Carlos' Bistro

4.8
1503 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.

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BarryB
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service like always. So good to see them open again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We couldn’t have asked for better service as a matter of fact. Food was excellent but really overpriced in our opinion. I’ve eaten at many high end restaurants and just can’t see why 3 scallops should be $55. Most fine dining restaurants would be around $38-40 for that dish. Same with my husbands halibut special. It was $75 and we felt like most places that same dish would be around $45-50. Great little place but the prices really aren’t necessary as you can get good quality food at fine dining establishments for much less.

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RayW
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and wonderful food along with an excellent wine selection. Truly an outstanding dining experience.

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1970Jdog
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Although the food was great and the service excellent, it was VERY noisy and the prices were VERY HIGH for what we ordered.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos himself greeted us at the door and let us sit outside because it was such a nice day out. Grateful for the opportunity to enjoy the early bird special, as a couple of young singletons it afforded us the ability to enjoy fine dining. This was our "Easter" dinner away from our families. Everything was delicious, would love to go back and sample more entrees.

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MELISSAV
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!! Best meal we have ever had. Highly recommend!

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vipDanielO
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Colorado Springs! The food is just fantastic and we’ve never been disappointed. The frog legs - AMAZING!!! We are going to be giving gift certificates to our family so they can experience what it means by FINE DINING.

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SandeeD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here at recommendation of friends. Food is exceptional as is the service. There were discounts on some food and wine. I’m sure Covid has been tough on them. But they’re doing their best to survive. Support local!! Thanks Carlos for a lovely evening. We will be back.

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RyanC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos is the real deal!!! This was the best meal from start to finish that I've ever had. Each dish was consistently great.

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NixieR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a wonderful dining experience at Carlos' Bistro. The food and drinks are excellent as well as the service provided by the staff. I would highly recommend Carlos' to anyone wanting a memorable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from beginning to end! We went for the early bird special and enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service. Carlos is very personable as he greeted us outside the front door welcoming us in by our names. I felt like I was visiting a friend. The dining room is very cozy and comfortable. The menu is extraordinary with pleasing results for all ordered. I highly recommend and will keep Carlos’ Bistro at top of the list to visit again.

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ChrisR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend.

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vipPatrickB
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again amazing service and food was superb!

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MarkG
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Molly, did a great job! Returning to our table at appropriate times. Food was excellent. My wife's filet was cooked to perfection and I had the lobster diavolo. The pasta and sauce were spicy but the lobster wasn't. I loved it. Molly said that they can calm it down if you don't like spicy food.

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CarolynR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful romantic dinner out. The wine suggested for our meal was phenomenal. The service and food lived up to the hype.

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vipTheboss
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and outstanding service. The music is a bit strange, but I wonder if this is the bistro atmosphere.

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JM00DY
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Service I have ever received. Elizabeth was a wonderful server and Carlos was the best host I have ever experienced.

Food was fantastic! I have eaten at Commander's Palace and Carlos Bistro exceeded my expectations.

Joan Moody

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CynthiaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was outstanding! Definitely expensive but a worthwhile special occasion splurge.

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briannnn
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

nice restaurant with good food but kindda salty for us

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vippaulmagarelli
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New physician in our practice. A true culinary experience that exceeds all expectations. Carlos and his staff work tirelessly to have all guests are sated and satisfied. Wine was amazing as a compliment to a feast of lobster caviar steaks and amazing dessert.

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vipJohnO
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When COVID shut everything down on March 13th, 2020, that marked the end of my going to restaurants. But after a year, now that I'm fully vaccinated, I thought it only appropriate to make Carlos' Bistro my first restaurant experience again. Everyone is so cordial, the flood is so flavorful -- the year only seemed to make things better, and that's saying a lot, as outstanding as this restaurant has always been Treat yourself to Carlos' Bistro!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and Amazing service. 2 stars!

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vipAprilC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food and 5 star service. Never a bad experience.

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LynnM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First visit and will definitely be back. Wonderful service and welcome from Carlos himself. Waiting staff are attentive without being overbearing. We were there on a Wednesday night and were a few other tables occupied but by no means fully booked.

Food is outstanding and a very extensive menu. I had carbonara which was lovely. Friend had scallops which were perfectly cooked.

The extensive menu has a wide range of price variances from super expensive to reasonable. However even at the reasonable level it’s still expensive. For us it was absolutely worth it but be aware it is on the expensive side. Still highly recommend though. We will be back.

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TrudiP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!! Food, ambience, service and of course the delicious food are all top notch! We are beyond blessed to have Carlos Bistros in Colorado Springs.

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thefosterfarm
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were ecstatic to return after a 16 month hiatus, and it could not have been better. I can't even begin to describe the amazing flavors and presentation of each and every dish. You must experience this for yourself. If the world ended tomorrow I'd go happily having this meal as my final meal. Yes, it's that good.

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was by far the best filet I have ever had in my life. The flavor was exquisite and had just the right amount of spice.

Can’t wait for the patio to open!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for 20 years! Always delivers! Every single time.

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vincent
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Colorado hands down. Very good attention to detail. It is pricey but worth every penny.

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humphriesd
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos, staff, and food were amazing. Carlos greeted us before we made it to the door, making us feel at home before we entered. Liz was our server and has the perfect blend of friendly enthusiasm and professional knowledge/diligence. Everything ordered was beautiful and delicious. One of the best meals I have ever eaten with a staff that made it a truly wonderful dining experience. We could not have asked for more to help celebrate our 26th anniversary. Thank you.

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Neets
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu is extensive. Satisfying all appetites.
My octopus was too chewy.
Sea bass and wine selection were fabulous.

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MikeT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos runs and amazing business. I am very grateful for his attentiveness. The food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Service exceptional! Food wonderful! Will be returning!!

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LoisM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Carlo's Bistro. It's our special occasion place to go. Really large menu and everything is always perfect. We have NEVER had a less than a perfect meal and experience!

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DebbyW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat for special occasions! Carlos is the best and so is his staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t believe we waited so long to go here! Food was AMAZING and staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely going back soon!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos and his staff are absolutely amazing and make it a truly special experience every time. More than 5 stars!

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BrianF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Colorado Springs. Every meal we have eaten there is excellent. Carlo is also there to greet you and make sure your experience is a quality one. We go to the early bird hour where the meals are reduced in price. The portions are supposed to be slightly smaller, but we find that they are quite large. We will continue to go there when possible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!!

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StephenD
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, best food and best service in Colorado

FAQs

Carlos' Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1503 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.