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Phone: (323) 934-6836

Fax Number: (323) 934-6836

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
Central LA, Mid-City West

Lala's Grill

Latin American Restaurants, Steak Houses, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Valet

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Latin American, Steakhouse

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Good For Groups: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
All I can say is ""Nasty""

I have been all over the world, sampling some of the finest culinary creations ever made and I cant believe how utterly crappy Lala's Argentine Grill is. The bread was stale, the service, slow and mediocre. The wait staff is lazy and the managers are too busy flirting to give a chit. I ordered the prized ""Lomo"". (dry and tasteless -it tasted like freezer burn) I think the Sirloin burger at Jack in the box would have been better, shheeesh !



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Overcooked but the Soup?

Overcooked but the soup? Almost everything we ordered arrived overcooked, mushy and tasteless with the exception of the soup. The soup (Vegetable Soup) was cold in the middle as if they microwaved it. The pasta (angel hair) was overdone and the plano (flat iron) steak was tough, chewy and salty. Did someone chew my steak and regurgitate it back on the plate ? Yikes, never again!



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Spongebob Stalefish ?

Hey There ! I was really looking forward to eating here. Its been several years. My boyfriend took me there a few days ago. I ordered the Ensalada con Salmon and he the Cabello de Angel. After waiting for what seemed too long, my salmon was overcooked and spongy and the angel hair was very mushy and overcooked as well. Its as if they grilled a stale piece of frozen fish and kept cooking and cooking. The pasta was way too soggy. Was the bus-boy cooking that night? TERRIBLE!



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Chewy Steaks?

Heard good things about this place and their steaks. I tried the Lomo (filet mignon). Probably the most expensive thing on the menu. Tasted OK but texture was overdon, chewy and rubbery. Not sure how an Argentine parilla can mess this one up????? I asked for medium rare and they didnt even offer to redo it. Back to Gaucho Grill for me !



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What's happened to this place ?

Lala?s on Melrose last weekend. I dip my fork into the chimichurri to spread on my bread and out comes half a frikken roach mixed in with whatever?s in that stuff (which normally tastes pretty good). My girl goes ballistic. The server shrugs her shoulder and the manager?s nowhere to be found. What?s happened to this place?



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I cant believe it. I was at LALAs argentine grill with some friends for lunch the other day and there was a hair in my salad. I almost barfed. The waitress was rude and the manager was even worse. Not going back !



Provided by Citysearch - 
Fast food Argentinean Food Restaurant

Too bad there isn't much reference about what Argentinean Food should be like - in the L.A. Metro area.
Milanesa sandwich with cold -french wannabe bread?
Let that alone...employees moving chairs around in an attempt to send in the message 'we're closing -get out of here- and making lot of noise..a waitress who didn't bother asking 'how's everything' when it came to paying the bill and .
QUILMES...the only good thing enjoyed here.
I wish I had a better impression.



the food is okay but the service really sucks

Used to order weekly but decided not to visit there anymore after many inaccurate orders. Brought it to the attention of the manager and they did very little to make things right. I would recommend Carilots Gardel just west of Fairfax or Cuidad in downtown.



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Milanesa Napolitana!

Lala's is one of my favorite restaurants in LA. Despite being located in the trendy heart of Melrose, Lala's never comes off as being pretentious or snooty. I've had pretty good luck walking right up on a Friday or Saturday night and getting a table relatively quickly. I also adore its patio, which has an outdoor atmosphere, yet has the warmth of a cozy indoor dining room.

Two words - Milanesa Napolitana. This is what I order for my entree every time. It's sort of like a cross between chicken fried steak and chicken parmesan, with a little Argentinian kick of flavor. Yum! I also sometimes order the Provoleta for an appetizer, which is just melted cheese, but it's oh so good. The bread with their oil and herbs is also amazing (I don't even know what they call it, but it's potent and addicting).

I knocked off a star only because I went there once for my birthday and they stuck us indoors in the corner, but other than that one experience, Lala's has been great. Make sure you order some sangria.

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