Best restaurant in the Springs
Outstanding in every way. Terrific restaurant. All ten of our party were talking about the wonderful food and service the next day.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best in Colorado Springs
This is Definitely the best restaurant in Colorado Springs. Everything about it is great. Carlos really knows how to please with his food, service and great friendly atmosphere. We will definitely go back and take our friends.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family has been going to Carlos since he opened and we've never been
dissapointed. Outstanding food and service always!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Best Resturant Ever
I have been to a lot of restaurants, but this was the best ever. You get the best quality for your money. The service was over the top. We decided to share a bowl of soup and a salad so we could each taste various items without getting full. They split a single bowl of soup and a single salad into three bowls and plates. They took lots of time and explained what everything was and answered all of our questions. Carlos, the owner, was very nice. He greeted us in the parking lot and shook our hands. We thought he was a valet at first. High quality ingredients. Deserts that were over the top. We felt like we were royalty the whole time. It was out in an area you wouldn't think a restaurant would be. Would highly encourage at least once.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our New Favorite Restaurant
First visit Wednesday night for our anniversary and we couldn't have been more pleased. Fantastic Dinning Experience. We'll be returning with our Foody Friends. This is one of the best in El Paso county!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous dining in Colorado Springs
My friend and I just happened to choose this restaurant. Oh My!!!! What a surprise!! Our meal was stupendous! Delicious and presented artfully. Carlos was a wonderful host.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, Carlos is a gem!
Carlos greets you at the door, and seem genuinely glad that you've chosen his restaurant. The food simply cannot be beat, but more than that, you are always the center of attention, without ever being over attended. Beautiful!
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a wonderful dining
This was a wonderful dining experience. Carlos is friendly, attentive and his food is out of this world!!! Definitely a place worth returning to and something special in Colorado Springs!!!!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our meal at Carlos' Bistro. The food was excellent and the service the same. The prices weren't as expensive as i thought they'd be from some of other other reviews although a couple of the entree's were quite expensive. My meal (a beef stroganoff) was very good and I actually got 2 meals from it due to the portion size.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Colorado's Best Restaurant
For both it's outstanding food and the gracious hospitality of the Owner, Carlo's Bistro entered our Restaurant Hall of Fame. It's an American restaurant utilizing some Southwest spices, and it really works. I had the filet mignon with peppercorn and chipotle sauces: delicious. My wife's lamb chops were some of the best she's ever had. Our sides, wild rice and spinach (not together), were also great. We recommend Carlo's Bistro for a most enjoyable night out.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Peruvian trained management with incredible dinner!!!!!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank you Carlos for making us feel so welcome. It is good to know that you still remember us way back when…13+ years…
Always a nice experience every time we come to your place. You and your wife have done a Magnifico job in decorating the restaurant! Love all your art works.
Jerry & Lynnette
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent wine list, but pricing is well in excess of most restaurants with similar wines.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience. Excellent
Great dining experience. Excellent food and service. Carlos the owner is friendly and accommodating.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carlos has the perfect amount of ambiance and variety for everyone. The wine list caters to any budget and the service is perfect!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go to Carlos'! He's the best, the food is great, & it's wonderful place to celebrate something!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
It had been a while
My parents invited us to dine with them and when the mentioned Carlos Bistro we were excited to go back because it had been a while. I was pleasantly surprised that the decor had been softened a bit which made the atmosphere even that more comfortable. The food and service were refined without feeling stuffy. The menu should have enough to please everyone as there is no shortage of choices. The toughest part was deciding what we didn't want and 3 out of four of us ordered the special halibut. Being an avid foodie I thoroughly enjoyed myself!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the ambience of Carlos'. It was warm, quiet, and romantic. Carlos made us feel like family, yet we were given our privacy. The waitress was helpful and well-informed. The filet mignon a la Oscar was well-seasoned and so tender that you could cut it with a fork. We have never tasted such delicious seared scallops,so tender and juicy. The bread pudding with white macadamia chocolate was unique and delicious. One serving was enough for four. We took advantage of the "Early-bird" times and were not disappointed. We had more than enough food...didn't even need to take home a doggie bag! Carlos' is now my favorite restaurant!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carlos makes this place! He checks back with each table throughout the whole meal paying special attention to every detail. We were a first time tourist visitor and were treated like regulars. The menu covers all the well loved pricy favorites with lots of options. My lamb and my husbands steak were high quality and cooked just right.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carlo's have very flavorful food, excellent service, and a great atmosphere. It is a must try experience!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Why did we wait so long to come
I can't believe I have been driving by for nine years (since they opened) and not tried it. I've heard wonderful things from friends about Carlos all that time. When we finally did try it, It was DIVINE!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there with friends
We were there with friends who had been there before and highly recommended the place. We were met by Carlos in the parking lot when we arrived. He remembered our friends names right away. Then he remembered our names later when he stopped by our table to make sure we were pleased with every thing. This certainly makes you feel like he is personally very involved in, and cares about, what goes on. It seems to be very important to him that his guests have an exceptional dining experience.
We did. And we will be back.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than the Broadmoor!
My wife and I were staying at the Broadmoor and tried two of the "best" restaurants on the property. The food was adequate and while the guest to support staff ratio is unbelievably high, the service was dull, artificial and lacking.
Our experience at Carlos' Bistro was exactly the opposite. We were personally greeted at the door by Carlos, who was in regular contact with us throughout the evening and provided the kind of attentive service that one expects at a fine dining establishment.
