Please note that in the interest of fairness, the names of DJs and staff are listed in alphabetical order.
Carlos and Charlie's was a Mexican restaurant and disco in the early 1980s.
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Shree | Nov 19, 2013 | 9:50 pm
Partied there in the 80's...several nights...always in VIP as a guest of legedary Cleveland Brown Jim Brown ..I believe Joan Rivers sister owned it but I could be wrong...danced the night away one night with Superfly legend Ron O'Neal...those were the days...
Jenni Sisk | Oct 23, 2013 | 5:37 pm
Yep, I remember it well. I used to be the cigarette girl at El Privado.
George | Sep 10, 2013 | 12:37 pm
I am working on a story of the old Carlos N Charlies.. anyone have pictures of the place or comments.. very interested! Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
J. Lynn McCall | Jul 21, 2013 | 9:43 pm
I was a bartender and Carlos n Charlies and up stairs disco- el provado in the late 70's early 80's. I remember 'frechy and Sergio and others
Linda (frenchy) Guillemette | Jul 02, 2013 | 12:07 am
I started to work at the El Privado in 1979 for almost 4 yrs then left and came back in 1986 and worked there at Carlos & Charlies for another 8 yrs! Such a wonderfull time! Miss all my co-workers and friends!!!
Victoria | May 28, 2013 | 11:19 am
In addition to my last comment, I also worked at a restaurant in the eighties, now closed called Little Joe's Italian restaurant. It was on Broadway. We had a BLAST going out to Carlos and Charlie's for drinks and comedy. One of the girls who also worked at Little Joe's, (Monica was her name) was married to the guy that owned the parking lot at Little Joe's and also the lot across the street from Carlos & Charlie's too! This made it super easy for us to take over the whole town. LOL. He had a few parking lots around LA at that time. We drank gin gimlets and danced and danced and danced. GREAT times! :D
sergio perez | May 26, 2013 | 10:07 am
I used to work in the earlies 80.i had a grat time.my best things to anyone that i met there.
Vanessa | May 10, 2013 | 3:43 pm
Does anyone have the recipe for Azteca Steak from the restaurant?
ismael jr | Mar 13, 2013 | 3:30 pm
My father Ismael was chef there for many years at. Carlos and Charlie's...I loved going there...great memories. Hanged out with the waiters. Cooks.
Victoria | Feb 28, 2013 | 6:16 pm
I went there in the eighties.. saw comedy in the vip upstairs area.. I think Joan Rivers' sister was the manager or owner? At that time they looked very much alike.. almost like twins! It was so fun rubbing elbows with Hollywood's elite. Great disco and fun fun fun... miss those days! :(
MR B | Jan 25, 2013 | 12:12 pm
Many many great times were had there - After closing you could go the Larry Parkers .....
Good Old Days...
verona baker | Aug 17, 2012 | 1:20 pm
Really miss Carlos & Charlies..spend some Monday nights there in the late 80's Shalimar Eddie Murphy & Orsena Hall shared tables with my friends I I among other stars We dance all night long!! Valet parking very classy spot! Its a shame they closed it up!! Went looking for it 2 yrs agoa and all gone!! Had some great times ther...!
Steven Gallanter | Apr 12, 2012 | 11:50 pm
The video for Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing' was filmed at Carlos n Charlies.
jay | Nov 20, 2011 | 10:40 pm
No disrespect intended to the new jacks.... but these were the best of times. Carlos N Charlies, the Candy Store, Osko's, the Speak Easy and then Red Onions,Bobby McGees, Stringfellers, on and on.... I miss the days
Anna C Urias | Aug 09, 2011 | 6:55 pm
CARLOS N CHARLIES ON SUNSET IN LOS ANGELES-USE TO PARTY HERE WITH MY GIRLFRIENDS. RICK JAMES AND HIS ENTOURAGE HANG OUT TOO!
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