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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Amazing

Amazing food! Perfectly done! Insanely good homemade gnochi, the filet was wonderful! The empanada awesome, the chorizo out of this world. The desserts are homemade. To top it all off the service is wonderful! You have to try!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Veronica J
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Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food! Perfectly done! Insanely good homemade gnochi, the filet was wonderful! The empanada awesome, the chorizo out of this world. The desserts are homemade. To top it all off the service is wonderful! You have to try!

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Thank Veronica J
Santa Monica, California
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196 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a group of food and wine friends for a leisurely long Friday lunch. Have been here 3 or 4 times previously with same friends. We all agreed the food was terrific, especially loved the lamb chop course and the rib-eye cap course. Service was excellent, ambiance fun. This is a great place for friends or couples.

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Thank aresverde
Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had one of the best meals I've ever had in Los Angeles last night! Every bite was perfection! And the chef, the owner's mother, is exponentially more talented than most of the designer chefs around. Divine gnocci, unexcelled steak with chimichurri sauce. Yum! Warm deletable bread. Probably the best mashed potatoes I've ever had. An incredible salad with super... More 

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Thank melinda311
Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I had not been in years, but saw all the great reviews, and it reminded me how much I loved this restaurant. It did not disappoint. For starters, the beautiful hot bread served with a boat of their famous chimichurri sauce (they have it to sell in jars too!) sets the tone for what is to come. We had the... More 

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Thank leanne c
West Hollywood, California
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180 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Located very close to my residence, this was my first but not last visit. The food was excellent and the service top notch. I will most assuredly be returning again. The room is intimate but charmingly decorated. The place is packed, especially on Friday and Saturday night. A reservation is strongly suggested and if you wish to avoid the din,... More 

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Thank Dapper D
Brossard, Canada
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The place isn't the best in terms of look, however the food and service is great! We took a few plates to share (rib-eye for 2, argentinian parrillada, french fries and spinach gnocci). We also shared the ricotta cake with dulce de leche for desert. Had excellent argentinian wine. Would recommend this place for couples or quite night out

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Thank Carmelbb
CH
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The Best Restaurant in Los Angeles. The owner was really nice with us. The wine was also gut. A little bit expensive but really worth to order it. We will come again if we visit LA again:-)

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Thank Tina und Maximi... W
Redondo Beach, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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croydon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

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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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

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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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: Steakhouse, Italian, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?