While prices are comparable, our meals at Carlos' were twice as good as what we experienced at the Broadmoor. Everything (including dessert) was delicious, cooked exactly as ordered and served perfectly.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carlos is such a gentleman and gracious host. He really makes you feel welcome. Carlos and his team will take care of you no matter your groups size. The food and overall experience was just excellent.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food, delightful service
This restaurant never disappoints. Be sure to check out the 5-6 early bird discounts. When you're looking for extraordinary, this is the place to go. Seafood items are outstanding, as is the wine selection any beautiful specials!. This is an award-winning restaurant.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was in Colorado Springs
I was in Colorado Springs for a few days, and this was easily the best place I ate. Carlos, the owner makes the dining experience a wonderful personal experience. Next time I'm back in Colorado Springs I'll be eating here again.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience
This is by far my favorite restaurant in town. Carlos never fails to great you at the door like you are family. From the wait staff to the drinks and the meal, beginning to end, it is the go to spot for a great date night.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Service and food far out
The Service and food far out do The Broadmoore Penn Rose rm Carlos is a gem. Menu is huge..wish I lived closer
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved our experience . We had dinner on a Friday night and went back after our dinner Saturday for dessert . Our desserts there were my 3rd and 4th of the year and were fantastic. Stepanie is a great waitress and Carlos really makes you feel welcomed . The food was first rate . Martie had soft shelled crab and grilled shrimp. I had steak tartar and scallops . Each was excellent . I've never given a restaurant all 5s before......
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly dining at Carlos' Bistro
The place lived up to its reputation for great food and exceptional service. Carlos was outside the front door and greeted me as I arrived, and later escorted my dinner guests to the table. We enjoyed appetizers, salad, steak, seafood, pasta and desserts, all of which were exquisitely prepared and well proportioned. Actually, the macadamia nut bread pudding with caramel sauce was too much - it was HUGE!. Carlos' is a little pricy, but the food and service make you feel like you've gotten your money's worth.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite place to celebrate special occasions. White chocolate bread pudding is unbelievable.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great dinner. The food was great, from appetizer to dessert. Carlos and his waiter gave us just the right amount of attention. I highly recommend it!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Amazing Host
We recently celebrated at Carlos' Bistro and everything was exceptional. The menu offers a variety of choices and none of them disappoints. You will spend a lot, but it is worth it. I highly recommend this place.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carlos continues to have the Best restaurant in town.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food, amazing service
Loved my dining experience at Carlos Bistro. Felt so warm and welcoming. Food was outstanding. Nice wine list.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We're from Philly and this
We're from Philly and this is only the second time in several years to done here and it is even better!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
extensive menu with creative
extensive menu with creative choices. excellent service. carlos was very attentive. delicious food. expensive. had a group of eight. everyone really enjoyed the place.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We just returned home to Colorado after 5 week trip thru Canada and Pacific NorthWest USA. enjoyed many fine dining stops on the trip, but Carlos still the best of all!!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible food and service
We love Carlos' Bistro! I have been to the restaurant at least 10 times now and will continue to come for the food and service. Our ladies group meets annually for ladies night out at Carlos and are always pleased. Each time we are spoiled with a wonderful variety of food, wine, and service that is above and beyond our expectations. Thank you again for a spectacular night!!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really the best
We have been eating at Carlos' since they opened. Sr. Carlos has to be the hardest working person in the restaurant business, often greeting people as they emerge from the parking lot, always making everyone feel special. A perfect host and a magnificent chef .
I travel the entire world, can't say that in 30 years I have had a more pleasurable dining experience.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ken from TX
Great food and service.
Carlos has to be the best owner in the restaurant business. He meet us the parking lot and made sure we we're welcome
And changed our group from 12 to 16 with no problem.
I love this place.
We were staying at the Broadmoor and choose to eat at his restaurant rather then at the resort.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to Carlos' Bistro and we were highly pleased with the entire experience!!! Other than the Penrose Room at the Broadmoor, this is by far the best restaurant in Colorado Springs!!! From the moment Carlos greeted us the door, the whole night was wonderful. The food was excellent, the service was exceptional and we would highly recommend Carlos' Bistro to anyone.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent As Always
You would be hard pressed to find a finer restaurant anywhere in Colorado. The service is impeccable. Carlos is the most gratious host we have ever encountered. He and his staff treat guests like old friends. The ambiance of the restaurant is elegant, cozy, romantic and very welcoming. The food is second to none, and every dish we have tried has been outstanding, with our favorites being the lobster salad and the ribeye steak with bleu cheese. The best steak you will ever taste in our opinion. The wine list is also most excellent, and they make some of the best martinis you will find. We have dined at Carlos' several times, and will continue to do so whenever we want that special treatment as well as a very special dining experience.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a very nice dinner. The menu is amazingly varied for such a small place. We would like to go back and try it for the appetizers.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always the best
This was our 5th or 6th trip to Carlos Bistro. We live 60 miles away and would drive at least twice that far to eat there. The service is always excellent (constant attention without being intrusive), the setting is always relaxing, and the best part is that the food is consistently top notch. Each meal is an experience, and our group has probably tried at least 3/4 of the items on the menu. The wine selections by staff to pair with out meals have always been spot on. There are not enough words to describe how enjoyable it is each and every time and what beautiful memories we have created there as a couple and a family!"
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
#1 Fine Dining in Colorado Springs
Truly the ultimate in fine dining. Could not be more pleased with our experience. Love the early dining menu. Smaller portions and half price. More than enough to eat. Martini was perfect. Greeted at the door by Carlos, who checked on us a couple of times.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better food than the Broadmoor
Outstanding food, great for special occasions. It was a little expensive for regular visits.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing dinning experience!
My fiance and I loved this place and will definitely be back!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM