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Carlitos Gardel

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Central L.A
Argentinean, Italian, Steakhouse
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7963 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-0891
Website
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Like A Whirlwind Tour Of Argentina

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
TheYoungProfessional
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Memphis, Tennessee
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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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
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96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is almost the best kept secret in LA ... if it didn't get so busy ... I guess the secret is out. Un-assuming from the outside but a lovely, high end restaurant inside. The service staff is excellent throughout and will suggest what you may like but everything I've had in the 5+ visits here over the past year... More 

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

From the service to the food this place was just all around excellent. The hostess came outside and mentioned the free parking on the next street so I wouldn't need to use the meter which gave her serious kudos in my book but staff removed the food was also superb. Romantic atmosphere, lovely service, perfect date night.

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Booked via opentable and left a msg to the restaurant that we are celebrating our anniversary. Main courses we had the rib eye cap and skirt steak. We requested medium rare and the meat was well cooked to the point, very tender and juicy! The red wine they recommended was really good and easy to drink. Staff are very helpful.... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A cosy Argentinean restaurant in Melrose. Food is great especially the Argentinean steak (one of the best in LA), and staff were extremely attentive. Worth the hype on Tripadvisor, in our opinion.

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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: Argentinean, Italian, Steakhouse

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