Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

4.7
1364 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Proud recipient of The Michelin Guide's - The Plate - distinction.
We're Back, Safer and More Socially Distant Than Ever - Now Offering Both Outdoor as well as Indoor Seating - Select "Standard" for Indoor seating.
Join us Al Fresco on our new, open-air patio deck, Patio Piazzolla. Indulge in our selection of Antibiotic-free, Hormone-free, USDA Certified Angus Prime Beef, and our Award Winning 17-page Wine List crafted by our managing partner, Somm Max Bozoghlian at LA's most intimate open-air patio deck. Limited Seating Capacity.
Following CDC's guidelines, we must limit each party's stay to the maximum allotted time of 90 minutes.
Weekend no-show's and reservation cancellations made less than 48 hours and in advance will be subject to a $50 per person cancellation fee.
Our Steakhouse turns 24 years young!
For close to a quarter century, our family run and operated Steakhouse has imported the know-how and experience of Argentine grilling and carved a name for itself on Melrose Ave.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Sun - Fri 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM

What 1364 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the service was great. Server gave great recommendations. We were very pleased with everything.

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vippeterc
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say other than SUPERB! The most consistently excellent food and service in LA. No question.

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RobertS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Until this visit I never have had a bad meal here. Skirt steak, which in the past was excellent, was horrible: oily and mushy like it was aged in oil. Medium rare, but no blood (two other skirt steaks were good. One chicken was fair.) When I advised our server (the only the one in entire restaurant) he did not offer to replace it.

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vipNoname
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been one of our favorite restaurants in LA for many, many years. Great food, excellent wine, knowledgeable and attentive service (the wine service is especially good), and a very nice atmosphere. Carlitos Gardel never disappoints. And the food, wine and service are every bit as good during the pandemic -- something I cannot say about some other high-end restaurants in the City.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Husband and love the service and the food!

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Jansen
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I wish they had a written menu, overall very expensive wine list but otherwise great food and ambiance, looking forward to a return visit and great chimchuri

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TarynM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from start to finish. Classic vibe, ambiance was lovely, the waiters - who I think are also the family owners - were incredible, and the food was to die for. We will be going back. Highly recommend.

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AndresL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best Argentinean Steakhouse restaurant in Los Angeles.

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vipafahari
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience2

It could have been better! Portions are big and they charge you extra if you share plates.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 would definitely recommend for an incredible steak!

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cristiang
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

if you make reservations on the weekdays it could be tricky to find the place as the dining room is located near a alley. the food was amazing, i read the menu and thought i would try it. i have a culinary background and i must say it hit very spot.


will definitely return and would definitely recommend

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vipTaliaK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite place! Loved every single detail.

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ShawnH
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was outstanding from the moment I made the reservation until my party and I departed. Impeccable service combined with exquisite steaks make a return visit a sure thing.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the burrata, bone-in ribeye and mashed potatoes to share for 2, and tried the chocolate tart after that. Save room for dessert, it is worth it! Service was excellent and attentive and the steak was cooked to perfection.

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LouW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Love the pasta dishes we all had. Looking forward to coming back soon!

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GaryK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. Great food. Steaks are out of this world. Highly recommend it. Selection of wines are exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great steaks and fantastic service.

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vipAndyskillet
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food- everything from the appetizers to the mains are all spectacular. Of course there is really only one thing anyone should get here, and that is the rib cap. It’s what dreams are made of!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was nice and good.

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QuincyO
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went big with the 50oz Ribeye. The beautiful monstrosity of a steak was cooked medium rare to perfection. Reminiscent of steak I had decades ago in Argentina. Highly recommend!

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MrsC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Entering through the dark, shady alleyway and then ringing the "ringcam" on the locked door was a rough start. The bathroom RIGHT inside and visible from the entire restaurant was uncomfortable to use. Then to be insulted with the uninspired and bland bread option, absolutely tasteless mushrooms, "just add water-style" potatoes, and two 68 dollar steaks that both missed the mark on temperature, we were sadly disappointed. With the Yelp rating we saw, we expected a lovely experience for our celebration. Service was good but almost awkward because there were 3-4 employees present and we were the only people in the restaurant. Felt like all eyes on us.

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DouglasE
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the main dining room. Service was attentive without being obtrusive. We had the chorizo and the morcilla as starters. Both were exquisite. For the main course, we each had the Ojo de Bife, medium rare. At 14 ounces, it was a lot of meat, and very tasty! I couldn’t finish mine, but we brought it and most of our mashed potatoes and asparagus home. The busboy also gave us a fresh bag of bread and a container of chimichurri sauce.

I noticed some reviewers complained about the noise level, but when we went (on a Sunday), it was easy to have a conversation. On Fridays and Saturdays, however, when they have live music, it may be more difficult. Value-wise, it’s a bit more than what we typically spend, but we did our research in advance, and knew what it was going in. Considering that we’ll probably be noshing on the leftovers for the next several days, it shouldn’t set us back much more than a week’s worth of groceries at Ralphs.

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AmyK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

We had a great time celebrating my husband's birthday here. Very accommodating and kind!

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AlanT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time.This family restaurant is amazing the best steakhouse in all of Los Angeles.Can’t wait for the next feast !!!

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JulietZ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like everyone said, prices are on the expensive side. However, it is worth every penny! Everything we had, from the salad, entree to the dessert was delicious. My daughter was given the wrong order and they immediately replaced it and comped the entree. This is what you call excellent service. This is why they have been in business for so long. Their steaks are phenomenal! Definitely going back.

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Nychilady
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. 5 stars. The outside venue was beautifully designed and well built. You did not feel like you were dining outside. Very comfortable. The food was delicious. My filet mignon was cooked perfectly. It melted in my mouth like butter. The deserts deserves its own 5 stars! The Dulce de Leche was sinful. We could not get enough. Then Gerard made us an amazing cappuccino. Followed by their homemade ice cream. Simply delicious. We will be back.

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angiev
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience and savory food! Cannot wait to go back again!

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Bgervais
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there. Would definitely recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve been to. Service, food and ambiance were the best I’ve had. First time ever going here and we can’t wait to go back with friends and family. 5 stars

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vipMJVG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything is great but ridiculously overpriced. Music is too loud too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always A+, the food service and quality is the best in La

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vipMarcS
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality and delicious food in a beautiful newly constructed patio in the rear of the restaurant. Really enjoyable evening.

The only comment for the restaurant is that the server, when asking if one wants still or sparkling, should also offer the option of tap water. This way one doesn't pay $18 for 2 bottles of water if not wanted.

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AshleeM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. Everything we had was delicious. Ordered 2 appetizers, steaks, a salad and 2 desserts. The service was also great.

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lauries
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Exemplary service from a personable and professional staff. Exceeded expectations.

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deboram
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak we ever had and the stuffed mushrooms are out of this world.

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Davidpkey
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were PHENOMENAL. Looking forward to my next visit sooner than later!

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CarloK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An institution. The best of the best.
Our “go-to” place got quality dinners

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular!!!

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Greg
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The food is great but they don’t have digital receipts and it is written by hand very poorly so you can’t read it so you have no idea what you are paying for. We added up our orders and were over charged $400 which is ridiculous. If they can have a digital menu than they can definitely get a digital receipt printer so you can glance at it and know what you were charged for. Won’t be giving them business anymore!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excepcional de principio a fin.

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FAQs

Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 655-0891.

Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 1364 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.