Carlos' Bistro

4.9
928 reviews
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$50 and over
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Continental
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Continental, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Winter Hours (September - April) Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Summer Hours (May - August} WED-SAT: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(719) 471-2905
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carlos Echeandia
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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.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 278-5798
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hw 24
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Gift Card
Additional
Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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MH
5.0Dined 3 days ago

We came for our anniversary. Never been greeted by an owner much less sat by one! Every employee wished my wife and I happy anniversary. Food was superb if a bit too pricey. But for a marked occasion, I thought this place was excellent!!!!

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MS
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food quality was outstanding! Great flavor in all dishes. Service was accommodating and attentive. While price is more than your typical meal, it is worth every penny! We will definitely eat here again.

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M
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Another great experience at Carlos Bistro!

I had the ribeye and my wife had the elk, both prepped Peruvian style. Both were excellent, properly cooked (med-rare) and delicious.

After a conversation with Carlos, I was able to try 2 different Pappy Van Winkle bourbons, 10-year and 12-year. If you haven’t tried these great whiskies, order one next time you are at Carlos!

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BL
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our dining experience well exceeded our expectations.

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CB
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

You are greeted by Carols and his wife, Marcia, when you walk in the door. Carlos is very attentive himself, ensuring that you are enjoying your experience. Food was amazing, the ambiance is quiet, nice, the pics online do not do it justice. We went here on a recommendation from our afternoon tour guide. We asked if there was just one place we should go on our visit to Colorado Springs, where would it be? He immediately said Carlos' Bistro. Agree. It was a perfect night after a wonderful day.

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T
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Carlos' service was superb. Our occasion was wedding anniversary and the Carlos staff had prepared a "Happy Anniversary sign and special drink for my wife, just as I requested. They made it a very special event for us. The menu items we selected were beautifully presented and exquisitely prepared.We will be back!

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ME
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Carlos' Bistro was Fabulous!!!!! In addition to great food, ambience, service, attention to detail ( I ordered Gluten Free and the waiter without my having to ask, brought me GF bread in lieu of the usual bread offered.) it was QUIET enough to have a conversation. What a rare treat these day of brew pubs. We were there for the earlier seating (5:00PM) and the prices and (smaller but ample) portions had the same quality as the regular menu that began at 5:30PM.

I'd highly recommend this for anyone wanting either a special occasion or just a wonderful dining experience.
MEH

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LS
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We have been dinning at Carlos' Bistro since 2007 and it is our favorite restaurant in Colorado Springs. We immediately fell in love with the casual, super friendly and eloquent atmosphere. Carlos meets you outside -rain or shine-with his very warm personal greeting, calling you by name. The food is excellent and presented beautifully. The menu offers a wide variety of selections plus specials. One of our favorites are the large sauteed scallops and for dessert the creme brulee is the best we've ever had. After many visits to the Bistro, we feel apart of Carlos' big family.

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m
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Excellent!!!!
We will be back!!!!
Carlos and staff were charming!

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NJ
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

we went for the early bird special menu and everything was fantastic!!!!!

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RB
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

By far the best meal we have had in Colorado Springs! The food and the service was outstanding!

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HM
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Excellent. Pride of ownership shows in everything.
The food was a bit salty to my taste.
We greatly e hoped it.

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GB
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We have chosen Carlos' Bistro for three years in a row for our anniversary. It is a great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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A
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Service was great. Carlos greets you and is very present throughout the meal withour being intrusive. Food was fabulous... we had ceviche (yummy), stroganoff and the halibut special and we were both very pleased with our meals. Totally worth the $$!!

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J
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Great food and excellent service. I love when the owner of a restaurant really takes pride in their establishment. Carlos is an excellent host and is there to serve his guests.

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AT
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

I have been there twice and the food and the service is impeccable. One of the best dining experiences ever. And I m from New York.

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VZ
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Absolutely loved this place, and we actually found out about it on OpenTable. We will definitely be back to celebrate future special occasions. It was warm, friendly and the food was comparable with some of the best restaurants we've visited in NYC. The owner was present and charming and even took time to meet us in the parking lot - that's service! Our waitress was also very knowledgeable about the menu and clearly passionate about the restaurant.

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j
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Fabulous restaurant with an extremely attentive owner and staff. The atmosphere was upscale and romantic but not pretentious. The food was delicious with attention given to presentation. Our dessert was unique (marinated cherries) and quite delightful. The service was truly exceptional with both the wait staff and the owner.

I will be back soon.

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HN
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This was our first time there. We will definitely be returning! The customer service was amazing!

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R
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

A one of a kind restaurant.

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FF
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

This was our second visit and we just LOVE Carlos' Bistro. We are from Texas and were only in Colorado for the weekend and knew we wanted to come here for our Friday night dinner. We drove all the way from Denver shortly after landing. Carlos is amazing and makes your dinner very special. From the moment you arrive when the front door is opened for you to the minute you leave is exceptional service. Then comes the food. This particular evening, we started with the Ratatouille Bruchetta. Finely chopped tomatoes, squash and onions on a yummy toasted bread. SO good. Then I had the Filet. It literally melts in your mouth its so tender. My husband had Lamb Chops and agrees it was the best he has ever had.

