From $80 to $80
Carlitos Gardel
7963 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles 90046 Driving directions

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  • Argentinian
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair access
  • Outside dining available
  • Valet parking
  • Amex
  • Diners club
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

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This may be the land of big, glitzy steakhouses, but Carlitos Gardel offers guests something more refined and quiet, with juicy meats and empanadas that have people coming back again and again. The evening mood here is romantic, and often accompanied by live piano music. There are larger seating options for groups, but those tiny, close-knit tables are often occupied by celebrities, without the paparazzi in tow.

That said, big red wines, sharp knives and cutting boards laden with bone-in ribeye are sure to cover every available space. Start with a salad or crispy empanada with a side of chimichurri that’s so good it’s even available online for purchase. Sweet lovers rave about desserts, like a fluffy wedge of mascarpone tart with strawberry drizzle.

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