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Carlitos Gardel

7963 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Central L.A)
(323) 655-0891
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Ranked #6 of 8,565 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
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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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england
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Fantastic Argentinian restaurant on Melrose. Great steaks, staff very friendly and helpful. Would recommend booking beforehand

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We had an amazing dining experience at this family run restaurant. We are bringing our daughter to college and wanted to have a special meal before we dropped her off in L. A. They definitely delivered. The steaks were amazing. I also enjoyed a mushroom pasta dish. The wine list was most impressive. My husband was happy to have an... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Carlitos serves one the finest Argentinian steaks in LA. I jeard they also serve good seafood but I had steaks both times I visited. The sommelier is knowledgable about Argentinian wines. Recommended.

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Hollywood, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

After HOURS of searching for a location that serves acceptable quality grass-fed meat, we settled on Carlitos Gardel on Melrose. One son is gluten free, the other follows Paleo and only grass-fed would be acceptable. We were celebrating one birthday and one 1st year anniversary. This was a great selection. We started with appetizers of burrata and the mushrooms. We... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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