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Carlitos Gardel

7963 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Central L.A)
(323) 655-0891
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Ranked #6 of 8,466 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Argentinean, Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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78 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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Pasadena, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We went to this restaurant because of our love of Argentine food. We had the Matambre al Pollo for an appetizer and it was excellent. For entrees we had the Milanesa and the Pollo con frutas, both very typical Argentine dishes. Bot were superb. We topped it off with Panqueques dulce de leche which was incredible with housemade dulce de... More

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Verona, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Went to Carlito Gardel because of other Trip Advisor reviews and the location . We were not disappointed. The restaurant service was excellent and the food except for a salad was excellent. (we were not charged for the salad) We enjoyed the strip steak entree and Beef tongue and potatoeless gnocchi appetizers. . We were able to enjoy the meal... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

When we go back to Los Angeles, we always make it a point to go back to Carlitos Gardel. We have been going there for a long time now. It’s probably one of the best Argentinian cuisines that we have been to, outside of Argentina. The atmosphere is amazing and warm. The wait staff is always very nice and know... More

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Westlake Village, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

I have been going here for 20 years and love it. Always great food and intimate atmosphere. Great for families, romance, business, and those that read and eat alone!

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This jewel of a restaurant can fool you from the outside, but once inside it is very intimate, warm and inviting. The service was superb, and the steaks are outrageous. We split the 14-oz rib-eye, with the chimichurri glaze, which was plenty of meat for the two of us. The steak was very juicy and favorable. We paired it with... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
398 reviews 398 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I had been with my father many years ago when the menu was simple and flavorful and the noise level reasonable. I went following the tripadvisor recommendations and because I figure if it was still there it must still be good. Well McDonalds is still around and it doesn't make it a good place to eat. Out of 4 full... More

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San Marino
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We went here for our 40th wedding anniversary and I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. The restaurant is plain on the outside, but beautifully decorated inside with white linens, large mirrors & pictures on the wall. My husband and I divided the Ojo de Costilla a la Criolla (14-oz rib-eye, chimichurri glaze) $48. My son ordered the... More

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We almost didn't go in even though we had reservations, because there was no one else inside eating when we got there (at 7 pm on a Monday night). But decided that there had been so many good reviews, we should at least try it. WE were glad we did! Food was very good, and dessert to die for. We... More

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Savannah, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Fantastic old style cooking. Fast service, and friendly staff. Very warm atmosphere. Amazing steaks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The food, the ambiance and especially the service (served, entertained and enlightened by brother Max, in this family owned business) were all FABULOSO! Several "regulars" came in while we were there and were welcomed like family. When we left, we felt a part of the family too.

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