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Carlitos Gardel

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7963 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7118
(323) 655-0891
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice and classy restaurant. Professional service. Great steaks. This restaurant is great for romantic dinner.

Thank Mark D
Los Angeles, California
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371 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Carlitos Gardel many times over the years, usually to satisfy a craving for a great steak dinner, and it never disappoints! This small, elegant, family-run restaurant is pricey but offers absolutely delicious steak, lamb and seafood dishes, very good-sized portions using quality meats, perfectly cooked to order. They have a select wine list. Desserts, which are mostly... More 

Thank ECrowther
Scottsdale, Arizona
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service and their garlic fries are outstanding. There is live music but it is not overwhelming.

Thank 1910Traveler
Tel Aviv, Israel
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

This is an Argentinian steakhouse in Melrose Ave. We came for dinner and loved it! The atmosphere was pleasant, the service was very good and the food was absolutely delicious. We ordered tasty Empanadas, excellent steaks (Bife de Lomo a la Portabella and Entraña and very good pasta dishes (Ravioles de Porcini, Ñoquis de Papa). We are pleased to recommend!

Thank SuziSh S
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105 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is small but cozy, it has live music, there was a pianist playing on a Friday night when we were there. It is homey and what makes it more special is that it is run by its owners, a friendly family that offers you an awesome personalized service. The menu is not extensive but it has options for... More 

Thank Thegechistrips
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Went to dinner here and had one of the best steaks I have ever had and I have been to plenty of steak houses. It was a bone in ribeye for two. Waiter told us that they did not use seasonings on the steak as the steak spoke for itself. I was skeptical but was he ever right. That steak... More 

Thank User85
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is an excellent place for steak! The following rankings are based on the 5 star scale, the more stars the better. PARKING: 2.0 stars. Very limited to street meter parking unless you want to use their valet service. Plan on arriving early to allow time to find an open meter, you may end up finding a parking spot across... More 

Thank James C
Los Angeles, California
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112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Every time I go here it is divine! EVERYTHING is cooked to perfection. I try other restaurants but always end up back here. So delicious! Such nice people! Such artful food. When you eat here you truly get the most for your money. YUM!!!

Thank melinda311
Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Where to begin. . . I love everything about this place. The service is exceptional. The food divine. The wine list, even better! They are all about making sure you have a wonderful time, and making sure your beverages and food are the perfect match. The depth of Max's knowledge of wine is amazing! From appetizers, to entres, to deserts.... More 

Thank Teri P
Prescott, Arizona
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding family run business. Owners and staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The decorations all have meaning to them, they just aren't pictures they found. The beef is amazing. If I closed my eyes I would have believed I was back in Argentina. Ask what special cuts they have that aren't on the menu. You won't be disappointed. Best served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7963 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7118
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: (323) 655-0891

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?