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Carlitos Gardel

7963 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Central L.A)
(323) 655-0891
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Ranked #14 of 8,558 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Everything is exceptional. My wife is Argentinian from Buenos Aires and this is where we go for special occasions. It is without question the finest Argentina restaurant in Southern California and one of the best restaurants overall in Los Angeles. The fries, the morcilla, the asado, the service, the dessert...it is all wonderfull. Highly recommend!

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My wife and I were visiting LA for our anniversary and decided to try this restaurant. We made our reservations through OpenTable and I indicated it was our anniversary; we could not have had a finer meal or service. The restaurant is located off of Melrose in an area you wouldn't expect to find such a nice restaurant. I'm not... More

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Los angeles
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Wonderful restaurant. Extensive wine list and they will help in picking. Plates could be on food magazine covers. Service is top notch. Even though this is a more formal restaurant children are welcome - you can always feed them the garlic fries. Desserts are something else, a lot of dulce de leche, which if you have ever been to Argentina... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Went Last tuesday with my in-laws for dinner to the Carlitos Gardel. It was there first time ever. And they enjoyed it from the beginning to the end. This restaurant is owned by a real Argentinian family and they put a lot of heart & soul into every detail. The service is outstanding. The food is incredible great and authentic.... More

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Los Angeles
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105 reviews 105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

A very classy place, with excellent service but . . . the food just did not cut it. I ordered the branzino, which was a special, and it was lightly breaded and tasted so-so. Very disappointing, after a tasty caprese salad. My friend's food was also just ok. Disappointing after all the good reviews.

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Aguascalientes, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a small and cozy restaurant. It was recommended to me from a friend from San Francisco. I had the privilege to be served by the owner a young handsome man who helped me to choose my menu and a great dessert made by his world class chef mother. You should go and eat their food. Very nice it... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Very nice skirt steak, ask fir chef's recommendation. Fits perfectly with house's Pinot Noir. Great location. Fast service.

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Pasadena, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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