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lala’s grill

Lala's_79In a sense, Lala’s origins trace to 1988 when future owners Horacio Weschler Ferrari and Mario Balul moved to the United States. Both came to California with a commitment to their Argentinian culture, a profound appreciation for the United States, and a resolute desire to create something that fused the best of both worlds.

 

Horacio, who has an extensive restaurant background, met Mario, a trained architect, in 1990, and they quickly became close friends with many shared ambitions and interests. By 1995, they jointly conceptualized their future restaurant and set about the task of finding the right location and space to realize their vision. This vision combined their nostalgic memories of Argentinian dining savored in an unhurried and uniquely social fashion with the kind of reasonable prices and appealing setting that would encourage repeat business. In April of 1996, Lala’s opened its doors to an appreciative public.

 

Lala's_131-2Mario and Horacio are dedicated to a “hands-on” approach to restaurant management. The owners can be found at Lala’s every day to ensure consistent attention to details and the utmost quality in their cuisine and customer service. Such steadfast attention reflects the passion with which Mario and Horacio regard their restaurant. True to their Argentinian roots, excellent dining for these two is inextricably linked with socializing, pleasure, and with life itself.

 

Lala’s most distinctive offering, of course, is its food. The menu is imaginatively balanced with traditional Argentinian favorites and a nod to the best of California cuisine. Perhaps most important to the discriminating connoisseur of Argentinian food is the high quality selection of meats offered at Lala’s. This is a point of great pride to the owners who insist on only the highest grade of meat available. Fortunately for Lala’s customers, however, this insistence on high caliber ingredients does not translate into high costing entrees! This uncommon combination of quality and affordability has made all of the difference at Lala’s, and the owners are smart enough to know that this in great part accounts for their regularly returning customers.

 

Lala's_119Lala’s attractive setting (compliments of Mario’s aesthetic sensibilities!) with it’s comfortable and varied seating options, ample patio space, and richly colored interior provide Lalas’ diners with a casual, friendly and appealing backdrop. The space merges the warmth and conviviality of the Latin American dining experience with the conveniences so prized in contemporary modern life provided parking, and proximity to shops and pedestrian areas. Furthermore, the successful presence of Lala’s is so great that it has resulted in a kind of gravitational pull and has tipped the balance of Melrose’s visitors to this area of the famous street.

 

Lala's_47The unstoppable success of Lala’s on Melrose has resulted in the opening of a second location in Studio City. Here too one can find the reliable and friendly service, charming atmosphere, and delectable food that have firmly established Lala’s reputation. No doubt this second Lala’s will soon, like its predecessor, transform its location into a destination.

 

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directions

Lala's Melrose

7229 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Tel (323) 934 6838
Fax (323) 934 6836

 

Sunday / Thursday 11AM till 11PM
Friday and Saturday 11AM till 12AM

Lala's Studio City

11935 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
Tel (818) 623 4477
Fax (818) 623 9170

 

