Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

4.7
1265 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 1265 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaribelC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The downside to dining outside on the "patio" is the portable pottie. This was a complete surprise! I wish they would warn you about it beforehand. Other than that, everything else was great.

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BobD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing! The outdoor dining setup is a great addition to one of my favorite restaurants in LA!

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JakeJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best steak and service and ambience. Don’t miss their patio

JC
JoCFujii
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service , the food is excellent and is our favorite restaurant

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JennA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great candlelit atmosphere, that feels intimate and welcoming. Service was amazing and the food was incredible.

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Marco
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always magnificent

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LuisP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was wonderful. Highly recommend!

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viplovetodine
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

stunning food and service...

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ChristopherA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlito's Gardel is a go to place for me. It is a treat so I don't go all the time. But, certainly not for nearly two years. It's just as good as I remember.
The Patio Piazzolla is a nice touch to afford dining opportunities and keep the lights on for a small business. It was a smart move and felt very intimate. The two tops have partions between then and the breeze from the slat walls made for a very comfortable environment.
We were greeted by Jennifer and after a temperature check, we were shown to our table.
The staff was very attentive and accommodating. We ordered the provolone for a starter, a salad each (Mixta and Veranae), and entrees of the ravioli and Filet Mignon. The meat was cooked expertly and the entire meal was lovely.
Dessert was the ricotta cake with dulce de leche and a surprise of some of the homemade ice cream.
A strong espresso to top it off and what you have is an overall lovely dining experience.
I'm glad to see that the restaurant has been able to maintain their signature flavors and ambiance while being able to pivot as needed in this ever changing landscape.
Jerard and Max and the entire staff are top notch.

CM
ChristinaM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great. The chicken was ok but it needed more flavor or salt. There was a fly that kept flying around our food. The mashed potatoes were yummy and the asparagus too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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MarcusF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great experience. Feels good getting back to normal. Will definitely be back!

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vipalisonla
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service in their beautiful back patio. A wonderful post - covid world experience.

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Blizmo
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty and juicy steak. Mashed potatoes were great, empanadas were so good and dulce de leche delicious. The waiters were so attentive, professional and knowledgeable. Overall awesome experience :)

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vipRodolfoC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a must when I come to Los Angeles; the best argentinian meat, lamb chops, Bife de chorizo, a 2006 Cabernet, just amazing!

I must say, they have this new terrace, post covid that’s so nice and well designed

The attention as always the best. Dulce de leche for dessert it’s the tradition

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NoShouts
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and the service was quite attentive. The outdoor patio they built is very classy and comfortable. Covered and climate controllable. Thoughtfully built.
However, everything is pricey so watch out as it ticks up

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PietJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality but seriously overpriced

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LarissaDonikian
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a terrific dining experience!

First off, their outdoor patio is beautiful! the lighting and ambience is terrific.

We were a group of 6 and we were very satisfied with the amount of food ordered and the serving sizes.

Our waiter was awesome. He was very knowledgable and knew the wine menu basically by heart. He suggested we have a 2012 Malbec which was very fairly priced. The Malbec was perfect. Lighter than the usual Malbec but it paired very well with our dinner.

The spicy chimichurri was phenomenal. we got two rounds of it!

Appetizers:
1. prosciutto burrata - has 3 servings. very light. the burrata was fresh. the prosciutto was not heavily salty. I actually added more salt to mine.
2. ricotta spinach gnocchi- so good. has the texture of gnocchi WITHOUT the potato so it actually was very light but satisfying at the same time.

Salad - we chose something simple with mushrooms in it. Also Very light. not heavily flavored. I liked that I can still taste the salad more than dressing.

Entrees:
1. Brnazino - delicious! MUST ORDER if you like seafood
2. Bone in Rib eye- cooked medium. it was a thick piece. the perfect amount of fat. very delicious and perfectly seared. the waiter graciously provided doggy bags so I could take the bone with some meat on it home for my dog.

We will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant experience at Carlitos Gardel. Food was perfectly prepared. Excellent wine choices. Service was exquisite.

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vipKaHi
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sweetbreads!! Service here is always great, too. Steaks were great to but both of them were under cooked( came out rare) this time. It was so hard to cut them. We asked one them to cook more but still came out under cooked , so we took them home . ( still tasty on next day!). I’ll stick with Parrillada Argentina next time :)

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vipameea
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional as usual with Carlitos!!! Family owned and operated with love and pride. Beat meals and exceptional wines!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife here for her birthday. We had the branzini. Everything was perfect!

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Mary
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious but we politely declined as we were hungry. For the cost I think they should've offered a complimentary dessert or something.

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Olympia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing food, great ambiance, and good service. Would love to come back on my next visit to LA

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vipMartin
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steaks and flavors, and an ambience that transported us out of our daily lives in Los Angeles.

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. The ambiance is charming. The service is top notch. There is really nothing about the experience at this restaurant that is negative.

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vipGT3RSbobby
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food, service and wines. Thanks again for making our evening a special night.

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Dill
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Sat outside in a tent, service was pretty bad for how nice and expensive the place is. Charge you for water??? How you gonna charge for water. Overall
Not the best experience for that fine of dining

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was pretty good but over-priced. Ambiance is also very minimal since they only have a small patio in the back.

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vipJSSLLC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Star all the way! From Jose accomodating us, to our server whose name Im blanking on because I was so struck by the welcome, engagement and pride he displayed to us (disculpame hermano por no recordar tu nombre). He made us feel that we were his single priority despite having a full restaurant while not being annoyingly overbearing. He is a class act. And the food well. The buck stops here for any Argentinian steakhouse. We had Strip steak, Cap steak and Filet and the Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi which was perfectionately light with flavors that carressed your pallat. The Fennnel salad was the perfect complement to our fine cuts giving u a little tang with a touch of sweet to bring out the richness of the Filet, the earthy char of the skirt steak and the buttery rich perfection of the Cap steak.
Argentinean wines were on point enhancing the experience to heaven. Desserts were beutifully crafted, Riccotta pie beats any NYC Italian spot barnone. I dont ever write reviews but this place deserves a visit from Michelin or James Beard. Carlos Gardel defined a genre in music and this Gardel defines their own standard for others to follow. Best wishes.

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DeeB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience! We had a truly elegant dining experience and the food was impeccable. The outdoor dining is beautifully done and each table is set up in it's own area with a divider, ensuring an extra level of privacy not often found in an open dining situation.

The service was wonderful and the portions were generous. We will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server and the food was amazing!!

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vipJames
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order your favorite wines, meats, sausages, salad and fries or ask the owners to for recommendations! Best dulce de leche ice cream!!

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vippeterc
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection, every time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem!! Amazing service and food!!

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StanleyP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Steak cooked to perfection. Garlic fries and creamed
spinach were good sides. Exhaustive
wine list

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Ambience and the wonderful care of the owners

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LovingMauiFood
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best skirt steak in Los Angeles by far. Such a great staff and always a welcoming vibe at this place.

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julieb
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Skirt steak was amazing, my husband had the chicken with eggplant was also delicious..thanks for making our 40th anniversary dinner GREAT…

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ArmenV
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the bone-in ribeye steak for two and it was the juiciest, tastiest steak I have had for a long time. They also have good selection of appetizers and an excellent selection of wine from Argentina, France and California.

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 1265 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.