Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

4.8
1419 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.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $160.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    This Valentine's Day, join us for a romantic, intimate dinner in our Classic Indoor Dining Room or our brand-new, open-air patio deck Patio Piazzolla. Featuring a four-course, Patagonian-inspired prix-fixe menu available for view on Opentable's "Menu" section. Please note, all tables are allotted a maximum of 1:45 hrs. For the consideration of all guests, we ask parties to refrain from bringing minors.

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

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

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

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
What 1419 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Maria
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place, the food and the service. Excellent and recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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vipGman
Los Angeles
106 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

really excellent steak. service was a bit slow but that could be due to COVID or simply because it was really busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing amazing service. Best service I’ve gotten in Los Ángeles, didn’t feel rushed or pressured. Food was amazing

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vipHeyvalet
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carilto's "new" patio set up is amazing. It's hard to replace the charm of the indoor restaurant, but they've done a great job and clearly invested a good deal to make the diners experience the best it could possibly be. The food was excellent as always. The only suggestion we have is to better light up the alley area where you need to enter the patio.

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pickylady8
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good but for the price I could of gone to Boa or Nobu. Our waiter was in a rush and made a couple of mistakes. The patio restaurant is hidden and I was kind of scared because it was in a dark alley. Overall it was ok.

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AnnaA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best grilled meat in town!!! Awesome service, friendly staff and delightful atmosphere. Excellent wine selection.

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vipShirley
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Casual vibe, old school , very authentic and delicious food

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vipTonyU
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal started “good” and then moved to “very good” and ended after our meal and experience as “Excellent”. Thank you Max for your recommendations!

We will most definitely be back!

JB
JacindaBeck
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was my birthday dinner. I was expecting an extravagant birthday dessert because at places like Nobu they have gone all out but I nearly thought they forgot it but brought out 1 scoop of ice cream with a candle. The patio was nice but the plexiglass was a little much. We had to listen to two people there alone flirting across multiple tables. It just wasn’t very romantic or made it feel like a special day.

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rascboy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was extremely friend and all safety measures were taken. The food was absolutely delicious. The blood sausage and chorizo were delicious appetizers and we ordered the 40oz ribeye medium rare which came out exactly that. The crust was beautiful and it went extremely well with delicious sides (garlic fries and pepper corn reduction mushrooms). Definitely recommended!

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vipAlvaroD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must-visit for any steak lover. Phenomenal food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Everything on point!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best spots I’ve been to in LA. Every bite was great. Cap steak FTW!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great time. good food. definitely returning back again soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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LaurenP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Gerard and Max treated us very well. The dinner was excellent as well as the paired wines. Also, loved the live music.

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Carolina
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True, it's a tough time to review a restaurant based on what's going on, but they did everything they could to make this a normal experience. Gave us a great table, service was excellent, food cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steakhouse in LA with a fantastic wine list. Service is unmatched. Everyone should skip the “usual”, bland steakhouses and pay a visit to Carlito’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Patio experience: Good food for average dinner out, not ideal for celebration. Food and service were average.

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Karin
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the BEST place for a romantic or birthday or family or whatever dinner! The food is spectacular: the bone in rib eye for two hit the ball out of the park! The Burrata said was amazing and you must not miss their Gnocchi! Max, the sommelier, is a gem and one of the central reasons we love Carlitos Gardel!

CM
CecilyM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic start to finish!

TG
vipThatGuyMike
Miami
96 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS PLACE IS OUTSTANDING. SERVICE IMPECCABLE, FOOD WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!! MUST TRY THIS PLACE!!!

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AlanS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, the setting, the steaks: All Sublime!

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GoharK
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steaks were out of this world! The service was flawless inside the restaurant. Outside was cold so we moved inside. We ordered the rib eye cap and the filet, and both were flavorful, juicy and tender. They were the best steaks we’ve ever had. I was thankful they accommodated my food allergies graciously.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place delicious food and amazing service!!!

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Skkelly
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Point "1 to 10"


Appetize _ 9 _ Burratta San Daniele _Good

Ambiance _ 5 _On a special day, if you're looking for a special restaurant, go somewhere else.

Service _ 10_Excellent service_They are all kind

Main _ 9 _ USDA Prime Bone-In Ribeye

Main _ 10 _ Ravioles de Ternerita

Side Menu_ 10 _ creamed spinach


It's good beef, Cooking that suits your taste

I liked all dishes. Chefs know how to cook.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time!

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Digifood
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food! Unbelievable!! Outside dining is 1st class!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. An exceptional evening.

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the empanadas to the morcilla, everything was fantastic. If you're looking for authentic Argentinian cuisine, this is your place.

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RuyF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is simply amazing, Girair provides great advice and his mother’s desserts complete the most gorgeous experience in restaurants in LA.

JB
JudithB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience, definitely recommend. The chimichurri was outstanding and the service was exceptional.

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vipLinda
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great and we felt very safe dining outdoors with plexiglass between the tables. The food was outstanding as was the service. I cannot recommend this restauarnt highly enough for any carnivore as the steaks (Ribeye and New York) were among the best I've ever tasted. Excellent wine list and great wine recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great, although it would have been nice to know that we were going to be charged for the birthday dessert and the water.

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PeterV
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Server was really nice. Just a bit cold by the side but after some wine it warmed up

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service host was not

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience from front to back. Wow. 10 stars

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 1419 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.