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“Great Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carlitos Gardel

Carlitos Gardel
7963 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Central L.A)
(323) 655-0891
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Ranked #3 of 8,659 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $31 - $40
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
Los angeles
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
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 you know is a mainstay.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“The Number ONE in Los Angeles”
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.
The wine menu has everything you can ask for...and even more !
The atmosphere is as Argentinian as it's possible. When you would close your eyes for a second you could imagine yourself directly in San Telmo, Buenos Aires.
This place is a real oasis in L.A. and I can only recommend everyone the house made Gnocci & of course every meat plate on the menu. The garlic fries and the fish dishes are also exceptional great so it's really hard to decide what to eat.
Simple the best restaurant in L.A. !

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles
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108 reviews 108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
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.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Aguascalientes, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent”
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 was far better than what I expected. VERY GOOD!!!!

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Bucharest, Romania
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Argentinian Place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Very nice skirt steak, ask fir chef's recommendation. Fits perfectly with house's Pinot Noir.

Great location. Fast service.

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