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About Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (13)
Worth the Drive (11)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Business Meals (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Live Music (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
People Watching (3)
Casual (2)
Great Beer (2)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food from appetizers to main course - unfortunately we had other plans for birthday dessert. Sauteed shrimp appetizer was thoroughly enjoyed. Best pasta dishes I've had outside of Italy. NY sirloin was prepared perfectly, and mushroom/pepper sauce was spot on. A bit noisy for conversation, but food left us quite content.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely fantastic! The wine list is excellent. The beef was succulent

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a great place to come on a date or with the family. Great food great service and a really nice place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Incredible food. The homemade gnocchi and chimichurri were some of the best I've ever had. The steak was good but was overcooked in some areas. Really enjoyed the dulce de leche dessert.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food is amazing every time, definitely recommend the 10oz sirloin. Everything from appetizer to dessert, superb!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service impeccable sans être guindé
Choix impressionnant de vins chiliens
Viande rouge parfaite
Ambiance typique, nous sommes en Argentine pendant quelques heures
Soirée très réussie
Recommandé pour les amoureux, les amis, les familles
Un peu cher mais le vaut complètement

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

As always, excellent food and service !
I highly recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Live Music, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

by far, hands-down, the best steak in Los Angeles. I’ve gone to all the fancy expensive steak houses, and while this is not cheap it is not insane like some of the other places that are only half as good! The side dishes are orgasmic… Like the homemade mashed potatoes and the broccoli and chimichurri sauce. We had lamb chops and skirt steak, also there ribeye is to die. Literally the best place in town and wait to you taste the desert. And everybody who works there is adorable and sweet and amiable

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Sensational family-owned Argentinian steakhouse, awesome all natural grass-fed steaks, ridiculous chimichurri sauce, great wine and beer selection, unreal homemade desserts, romantic ambiance... I don't know that I need to write more. One of the very best restaurants in a city full of great restaurants nowadays.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

I liked that the restaurant was quiet and service was very good. The food was ok. Was it the best steak I had in town? No. Was it the best Argentine restaurant I've been to? Not even in top 10. I saw a few three figure Malbecs on their menu that I bought in Buenos Aires for under $50, so there's that. Otherwise, a pleasant environment and decent food even though a bit overpriced for what it is.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food, great wine, great service. We have been coming here for over 15 years and it never disappoints. One of LA's true gems.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food and service is always amazing. I’ve dined here several times and each time it keeps getting better. I love that the staff get to know you and makes you feel special. The desserts are to die for and wine selection is abundant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

WOW. I don't know if it was because it was slower that night but the food was MIND BLOWING. The service from Max and Fabio was SPECTACULAR.

Me and Adam ate the bone-in rib-eye for two. It was seared to perfection on the outside and juicy and full of flavor on the inside. Max even cut it up for us and made sure we were happy with the steak. When he figured I didn't like how rare it was, he offered more than once to take it back and have it cooked for me a bit more. Seriously, my experience with beyond expectations. I hope the negative reviews are wrong so that when I go back next time, I will feel magical like the I did this time.

W.O.W. I know how hard it is to be in customer service so thank you Max and Fabio for being perfect. Extreme respect for the staff for Carlitos Gardel. You guys deserve a lot more than I was able to afford to tip.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

I've been coming to this restaurant for almost 20 years. The food is excellent. The owners are always there and they seem to take so much pride in their establishment. It's a step up from all the other Argentinean restaurants I've been to in Los Angeles. Great ambiance, impressive wine selection

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had a very good steak to be remembered for a long time

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

LA's best kept secret. One of the only places my husband and I always come back to. At least twice a month. We are huge foodies. Ambiance, food, culture, service in point every single time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was fantastic! But the Matre D' was the biggest jerk on the planet. This ruined our experience. The steaks are obviously the choicest cuts, and they're cooked to perfection. But this guy used every opportunity to be a total jerk to my wife and I, which ruined what would otherwise be a good meal. What good is tasty food without management with taste?

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Wonderful, wonderful over the years. The gnocchi is superb and not to be missed. So is the flan, one of the best anywhere! Fab place!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Excellent as always! I love everything about Carlito's. . .the food, the service, the wine list. . .. All are exceptional!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 22, 2017

For a $$$ rated restaurant on Yelp, I expected the food to be of higher caliber. It felt like a "decent neighborhood local place" - but the price points for the food were much higher.

The steak that I had ordered was medium rare and it was rarer than that. Of course, it was hard to see that because the table was poorly lit. For a rib-eye, the steak was gristly and had a lot of connective tissue in too much of the steak. I've eaten a lot of $50+ steaks and this was not in the same category.

I'm sorry to not give this restaurant a better review, because I dine out a lot and was looking forward to something a little "different", like the Argentinian Steaks at this restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We went for my husbands 45th Birthday! What a treat! The food was amazing! I got the skirt steak while my husband got the ribeye. The service was great as well.We will definitely be going back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Best steak in LA. Fantastic service. Family run gem.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I've been here before and it never fails to deliver. Brought my aunt and uncle for the first time, and they absolutely loved it! Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Took my boyfriend here on Saturday for his birthday dinner. The food was amazingly delicious! Love the fact that the meat was grass fed, hormone and antibiotic free! Service was excellent and the live music was perfect!! Can't wait to go here again!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Live Music, Organic, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

filet mignon very good, skirt stake so,so, milanesa veal cutletpoor, wine list outstanding, dessert ricotta cheesecake very good, overall very overpriced, much better value for steaks and meat at Houstons for example

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Amazing food served by incredible staff! Spent a night there. You won't regret it..

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Unbelievably amazing. Wish there was a better way I could describe this place. It's just the best restaurant I've ever been to all round. Please don't pass on an amazing experience here.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Late-night Find, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Always have the best steak at Carlito Gardels - The food was delicious. The service impeccable and the soft glowing lights and the great energy make this a great place to take a date or to have a special occasion. The meats are the best in town. Will always recommend this restaurant and I have been coming here since 88...

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Good lord, this food is good. Little on the pricey side but the wine list is massive and the service is terrific, they are very knowledgeable about what they do. And they're passionate about it. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The food was great... the service even better. There were 8 people and we all liked our food. One person said that he had one of the steaks he'd ever eaten. Our waiter was great... attentive, helpful. Suggested a great wine for us. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We are foodies from Miami and been here many times as far as 4 years ago and 2 times in 2017 . The Best Argentinian Restaurant in LA!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2017

This was my second time returning to Carlitos Gardel. I absolutely love their food, service and ambiance. I have recommended this restaurant to my friends and family, which they all loved.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Outstanding as usual. Sommelier was extremely helpful. Great wine, Great food. Friendly welcoming service .

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The best restaurant in Los Angeles!!!!! Always enjoying food!!!! The best service!!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We've been there before and it was better. Our steak and chicken dishes were not up to their usual high standard. The pumpkin mashed potatoes were fantastic!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Old school food and service. Fantastic! It's a bit on the more expensive side but worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual
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