Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

4.8
1404 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

What 1404 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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.

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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
95 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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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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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.

PV
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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place. Super under rated.

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vipAviS
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Seating was in an outdoor setting- which was cold. Couldn’t take my coat off.
Food was ok, but not amazing, for this price point

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vipMarielC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! From the stuffed portabella mushroom to the steak and the tres leche dessert! Will come back.

LF
LarryF
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and the food was amazing. Perfectly cooked and flavor was perfect. The host an server went above and beyond our expectations. Will definitely recommend this place. We will be back.

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jamesc
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of LAs best. Food is always perfect and the service is friendly and impeccable. I've been coming to Carlitos for over 20 years. Never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great “tapa de ojo” cut of meat. Great service thanks to Gerardo’s attention and love. We will be back.

DG
vipDavidG
Omaha
24 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Based on many experienced around the country and world, this is the best Argentine restaurant outside of Argentina. We get to eat here every couple of years -- always seems to get better and wine list more amazing!

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SeeSea
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for our 11 year anniversary! We really enjoyed everything about this restaurant! Food, ambience and service was amazing!

LM
LilitM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food
Nice and welcomed atmosphere. Good music

CM
CindyM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious…our host made us feel comfortable and the vibe overall was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Everything was very high in quality especially the service from the staff I just wasn’t in love with the flavors of starters or sides.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing & above and beyond good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional on all accounts!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were celebrating our 1 Year Anniversary so we dressed for the occasion. Upon arrival there was a sign on the door stating that there was only patio seating but the design of the building did not allow you to see where the patio was located. We called and the gave us instructions to walk around the building, through the alley, and to ring the bell to be let in. When we rang the bell, the door slid open and the cutest enclosed patio with lights and very nice decorations was there for us. The staff seemed nice and the food was great! Overall it was a wonderful evenings

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ShantD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Carlito’s!!!

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 1404 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.