Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Lengua a la Vinagreta
Beef tongue, white wine vinaigrette, roasted peppers, onion, greens
chicken breast, sautéed eggplant, melted mozzarella cheese, tomato-cream sauce
Endivia con Camarones
grilled prawns, Belgian endive, organic mixed greens, watercress, tomato-Chimichurri dressing
Amazing service and food!
Max is just superb. The wine was delicious - Malbec!
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.
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.
Thank goodness for this place! Everything was impeccable
Our favorite place to be close to heaven
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
Beautiful, amazing food, great Covid ambiance!
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.
Absolutely fabulous dining experience. Can't wait for the next occasion to go back.
Terrific dinner, food was great, staff were friendly and accommodating ....I highly recommend it!
Had a Great Patio birthday dinner party for 6.
Beautiful / romantic scenery! Would recommend:)
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!
Although the food and service was good, it was really over priced
Amazing food! Worth every penny!
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.
Amazing food, excellent service. We had a fabulous time in the beautifully decorated new outdoor patio!
Great experience! Can’t wait to go back!
A wonderful evening in every respect. The food was delicious and the service excellent.
Great service. Delicious food. Highly recommend the ribeye!
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.
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
Great food service ambiance people menus prices!!
A complete rip off and the manager will completely make up the bill and write whatever he wants. We will never return
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. :)
Everything was great, service was amazing, all employees took care of us
It was our first time here and it didn't disappoint. It was all very good. I loved thier outdoor set up.
Me dijo que si thanks.
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.
PERFECT definitely will come back
Amazing service and even better, the food. They made our anniversary feel so special.
great and lovely place highly recommended . Thanks
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.
The food was amazing, thank you to all the staff you guys did an amazing job
Good music and good service. Would have liked more guidance from the server.
We had a wonderful celebration! The accordion made it an extra special evening.
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!
Food was amazing! Our server was attentive and knowledgeable and provided a very enjoyable experience
Delicious food, great service and I love the way they’ve embraced Covid19, really enjoyed the ambiance despite being in pandemic.
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.