Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

4.8
1180 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 - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM

What 1180 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all time favorite restaurants. We always leave happy. Absolutely love how personable the owner and his staff are. A must try !

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MarlinG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Food was horrible 😫. Over priced and taste was bad

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vipDJHunnybun
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and drinks are exquisite! This is a family business and they make you feel like family when dining. The attention to detail is superb and you will thoroughly enjoy your meal. During covid they built the cutest patio for diners and I enjoy it more than being indoors. I have been a repeat customer since LA restaurants opened back up in 2020 and every time I'm amazed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Carlitos. Been coming for over 15 years and it never disappoints. Always consistently amazing.

KK
KKDO
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my most favorite restaurant! What they have created in their patio area is fabulous... make sure you consult Max about the most exquisite wine to pair with your meat or pasta. Pay special attention to the specials, they are SPECIAL!

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Chris
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Food is spectacular. The new outdoor patio is the best I have seen. The service is friendly and fast...

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vippeterc
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No question, Carlitos is our favorite restaurant in LA. The food, the service, the ambiance, the family...all superb! Highly recommended.

JD
vipJohnD
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both excellent, but $12 for a 750ml bottle of San Pellegrino seemed excessive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and the service was very good . If I knew how the outdoors is I would book indoors. The outdoors area feels boxed in.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful amazing restaurant! Better than all the steakhouses in BH!

MT
MaryT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great along with the staff and customer service. Above all the meal was amazing. Some of the best steak I’ve ever had. Will definitely return.

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Fanman
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Service was very friendly & personable. They were attentive & knowledgeable about the items on the menu & the wine list. Of the dishes I had I liked the Shrimp appetizer (shrimp was large & succulent), and the Rib Cap were the best. The ambiance is a warm & cozy inviting area. Wood paneling to an outside area. Great date spot or having a quiet conversation. Overall, a lovely evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to this wonderful, family owned and operated restaurant for a few decades now and last night was our first time back since things started to get back to normal.
The wonderful News is other than adding a charming back room, nothing has changed. Dinner was fabulous, the service and hospitality could not have been any better and we just had a fantastic time, all the way around.
This is the kind of place that you want to succeed.
Go out and dine here. You’ll be so glad you did.

JG
JohnG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Courteous & prompt! Went early before they got busy.

SZ
SarenehZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite stake house ever! Excellent as always!!!

JG
vipJoeG
Seattle
61 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food and the service was absolutely outstanding; excellent wine list. This place is a gem....the beef tongue and sweetbreads are a must!

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vipPeter
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m going to this restaurant since it reopened during the pandemic. Its food is outstanding, service impeccable, and ambience welcoming.

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Eleanord
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow wow wow! The service from beginning to end was amazing. I asked them to put a candle in the empanadas for my boyfriends birthday, and they did this no issue! The waiter recommended the 2 best steaks and we got both and they were unbelievable, the flavour was incredible and they were cooked to perfection. I highly recommend!!

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MichaelC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, delicious food, and with the Chef running the whole show both in the kitchen and on the floor. Top-tier!

PR
PaulR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent atmosphere. Cant wait to go back.

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vipJmil
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service with awesome Food. All their cuts are great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience! Food was perfect!

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vippeterc
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dining experience is special at this restaurant. Superb food. Extraordinary service! You must go!

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NettaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night family dinner - Fabulous time great food !

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JeffreyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max and Gerard have done an outstanding job of recreating an excellent atmosphere during the pandemic, all the while maintains terrific service and a wonderful meat-centric menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience ever. Staff is so friendly and the food is great

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Steffan
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great, all around I could not have asked for anything else. The food was amazing, the people were friendly and quick to provide service, and the atmosphere was perfect. I would recommend this place for a couples date, or even a small group celebration.

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vippeterc
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dinner is special at this wonderful restaurant. The food and service are impeccable and worth celebrating.
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Cdoc
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were amazing!!!! Best steak house in LA! People need to wake up and taste real steak with a great experience and warm inviting hosts and waiters. The Lady of the House is amazingly sweet!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love visiting Carlitos it’s a family favorite, their food is phenomenal and I have to say better than Mastros!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlitos is always great!

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WilliamH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steaks, sides and wines. Fantastic service, highly knowledgeable proprietor.

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vipKaren
Central Coast
36 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there, we loved it! The food was excellent, the service was warm and inviting. It was my husbands birthday, he loves steak....and was not disappointed! We’ll definitely be back. I loved the cozy, comfortable atmosphere.

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vipDann
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

A long time favorite and was stunned to receive a bill for $206 one appetizer each I flank steak a rib steak and french fries then a tip?

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vipdoubleder
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was AMAZING. i think we said 'wow' with every bite. will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an anniversary dinner with my partner. Very good service, our server was really attentive and didn’t hesitate to answer any questions we had. I wish I got his name! I got the 10 oz. New York sirloin, medium rare, and it was the best steak I’ve ever had. Very juicy and tender. My partner got the 16 oz. skirt steak, medium rare as well, and he thought it was very good also. This might be odd, but their water was the best water I’ve had, I couldn’t stop drinking it! Because we were here for our anniversary, they offered us a free dessert (vanilla ice cream topped with dulce de leche) on the house. Loved this restaurant and the experience!

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vipGT3RSbobby
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience dining at Carlito’s. Thank you Gerald for making our dinner so special once again. Hope to see you soon.

JA
vipJABAR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the same high quality food and service. Highly recommend it. Very quaint homey place.

SM
SiranM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven’t been there you are missing a lot. Great ambiance, delicious food, exceptional service and on top of that never seen before dessert menu ❤️

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GaryA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally worth the money, always a great time when we go. Will definitely be going back again, best steak I’ve had, great in-house wine selection along with international beers.

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 4.8 stars by 1180 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.