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Carlitos Gardel

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$$$
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 99
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth every penny

Once again carlitos gardel proves to be the best restaurant to have a steak in LA. The Tippo De Ojo or rib eye cap with chimichurri glaze is to die for. It is the tender side of steak that seemly would be the product of a filet, London broil and ribeye could have a baby. The tippo is king in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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LOS ANGELES
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Once again carlitos gardel proves to be the best restaurant to have a steak in LA. The Tippo De Ojo or rib eye cap with chimichurri glaze is to die for. It is the tender side of steak that seemly would be the product of a filet, London broil and ribeye could have a baby. The tippo is king in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Having been in Buenos Aires several times, and fallen in love with their Bife de Chorizo, we now found one better closer to home. Delicious gnocchi, salad & steak, all blended so well with wines recommended by the Someliere Maximiliano. Great job guys!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

They have a great wine menu, steaks were delicious. Waiters were very helpful. Decor could use some updating.

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Culver City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Named after one of the greatest Flamenco Dancers of all time this Argentine Steak Restaurant is a home of regulars. Two brothers run the front of the house.. Maitre d and Sommelier they share the duties. The parents are in the kitchen and the room is filled with guests who are treated like family. Everything - specials are special here... More 

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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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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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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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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 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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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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Additional Information about Carlitos Gardel

Address: 7963 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone Number: (323) 655-0891
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Argentinean

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic
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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