Carlos' Bistro
Carlos' Bistro

Carlos' Bistro

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Phone: 7194712905
  • Hours of Operation:
    Winter Hours (September - April) Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Summer Hours (May - August) Monday - Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Echeandia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Carlos’ Bistro is the perfect location to celebrate any special occasion. From weddings to birthdays and private parties, Carlos’ Bistro has a large dining room or an outdoor patio to accommodate your group.
  • Private Party Contact: Private Dining Coordinator 8772785798

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hw 24
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Carlos' Bistro
In the beginning there has been one word in Carlos’ Bistro, Beautiful. The excellence and the experience of the best in Colorado Springs. Carlos (Owner, Executive Chef, and Matradee) provides a warm and welcoming experience to all of our customers, making everyone feel special at home and relaxed.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Carlos' Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.9
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (76)fit for foodies (56)romantic (55)notable wine list (44)neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (14)great for outdoor dining (10)scenic view (5)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Bistro Best
    Foodbits
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    It is the best restaurant in Colorado Springs with a diverse and extensive menu. Try the Pisco Sours! It's like being in Peru.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    As always we had a magnificent dinner, wonderful celebration, overall exceptional experience. Carlos provides fabulous food and service that can not be beat!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Just the welcome makes us feel special before we've even looked the wonderful menu choices. Superb food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food and Service
    springsross
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for a night out and it was truly and excellent experience. She had the filet minion stroganoff and I had the steak diane, both were cooked to perfection. The waiter was attentive and the ambience was nice. The only negative thing was the risotto was not good at all. This restaurant is very pricey but worth it in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wish we found this place sooner!!
    Phillyphan
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    What a gem in Colorado Springs. Food, ambiance and service were first rate! Looking forward to going back many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I don't normally agree with many of the posts for restaurants, but the reviews have been spot on....this place was simply amazing. I would rank this as one of the top meals I have ever had. If you are in the springs area, go visit this restaurant. Everything was amazing!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Experience
    luvgoodchow
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were greeted by the owner Carlos and he was really nice. We ordered the nights special a nice steak. I had to send mine back as it was not cooked well done as I had ordered. I do not like having steaks sent back as it usually ruins the cut of meat when it is cooked twice. It came back much better and I did enjoy the meal. This is a really nice restaurant but be prepared to spend. Our tab came to just south of $300.00 for two with a $40.00 bottle of wine. We will no doubt return, however not often due to the expense.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    9494
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have been going to Carlos' Bistro for a number of years and have never been disappointed. The quality of the food and sevice is consistently outstanding. It is one of the more expensive restaurants in Colorado Springs but it is well worth it. Carlos has a very creative menu and everything we've tried has been executed perfectly. If you're looking for a true fine dining experience this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive
    12345
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food is not bad, but cheapest meats go for 35 bucks, going up to 65. At that price point your food must be supperb and refined and it is not the case. Just not worth the amount you spend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carlos' was wonderful!
    GordonVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    One of the best restaurants we have enjoyed in a long time......menu had great variety, and everything we had was absolutely excellent! Carlos personally visited each table more than once to welcome and chat in an unobtrusive way....very nice man, interesting backgound. The best meal we've ever had in Colorado Spings for sure, including any of the restaurants at the Broadmoor where we were staying. Sunday evening wine bottles were 1/2 off.....not sure if this is every Sunday, but a nice surprise for us. Some wines are way expensive, but we had a moderately priced Argentine Malbec (Don David) that was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful for romantic celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Carlos is so friendly and checks on everyone during your meal. He even met us at our car and welcomed us in. It is very pricey, but the food is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love it
    JAAFAA
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Upon arrival a very pleasant greeting at the restaurant by Carlos. The food was delicious, service was excellent with appropriate ambience. A truly wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Restaurant!
