charming and accomodating. He explained the specials of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7963 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7118
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-655-0891

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?