Carlos' Bistro

4.8
980 reviews
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$50 and over
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Continental
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  • Special Occasion
  • 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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Cross street
Hw 24
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Additional
Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 980 People Are Saying
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Denver
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and friendly atmosphere. The lobster salad is always the high light of our meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and staff are amazing

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot in town. Food, service, ambience always exceptional!!

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HC
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Carlos. Always such a wonderful experience. They make everything feel special and the food is wonders.

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C
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It is almost beyond belief that an establishment of this quality resides in a city known for it's miserable cuisine and chain restaurant mentality. Carlos' has provided a welcome high standard that makes it a shining star. Clearly worth the trip!

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S
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Owner is very friendly and service was excellent. Food was very tasty and well presented. Would highly recommend.

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LW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and Carlo always makes you welcome. Jennifer has been our server the last two times and contributes greatly to the experience.

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AR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went back to a special restaurant in Colorado Springs and were delighted once again. We were greeted warmly at the door by Carlos when we arrived and treated like family the rest of the evening. The food and service cannot be topped. A wonderful place for a special dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family from Washington DC loved it; said it was the best meal they’d ever had!

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LA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food. Great service. Noisy atmosphere. Would have preferred the lights not to be turned down.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos is a great host and chef. I’m impressed every time I go.

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SH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great food and service! Carlos' personal touch and awesome hospitality will keep us coming back!

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JR
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Carlos and his staff did an outstanding job. The special salad is incredible as is the white chocolate bread pudding. We have eaten a wide variety of entrees, from steak, to seafood to pasta to venison and all were delicious. The staff is so attentive and are constantly making sure you are well taken care of.

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KR
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary at Carlos' Bistro and were overwhelmed again! The entire staff is so welcoming and courteous and the food is always the best! I highly recommend Carlos' Bistro!

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BB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in every detail. The food was superb. The staff, including Carlos were the best. Only odd thing was the $6 charge for a splash of ginger ale in a rocks glass to settle my wife's stomach.

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From being met by the front door by Carlos, to the personal attention the whole time, we felt very cared for. The food was outstanding, presentation fabulous and freshness of food impeccable. We had oysters on the half shell which were twice the size we're used to - great way to start the meal. From the Filet a la Oscar to the pork chop with apple brandy reduction, the food was fantastic. Oscar made sure all was good and explained each course. Wife had the dark chocolate bread pudding, which she said was the best she's had. Expensive, but well worth it!

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Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most wonderful time. Carlos met us at the car to welcome us for our anniversary dinner. So nice! Jennifer our waiter was outstanding and very helpful. The food was delicious and the service and ambiance second to none. What a special restaurant and staff. We have never been treated better. Thank you so much!!

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LC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love this place! Food was amazing! Great for a date night! Highly recommend this place!

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LW
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Carlos' Bistro to celebrate a work promotion. Carlos walks around the restaurant ensuring that everyone is having a great experience, and it really added to the fun! Even though it is a bit pricey, the food was incredible, and the service made the dining experience worth every penny. 10/10 would recommend to a friend!

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S
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice meal and everything was top notch. I did feel like it was a bit expensive, though.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and so was the service. I highly recommend!!!!!

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MM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Love Carlos'! Always delicious! Amazing Service! Definitely the best restaurant in Colorado Springs. As usual, I had the Filet Oscar. Perfection! My wife had the chicken dish of the night and almost licked the plate! Make sure you save room for the Bread Pudding dessert. Delicious! I recommend Carlos' Bistro all of the time. No one is ever disappointed. Thanks Carlos!

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M
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful as always! Best place in town, by far. Food, service, everything perfect every time.

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BG
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly and sociable atmosphere ! Service and food choices excellent. Enjoyed a delightful and relaxing dinner, which was a delightful experience.

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R
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best restaurant in town. Try the pisco sour.

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CT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Even having lived in NYC most of our lives, we were shocked by the prices. How about $150 for a veal chop and 85 for Colorado lamb. Most other meat dishes $75 and up. No bottle of Cabernet under 150. The food was okay, not particularly elegantly presented and certainly over priced.

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HP
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing dinner. Prices were a tad high but worth the money.

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NA
Amarillo
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service, Carlos is a very good host... I like this place... is so expensive but the service is worth the price.

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b
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos never disappoints! My cocktail of choice was waiting for me when we arrived.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food .....Over priced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JI
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recently went to Carlos’ Bistro for our Anniversary. The food was phenomenal, service was on point! Carlos greeted us as we got to the restaurant, such a personable atmosphere! We will definitely return!

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Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recently visited Colorado Springs with my wife and based on great reviews decided to give Carlos Bistro a visit. We are very glad we did!

This is a hidden gem that most people would likely drive by and that would be a mistake. We both had ribeye and it was cooked to perfection. Carlos spends time at each table as it’s a small restaurant and that is a very nice touch. We highly recommend going here!

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FW
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another memorable evening at Carlos Bistro. It was our anniversary, and Carlos, personally, along with his staff, and outstanding food, made it a very memorable evening. This restaurant never disappoints!

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NB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos and his team are just wonderful! From the beginning to the end, they make you feel special and welcome. The food is outstanding! Thank you for making date nite an amazing time.

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DD
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, but what made this an exceptional dining experience is the service each diner receives. My wife and I went to this restaurant to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Carlos, the owner, met us at the door and greeted me by name. He didn't catch my wife's name so he stopped by our table and introduced himself to her. He stopped by again several times during our time there, certainly not in a pesky way, but to make sure we were enjoying the food and service. Our server, Molly, was great too. This was really a topnotch experience. A bit on the pricier side, but I would definitely recommend Carlos' Bistro for a special occasion.

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EB
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our 55th anniversary. Great food, service, everything perfect.

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CT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited Carlos’ to celebrate my husband’s birthday. As expected we got a warm welcome from Carlos and excellent service from Molly. Dining here is always a memorable experience.

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AW
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

I have never seen higher prices in my life. We ordered a ribeye that was billed as USDA prime but it was grisly and tough. No way it was prime and the price was $80. We ordered one of the cheaper wines on the list which was Domain Serene and it was $250 and we had ordered it elsewhere the weak before for $110. The cheapest entrée which was a veal dish was $45. The prices are an insult even if you can afford it.

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RT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding! Service was second to none! One of my two favorite places to eat in the country. Not the cheapest place to eat but was worth every penny. The owners interaction with the customers was awesome.

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SH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was so impressed to be seated by the owner himself. He walks around and checks on everyone and chats with each table! Checks on you after meals are served! Great food, great drink options, and WONDERFUL customer service!!! This place is Above ALL in Colorado Springs and surrounds cities!

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