    Turkette
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was absolutely amazing and the customer service was completely over the top! I will definitely be going back the next time we are in the area. I highly recommend you give this amazing restaurant a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had heard (and read) great things about Carlos's, and we weren't disappointed. The prices were extremely reasonable for the quality and level of service, under $200 for 2 with a bottle of wine, with a shared dessert. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Carlos' Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    For our first anniversary, this was a delightful choice. The greeting by Carlos was warm and welcoming and put us at ease immediately. The service was solicitous but never obtrusive. The food was excellent with a delightful presentation. We were lifted up by our celebration venue.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Burlium
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The service was outstanding. We were greeted at the front door, and from that point on all of the staff knew us by name.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    KAtkinson
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife had a beautiful experience... We were greeted by Carlos the owner, who personally continued to check on us throughout the night. The food was as good as the enthusiasm of the owner, who was actually busing plates. Its nice to go somewhere that the owner has such personal pride that is so clearly evident. We will certainly return... Well worth the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super Excellent!!!
    Sean4Tatti
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Best continental food we've had in the Springs. Service and timing was perfect. Loved the outdoor patio. Dining room was very tastefully decorated and the restrooms were CLEAN and comfortable. Tomato Bisque soup, Caesar Salad and Clams w/ Mussels were all super excellent, never had better! The Lobster was cooked too perfection:)- Expensive for our budget ($200+ before tip, dinner for two) which will keep us away except for special occasions. I hope everyone in town gets a chance to dine at Carlos Bistro. Can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maverick
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Overall I would probably recommend. The only concern we experienced was a particular server seemed annoyed and unhappy throughout the night and somewhat rude as well. Big disappointment for probably the priciest meal in Colorado Springs. When you charge those prices you have to get it right EveryTime.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stuck with appetizers
    SteveB
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    First timer, I was drawn by several of the items on the starter menu. We ended up ordering 5 items plus dessert and were completely satisfied. It was our very own little smorgasbord and the envy of the diners at the table next to us. Of special note was an outstanding 'beef tartar', best I've ever had. Ceviche was equally as good with scallop, squid, shrimp, & tuna. The key lime tart was very good as was the coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Fine Dining in Colorado Spring
    Doug
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    From the greeting by Carlos when you arrive through the desert and coffee at the finish the word to best describe the experience is pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HMG1952
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Outstanding restaurant! We loved it! Food, atmosphere, and staff were great. Check out my review on Trip Advisor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carlo's Bistro...YES!!
    Bilweeler
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Marvelous service, magnificent food, outstanding atmosphere. If you are celebrating a special occasion in Colorado Springs, you may be thinking of the Broadmoor or the Antlers. Good choices, but pretty routine. Get out of your routine. Carlo's Bistro is much more intimate, personal, and exotic than either the Broadmoor or the Antlers. Don't miss the Lobster Salad. The Filet (ordered medium rare) is literally a "melt in your mouth" steak. Carlo's is not cheap; you will pay top dollar for your food. Regardless, you'll leave satisfied that you got your money's worth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Upscale Restaurant
    goodeats
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    What's not to like? The food is great, the wine list is top notch. The wines by the bottle are half price on Sundays and Mondays, at least right now. This wasn't the first time we have dined that nor will be the last.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    SoSad
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Carlos' Bistro. The service, food, wine and attention were superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5*****
    badBday
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    May be one of the best meals I have ever enjoyed! The meat was prime and complemented perfectly. The scallops cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OMG
    Oldman1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Took family of nine for dinner because Broadmoor Resort couldn't accommidate us @ reasonable time - Broadmoor's permanent loss. We were treated like family. Great service with fantastic food, probably the best I have ever eaten. Fantastic menu, exceeded only by it's taste. I don't normally reply to these reviews, but everyone deserves to know about Carlos'.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • XXXXXXX
    XXXXVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    FOUND IT ON OPEN TABLE A GREAT FIND ECELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE VERY ENJOYABLE EVENING
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasurable experience
    Vang759VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We visit Colorado Springs frequently to see our son. We make it a priority to eat at Carlos Bistro. Carlos, personally, makes sure our dining experience is delicious & enjoyable. And the service is top-notch!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My family took me here for my birthday, and it was outstanding. We came for the early bird menu, which is half off of the regular menu. The prices are pretty steep, but the food was excellent. We first ordered Escargot for the appetizer. It came out bubbly and full of great flavor. Our young kids are very adventurous, so they ate the escargot and loved it, dipping their bread into the leftover sauce. Everything was excellent. We were so impressed with the pork chop because we didn't expect it to be so tender and full of flavor. Our only negative is the location. This restaurant needs to move to a better location so they can get more customers. I hope that more people will learn to love this place!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exquisite food and ambiance
    PikesPeakFoodLover
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Carlos himself greeted us at the door with an umbrella to shield us from the rain! Great start to a wonderful evening. Food delicious and artfully presented. Dine on Sunday or Monday evenings 5:00 to 5:30 for specially priced meals. Can be quite expensive otherwise but so worth it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    diningdiva
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The entire dining experience at Carlos' was amazing. We took advantage of the early-bird dinner deal and were glad we did. We were able to enjoy the wonderful food at a reduced rate. They say the portions are smaller for the early-bird dinner but there was plenty for me. Both the service and the food are incredible. I chose this restaurant because of the many positive reviews. Carlos' did NOT disappoint!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    eatinwithaview
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went for my birthday and everything was outstanding... The drinks, the food, the service, the ambience. This will be our go-to special occasion spot. Their strong reviews are well deserved!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvtoeatout
    luvthebroadmoor
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We occasionally go to The Broadmoor for a little extravagance. We have always chosen to eat at Carlos Bistro as it is better than what the Broadmoor has to offer. We arrived in the rain and Carlos came to our car with an umbrella to escort us inside. The food was incredible as was the service. The food presentation was something to "ahh" over. The mushroom soup was indescribably good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carlos Bistro is Top Notch
    ColoradoGator
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    One of the best places to eat in Colorado. Let alone the Springs. If you cannot find time to go, you have truly missed out on one of the best dining experiences of your life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must try! Unexpected gem in CoSp!
    WayneFoodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Absolutely delicious! Must try Carlos Bistro. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    Nancy
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was the first time I had been to Carlos' Bistro. The experience was fantastic, with no flaws whatsoever. Carlos greeted us upon our arrival and checked in a few times during our meal, but was not at all intrusive. The food was outstanding and beautifully presented. We had the cup of mushroom soup, which may have been my favorite part of the meal. It had a hint of sherry in it and a wonderful, earthy flavor. For the main course, I enjoyed the Veal Saltimbucca and my friend enjoyed the Grilled Shrimp. Both were wonderful and had a beautiful presentation with plenty of fresh vegetables. At Carlos' recommendation, we enjoyed the berries in cream for dessert. We asked Carlos to describe how he made the cream sauce, which he happily
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place thats not in a CS hotel
    Randizzle64VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    When scouring various websites, looking for a great place to take clients in Colorado Springs, they all seem to be attached to a hotel/resort. When we arrived at this freestanding building outside of town, we were greeted by Carlos, and warmly brought into the restaurant. Wine is half off on Sundays and Mondays, so starting with a bottle of 2007 Dominus, and adding a bottle of Caymus Special Select got things underway. Since we had a table of nine, we ordered four different appetizers (two each), finding the Nachos with Langostino's, Steak Tartar (order if you like capers), and Shrimp Bruschetta to be perfect for sharing and tasting. The calamari was good, but to me, fried food is fried food, so no big deal there. Anyway, go there.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Excellent service, excellent ambiance, excellent food..I plan to become a regular at Carlos'.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our dinner was absolutely gorgeous-delightful flavors in every dish. Our server, Tim, is blessed with a great sense of humor and an ability to connect with us. He made our evening memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.