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Carlitos Gardel

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7963 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7118
+1 323-655-0891
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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West Hollywood, California
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50 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

A longtime local favorite, this restaurant retains it's "old school" charm while remaining fresh. It never disappoints and the ambience can't be beat with live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The restaurant fills up quickly, so make reservations if you can. Try the chicken in cream sauce with dried fruit (my favorite). The desserts are made fresh daily by... More 

Thank Joe R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Carlitos Gardel is one of the very few restaurants I've visited that have lived up to the hype. Their steaks are amazing, as is their signature chimichurri sauce which is made fresh daily. I tried the skirt steak, which was seasoned nicely and cooked perfectly. This is one of their signature dishes, and at 16 oz, can be split and... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

EXCELLENT FOOD & SERVICE!!! The 3 of us came here for lunch on Friday (the only day during the week when they're open for lunch). We had heard and read that this was one of the best Argentinian restaurants in LA so we were excited to try it. Our host/server Max was charming and accomodating. He explained the specials of... More 

Thank SgtBuffy
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Great argentinian restaurant in los angeles. Its a little expensive but very worth it, the steaks are soft like butter and have amazing taste. Ask for the french fries from the appetizers menu but tell the waiter to bring them with the main course, the plate is a huge mountain of fries with garlic and parleys, just delicious.

Thank Therealtrue
Santa Monica, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 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!

Thank Veronica J
Santa Monica, California
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249 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 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.

Thank aresverde
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 29 January 2016

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 

Thank melinda311
Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 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 

Thank leanne c
Brossard, Canada
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 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

Thank Carmelbb
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 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:-)

Thank Tina und Maximi... W

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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
USD 31 - USD 40
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, South American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7963 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7118
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-655-0891

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