Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

4.8
1211 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 - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM

What 1211 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.8
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MoniqueF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience here. The food was delicious, and the service exceptional. We had a beautiful night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food!

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vipBrock
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

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vippeterc
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply superb, each and every time!

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vipallicali
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a staple to my husband and I. If you want incredible food, go!!! The special gnocchi is one of my favorites. I always eat too much, but I always save a bit of room for Momma's homemade desserts.

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Dejohn
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their COVID era al fresco dining in the rear was one of the best conceived settings that I have experienced in these trying times. My business companion is a self professed bbq expert and was blown away by our ribeye bone in cut. Service was stellar on all fronts, from Maitre d to our Waiter to the Sommelier.

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QuynhN
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is good however the price is a bit on the pricey side

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ARAYARD
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service with amazing food. The staff is very helpful with recommending and breaking down food for larger groups to make for a memorable experience. Max is a top notch sommelier that was super attentive and made sure we were drinking well!

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vipVail77
Los Angeles
336 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The personal touch service is what I’ve always enjoyed most at this restaurant, however Argentinians’ are notorious for that intimate service experience. The steaks were cooked perfectly. Thank you for our superb dining experience.

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aahlaw
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Over priced definitely. Biggest complaint was I reviewed menu beforehand re: corkage fee. It states 2 750ml is 40.00. I checked with waiter before he opened and he said yes 2 bottles for 40.00. I was charged 40.00 per bottle! When I complained, they did nothing. I understand the pandemic has caused prices to go up on everything but that is completely ridiculous. Never again.

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vippeterc
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular!

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vipNewDevilman
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and services. I have to say, at my first glance, I did not expect much as it felt little old and worn out.
I tried bone in Ribeye as recommended, and it was one of the best I have ever had.
My favorite steakhouses are 555 steakhouse in LB, Alexander’s in Pasadena, Arthur J in Manhattan Beach, LG’s Steakhouse in Palm Springs in Southern California.
And this place is no below.
For my own tasting, I wish there was horse radish available but Chimichurri was excellent also.
I recommend to anyone who loves highend steak taste!!

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gabe
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was great. Evidently moving so not good news!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Quality and taste in California 🥂

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NevonW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Food in LA. You will need to tell a friend about how the boutique Argentinian just blew your mind.

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KKDO
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, my favorite restaurant in LA. Please do not miss Max, the sommelier, who will direct you to the perfect pairing for your meal! Do not miss the gnocchi! Everything is amazing and my father-in-law, who is from Argentina, said that they had cooked THE most challenging cuts of meat to perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my 50th Birthday. Absolutely wonderful atom

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RicardoG
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. I went there for a date night. And the service was amazing. Everyone was so attentive and professional. But better than the service was the food. It absolutely delicious. I highly recommend for any occasion. I will being going back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our anniversary dinner

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KKcccc
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and exceptional service. Prices are on the higher side, but you get what you pay for. Fantastic wine list- don’t miss the homemade desserts!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday it was a great time

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You get what you pay for - that's for sure. Excellent service, excellent quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service amazing vibes! Can’t go wrong

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KarloF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters graduation dinner, superb food, delicious wine And great ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, unmatched! Best steaks in Los Angeles, hands down!

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vipnoname
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Fantastic food and wine. Attentive service. My wife and I hadn’t been here in well over a year because of the pandemic and we were so glad to be back. One of the best restaurants in LA for many years.

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Mikki
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the pandemic & its complications for restaurants, Gardel's managed to bring to its outdoor addition the same high standard that it has always brought to its customers. The food and service are as wonderful as ever, of course.

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VeronikaC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Argentinian restaurant ever !!! Great food and great service!!!!

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AryM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am an Argentinian based in LA and I can tell that this is an authentic Argentine steakhouse. The flavors, tenderness of the meat, the cuts and the way it is cooked, all authentic. Their chimichurri also amazing. Best wine menu in LA and the dulce de leche granizado ice cream, OMG! I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all time favorite restaurants. We always leave happy. Absolutely love how personable the owner and his staff are. A must try !

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MarlinG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Food was horrible 😫. Over priced and taste was bad

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vipDJHunnybun
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and drinks are exquisite! This is a family business and they make you feel like family when dining. The attention to detail is superb and you will thoroughly enjoy your meal. During covid they built the cutest patio for diners and I enjoy it more than being indoors. I have been a repeat customer since LA restaurants opened back up in 2020 and every time I'm amazed.

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Gregk
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, the environment and mood called for a generally low noise level, and the food was immaculate. Could not have asked for a better experience on mothers day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Carlitos. Been coming for over 15 years and it never disappoints. Always consistently amazing.

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KKDO
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my most favorite restaurant! What they have created in their patio area is fabulous... make sure you consult Max about the most exquisite wine to pair with your meat or pasta. Pay special attention to the specials, they are SPECIAL!

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Chris
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Food is spectacular. The new outdoor patio is the best I have seen. The service is friendly and fast...

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vippeterc
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No question, Carlitos is our favorite restaurant in LA. The food, the service, the ambiance, the family...all superb! Highly recommended.

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vipJohnD
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both excellent, but $12 for a 750ml bottle of San Pellegrino seemed excessive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and the service was very good . If I knew how the outdoors is I would book indoors. The outdoors area feels boxed in.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful amazing restaurant! Better than all the steakhouses in BH!

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 1211 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.