Carlos' Bistro

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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.

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PB
Denver
53 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word, exceptional.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply remarkable...each time we go we have such an amazing experience. Carlos and his team are genuinely friendly and provide an intimate meal that will never disappoint. From fresh ingredients to unique dishes, every visit is just as remarkable. Carlo's Bistro is a gem within Colorado Springs and little, if anything, compares.

MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. Very welcoming, original cuisine, attentive service.

LM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best food, food, service , everything. The best restaurant ever!!!!!

BR
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. We drive down from Denver. It absolutely worth the drive! The food is fantastic and the staff are top notch! Carlos had rose petals on the walkway into the restaurant for Valentine's Day.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! I wish I could afford to eat here more often. Everything is well worth the price!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience! The service really steals the show and makes it worth every penny! A great touch that the owner is roaming the floor talking to everyone and helping out! Every time they came to the table they used our names! Also no pressure to for appetizers or dessert! Loved Carlos

RA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos' Bistro is, in my opinion, the best place to go for that special dinner with your wife or girl friend when you want great food , ambiance, and romance. It is also the place to go if all you want is appetizers and desert with friends. Whatever the occasion this is THE place to go.

HC
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s not just how fabulous the food is or how romantic the environment, or the meticulous attention to details and special touches you experience but the personal attention being treated like family that keeps us coming back. Outstanding as always.

BF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Went at the 4:30 time for great discount. We were welcomed by Carlos. Very hospitable. Waitress took great care of us. Plan to go back soon.

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Carlos is absolutely wonderful. Service & food is exceptional!

J
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down the best restaurant in Colorado Springs. It is expensive, but the quality of food is unmatched and absolutely worth it. Carlos personally goes around to each table to take orders or just check in and make sure that your experience was enjoyable.

I can’t speak highly enough on how good this place is.

NO
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service

BW
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal. Greeted by Carlos as usual, in his friendly way. Food was wonderful. No wonder it is a national destination for food lovers.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos met us at our car, open our doors, and knew us by name. To say we had good customer service doesn’t even come close. We had amazing service and I’m not sure anyone can top Carlos’ friendly demeanor! The food was impeccable. I cannot speak highly enough of the lobster salad (it packed the perfect pop of citrus) and the bone-in pork chop. We were blown away by the food, service and atmosphere.

L
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive? Yes, but the best food in Colorado Springs - or anywhere else for that matter. Carlos is a true gentleman and a genius when it comes to the kitchen. Poblano bisque? Unbelievable, or as Carlos would say, “Beautiful!” See you soon Carlos.

TS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos does not disappoint. His staff was attentive and engaging and each course was prepared perfectly. From appetizer to dessert, everything was absolutely delicious!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good not great!

MH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Carlo’s Bistro. Our favorite restaurant. Eating there is an experience. The food is incredible, the service is wonderful and we can see Carlos really cares about his dinners. My 12 year old son loves going there to eat.

TW
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a reason the food is described as 'beautiful', 'lovely', 'heavenly'. It is! Everything about Carlos' Bistro radiates excellence. I have not had this pleasurable of a dining experience in years. I wanted the food to keep coming. I savored every bite.

BF
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, great service and awesome food. It can be pricey, but there are many items which would allow for a reasonably priced meal. Really enjoyed it and we will return

TO
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal we had was extremely tasty and well presented. The service is excellent from the moment you find Carlos greeting you in the parking lot to him walking you out the door. Fully and completely personalized service for every aspect of the evening. We were completely pampered.

HO
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Another outstanding job!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service is ALWAYS on point.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
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 on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Best of the Springs!

NE
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
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
37 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.