Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Denver / Colorado
  4. Colorado Springs
  5. Colorado Springs

Carlos' Bistro

4.9
4.9
1758 Reviews
$50 and over
Continental
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.

We are proud to now offer Japanese kobe and wagyu steaks plus burgers and kobe sausages made with kobe, wagyu, and prime meats at Carlos' Bistro as the state of Colorado is now a member of the Japanese Kobe Club.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 4:15 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (719) 471-2905

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Echeandia

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Colorado Springs

  • Cross street

    Hw 24

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 1,758 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Best Overall

  • Denver / Colorado

    Best Service

  • Denver / Colorado

    Best Ambiance

  • Denver / Colorado

    Special Occasion

  • Colorado Springs

    Best Overall

  • Colorado Springs

    Best Food

  • Colorado Springs

    Best Service

  • Colorado Springs

    Best Ambiance

  • Colorado Springs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Colorado Springs

    Notable Wine List

  • Colorado Springs

    Romantic

  • Colorado Springs

    Special Occasion

Sort by

Filters

  1. KK

    KellyK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service was amazing! Expensive but worth it!
  2. BF

    BobF

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  3. JT

    JTee

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Loved the service Carlos and Stephanie were awesome; the food tasted great and perfectly cooked . The atmosphere was a little dark but romantic. I took my wife out for our 20th wedding anniversary. The alcohol drinks were a little over priced at $25.00 a drink and the food prices were a little high for an everyday dinner , but fir special occasions once every 10-20 years it is worth it. I have no other gripe. Loved my dinner and enjoyed this restaurant. Recommended for special ocassions.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our evening was wonderful. Carlos is a consummate host.
  5. OM

    OrderiaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an excellent restaurant and service. Thank you.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlos the owner was very my personable and the staff displayed the same traits. Food was tasty and enjoyable.
  7. DZ

    DerekZ

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant on the front range period. Best food, best service, and better than anything in Denver or Boulder.
  8. MR

    MatthewR

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and amazing most personalized service I’ve ever experienced. Truly amazing!
  9. G

    Greg

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has an impressive menu. It's more extensive than you would assume. However, there appeared to be attention to quality and detail in every dish we were served. The food and the service were absolutely amazing. The prices are certainly high, but if you would like a fine dining experience, this place is totally worth it.
  10. MM

    MikeM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had seen Carlos Bistro over the years and was anxious to give it a try. My girlfriend and I were not disappointed. When we walked through the doors it opened up into a very inviting atmosphere. We were taken back a bit once we opened the menu and saw the prices to be completely honest. My girlfriend ordered the Swordfish with crab and Hollandaise and I had the filet with crab and Hollandaise sauce. Both meals were incredible! I would honestly say that this was the best Swordfish and best filet minon that I have ever experienced. A very special thanks to Carlos for making our experience a very memorable one.
  11. k

    kenb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    IF WE COULD RATE CARLOS BISTRO 6 STARS WE WOULD. THE PRESENTATION WAS EXCEPTIONAL, FOOD DELICIOUS AND THE WAIT STAFF PROFESSIONAL AND OVERALL EXCELLENT. WE WILL BE RETURNING AND LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. THAN YOU CARLOS
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic birthday celebration with my daughter! She was in awe with how good the food was! The filet was incredible as always!! Customer service couldn’t be better!!
  13. JD

    JackD

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every thing about this visit was AMAZING. Bonus was the level of service from both our server Liz and Owner Carlos. An experience not to be missed!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WE LOVE IT HERE! 100% would recommend. Carlos is the man. And the food and atmosphere is always 10/10.
  15. SC

    SusanneC

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! The food and service were excellent.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Wonderful food. Amazing service.
  17. JB

    JBro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food quality, and atmosphere all were fantastic! I have already recommended to frequents and will take others here when they visit Colorado Springs.
  18. SH

    SallyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING AMZING AMAZING! Not only was the food outstanding (and a wide variety), but the service was just off the charts incredible. I have never experienced anything like it! Can't wait to go back again when we are in town.
  19. M

    Mike

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlos Bistro was a fantastic experience! Carlos greets you and takes you to your seat, the atmosphere is elegant and the food was phenomenal!
  20. RW

