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Carlos' Bistro
Carlos' Bistro

Carlos' Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Email: carlos.bistro@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (719) 471-2905
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Seafood, Steak
  • 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 (877) 278-5798

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
Diner Reviews
  • "Carlos met us at the door and was very thoughtful about my lose of my wife. I had my children and 2 of our best friends there. The food and service was great. My kids want to come back every year to celibate my anniversary. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We were greeted by one of the owners the minute we parked the car, the service was excellent and the food outstanding. The atmosphere was very nice and the staff very attentive. This was our first visit and we will be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was our first visit. Carlos met us in the parking lot to introduce himself. We were treated like royalty during our dining experience by Carlos and Tim (our waiter.) The food and wine were outstanding."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "First time to enjoy the early dining option. Extensive wine and complete bar selections. Outstanding food and service from dedicated team whose efforts are focused on great food and service!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The staff and owner are great; they are very welcoming. We had the veal and the seared scallops. Both were excellent with great presentation. My only complaint is the price being charged for bottles of wine. Their mark-up is very high. Since we enjoy good wines, we are very aware of the prices of wine. It is so discouraging to see a restaurant have a 4X mark-up! This type of mark-up puts me off and immediately causes me to question the scruples of the restaurants. Restaurants would sell more wine and have happier customers if they did not try to make such a killing on bottles of wine. Not much of an offering for wines by the glass. Very nice desserts. The service and the food saved the day."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We enjoy dinner at Carlos Bistro and make it a point to visit as often as possible. Carlos is the quintessential host and makes you feel welcome each and every time you visit. He checks on your experience throughout the meal, but not too much. The food is exquisite. I had the Wiener Schnitzel and you could cut it with a fork. Absolutely delicious!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have dined at Carlos' Bistro many times, and we have never been disappointed. Carlos and his staff are the most attentive and friendly people in the restaurant business. He, and they, remember our favorite table, our favorite wines, our favorite dishes, etc. We just returned from Las Vegas, having dined at some of the best restaurants that city has to offer, and I must say that the level of service Carlos provides far eclipses anything we experienced in Vegas. Dining at Carlos' Bistro is a treat that we enjoy a few times a year, and we highly recommend it to anyone wanting to experience what dining at a fine restaurant should be."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have lived in CS for 22 years and feel we have dined at all the best places. WE WERE WRONG!!! Somehow we have missed Carlos Bistro?? We made an early reservation last firday for our 22nd anniversary and had a wonderful experience. Carlos met us at the door with a warm greeting- everything we ordered exceeded our expectations- the wine, the oysters, the tartar, the soup, the salad, and the pork chop. Sadly we did not have room for dessert.... We spent 3 hours slowly enjoying our meal- and felt very attended to. My husband travels frequently for work and has had the chance to dine at many wonderful dining establishments throughout the world- to our surprise one of the best places to eat is right in our own home town!!!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My wife and I came here for our anniversary. The service was wonderful, the food was even better. We both had the filet. Cooked perfectly, with a fantastic balance of tasty elements to compliment. Definitely the best food in town."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I'll keep it really short. Awesome service, awesome drinks and hands down the BEST food in the entire state of Colorado"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our second visit to Carlo's Bistro. The first visit was incredible and the second was equally as good. My partner wanted to move in."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The restaurant is in our neighborhood but we hadn't been there for a few years. That won't happen again. The wait service was wonderful and and the owner, Carlos, stopped by our table three times to check on us. The atmosphere is cozy and sophisticated. We started with wine and cocktails, she the white wine, a reiseling from Idaho that she loved and me with a vodka martini that was generous and perfectly mixed. For dinner she had the sea scallops on a bed of wild rice and I had the etouffe along with the blue crab salad that we shared. For dessert we ordered the bourdeaux cherries in whip cream. All of it was served in a timely and professional manner and was delicious. One of the best dining experiences we've ever had, any where."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had the lobster salad and just kept talking about the lobster all night. It was cooked so well, I forgot I was in a land locked state. I would also suggest trying the Shrimp Creole. The owner came about a couple of times to be sure things were going well. Service was very attentive but not overbearing. First time here and I would love to go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It had been a long time since we had been at Carlos' Bistro. The food was always great but the wine cost was out of line with the restaurant menu and setting. We went because of Valentine's Day . However, Carlos has reduced his wine by the glass cost to be competitive with other restaurants of similar quality. Thank you. We really enjoyed our dinner and the service. The expanded menu was a treat as well!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We ordered a dozen oysters promised to be fresh and delicious. The oysters were old and whomever shucked them did it incorrectly. Brittle pieces of shell grazed the palate instead of the yummy oyster, which wasn't yummy. The ceviche was less about ceviche and more about the onion and celery plate. The waiter dropped the celery off the serving plate on our table and left it where it. Well played. The wine however was excellent! When our waiter came back to ask if we weren't hungry as to why there was a great deal of food not eaten we replied that the oysters were old. He promptly took them away, without spilling, and came back with our full check. Not too impressed."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Carlos provides excellent customer service always greeting you out front and remembers your last visit. He offers a very nice high end wine selection and high quality meals. Best place in town for seafood."