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About Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

Join us for an exceptional evening of food and wine this Valentine's Day.
Visit our menu section to view our exclusive Valentine's menu and wine pairing.

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.

7963 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Argentinean, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Fairfax & Crescent Heights

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 655-0891

Website:
http://www.carlitosgardel.com/

Entertainment:
Live Piano on Fridays and Saturdays play Argentine Tango classics and World standards.

Executive Chef:
Azniv Bozoghlian

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Wine

Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.8

service

4.8

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4.7

value

4.4

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined a day ago

Service was excellent and the food was exceptional as always!

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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

We really enjoyed the food and the service was exceptional. We tried a few different appetizers and split an entree and dessert and it was plenty for both of us. Waiter was very friendly and recommended items that were on par with our taste. It's a small place, so don't recommend for large groups, but good for small groups and a nice place for date night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

The lamb chops were the best I've ever had. The sommelier was great and ego-free. When we didn't like a pairing he suggested, he quickly switched it out without attitude and/ or questions.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service, nice selection of meats, divine garlic fries.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing! From the service to the food to everything else. It was quite pricey since they had a set menu for Valentine’s Day but everything was really really amazing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We dine and have been dining at this restaurant for some 20 years, they have a great wine list however sometime and now more often they do not always have what is listed, little disappointing.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

From appetizer, main course,dessert and the Argentine sparkling wines & Malbec, this was a memorable dinning experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As always, the food and service were simply divine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Been one of our favorites forever. Gotten a little expensive over the past few years, so much so that we don't come as frequently as we would like. It's become more of 'special occasion' restaurant rather than the place we wish it was, a restaurant that we'd like to frequent on a much more regular basis.

Not sure why the skirt steak - which is consistently the best skirt steak I've ever had anywhere - has to cost as much as basically every other of their cuts of meat. Didn't used to be that way. Doesn't make any sense other than that it is likely the most popular steak that they serve. $52 for a relatively inexpensive cut of meat seems really excessive. Wine list is exceptional but that, too, is very pricey. Hard to find more than a handful of wines for less than $60. However there are dozens for $75 and up; countless bottles for more than $100. Shouldn't have to be that way. Plenty of restaurants have decent, modestly priced bottles.

Cost aside, it is one of the great unsung restaurants in LA. I love going there and I'm glad they're still chugging along 18 years later. Charming, quality food, great hosts, great wine. It is well worth the trip. Just not as affordable as it could (or used to) be.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Consistently fantastic! Old school in the best way. A truly great restaurant.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A friend recommended this restaurant over a year ago and we finally had a chance to indulge. The wine list was excellent and we with the garlic fries. They were excellent and my only regret was the portion was huge and I simply couldn't stop eating them. We both ordered steaks which your cooked perfectly and had great flavor'. For dessert we had Mother's Pie which I will not even try to describe. All I can say is to try it is to love it. We truly enjoyed our experience and highly recommend this restaurant

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Superb experience.
Great Ambience. Great service. Great food.
Max chose a perfect Malbec to go with our meal.
Steaks were cooked perfectly.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food is fantastic. The price can be a tad bit on the high side, but it is a small and intimate restaurant with an amazing Chef and food prepared. The beer and wine list is unique and great for pairing. My favorite steak place. I also had a chance to try my friends' lamb chop (best I ever had), Branzino (excellent), Filet (perfect, not dried out), and the pasta (all handmade). I have the skirt steak and it was perfection.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Live Music, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

As always, they never disappoint! Great food, great service, great hospitality!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

One of the best Steaks I had for a while. I went twice in 10 days. I will keep going there.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Awesome! As always. Been there many times and have never been disappointed. Currently the best steak in LA.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 8, 2018

It was a great place to try authentic Argentine food! The food was delicious, and all the servers were awesome and attentive! Thank you for making the birthday celebration a nice, elegant, subtle one (just the way our daughter likes it)!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I loved it to the level that I am going back in few days.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and service. Fantastic experience overall

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always such a treat to dine here. The staff and food are always perfect!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food, good service, consistently exceptional

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

All lovely, always have enjoyed Gardels but have to limit meat intake now.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Gardels is, without question, one of the great gems of LA cuisine experiences. Would make my personal top five for food, wine list, and ambience. Do not miss the lamb chops if they're available.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent food and service as usual.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Very accommodating for a birthday dinner!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was amazing! They made us feel taken care of. Food was delicious. Would definitely go back just to experience the service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent as always from the spinach stuffed porto bello mushroom to the watercress salad to the perfect rack of lamb and ribeye....topped off with signature desserts...i repeat...excellent !

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Delish and pretty close to authentic.
Expensive but portions are generous.
Wine list is way expensive but there are some reasonably priced options.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ambiance was romantic, great service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was delicious and service was impeccable. We had a great time.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great authentic argentinian food. Great service. Relaxed ambience. Perfect for many occasions.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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!

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