Carlos' Bistro

4.8
1407 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.

Support Carlos' Bistro during COVID-19

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience!! Definitely will go back... food and people were incredible.

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vipAngelT
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and came beautifully presented and the service was very attentive. Even Carlos was going to tables ensuring we were happy with our meal. We will definitely be back.

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JoelS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish. Carlos’ met us outside and escorted us to our table. Food was amazing, staff, wine. EVERYTHING.
This is our new anniversary spot.

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Tapia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and attention to detail was outstanding.

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Bartley
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a truly unique restaurant and one of the finer dining experiences in the area. The only place I am aware of that serves actual Prime grade filets. Excellent, food, excellent atmosphere, extensive wine list. The prices are a bit high, but I was willing to pay it to help this local gem stick around through these challenging times (CoVid-19 protocols). Fabulous dining experience.

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vipSandyC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

carlos never wore his mask all the way up nor wore gloves while serving. the restaurant was packed and the food was way overpriced. my husband loved his lobster diablo but my cioppono was not good. The fish in it was good, but the broth was bad.

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BobF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service from Carlos!

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vipRobij
San Antonio
187 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Few restaurants can offer u a vast menu of the most finely prepared food imaginable. Carlos is ever present and always making sure the whole experience is perfect and shared some good stories along the way. Stephanie made me a Dirty Plumber Martini which Carlos originated there. As a plumber I found the martini to be outstanding. The food, service, ambience and overall experience is sublime. With such a huge menu of everything u can think of and the ability of the chef to prepare sheet bliss is a real treat. I will visit Carlos and Stephanie every time I return to Colorado Springs. It's the total package and u won't be disappointed.

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BrianF
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for an early dinner and were greeted at the door and warmly met by the fantastic wait staff. Everything we tasted was delicious, from the calamari and caprese we started with to the filet stroganoff and lobster we had for dinner, and our deserts of cheesecake and berries. We will definitely be back!

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KimM
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals we have ever had. We drove from
Denver and it was absolutely worth it!!! Carlos is incredibly passionate about food and this type of dining experience is hard to replicate. We can’t wait to come back!

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LochinS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary dinner. Scoped out the menu before we went so we had an idea on what we wanted to eat. Hubby ordered the Colorado lamb. That was done perfectly. Seasoned perfectly and tender. Probably the best lamb I have had. I had fruit de mere. It was more seafood than I could eat! Not much pasta as it should be! For dessert we shared boozy cherries that satisfied a not too sweet tooth and not too filling. They had 50% off bottles of wine so that was a no brainer. Carlos came by several times to ensure our evening was going well. Service, sanitary gloves, masks all present. Felt comfortable dining out.

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WayneM
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time in The Springs as well as here at Carlos' Bistro. The courtesy, kindness, and the responsiveness from the staff and waiter was phenomenal. We are originally from Kansas City, and I am not used to this level of cuisine and service. I cannot speak highly enough of this fine establishment. Just Outstanding! Thank you for such a great evening.

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Raiderjen
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

VERY overpriced. I should have left when the manager told us that the hamburger was on special... $100 off!!! The filet mignon was not tender and overcooked. ( was it even a filet??)
Lots of people crammed into a small building. Would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Unfortunately, the pandemic has made it impossible for the owner to offer many of his unusual items. This results in an ordinary menu but at extraordinary prices. Service is quite excellent however.

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JimB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was fabulous, the service was impeccable and we had a great dinner.

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service by a well informed, articulate and pleasant waitress

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and amazing food! Highly suggest the early bird seating (4:15pm) for your first visit, great value and let’s you try the fantastic food at a bargain price. My wife and I will be back...again and again!

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vipGeoffreyS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and attention together with incredible cuisine. Carlos is most hospitable and will do anything to please

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LarryB
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food prepared perfectly with great arrangement and flavor. Service was outstanding, giving just the right amount of attention to the customers. Really enjoyed it!

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vincent
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos Bistro has an amazing attention to detail. Every aspect of the meal experience was perfect. The food is unbelievably delicious and their knowledge of wine is exquisite. They have true Kobe beef imported from Japan. Truly the best steak I have ever had. It is a bit pricey but worth every penny if you truly love great food.

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vipLifeIsGood
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wonderful service.
Carlos is an attentive host.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here are exceptional. They did not miss a beat. Food was very tasty and the experience was well worth it.

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vippaulmagarelli
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could give a 6 star for service, food, ambianace,and simply joy at having a non-ruched meal that each course was a savory delight. We decided (group fo four) to go heavy on the appetrizers... escargot, steak tartar, shrimp, then shared a tomahawk Rib eye, followed by heavy on the desserts... amazing bread pudding, crembrulee, and more. The wines were 50% off, so we splurged and enjoyed a 3.5 hour dinner. It is not inexpenseive it is a "value" for the breath and debth of the menue and the food and care. Excellent.

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vipAnthonyA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was top notch but specifically my dish, the Paella, had so much rosemary that it was inedible. The flavor towards the end of the bit was so bitter it could not be enjoyed. I had this confirmed by the other two members at my table and I brought it up to the waitress and she apologized, but to my dismay, she did not readdress the issue nor did she discount the food which I clearly could not eat. Either way the place is lovely, and Carlos is an absolute treasured small business owner in the springs. There are better places for Paella though.

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SuzieH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Carlos has taken the art of restaurateur to a new level.

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vickieelaine
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Carlos is the consummate host. He greeted us outside and quickly escorted us to our table, where our favorite wines were already chilled.
The escargot was outstanding as was the rest of the meal..If you want a great meal, so to Carlos'.

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MandM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Colorado Springs and chose Carlos Bistro because of the great reviews. They were spot on! Fabulous dinner! Beautifully served and perfectly done! Be prepared for an expensive dinner but well worth it!

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Jeff
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos' Bistro is always a phenomenal experience! The food is fantastic and service from Carlos and the staff is friendly and personal. They do a good job with COVID mitigations and are offering half price bottle of wines for the rest of the year. Had the Paella which was loaded with shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams, calamari AND chorizo. Wow so good! Highly recommend everyone come and support this family owned gem of Colorado Springs.

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imafoodie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fresh and wonderful. Highly recommend This restaurant

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PatriciaC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service we received while dining at Carlos’ Bistro was outstanding in every way. I would definitely eat at Carlos’ Bistro again!

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FitzGritz
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, fresh, and cooked properly. Every bit of food had a distinct flavor. It was lovely.

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vipsporto
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Social distancing between tables left a little to be desired.

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Trude
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Carlos was very friendly and congenial. Always delighted to see us. Consistently a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual the food was wonderful and Carlos and his staff very welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable personal service by the owner himself! Carlos was amazing! Highly recommend and will definitely go back

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vipJackS
Anchorage
25 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food. Outstanding service. A true dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably good food. Always the best service, and Carlos is always the perfect host.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, memorable experience. Highly recommend if you’re visiting the springs or want to be treated lavishly.

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NickM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos is wonderful! He is very interactive with the guests and makes sure they are having a wonderful experience!!

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Marcus
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Carlos’ Bistro may well be the best food in town, HOWEVER, it comes at a STEEP price!!! Carlos provides personal attention from the moment you arrive and guides you through your dining experience. He is warm, inviting and friendly which really makes your dining experience quite nice. The HOWEVER is based upon prices that make NYC (where I was raised) and LA (where I’’m now from) look cheap!!! Tuna cerviche appetizer for one - that will be $75; Ribeye steak - that will be $180 ala carte; Lamb chops - that will be $95 ala carte! Bottom line, the pricing was ridiculous, if not stupid. Well drinks - $20 a piece! Crazy!!! I can afford this restaurant but hate being taken advantage of! For a party of 2, plan on spending at least $350-$400 minimum! My recommendation, go elsewhere!

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Carlos' Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1407 OpenTable diners.

Carlos' Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/carlos-bistro/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.