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Carlitos Gardel

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Central L.A
Italian, Steakhouse, Argentinean
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7963 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-0891
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food and hospitality in a warm, fine setting

Not too many places in LA still recognize how wonderful a linen covered tablecloth sets the stage for what can be a fine meal. The Argentinean menu is all homemade & presented beautifully. Skirt steak is one of the best anywhere, the empanadas light and flaky. The ensalada de la casa was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Anna S
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not too many places in LA still recognize how wonderful a linen covered tablecloth sets the stage for what can be a fine meal. The Argentinean menu is all homemade & presented beautifully. Skirt steak is one of the best anywhere, the empanadas light and flaky. The ensalada de la casa was flavorful and plentiful enough to share. The caesar... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were looking for a great steak and that's why what we got. Large portion. Cooked perfectly. Friendly staff huge wine list. Yes I'll return.

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Los Angeles, California
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315 reviews 315 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I have been driving by here for over 20 years and always thought it was a very pricey restaurant. It is a bit on the high side, but so delicious and everything is well prepared and presented. You really feel the family ownership here, not a corporate steak house. The beef as well as fish or chicken is all good.... More 

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burlington, ON
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This was the first time I went to a top rated TA restaurant and seriously wondered if all these reviewers were fake. The staff was unfriendly, the food was salty and the overall ambiance wasn't what was described. Perhaps an off night, but I didn't understand the hype.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Expertly prepared meats and amazingly fresh ingredients in every dish. The smell of the place is intoxicating and the food does not disappoint. This family run place is simple and unassuming but provides a fantastic experience. I cannot recommend it highly enough! We had a great time and will be back whenever we can! Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We ordered skirt steak and Rib eye for us, and milanese for our daughter. The meat was served well done, rather than medium-rare we ordered, but was still delicious and juicy. One of the staff was very kind to us, the other one almost rude for a reason we don't understand. Certainly recommended to meat lovers

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Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Great steaks, awesome Parsley covered french fries, and the pianist all make this for a great dining choice in LA.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The fillet steak was ok. Totally not phenomenal. The portobello mushroom as a starter was very good. Service was very professional

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Milford, Michigan
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Last week we visited Los Angeles, coming from Detroit, to meet with a customer. They recommend a lunch location, Carlitos Gardel. Upon arriving at the small restaurant it seemed nice but nothing special stood out. Boy was my first impression wrong. Traveling a fair amount for business and pleasure I get to experience many restaurants and this one ranks as... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

From the moment we walked into this small family gem we knew it was going to be a great experience. We were greeted by the owner and her son. After being seated we were quickly served water and the sommelier, another son, came by and gave us attention for wines. At the time, we had no idea that our server... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7963 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: (323) 655-0891

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?