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7963 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Central L.A)
(323) 655-0891
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Ranked #6 of 8,701 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Argentinean, Italian, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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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
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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184 reviews 184 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My wife and I were visiting the L.A. area, and wanted a fancy dinner spot. Not knowing what the traffic would be like, we arrived early for a 6:00pm reservation and sat at one of the small tables on the sidewalk. The doors opened promptly at six, and we were seated near the back. The decor did not disappoint. We... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I booked a table based on the reviews on here and I am glad I did. It was by far one of the best dining experiences in LA I can remember of. The place is cosy and makes you feel at home. The food is delicious and the staff extremely attentive and knowledgeable. Certainly a restaurant I would recommend! Grazie!

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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: Argentinean, Italian, Steakhouse

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