Carlos' Bistro is now our favorite restaurant. Its not cheap, but the food and service is well worth the price tag. We brought my Uncle that we were visiting and he said, "this may be the best meal I have had in my entire life". I agree..

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TD
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Our first time here and we really enjoyed it! Carlos and his staff met us at the door and wished me a happy birthday. He and our waitress Jennifer we're very friendly, helpful and attentive throughout the night. Our meal was fabulous: started with a grilled lobster tail salad, paella & chiopinno entrees and chocolate and white chocolate macadamia bread pudding. Everything was so flavorful and well presented. A little pricey but great special occasion restaurant.

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JJ
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Fabulous meal and service!

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NJ
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Everything was superb! The owner and the waitstaff are attentive, knowledgeable, and interested in seeing you enjoy yourself without being intrusive. The food was delicious and artfully presented and above all abundant. I will definitely go there again, probably many times. Highly recommended!

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MH
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We absolutely loves Carlis Bistro. He makes every visit there amazing. He is kind caring and takes care of you . Greets you at the front door, comes to your table to make sure everything is great , to walking you out after. Best place in town.

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D
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Carlos is the best restauranteur I’ve ever met. His passion coupled with his kitchen equals an amazing evening. I’m from Ohio, travel the country, and this is by far my favorite restaurant bar none. I wish it were in my hometown.

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DB
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The restaurant is very fancy. We enjoyed Carlos coming and talking to us via sharing stories from his childhood. Overall a great dining experience for my wife and I.

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NS
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Wonderful welcoming dining experience. Carlo and Marsha bring exqusite to dining. Customer service beyond and cusine to delight!!!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Carlos Bistro is an amazing place !!! The food is incredible!! The service is amazing! The staff , the food , the atmosphere is the very best there is to offer !!!! We enjoy the finer restaurants in the Colorado Springs area and Carlos Bistro in our option is the best bar none !!! But it’s not just in this area we feel it is the best restaurant we have ever been to period !!
This is a can’t miss place to dine !!!
Thanks Carlos !!!!!

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PS
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

This was our first time to Carlo's. We were meeting friends and celebrating our anniversary. We were greeted by Carlo as we were walking in and he was so inviting. The waiter was very knowledgable about the menu and specials. The food was awesome. My wife loved the John Dory and I loved the Chicken Carbonara. Our friends also loved their dishes. The waiter paired a great wine and we had an incredible meal. The white chocolate bread pudding was awesome. The service was perfect and Carlo stopped by to check on our table and thank us for patronizing the restaurant. He was very humble and fun to talk to. All in all, a great experience. We will return soon and reccomend Carlo's to everyone.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

This is a 5 star restaurant. I eat at excellent restaurants throughout the US and have not had a better overall experience. Carlos loves what he does and it shows!

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DD
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

The portions are just right. The food choices have something for most anyone and the presentation is to shelf.
This is where you take that special someone or that client that you need to impress. Carlos makes you feel like you are longtime friends and he is so happy to see you again.

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BS
3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Food was very good and service was excellent. The owner greeted us as we were getting out of our car which was a nice touch. He also came to our table several times to check on us but was a bit too chatty. The only real negative is that I feel the food was quite a bit overpriced for Colorado Springs. It was more like LA prices.

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SR
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Our two entrees (Filet and Shrimp Pasta) were pricey but delicious. Outstanding presentations complimented by frequent visits by Carlos himself. Would have rated the food five stars except our salads (Caesar and Greek) were rather dry and flavorless. Good wine selection at surprisingly reasonable prices. Expect to spend about $100 per plate.

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C
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Best service in town! Carlos always greets us in the parking lot to welcome us! We recently moved from Colorado but come back to eat here every time we are in town. Great for special occasions or just a nice dinner with a friend or family. Excellent food and service!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Had a wonderful meal. The building’s appearance doesn’t come close to representing the quality inside. Great food. Very interesting preparations. Excellent wine and liquor selections. Carlos is a very interesting gentleman and businessman. We’ll be back every chance we get.

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o
2.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The food was good but overall it was super expensive. For example, we had two cocktails that were $40 total which were way over watered and very little bourbon in them. We would not recommend this restaurant for the price.

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LB
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

This is the best restaurant in Colorado Springs. It rivals any restaurant in many of the destination cities that we have visited. We would recommend it without hesitation! The food is phenomenal and the service is superb!

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JR
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Carlos Bistro is the place for celebrations or just dinner out. The food and service is impeccable. So many choices and everything we have tried is wonderful, from steak to pasta to seafood.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Carlos you and your staff are amazing. Thank you for your kindness and making everyone who walks through your door feel special. The food never disappoints and either does the service. My favorite restaurant by far. Thank you for making my birthday dinner a great one!!!

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