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Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

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Steakhouse
Proud recipient of The Michelin Guide's - The Plate - distinction.
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, Master Sommelier Max Bozoghlian at LA's most intimate open-air patio deck.
Limited Seating Capacity.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Daily 5:30PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 9:30PM

What 1072 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The only reason why I would come back is for the empanadas and the chimichurri. They are amazing! However, expect to pay a BIG check. A dinner of 2 came up to $220 plus tip. I personally wouldn’t pay again $70+ for an okay steak but that is just me, you may have a different opinion. I also didn’t appreciate the fact that they sell you a bottle of water for $12 that originally sells for $2.50! The high prices are compensated with their top notch service and and their romantic atmosphere. Again, their empanadas are not cheap but they are amazing!

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ReggieD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new deck outside is absolutely fabulous, Max is always on point with serving and the food is still delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Pompous waiter. Mediocre food at best. Overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Carlito’s Gardel was exceptional. From the hand picked meats, the salads, appetizers, home-made Chimichurri, specialty imported wines or the home-made desserts, they never cease to amaze me with the love and care they put into everything, including the warm, welcoming service. In addition to being some of the best food of any restaurant I’ve been to around the world, I was so pleased to see the beautiful new outdoor space they’ve built to accommodate dining during the COVID pandemic. A must visit, just don’t take my table :)

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LurenaP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The ambiance, the food and the staff especially!

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Foodie
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful new outdoor space for safe dining... delicious food... incredibly knowledgeable and friendly staff... a very special night and memorable meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in LA. Carlitos always goes above and beyond both in cuisine and service. I always get an array of appetizers and end my meal with their garlic French fries and a steak... which is simply delish! And their new outdoor patio is amazing !!

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vipFrankS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the outdoor dining and patio area was very quaint.

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best COVID dining experiences I've had in 6 months. In fact, one of the best ever. They managed to build a pergola in the back Alley that makes you feel like you're still in a beautiful high end restaurant. And, in a time when every restaurant's food quality has dropped, they've maintained an excellent level.

I highly recommend them!

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CarlosF
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, I’ve been here a few times and food is consistently excellent. Prices are a little high but for the occasional special occasion it is worth it.

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AdamC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first time my wife and I had dined there it was before COVID-19 so we were inside the restaurant, and we loved it! Now that it's outdoor dining we still enjoyed Carlitos Gardel!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service outstanding!

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EdgarB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, tasty food We really like it. Good job guys.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food, wonderful service, cozy setting! Unfortunately Covid hindered the full experience, otherwise I’d give five stars across the board. We had the braised lamb in Malbec + mushrooms (DELICIOUS), sea bass with chimichurri (YUM), with pumpkin mashed potatoes (new favorite), garlic asparagus (lovely), and creamed spinach (so-so).

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best patio I’ve been to in LA! The meal was amazing: delicious gnocchi appetizer, the best entraña skirt steak I’ve tasted (and I’m Argentine) and the dulce de leche ice cream was an incredible surprise. The wine list is phenomenal - we opted to try three different Somm picks for the week by the glass.
Highly recommend this gem!

GT
vipGlenT
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience. The ambience was set perfectly. The soft live music was very soothing. The service was beyond excellent. The presentation was like no other. Will definitely be reserving a table on another evening of celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steaks and food!!!! Absolutely love this place

AW
AlexW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was not impressed with the quality of the meat I had (entraña). It was quite chewy. Given the price of it (most of the menu items), I expected a higher quality cut.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

I’ll start with the service cause it was wonderful. From there I’ll go onto how there was an outside bathroom (porter potty) that was right next to our seat. You could smell while we were eating. Probably one of the worst cases but I know it’s covid and it’s not Really anything I could do. Thank you guys 🙏🏻

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GegamB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was excellent. One of the best I’ve eaten. Service was amazing. Seating was outdoor in patio which was fun. Desert was out of this world good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio experience was amazing! I hope they continue to keep it when we can dine inside again. Currently, guests will enter through the alley and ring the doorbell.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is just what we needed during the CV!
Food was simply perfect. The setting is great, as they’ve made a nice patio/deck in the back. Gerard was a great host, as was the restaurants entire staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful my headache(husband) and I have been on quarantine we decided to take a step outside and was glad we took a step this way food excellent

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Anonymous
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best new outdoors patio setups I've been to since the pandemic. It veers slightly on the pricey side, but a great night out. The staff is very organized and the food came out relatively quickly. Excellent food! Would highly recommend for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it so much I am coming back again in a few days

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and gor sure it's not going to be the last one. Amazing in everything. Me and my girlfriend had a wonderful date 🙂

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vipBrytainA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They've constructed a beautiful patio in the back. It was very comfortable eating there. The food was excellent and the service was attentive. I highly recommend it.

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Maral
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service as always.
I’ve been going to Carlito’s for over 20 years always satisfying.

AK
AzadK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose to have Carlitos for our 5 year wedding anniversary and absolutely loved it. Definitely will be going back for our 5 year and 1 month anniversary. Big thanks to all the employees and the owners as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Max was an excellent server and host! He made gave my husband and I outstanding recommendation from the wine, food and desserts! Every bit was delicious!

AM
AnnaM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love their food!! OMG! They have built a very nice and cozy enclosed patio. The only complaining I have is the music..... it was way to loud, not appropriate music also we felt a bit rushed.

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TysherraC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, customer service was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect date, a night that we will never forget.

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Frenchie
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outdoor sitting environment was surprisingly elegant. The Argentinian musical stream very pleasant, the service attentive and prompt and the food delicious... make sure to order the mushrooms...

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place in every way. The food is beyond delicious. I got the skirt steak with roasted bell pepper mash potatoes that were so whipped. My taste buds were in heaven. I love the new outdoor spot in the back. The Gotan Project style music goes so well with the Ambiance and gives you energy. Family owner and operated and great service.

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vipDave
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always had a great pre-Covid experience. The newly opened back patio is a great addition - comfortable and spacious - feels very safe.

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richardc
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deck is the back is superb. Service was great. Food was great .

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Kevin
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit was great. Food was great

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 1072 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.