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Carlitos Gardel

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Central L.A
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7963 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-0891
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Today
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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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
A family favorite

A real family owned restaurant, and you feel this in every aspect of one of our favorite places to dine in LA. My wife and I have been going to Carlitos Gardel for over 15 years. We used to live in Culver City and the drive wasn't bad at all, now we live in the South Bay and we can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Francisco P
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Redondo Beach, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A real family owned restaurant, and you feel this in every aspect of one of our favorite places to dine in LA. My wife and I have been going to Carlitos Gardel for over 15 years. We used to live in Culver City and the drive wasn't bad at all, now we live in the South Bay and we can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

From the minute we walked in the staff were great settled for some of the specials the mussle's were fantastic and rack of lamb tender and cooked to perfection whole family loved this place hopefully will be back soon thanks for a great evening

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LOS ANGELES
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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 36 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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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, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?