Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

4.8
1121 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1121 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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vipjeff
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max is just superb. The wine was delicious - Malbec!

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Hasan
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for a delayed valentine's dinner. Had great steak, dessert, and wine. Would definitely like to return when the place's bar is open again for more.

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CarlosP
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Considering it was outside during covid, it was ok. When I made reservations it asked me what we are celebrating. I answered anniversary. Other restaurants decorate table. Carlitos Gardel didnt do anything or aknowledge it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank goodness for this place! Everything was impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to be close to heaven

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MarthaP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town just for the day and they were able to make the adjustment to have us done with them. Staff was super friendly and their recommendations were 10/10. Gerard was excellent! Super friendly , made excellent recommendations. We will be coming back next time we are in town

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vipAmazed
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful, amazing food, great Covid ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food is very good. We ordered papas fritas, spinach empanada and lengua a la vinegreta for appetizers. For main dish we ordered the parrillada (feeds 2/3 ppl), ravioles de porcini and pollo romanoff. Lastly we ordered two types of dessert, one is postre gardel and I forgot the name of the other one because it was ok and not so memorable.
The ambiance is warm and quiet, the restroom is disappointing because it’s a portable one exactly like the ones in an airplane, very small and cramped, the wash area is outside close to the portable restroom. They did made it private though by putting curtains.
Our server is okay, nothing special about his service and he’s hard to hear.
I recommend the papas fritas, very tasty for French fries but eat it with your meal not as an appetizer coz its pretty heavy. I also recommend the Lengua for appetizer and the Parrillada, however it cost $110 but comes with ribs, steak, veal, and 2 types of sausages.
Would I come back again? Maybe not just because theres so many more restaurants around there that i would like to try specially Im not from LA.

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ArmenV
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous dining experience. Can't wait for the next occasion to go back.

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JeffreyH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific dinner, food was great, staff were friendly and accommodating ....I highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a Great Patio birthday dinner party for 6.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful / romantic scenery! Would recommend:)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What an incredible experience!! That outdoor patio they built for COVID is gorgeous. We were all just blown away! The food: exquisite! A bit challenging getting a reservation, and it makes sense. All the tables were full but spaced very far away from each other. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipTwokay
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience1

Although the food and service was good, it was really over priced

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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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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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vipSuzanne
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service ambiance people menus prices!!

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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
6 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
3 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
Los Angeles
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.

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 1121 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.