Carlos' Bistro

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1077 reviews
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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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San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fab! Best in town if not the state. Cerviche was best I’ve ever had. The lamb chops were great! Craft cocktails galore and an extensive wine list. Yes it’s expensive but you’re not going to find better. Carlos is a great host, very responsive and the wait staff was phenomenal. We will DEFINITELY be back.

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G
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food, not cost effective. Service was very good and parking access easy. I was expecting the steak to be much better quality and was disappointed in the somewhat tough tenderness. The lobster salad was the best ever but could not make up for the poor steak.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful dining experience! Carlos and his staff are so friendly and attentive. The ambiance is warm and relaxing. The food is exquisite. We can't wait to return.

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TB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and i went there to check it out and it was extremely worth it. Carlos greeted us at the door and visited with us throughout our stay. Our server was so friendly and knowledgeable about the menu (surprisingly uncommon anymore!). Cannot wait to go back and try the other dishes.

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MM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing meal I have ever had in a restaurant anywhere. Carlo’s service, warmth, and exceptional food is the best.

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CM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos' Bistro is by far the best place in town, bar none. Food was over the top good. We had King Crab Legs for dinner appetizer, Seared Junbo Sea Scallops and Crab Alfredo for dinner. SO SO good. Then topped off with Crème Brulee. OMG, if you haven't gone treat yourself to a special night out and pay Carlos a visit!!!

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JR
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos is great, the food was great, the service was great. Overall, very pleased

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AE
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasure to eat somewhere where everyone you confront genuinely loves what they do. The wait staff is hell bent on making sure everything is perfect. Carlos “makes rounds” with each of the customers to make sure their meal is wonderful. He provides insight into the menu which is massive and serves the widest variety of dishes. I went ahead and tried the Wagyu beef which was otherworldly. Probably one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

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DV
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Molly and Carlos made sure we enjoyed our anniversary evening...the food, service, ambiance, and did we mention the food. WOW!! We'll be back...you can take that to the bank! Thank you Carlos and Molly!!!!

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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try to go to Carlos Bistro at least once a week- especially on Wednesday’s when he offers 1/2 off wine bottles!!! Carlos has phenomenal wine selections and the best food in all of Colorado!!!

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DW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet oscar and accompanying vegetables were superb - some would say to die for. The creme broulle was also outstanding. As always the ambiance and service were beyond reproach.

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JR
Denver
62 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Carlos and entire staff is very personable and attentive. Have been before and will come back again. Always a great experience

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not sure what the rating is for noise level. But there was no noise other than the sweet music playing and my date's smile. All was really good!!

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J
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding one of the best singular dining experiences I've had. Carlos the owner & chef himself rolls up the sleeves, mingles and waits on his customers and even addresses them all by name. Extremely well run restaurant. Food portions are huge and worthy of 5 stars for quality. He could be on the food network

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EH
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun experience. Excellent menu. Especially "Lobster Salad" and "Filet a l'Oscar". Desserts were excellent as well. Very pleasant waitress and of course Carlos. Will return for special occasions.

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DB
Denver
55 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos is the perfect host. He personally greets every customer with kindness and genuine hospitality. The service is spot on without being snobbish. The food is beautifully presented and tastes as good as it looks - even better!
You can’t go wrong choosing this restaurant for any occasion.

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BL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in town by far!!! I seriously couldn’t love a restaurant more

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AB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We received a gift certificate to this restaurant for Christmas. I’m so happy my son bought this and introduced us to this fabulous place. We visited at 4:30 p.m. to take advantage of the Early Bird Dinner prices and it was amazing! Because of the lower entree prices, we were able to order appetizers, salads, dinner and a shared dessert and have most of it covered by our gift certificate. The service was outstanding. From the hostess who welcomed us and guided us to our reserved table and placed napkins on our laps, to our personable, efficient server, we were so impressed with their professionalism. And Carlos himself stopped by the table multiple times to ensure we were enjoying the food and our experience. I can’t say enough about our wonderful experience. We will certainly spread the word and will return.

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LM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going there for our anniversary for the last 3 years, never a disappointment. Absolutely amazing and perfect!

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M
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful! Best in Colorado for sure :)

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JK
Denver
90 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a truly excellent meal. The best.

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DF
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always food and service never to be exceeded. Can't recommend highly enough!

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RL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love this place! Perfect ambiance and Carlos and his entire staff work to personalize your experience. The food is absolutely incredible. It’s a MUST experience if you haven’t gone yet.

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m
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience. Pricy but worth it. Outstanding food and Carlos is amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos makes the experience so special...Susan and I will be back!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for a special night and everything was great. You should take someone you love to this place.

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SC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very friendly staff! We would definitely eat here again!

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p
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos and his team enhance your dining experience to a level rare at this price point. Good magnificent, wine a bargain, attention priceless. Bon appetit

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W
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to many 5-Star hotel restaurants and highly rated restaurants, nothing comes even close to the level of service, food and experience of Carlos’.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and sevice. Vert enjoyable evening out!

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C
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic dining experience for our 32nd wedding anniversary! Carlos met us in the parking lot as we were walking in, continually came to our table to be certain all was good! Our waitress was fantastic, attentive but not overbearing. We loved the ambiance of this fine dining establishment! We WILL be back!

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C
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience, Carlos and the kitchen (and service) are exceptionally good.

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place for a special occasion. Carlos greats everyone and makes sure your experience is going well. Servers are professional and very well trained. The food is spectacular, but pricey. We will definitely go back.

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GD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and service!! We will be back very soon!

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EV
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Carlos' Bistro is easily the best dining spot in Colorado Springs, and must rank high in Colorado overall. Carlos is 150% involved in every aspect of the restaurant -- he greets his guests by name and checks frequently about how you're doing (without being intrusive). He's everywhere throughout the evening, making sure that everything is just as it should be.
The food is WONDERFUL! The seafood is super-fresh, flown in daily and ultra-high quality, as is everything on the menu that I've tried. All the beef is prime, the preparation and accompaniments are the best. GO!

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QC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the most relaxing setting I've had dinner at thus far! Service is wonderful, food is wonderful, Carlos is Awesome and our waiter was beautiful and awesome! I'm from louisiana but I flew in from Florida and it was all well worth the trip! Will definitely be back!

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KM
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can honestly say this was the best meal I've had in all my 50 years. The company, service, ambience and food were all top notch and far exceeded my expectations. Everyone was so accommodating and in fact, Carlos created a mushroom appetizer for us right on the spot (should be added to the main menu I might add) and he also created a combo just for me as I couldn't decide between the lamb and the calf livers. We will be back again, but it will not be soon enough!

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CM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In my opinion, the best restaurant in Colorado Springs

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DW
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience. Carlos himself greeted us as we were driving up to the restaurant to park. Was seen throughout the restaurant the entire evening. That said a lot. Appetizers tasted great. Wine was superb. And the steak (we got the boneless ribeye) was some of the most tender we’ve ever had. Loved it. And topped dinner off with the white chocolate bread pudding. Great. Ate it the next morning with some ice cream. Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third time back, and as per the usual, it did not disappoint. This is our absolute favorite date night spot. Carlos and his team run a world class establishment, down to the minute details.

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