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Carlos greets you at the door and thanks you for coming. The food is wonderful. The menu varied and the staff amazing. Great place to take a special date for a special celebration. Best oysters in the half shell in the city."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Carlos, the owner, is almost always on site to insure that the dining experience is perfect."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Carlos' Bistro is several years, but I'm glad I went back. The seafood was phenomenal!!!! We started dinner with tuna tartar and fried clams appetizers. The tuna tartar was a generous serving of delicious raw tuna mixed with herbs. The clams were huge Ipswich clam bellies, batter dipped and fried. Almost enough for a meal by themselves. For the main course, we had Fruit De Mare and Cioppino. Both were loaded with mussels and clams, very large shrimp and scallops. After the appetizers, we ended up taking most of the main courses home. The service was outstanding without being intrusive. Carlos stopped by to chat and told us he has the seafood flown in daily from Boston. Want to write more, but ran out of space."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We had dinner at Calros' Bistro on Friday. This was our first visit to the restaurant. Carlos greeted us outside as we were going into the restaurant; a very likeable host! The special of haddock was fresh and delicious and the veal scaloppini excellent. The presentation for both meals was beautiful. The ambiance is lovely with beautiful interior decoration. We definitely plan to go back."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This place came very highly recommended by fellow workers. I found the entree's over priced and under flavored. I had the lamb chops and I asked for med rare and they came out medium which made them less than tender and less flavorful. My date had the veal and it was flavorless. The tab including tip was almost $200 of course that was three drinks, two apps and dessert but I would not have minded had the dinner had more flavor."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Always welcoming and buzzing with great food every time we go"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We were greeted and introduced before we walked in the door by the restaurant owner himself. He led us to a quiet table by the window. The ambiance was sublime--so romantic. Beautiful atmosphere. The staff was friendly and attentive. They came by our table several times to check on us or prepare us for the next course. The food was the best I've had in a long time. You can tell the owner is passionate about what he does. The whole experience was wonderful. This just bumped its way to #1 for me. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This was my third visit to Carlos Bistro and I have never been disappointed. Carlos greeted us at the door and even remembered me from my previous visit. The food was fabulous as was the service. Loved the ability to book the reservation online....an overall great dining experience!!! Looking forward to my next visit to the Springs and Carlos'!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "A visit to Carlos' Bistro is an absolute necessity. Whenever we are in town, we make a point to dine with Carlos. It is a truly special place. The menu is fantastic, the specials are outstanding, and Carlos ensures that everyone has an enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Carlos is the best host in town. He is there to greet you as you come in, and makes sure your experience is memorable. The food is excellent and the service is top notch. We truly enjoy dining at Carlos Bistro and trying all the different specials."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The food, service and ambience were superior and I highly regard this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "If you knew Carlos you'd never go any place else!!!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Had foodie friends in for the evening from Denver and we treated them to Carlos' as one of the very top restaurants in the Springs. Carlos greeted us like old friends, recommended sauces for the excellent seafood entrees and we could not have been more pleased."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Outstanding food, very friendly, fast personal service and menu selections."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Once again terrific service and delicious food. Each in our party of four had something different and each raved about how good it was."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We were greeted by Carlos which was nice and called the wrong name initially. Service was timely at the beginning, but as the restaurant filled, service slacked. There was too much chipolte sauce on the tenderloin and such a mound of onions on the Peruvian ribeye that it occupied half the plate. We were never asked if we wanted a cup of coffee. It was very noisy and at times we could not hear each other and had to join the crowd around us and shout to be heard over a small table. I felt the wine list was focused too much on the upper end and certainly was not balanced price wise. Overall, too expensive for what was received."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "From the minute Carlos meets you at the door, till he thanks you for coming everything is wonderful. Wait staff was excellent not overbearing like some places. Food is awesome. Two of us have filets, one had etifey and the fourth person had the fresh catch of the day. Desert was the famous breading pudding and brandy cherries.I can't say enough about the place just try it!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I've been to Carlos several times and have always had a good meal for the money. For my Wife, this was her first meal at Carlos Bistro. She was very impressed with the food, service and ambiance! We'll be back."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "What a wonderful place to enjoy dinner with friends or a romantic dinner for two. The service is the best we have ever been privy to and their attention to detail is second to none. They have a fantastic wine selection and the food is always right on."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Carlos' Bistro hit all the right chords - what a terrific dinner! Every course was incredible - expertly prepared and perfectly timed. The owner and waitress was professional, caring, proactive and attentive. We had such a wonderful experience that we can't wait to return for more."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "My fiance and I loved this place and will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "My wife and I took our son and daughter in-law out for a special occasion and could not have had a nicer dinner. Everything was great, including personal touches from Carlos."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Outstanding food, great for special occasions. It was a little expensive for regular visits."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "It was out 1st time at Carlos's and we had a wonderful experience. The service was fabulous-Carlis himself met us at the car on such a cold evening. The food was pleasing to the eye and the palate. Lots of different textures and tastes come together for delicious! The martini's were first rate. We will definately be back!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013