Sunday / Thursday 11AM till 10PM
Friday and Saturday 11AM till 11PM

Lala's Downtown LA

101 W 9th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

coming soon

menu

chorizogrilled Argentine sausage3.50
empanadachoice of: beef, chicken, spinach, ham & cheese, or cheese & onion3.50
empanadas combofour cocktail size assorted empanadas8.95
tortilla de papaArgentine potato & onion quiche3.50
tortilla de zapallitosArgentine zucchini & onion quiche3.50
sopa de vegetalespureed carrot & potato soup5.00
morcillatwo grilled traditional blood sausages5.50
vegetales a la parrillagrilled zucchini, eggplant, mushroom, onion, red & green bell peppers6.95
provoletamelted provolone cheese topped with salsa & oregano7.95
sarten de champignonsskillet of sautéed mushrooms in white wine, parsley & garlic7.95
croquetas3 rice croquettes, mozzarella, tomato sauce7.95
mollejasgrilled, thinly cut choice beef sweetbreads9.95
calamar fritolightly breaded, crispy calamari rings13.95
combo appetizerchoice of three empanadas & one tortilla de papa & one chorizo16.95
add white beans 2.00, chicken or sausage 3.00 add salmon 7.00 / 11.00
mixtalettuce, tomato & onion, tossed with our house dressing5.50
el cesarfresh romaine & iceberg lettuce, parmesan cheese & croutons, tossed in classic Caesar dressinghalf 6.95 whole 8.95
rugolaarugula, lettuce, spinach, tomato & parmesan cheese, tossed with house dressinghalf 7.95 whole 9.95
porotosred and white beans white beans, baby mixed, iceberg and romain, onion, tomato and feta cheese tossed with a spicy low fat vinaigrette10.95
griegalettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, black olive, red & green bell peppers & feta cheese, tossed with house dressing11.95
venturachopped grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, spinach, warm rice & low fat mozzarella cheese, tossed with low fat vinaigrette11.95
melrosechopped grilled chicken with lettuce, tomato, onion, feta cheese & warm rice tossed in spicy honey mustard dressinghalf 10.95 whole 12.95
tangosliced grilled chicken breast brushed with a home-made dijon sauce, on a bed of spinach, mushroom & tomato, tossed with our house dressing13.95
con salmongrilled, fresh filet of salmon brushed with home-made dijon sauce, on a bed of baby mixed greens, tomato & onion, tossed with balsamic vinaigrette19.95
con mahi mahigrilled, wild caught, mahi mahi brushed with olive oil & garlic, on a bed of baby 
mixed greens, tomato & onion, tossed with balsamic vinaigrette20.95
con entrañagrilled, thinly cut Certified Angus Beef skirt steak on a bed of spinach, mushrooms & tomato, tossed with house vinaigrette25.95
on french baguette, served with choice of french fries, rice, mashed potatoes, or salad, add cheese 2.00
chorizotwo grilled Argentine sausages with lettuce, tomato & Argentine sauce10.95
pollogrilled chicken breast with lettuce, tomato & Argentine sauce12.95
picantegrilled spicy chicken breast with lettuce, tomato & Argentine sauce13.95
milanesathinly cut steak, breaded & lightly fried with lettuce, tomato & mayo14.95
supremaboneless chicken breast, breaded & lightly fried with lettuce, tomato & mayo15.95
lomitogrilled thinly cut Certified Angus Beef skirt steak with lettuce, tomato & Argentine sauce16.95

hamburguesagrilled Certified Angus Beef hamburger with lettuce, tomato, mayo & Argentine sauce on brioche 13.95
hamburguesa de salmongrilled homemade salmon burger with baby greens, tomato, tartar sauce & Argentine sauce on brioche14.95

add chicken, sausage, or bolognese 3.00 add salmon 7.00
cabello de angelangel hair pasta, tossed with olive oil, fresh tomato, basil & garlic11.95
penne salsa blancapenne pasta sautéed in a light cream sauce11.95
canelonesrolled pasta filled with ricotta cheese & spinach in a creamy tomato sauce12.95
ñoquipotato dumpling pasta in a creamy tomato sauce12.95
ravioles de vegetalesravioli stuffed with mixed grilled vegetables in a creamy tomato sauce14.95
penne con calamarpenne pasta sautéed with calamari & zucchini in a light creamy tomato sauce15.95
ravioles de langostaravioli, stuffed with lobster meat & spices in a light cream sauce16.95
all seafood is grilled and served with rice
salmonfresh filet of salmon19.95
salmon dijonfresh filet of salmon brushed with homemade dijon white wine sauce20.95
salmon pampasfresh filet of salmon topped with grilled tomatoes. olive oil and garlic21.95
mahi mahibrushed with olive oil & garlic20.95
mahi mahi popeyebrushed with olive oil & garlic, topped with sautéed spinach22.95
all chicken is grilled & boneless unless noted; skinless by request. served with choice of french fries, rice, mashed potatoes, or salad
1/2 pollo a la brasahalf chicken on the bone marinated lemon-orange12.95
1/2 pollo picantehalf chicken on the bone brushed with homemade picante sauce13.95
pechuga de pollolemon-orange marinated chicken breast11.95 / 18.95
picantechicken breast brushed with homemade picante sauce12.95 / 20.95
a la provenzalchicken breast topped with sautéed garlic and parsley12.95 / 20.95
pechuga dijonchicken breast brushed with homemade dijon-white wine sauce12.95 / 20.95
a la cebollachicken breast topped with grilled onions & garlic13.95 / 22.95

al champignonchicken breast topped with sautéed mushrooms in a light, red wine cream sauce14.95 / 23.95
pechuga napolitanachicken breast topped with basil tomato sauce and melted cheese15.95 / 24.95

