Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

4.8
1251 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 1251 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRodolfoC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality but seriously overpriced

LD
LarissaDonikian
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipameea
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Olympia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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.

GT
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.

DB
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.

OT
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.

OT
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

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

Great food. Ambience and the wonderful care of the owners

LM
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.

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DOOTSIE
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I really wanted to love this place. The service was okay. The sommelier was snooty, the waiter was abrupt and the prices were very high given the quality of the food. There were six of us there and we ordered two bottles of wine and had expected the bill to be around $600, but when it came it was $780 and was handled the VERY old fashioned way with menu items scribbbled down in shorthand on the back of tickets with prices - making it really difficult to reconcile what was ordered with the bill. We all could not get around the overwhelming sense that we were being a bit bamboozled. I want to be clear that we did not ask for further clarification from the wait staff on all the charges - mainly because we had to be somewhere and our server was so distracted and flustered we just didn't want to deal with it anymore. Overall, the food was good, but we left with a bad taste in our mouths.

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Anahit
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in LA. The food is impeccable and the family is wonderful. I always have an amazing time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beyond amazing!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always 5 star highest quality stake amazing taste and best quality food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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YannelyD
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

It was extremely cold and the heater wasn’t on a side from that the food was up to par and so was the service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal in a family owned restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 5th time dining at Carlito’s Gardel. Despite the current situation, service was just as excellent as ever before. Not to mention food. It was simply perfect. I am glad that my favorite steakhouse lasted though the pandemic, and continues to deliver excellent service and great food in town. I will forever be a loyal customer.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had friends visiting from town from Washington DC, who happened to be from Argentina. They loved everything about their dining experience. A lot of the wait staff are from Argentina, which made them comfortable. The wine selection, appetizers, entrées were all amazing. Three of us ordered cuts, and one person ordered the fish plate of the day. The chimichurri sauce is perfect. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for a date night and had a great experience! Great food, great service, and great ambiance.

MH
MyrrhH
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, from the service attentiveness to the food and the ambiance. Definitely will be coming back.

JR
vipJordiRonan
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Our server Gerardo was great and of course food was to die for! Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best dining experience in LA

NS
NickS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food quality and service, except for the fact you have to order appetizers and entrees together, weird. Also, they don’t take reservations over the phone only online when I actually spent a good 10 minutes over the phone with management trying to figure out why the app did not show any tables available, they could’ve taken our reservation then, anyway I work for a company where customer service is our priority reason I’m bring this up. Food and wine way overpriced.

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CynthiaV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was pretty good but it definitely was not extraordinary. We sat in the patio, the place looked very clean and the environment was really nice. The service was excellent, the employees who took care of or table were very attentive and polite. However, the cost of the food was astronomical for the quality of food served.

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vipSmoere
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

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 1251 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.