Carlos' Bistro

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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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Wed - Thu 6:00PM - 7:00PM

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was greeted by name and treated like one of the family. The staff were all very attentive.
I was impressed with my main course, the steak was delicious and perfectly cooked. My $10 salad was a disappointment for the price and I asked for the dressing on the side which was only oil. The biggest disappointment was the bread. It tasted like it had been sitting on the table waiting for several days.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Best of the Springs!

NE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great food. Carlos greeted us at the door and wished my wife a happy birthday! Very pricey, but a great place for special occasions.

JR
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is pricey, but the service and ambience are worth it. When requested, our server took extra time to go through the menu, adding extra description and recommendations; this was extremely helpful. The pork chop with apple reduction was one of the best entrees I have ever tasted. The only reason for four stars on the food was that the calamari steak, ordered as part of a calamari, scallop and pork belly trio appetizer, was too heavily salted. Overall a delightful experience, and we will definitely return for special occasions.

EW
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos runs an exceptional restaurant with fantastic staff and incredible food. The menu accommodates many price points, but it is definitely on the higher side. Great choice for special meals.

GS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos Bistro is an amazing restaurant. The ambiance was wonderful for a night celebrating on anniversary. The service was kind, professional and attentive. The food was truly delicious. We had the king crab legs appetizer, fried scallops and tomahawk pork chops. The wine was on point. The dessert was rich and delightful.

AD
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a friend visiting us from Dallas here. It was also our first time. Wow! We were greeted by Carlos and waited on by Stephanie. Super knowledgeable about the menu and wine. We had cocktails including one that was a house unique cocktail made with gin. Dinner was amazing as we had the Elk, a Filet Minon, and the Duck. We order a suggested bottle of Red Zinfandel. Perfect suggestions. Desert was a creme brulle and port. We had a lovey dinner and enjoyed every dish.

DF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, unsurpassed food and service. Carlos is always there with a personal greeting. I can't imagine a better dining experience.

BY
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around. Carlos and team are amazing

J
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos Bistro has been consistently voted as the best restaurant in Colorado Springs. The greeting at the door, the impeccable service can not be beat anywhere in the United States. My wife and I have been going to Carlos Bistro for more than 15 years and we will continue to patronize his restaurant. Carlos is the BEST.

NS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The event was a management meeting, Dining was wonderful, and the service was awesome. New and unique offerings on the Specials, and the service is beyond wonderful. An excellent choice for a business meeting if an impression of excellence is your target. Never disappoints......

J
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner at Carlo's Bistro! Carlos met us at the door and had a romantic table ready for us. The service and food were excellent. Definitely a place to put on your list for special occasions!

AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent oysters and Caesar salad.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing time. We went there for a holiday party with some friends. The food was unreal and so delicious and every dish looked amazing. The staff could not have been any better and took care of even the small things like keeping water glasses full. Carlos was there to welcome us when we walked in and was checking in with us after every course. I wish I would have found this place years ago. The food is worth the price and I look forward to our next visit and coming back for some of the specials Carlos discussed with us. Truly a wonderful and unique experience.

J
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, the food was amazing. It's a rare treat when the reviews actually live up to the hype. We'll definitely go again.

KT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too pricey to eat there often, but have made a tradition of celebrating our anniversary there.

DF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos' Bistro never fails. We have enjoyed celebrating our Anniversary there for the last Four years. We will continue to go there as long as we live in Colorado.

MK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing better than the food is the service. Carlos and his staff always deliver a wonderful evening.

W
Denver
104 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meets or exceeds anything The Broadmoor offers. A bit pricey, but well worth it for special occasions.

m
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is as always a very special place to dine. Carlos makes everyone feel welcome and always makes sure everything is perfect. Thanks for making this special evening a great event.

RD
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A relaxed pace dining experience for any special occasion. Enjoy dressing nice for your dining experience here. Carlos is possibly the best sommelier in the city. You cannot go wrong with anything on his $50.00 wine list. The menu includes more exquisite items you cannot get at just any restaurant. Service is ever-present without being pushy, rushed, or intrusive allowing the dining experience to complement the pleasure of enjoying your dining companion.

