Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

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854 reviews
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This Valentine’s Day, join us at Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse for an inspired four-course menu and optional Argentine wine flight pairing. Visit our OpenTable profile for Menu details.

This Melrose Avenue Argentinean Steakhouse has built its 20+ year reputation on authentic family recipes from Buenos Aires and sustainably sourced ingredients throughout its menu, with a committed focus on certified USDA Prime cuts of grass-fed beef. With rich wood paneling and vintage photographs lining the walls, the dining room captures the essence of Buenos Aires' Parisian influence and old-world charm. The restaurant also houses an extensive wine cellar curated by AIS and Court of Master's Certified Somm Max Bozoghlian, featuring an extensive list of vintage Argentine, Italian, and French Wines.
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AV
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, delicious desserts and impeccable and friendly service.

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MB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant experience, no long wait times for food to arrive. Great wine recamendations, love that chimichurri!

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HG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both amazing! Couldn't recommend this place more highly..

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JG
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!!!!!

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best experiences we had during our stay in LA. Service was at the top level and rib eye steak was sooo soft and delicious. Definitely recommended.

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AF
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was outstanding and wine list even better. A tad noisy this particular evening, but only because there were several large groups. We’ve been there other times when it was very quiet.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great. Carlos and family are wonderful!!

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JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The meat platter was gigantic and I recommend caution when ordering. The meats were great, the only boring part was the chicken which covered one fourth of the plate; bland flavor and no texture.

I recommend for the restaurant to switch to full chicken breast (and not as much!). The other meat I didn’t care for was a black sausage (very soft inside - I forgot what it is). The rest was fantastic.
The mascarpone desert was magical - I think the best I ever had. Home made by the owner. I bet all of the deserts are great.

Music was corny; an old dude with a tape mixer and accordion but it’s exactly what I appriciate when going to places like these.

Price: too high. For two we ended up with a $277 bill, including tips. A bit ridiculous.

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SG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early but we were welcomed and quickly seated. The service was amazing and the ambience was amazing. The food was incredible and we can’t wait to go back.

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K
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is good but we felt it was overpriced. Appetizers and sides were more of the star than the main entrees. Know that the meat is not cooked like a regular steakhouse, the Argentinian style it is saltier and more well done (we ordered rare knowing we’d get medium). While tasty, as I said it seems overpriced for the overall quality and taste.

Service was good and wine list was great. Desserts were delicious!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing but the best. Yes it’s expensive but we’ll with it. Great wines!

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the city!!

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OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! The food is fantastic, the service is friendly, warm, and attentive, and the atmosphere is comfortable and warm. It’s the kind of experience you can only have in a family run establishment. The cherry on top at ether delicious desserts, made in house by the family.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding meal!

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n
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Los Angeles for many years. Great food, wine, and service.

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MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Great big portions, delicious wine. We all loved the ambiance. Service was impeccable. Will definitely keep returning!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Birthday

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ate here for the first time the other night and experienced the best service of any restaurant I've ever been to. The waiter was sweet and attentive, and always swooping in at the right moment to fill our wine and water glasses. The second I had a thought in my head that maybe I should pour myself some more wine, the waiter appeared on cue as if reading my mind, and refilled my glass. And the entire staff was wonderful as well, anticipating our every need. The food came quickly and was delicious. The chimichurri sauce was to die for, and we put it on everything: chicken, lamb, bread, even salad! The only downfall was that we were seated in a tiny cramped corner, sitting right next to the other table, so we could hear everything the other table was saying. But it wasn't a big deal and we enjoyed ourselves very much.

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FC
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was fabulous as always

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VE
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed. Made reservations a week out. Once there, we were immediately seated. Service was timed well but not overbearing. Wine selection was good and the food was quite tasty. I’ll go back for sure.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, impeccable service.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best skirt stake around! And make sure to order garlic fries as an appetizer!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience on Valentine’s Day! All aspects of a great experience were present. Food, service, atmosphere. Primo!

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ME
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I have not been to the restaurant in many years. Overall the food was either too dry or smothered in cream sauce that was unappealing.

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OT
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlitos is always good, from the service to the food, ambiance and everything in between. Have been there many times and always have a good time, this time was my birthday and we had a memorable time. Thank you.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 2

No waiting area that was hard an annoying.

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b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place as always. The steak melts in your mouth!

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a
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, and service was superb. Will definitely be going back!

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NE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is consistently always superb in all categories !

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was good and food beautiful but should be kept for a special event.

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S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food and quality service in a warm inviting atmosphere.

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r
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service food really good. From appetizer to dessert. A treat took me 1 hr drive totally worth Thanks

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CP
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place, it never fails to impress anyone I bring here. The food is delicious and most importantly the service is impeccable, like so many traditional places in Buenos Aires. Being from Argentina myself, it is a pleasure to find a truly authentic Argentine restaurant in LA that respects not only the food, the wine and the vibe but also the proud tradition of service and hospitality that one used to always find in Buenos Aires. This family-owned gem of a restaurant is always a good choice. Bear in mind that portions are big and the live music on certain nights make it a little noisy but still very pleasant.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Steak! Cozy atmosphere for a date night. Good appetizers as well!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, great music and ambiance, excellent food.

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AH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like this restaurant, so cozy , delicious food, I have tried almost whatever they have , so good and yummy. the owners are really good people. The wine collection is good. So happy to find this place .

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a
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The only thing that would make this an exceptional restaurant would be a full bar. The food (everything on the menu) is amazing.

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i
Miami
86 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is not my first time here. Awesome food. Everything was delicious!!! Great wine recommendation. We went with some friends and they were fascinated. Will definitely be back!!!

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RS
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the service was outstanding and the food delicious. One of our favorite restaurants in LA.

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