all steaks are grilled. served with choice of french fries, rice, mashed potatoes, or salad. add champignon 2.50
costillaChoice ribeye steak21.95
gauchoChoice ribeye steak topped with grilled onions, garlic parsley & anahaim pepper24.95
entrañaCertified Angus Beef skirt steak25.95
entraña al ajoCertified Angus Beef skirt steak topped with sautéed garlic & parsley26.95
bife encebolladoCertified Angus Beef skirt steak topped with grilled onions, garlic & parsley28.95
bife de chorizoChoice New York steak9oz 20.95 / 12oz 24.95
lomoChoice center cut filet mignon28.95
tabla de carnes(for 2-3 people) Certified Angus Beef skirt steak, New York steak & center cut filet mignon, served with two sides24oz 65.95 / 29oz 68.95
add broccoli or spinach 3.00
vegetales al platogrilled zucchini, eggplant, mushroom, onion, red & green bell peppers, served with rice, mashed potatoes & salad10.95
served with choice of french fries, rice, mashed potatoes, or salad
sandwich de vegetalesgrilled eggplant & zucchini with lettuce, tomato, feta cheese & Argentine sauce9.95
brochette de vegetalestwo skewers of grilled zucchini, eggplant, mushroom, onion, bell peppers11.95
arroz del camposautéed green & red bell peppers, garlic, onions & mushrooms tossed with yellow rice in a creamy tomato sauce, topped with feta cheese 12.95 add chicken or sausage 3.00 add salmon 7.00
milanesathinly cut steak, breaded & lightly fried served with french fries16.95
supremaboneless chicken breast, breaded & lightly fried served with french fries16.95
milanesa napolitanathinly cut steak, breaded & lightly fried, topped with basil tomato sauce & melted cheese, served with mashed potatoes19.95
suprema napolitanaboneless chicken breast breaded & lightly fried, topped with basil tomato sauce & melted cheese, served with mashed potatoes19.95
entraña al champignongrilled Certified Angus Beef skirt steak topped with sautéed mushrooms in a light red wine cream sauce, served with mashed potatoes27.95
lomo Lala’sgrilled Choice center cut filet mignon topped with sautéed mushrooms in a light red wine cream sauce, served with mashed potatoes30.95
plato mixto(for two people) two grilled Italian sausages, sweetbread, New York steak, skirt steak & a half chicken served with two side orders61.95
french fries3.00
side salad3.00
ricesteamed with onions & peppers3.00
salsachopped tomato & onion3.75
zucchinigrilled zucchini brushed with olive oild & balsamic3.75
mashed potatoes3.95
grilled onions3.95
sweet potato fries4.25
anahaim peppers2 grilled peppers with chopped tomato and onions4.25
LALA’s mashed potatoesmashed potatoes & carrots4.25
porotos provenzalwhite beans tossed with onions, garlic, parsley4.25
broccolisautéed with garlic and white wine4.95
spinachsautéed with garlic and white wine4.95
champignon mashed potatoesmashed potatoes topped with mushroom sauce5.25
chimichurri to go9 oz 6.95 or 12oz 8.95 or 16oz 10.95
kids 12 and under – served with choice of french fries, rice, mashed potatoes, or salad
kid’s pastaangel hair or penne pasta with choice of white cream sauce, butter & cheese, or creamy tomato sauce, topped with parmesan7.95
suprema nugguetsdiced, breaded & lightly fried chicken breast8.95
pechuga stripsdiced grilled boneless chicken breast8.95
entraña stripsthinly cut Certified Angus Beef skirt steak14.95
desserts a la mode 2.50
flan con dulce de lechebaked custard topped with caramel, served chilled5.95
panqueque con dulce de lechewarm caramel crepes5.95
queso y dulceprovolone cheese & quince or sweet potato preserves5.95
cheesecaketraditional New York cheesecake5.95
chocolate mousse cakea light, tasty chocolate mousse cake5.95
panqueque de banana con dulce de lechewarm caramel and diced bananas, caramelized sugar7.95
cake fee: 1.50 per person

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Lala’s does not require a reservation to be seated. We accept customers on a first come, first serve basis. However, Lala’s is a relatively small restaurant with limited availability for a large group.

 

Therefore, it is our policy to accept reservations for groups of eight or more only.

 

We do not accept reservations for groups under eight people. We look forward to seeing you at Lala’s! We will call you to confirm your reservation information.

 

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West Hollywood

7229 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Studio City

11935 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604