G
Denver
80 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fine dining with an eclectic menu makes the experience fun. The service is amazing, and when the owner interacts with the patrons, you know that it will be a quality experience.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, Carlos treats you like you are the most important person in the restaurant. My fiancé and I have been in to the restaurant three times now, each experience just as phenomenal as the last. We even got engaged here, so it will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Drinks: We are big wine drinkers, the selection here is outstanding. Whether you want a glass, a bottle or several to share, Carlos will always have something perfect for you. While we haven’t personally tried any cocktails yet, we have heard they are top notch and will try some on our next trip!

Food: The food here is unlike any other restaurant in town in terms of both quality and presentation. Every item we have ordered has tasted and looked amazing. The portions are very generous, you certainly won’t leave hungry. We love their fresh crab, filet mignon and veal, all incredibly high quality.

Wait Staff: Excellent. We have never had anything but amazing service. They are all incredibly attentive, friendly and super knowledgeable on the menu.

Thank you so much for making this our favorite restaurant, we can’t wait to come back.

- Jake and Emily

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in town. The owner, Carlos, is so friendly and creates the perfect dinner.

We took a group of friends and they were so impressed.

Yum!!!

p
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to spend your anniversary. Fantastic food.

M
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible find. We were looking for a nice romantic spot prior to going to a show in town and Carlos' Bistro was perfect! AMAZING service, from the second we pulled in to the parking lot until we left. The food was outstanding, I cannot wait to come back to try out more of the menu items. If you're looking for a fine dining experience, this is the place to go.

DD
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food at Carlos' Bistro is consistently good. The main dishes are good; it's the sauces and presentation that take it to the next level.
If you have dietary restrictions, call ahead. Carlos himself will see to it that you and your Guests are accommodated. The service here is best in the City.

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is amazing! Absolutely top shelf. Carlos and Stephanie took incredible care of us. The food, the service, and the overall experience was exquisite!

AT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my wife’s birthday and we were treated like old friends. 10’s all across the board; ambience, food, presentation, service, even the price make sense when it comes to exclusivity. We will definitely return and I can praise this place enough for making my wife’s birthday a memorable occasion.

BL
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience at Carlos was fantastic! The food was superb and Carlos is always very attentive to everyone's needs. We had a fabulous time!

JF
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An annual tradition on our anniversary. This year solidified the fact that we will continue to return. Thanks, Carlos!

JL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place all around. Fantastic food and such a nice service and approach. Will be back next time I'm in town for certain

MM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice dining experience. Great food of course higher end prices but normal for fine dining. We got sat in bar area so a little bit noisy but was a good evening. Carlos is very on it in every way and server Jennifer was super pleasant! Thank you all!

RR
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was fabulous! This is our go to for celebrations and it never disappoints! Love Carlos' Bistro!

LR
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While pricey, it's a fabulous special occasion restaurant! We have gone 3 years in a row for our anniversary. The Early Bird special is the way to go, if you don't mind an early dinner. Food is wonderful as is the service.

SS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Festive without being loud, my husband and I were at Carlo's with our children to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. The atmosphere was perfect - lighting perfect without being too bright. Service was wonderful without being intrusive. Our server was extremely helpful with her explanation/description of dishes, and gave us plenty of time to select our menu choices. Carlo was also pleasant without being intrusive. Appetizers were excellent, the main courses were wonderful, and dessert just the right ending to the meal. Living on a fixed income will make it difficult to return too often. But I believe the next special occasion our family celebrates just might find us back at Carlo's Bistro. Thank you so much.

DF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I almost don't want to write this review, as I would like this place kept a secret. Possibly the best restaurant in the state at any price. Food, service and overall experience competes with any restaurant in any city.

M
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Carlos and his Bistro is absolutely charming! Carlos and his staff made my mom's birthday a perfect celebration and my very best friends so enjoyed their anniversary dinner!

BR
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always an elegant evening. The food is top notch, the restaurant is beautiful and the staff are attentive but not obtrusive.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos has a great Resturant...Great food!...