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About Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse
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.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Fairfax & Crescent Heights
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Piano on Fridays and Saturdays play Argentine Tango classics and World standards.
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
The taste of the bone in ribeye for 2 is definitely worthy the market price. The host was one of the family members and was a delight to talk to and he was very fun to talk to. We learned a little bit of the family history and culture and was not surprised that they opened the restaurant.
We had a small group of 6, with two who are part Argentinian. Max was very helpful selecting wine, the food was excellent, service was attentive without being in-your-face, atmosphere on a weeknight was great for conversation, and everyone was very much pleased with the entire experience. It's expensive - and worth it!
Order the Prime Flank Steak!
Seriously, that was a great steak. My husband ordered the chicken, and both our dishes had generous portions of side vegetables accompanying our meats. Great presentation, fresh bread, great service and delicious dessert.
We will return!
Gardel's is one of our very favorite restaurants. The service is always knowledgable and attentive. We have brought friends and out of town guests. We have celebrated birthdays and anniversaries or go just when we want to have a great, no stress meal. The wine list has reasonably priced options and the owners are always available to give great recommendations. I love the watercress salad and the fries are to die for. My husband always gets a big steak and I almost always get the garlic chicken but you can't go wrong with anything on the menu or the nightly specials. We usually skip dessert but when we indulge, it is always worth it. I love this restaurant and am so glad it is in our neighborhood.
Carlitos Gardel continues to be my go-to steakhouse for a special evening out. It's a cozy space and is classy without feeling stuffy. The food is consistently outstanding, and a great value for the portion and quality. My favorite cuts are the skirt steak and prime rib. And that chimichurri sauce is to die for. You can basically pair it with anything. The servers are warm and attentive. Definitely recommend!
It was perfect ! So good ! Is is not so easy to find this quality here ! The meat is so délicious, and in fact everythig is delicious, vegetables also . Brian was so sweet and nice and knows everything about the products , very helpful. I ll come back for sure.
Ive been wanting to check this place out for quite some time now and I finally had the oppurtunity to go. The service was great and the steaks were good but nothing out of this world. I would recommend this place for groups so you can try all the different type of meats they offer.
This restaurant has amazing service. Not only is their food delicious, but their service is quite impeccable. Our server's name was Brian and he was very knowledgeable on the food they served on the menu, as well as items that were not on the menu that day that were being served. His timing was also well-noted; he paid attention to our small necessities like needing more water poured or how close we were to finishing our meal so he can present us with dessert options. Our appetizer and entrees came out one after another on-time and we had an amazing dessert. The price was actually fair for the amount of food that was served, ended up with a $220 bill (including tip) for two with a whole lot of food left over for the next couple days! Thanks Carlitos, we'll be coming back for sure!
Excellent food from appetizers to main course - unfortunately we had other plans for birthday dessert. Sauteed shrimp appetizer was thoroughly enjoyed. Best pasta dishes I've had outside of Italy. NY sirloin was prepared perfectly, and mushroom/pepper sauce was spot on. A bit noisy for conversation, but food left us quite content.
Service impeccable sans être guindé
Choix impressionnant de vins chiliens
Viande rouge parfaite
Ambiance typique, nous sommes en Argentine pendant quelques heures
Soirée très réussie
Recommandé pour les amoureux, les amis, les familles
Un peu cher mais le vaut complètement
by far, hands-down, the best steak in Los Angeles. I’ve gone to all the fancy expensive steak houses, and while this is not cheap it is not insane like some of the other places that are only half as good! The side dishes are orgasmic… Like the homemade mashed potatoes and the broccoli and chimichurri sauce. We had lamb chops and skirt steak, also there ribeye is to die. Literally the best place in town and wait to you taste the desert. And everybody who works there is adorable and sweet and amiable
Sensational family-owned Argentinian steakhouse, awesome all natural grass-fed steaks, ridiculous chimichurri sauce, great wine and beer selection, unreal homemade desserts, romantic ambiance... I don't know that I need to write more. One of the very best restaurants in a city full of great restaurants nowadays.
I liked that the restaurant was quiet and service was very good. The food was ok. Was it the best steak I had in town? No. Was it the best Argentine restaurant I've been to? Not even in top 10. I saw a few three figure Malbecs on their menu that I bought in Buenos Aires for under $50, so there's that. Otherwise, a pleasant environment and decent food even though a bit overpriced for what it is.
WOW. I don't know if it was because it was slower that night but the food was MIND BLOWING. The service from Max and Fabio was SPECTACULAR.
Me and Adam ate the bone-in rib-eye for two. It was seared to perfection on the outside and juicy and full of flavor on the inside. Max even cut it up for us and made sure we were happy with the steak. When he figured I didn't like how rare it was, he offered more than once to take it back and have it cooked for me a bit more. Seriously, my experience with beyond expectations. I hope the negative reviews are wrong so that when I go back next time, I will feel magical like the I did this time.
W.O.W. I know how hard it is to be in customer service so thank you Max and Fabio for being perfect. Extreme respect for the staff for Carlitos Gardel. You guys deserve a lot more than I was able to afford to tip.
I've been coming to this restaurant for almost 20 years. The food is excellent. The owners are always there and they seem to take so much pride in their establishment. It's a step up from all the other Argentinean restaurants I've been to in Los Angeles. Great ambiance, impressive wine selection
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