Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

4.8
1105 Reviews
$50 and over
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.
Following CDC's capacity guidelines, we must limit each party's stay to the maximum allotted time of one and a half hours.
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

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

What 1105 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Worth every penny!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a wonderful experience. Food is delicious, desserts are outstanding, and the hosts are incredibly gracious and kind. One of my favorite places.

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Dmbig
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service. We had a fabulous time in the beautifully decorated new outdoor patio!

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FariftehA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Can’t wait to go back!

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BorD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening in every respect. The food was delicious and the service excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delicious food. Highly recommend the ribeye!

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FootballFoodie
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Carlitos Gardel since just before the pandemic began. And I’m pleased to report that the food is still at the same high standard as always, and the outdoor structure they have built to remain open in the pandemic has ambience and will likely remain even after COVID is over, as it will double the capacity of the restaurant. Our maitre’d recommended a delicious Malbec-Petite Syrah blend that was so good we ordered a second bottle and still didn’t break the bank. We are so relieved that a great family restaurant like this is finding a way to survive and thrive, and we look forward to many return visits.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service ambiance people menus prices!!

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JavJ
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The server was awkward, he had a snobby vibe to him but eh nothing I couldn't put up with...but if you're paying about 300$ for a meal, you'd hope for service to be better

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

A complete rip off and the manager will completely make up the bill and write whatever he wants. We will never return

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IrinaA
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best steakhouse I have been for the last couple of years and I have been to many places. Great service, the steak was delicious, people were super nice. We greatly enjoyed it. A little pricey but definitely worth every penny. Will definitely go back. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, service was amazing, all employees took care of us

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sideyinp
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here and it didn't disappoint. It was all very good. I loved thier outdoor set up.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Me dijo que si thanks.

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ImadulK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, eating out during covid is always a trip. We felt safe here as it required a reservation, it was in some top secret shed looking facility out back with a ring doorbell and temp check, everyone was masked up and there was plexiglass between tables.

In terms of food, everything was delicious. The free bread and chimichurri was great to start things off. We enjoyed the mushroom/cheese spinach app as well as the gnocchi. The garlic fries were incredible and best of all, the steaks were perfection and every bite felt like the first.

We ended it all with a good dessert and went home stuffed, with some leftovers.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PERFECT definitely will come back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and even better, the food. They made our anniversary feel so special.

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gorp
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great and lovely place highly recommended . Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was blown away by the amazing quality of the food and service! They did a get job with the ambiance even in such tough times of COVID.

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CarlosT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, thank you to all the staff you guys did an amazing job

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vipSarv
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good music and good service. Would have liked more guidance from the server.

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RenonP
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful celebration! The accordion made it an extra special evening.

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Alondra
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They have a beautiful back patio. The Sunday live accordion music was delightful. The food was incredible. The only inconvenience was entering the patio through the alley way, and the back patio restroom being out of service. Everything else was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Our server was attentive and knowledgeable and provided a very enjoyable experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and I love the way they’ve embraced Covid19, really enjoyed the ambiance despite being in pandemic.

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vipFrank
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Argentine cuisine with exquisite wine list.
Highly recommended (their covid protocol is excellent)

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vipHeck2020
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, and menu! The owners built a well-ventilated outdoor dining area even includes a bathroom.

It's beautifully lit, comfortable, and very romantic. Outside of eating in Argentina, this is the best meal you will find and it's located in a cool part of LA.

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YujinC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time in their patio. Delicious food, good portions.

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jessicar
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was Beautiful, Great Service, staff was very attentive. The food was amazing, would definitely recommend this place for any occasion.

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vipSeanN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating they've set up is beautiful. The food is world class. Perfect for a night out, birthday or Anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What these folks have done to assure guest safety and enjoyment is just astonishing. A gorgeous patio in what we easily forgot used to be part of their parking lot. Memorable experience from beginning to end. It helps that the food is amazing and the service is among the best we’ve experienced, even when counting Michelin starred establishments. Just astounding and outstanding. Thank you.

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vipChristina0z
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant. They did an amazing pivot with COVID to create a cute outdoor dining experience in the back of the restaurant. Their skirt steak is absolutely to die for. We went on a Sunday and loved the live music!

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Pompous waiter. Mediocre food at best. Overpriced.

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vipFoodluvr
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max and Girard have transformed their parking lot into a beautifully designed wooden semi enclosed patio. Same great food and service as before. This is the best transformation of any restaurant with the pandemic guidelines. Very fancy and intimate. I highly recommend...Bravo!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
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
3 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 !!

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 1105 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.