    RayW

    Denver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dining experience as always. Superb service combined with consistently excellent food and a tremendous wine selection.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    very very expensive, me personally don't think the food was worth it. My pork chop was good and the lobster salad but drinks that cause 25 each , oh no. oysters over prices for 6. good food and ambiance but won't go back.
  22. DW

    DennisW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always excellent. a wonderful relaxing, elegant, kind and wonderful experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlos greets you at the door and learns everyone’s name, which is such a nice gesture. He remembered our names throughout the dinner as well. My husband, daughter, and I were vacationing here and this restaurant was supposed to be the best of the best - it was! We had the best lobster bisque we have ever had, foie gras, Japanese Kobe beef, filet, and crab Alfredo. We then tried the brandy soaked cherries, crème brûlée, and cheesecake wrapped dessert. Everything was superb and the service was wonderful. Carlos and our waitress, Liz, really made our night wonderful. You really should come enjoy a dinner here if you can!
  24. GB

    GarciaB

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place for celebrations and this year were celebrating our 26th anniversary.
  25. d

    diningcouple

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had an enjoyable dinner and food and service was good. The price range is closer to $80-$120 or more. I had 4 scallops on pasta for $85 and my wife lamb chops for $120. The total bill was $300 for two drinks, two entres and one dessert. We skipped the $50 salad and $20 soup. You will have a very nice dinner, but it will cost you. Foe our life style, we felt it was over priced.
  26. J

    Jean

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlos Bistro is the best restaurant in Colorado Springs! Highly recommend going there to celebrate any occasion with a fine dining experience.
  27. TR

    TamelaR

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall best in springs for food and service was great
  28. D

    Daff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best service I’ve ever experienced! I’ve never been greeted by name by the owner of the restaurant before dining at Carlos’ Bistro! Food was phenomenal and service was impeccable!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  30. 0

    04gigi

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a treat, outstanding food and service. Don’t let the prices scare you away. I feel that if you expect great food you need to be willing to pay more. Quality doesn’t come cheap. The early bird special is the way to go…food is discounted and the wine is half price. I will definitely return the next time I am in Colorado Springs.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlos’ attention to food quality and preparation is excellent, his personal involvement is beyond compare. Best dining experience I’ve ever had and we will be back! Stephanie is awesome.
  32. RJ

    RegularJoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Personal service, excellent food, couldn’t have been happier. This was worth every penny. Highly recommend trying it, you won’t be disappointed, I will be going back for sure.
  33. TR

    TamelaR

    Springfield

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service, accommodating for different needs. Always the best top shelf food and alcohol.
  34. KS

    KenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I have been to many restaurants with just as good food and presentation with a third less cost. Menu appears to be too full. I typically suspect mediocre food when menu is expansive.
  35. MD

    MichaelD

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time at Carlos’ Bistro. It was amazing. They make everyone feel so special, our 9yo loves it and they interact with him so much. They even make him special plates, just to his liking. The food is amazing, we all tried everything from each other’s plates and loved everything. Carlos stops by and chats and makes recommendations. Such a great experience. You get what you pay for and this is worth every penny.
  36. LE

    LivetoEat

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and service
  37. K

    Krzysztof

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uncompromising service—Stephanie was impeccable carefully explaining the menu options. Her service was outstanding. Food was phenomenal. We had calamari, steak tartar, soup, salads and scallops and tomahawk pork chop. Each was perfectly done! Exceptional experience. We’ll go back!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an excellent evening at Carlo’s from beginning to end. He has an amazing liquor and wine selection. He even has the cult favorite Screaming Eagle. The selection is large. So it’s likely everyone will find their favorite for the evening. My friend and I split the Kobe and salmon oscar. They actually split it in the kitchen so the plates came out beautiful with half of each entree. Each entree melted in your mouth. The bread pudding was outstanding to finish a delightful night. Our server Stephanie was superb. We wanted for nothing but she let us enjoy our conversation.
  39. MJ

    MarioJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the beginning to the end, Carlos and his staff treated us very well and made our 40th Wedding Anniversary very special. Thank you!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best place. No question about it.

FAQs

Carlos' Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 1758 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Carlos' Bistro

1025 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3705

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hw 24

  • Neighborhood

    Colorado Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 4:15 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Echeandia

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (719) 471-2905

  • 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

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo