Carlos' Bistro

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1034 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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c
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos is always amazing.

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KM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dining at Carlos Bistro is like eating at the home of a good friend who is an excellent chef with a great wine cellar.
The food has always been absolutely spectacular, with a wine list offering the perfect pairing to complete the meal. The reason we keep coming back is Carlos and his staff who are very welcoming, they do an amazing job of top notch service while being very friendly.
We used to go to another nice restaurant for our special occasions, but I like the fact that I can dine without having to always wear my jacket at Carlos'.

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RS
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When Carlos, the owner, greets you at the door, you know you are in for an exceptional dining experience. Within minutes you are on a first name basis with Carlos and one of his excellent staff.

Service is impeccable from the moment the menus are presented until the moment you walk out the door. Carlos and his staff are exceptionally attentive, making the dining experience as relaxing as it is delicious.

I enjoyed a Filet Mignon cooked precisely to my preferred temperature (med rare), accompanied by a luscious black peppercorn sauce. My wife enjoyed the Colorado Lamb chops, perfectly grilled. With some wonderful accompaniments, our plates presented a palette of flavors, distinct yet perfectly calibrated to create the kind of sensory experience few restaurants can muster.

Our deserts were a dark chocolate/white chocolate bread puddings, unlike anything we've ever tried before.

This is not an inexpensive restaurant, but the dining experience exactly what you should get in this price class. We will return as often as possible!

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

Carlos’ Bistro is our favorite restaurant in Colorado Springs! The food is amazing, and the atmosphere is cozy and quiet. Carlos goes out of his way to greet everyone and make a personal connection. The lobster salad and filet mignon are both phenomenal. Carlos’ bread pudding topped off a perfect meal. Thanks!

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MB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos’ Bistro never fails to make for a great meal. From Carlos greeting customers upon arrival to the heartfelt thank you at the conclusion of the meal, you always feel like a special customer. I have come to trust menu selection and quality of the menu items.

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JB
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfectly prepared and served. Fabulous in every way.

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DF
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos never fails to meet our expectations. The food is always excellent and the staff very attentive. I would recommend this fine establishment to anyone wanting a quality meal and service.

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible experience! Customer service is fantastic! Carlos met us at our vehicle to welcome us and our server was fantastic. She recommended an awesome bottle of wine and was incredibly personable. Between the two of us, we tried 2 appetizers and 4 entrees. Each dish was exquisitely put together. Can’t wait to return next time I’m in the area!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch quality and service. Some of the best food we’ve had at any restaurant. Will be returning many more times

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t
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best restuarant in Colorado!

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Monterrey
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A really neat place with an outstanding menu and superior wine list. $$$, but worth it for that special occasion.

We will be back next year!

Thank you Carlos.

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JK
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our entire evening at Carlos was a terrific experience. The staff was engaging and knowledgable, the food was excellent!

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K
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. Great service and amazing food.

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OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! The food is amazing! Service is stellar! You will pay for the every great thing about this place. It is ideal for any special day!

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CS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Colorado. Carlos always personally greets you.

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SH
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best restaurant in Colorado Springs! Carlos make you feel very welcome just like family. My husband and I can't wait to go back and enjoy another meal and fabulous cocktails!!

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M
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best spot in town for a great dinner. Always look forward to dining with Carlos!

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the incredible food, service, and Carlos' great personality... long ago, we were some of Carlos first customers. The food was absolutely exceptional, as always... just perfect in all ways and great way to celebrate my Wife's birthday. As Carlos would say = "beautiful".

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CB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos and his staff are exceptional together and take care of all their patrons as if they were entertaining in their own home. Carlos has an intuitive ability to understand each individual by suggesting exactly what they would love and appreciate. Each dish is amazing and is presented as if it is a fine art piece being exhibited in an exclusive museum. The selection of wines, bourbons, and other libations is very impressive, and Carlos and his staff are extremely knowledgeable about the origins of each and the best pairings. I am proud to have such a fine dining venue in Colorado Springs!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 41st anniversary. Best dining experience in Colorado Springs and top 3 ever. Thanks Carlos, Brian and the entire staff for a great 41st anniversary!

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N
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. We were met by Carlos in the parking lot to welcome us. Extensive menu, fabulous preparation, amazing presentation. Outstanding service. Unique experience-highly recommend!!

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

Best Filet Mignon Period❤️and the environment was nothing short of amazing!!!

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food from starters through desert. The service is unparalleled in Colorado Springs . Best cocktails and martinis in town. We visit frequently for special events, birthdays, anniversaries and to entertain friends and family. The exquisite appetizers are my favorite and they have a wide selection to suit every taste.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Carlos is wonderful and the food is absolutely amazing!

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific meal with very fresh ingredients. Everything tasted delicious and the portions were VERY generous. Would go back next time we are in the area for sure.

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DO
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos is just amazing. We had a wonderful night and the dinner was fabulous. Highly recommend and will go back again & again.

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LT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always receive the best service and food at Carlos’ Bistro.

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r
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every meal at Carlos Bistro has been amazing. Food and service are one of a kind. Carlos Bistro is an absolute must on any trip to CS.

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CH
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No doubt that this place is expensive however, the service was stellar, the food was incredible, and the personal attention that Carlos himself extends to each and every guest just isn’t found elsewhere. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there and it was a memory that we will never forget.

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t
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To say we love this restaurant would be an understatement. For several years, we have ventured here from 60 miles away to enjoy a wonderful meal with our family on special occasions. This time was no different that all the others! The food was wonderfully prepared and served. We ordered several different appetizers, all in our party of 7 ordered a different entree, and 3 desserts along with wine and drinks. You can't go wrong here, ever. It is a gem that outshines all other places we have eaten across the US and internationally.

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

Since moving from San Diego six years ago, we have not had a fantastic meal. The reviews are correct. The meal was fantastic. We had lobster salad, elk, halibut and a bottle of wine.

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PF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was impeccable.

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RT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best high-end restaurant in Colorado Springs. Attention to detail from the welcoming to departure is excellent. The food and service is exquisite. I always recommend Carlos' Bistro to all my friends and those we have taken there are always impressed.

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JO
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos took care of us as soon as we walked inside, it only got better from there. Great food, amazing drinks and world class service!

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p
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos the owner create a European fine dining extravaganza. The food , wine, watiers. Amazing. His energy is contagious. A true gentleman. It is my new go-to place

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RD
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal! The food is amazing. Carlos greeted us at the door.

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DH
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Doesn’t look like much from the outside, but after you are meet at the front door by Carlos it’s all good from there.

Great wine selection, the steak tartare was amazing. Our saucy server had great come backs to our stupid jokes. She did refuse to light our brandy infused cherries on fire which was a disappointment. Oscar filet with onion risotto was on point.

I’ll be back!!

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JO
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos' Bistro is as close to perfect as you can get. Carlos' is a master of graciousness and makes you feel welcome and valued. The food melts in your mouth. The soups are sublime. The service is exceptional. I can go on and on. Colorado Springs is blessed to have this jewel!

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DM
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant I have been to hands down. Carlos is such a great host and so passionate about the dishes they prepare! I would give them 10 Stars if I could!!

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KF
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Very pricey, but worth it. I had the one remaining special dish, veal osso bucco. It was so rich and hearty, perfect for a cold, snowy night. The calamari we had as an appetizer was tender and fired perfectly. My wife had the grilled sea scallops and they were cooked to perfection and the risotto was great.

The owner, Carlos, met us in the parking lot, introduced himself, held the door for us, and checked on us several times throughout the meal. Great place for a romantic dinner.

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