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Carlos' Bistro

4.8
4.8
1733 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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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 4:15 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (719) 471-2905

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Echeandia

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 278-5798

  • Neighborhood

    Colorado Springs

  • Cross street

    Hw 24

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 1,733 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver / Colorado

    Best Service

  • Colorado Springs

    Best Overall

  • Colorado Springs

    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Colorado Springs

    Best Ambiance

  • Colorado Springs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Colorado Springs

    Notable Wine List

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Carlos’ attention to food quality and preparation is excellent, his personal involvement is beyond compare. Best dining experience I’ve ever had and we will be back! Stephanie is awesome.

  2. RJ

    RegularJoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Personal service, excellent food, couldn’t have been happier. This was worth every penny. Highly recommend trying it, you won’t be disappointed, I will be going back for sure.

  3. TR

    TamelaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best service, accommodating for different needs. Always the best top shelf food and alcohol.

  4. KS

    KenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I have been to many restaurants with just as good food and presentation with a third less cost. Menu appears to be too full. I typically suspect mediocre food when menu is expansive.

  5. MD

    MichaelD

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time at Carlos’ Bistro. It was amazing. They make everyone feel so special, our 9yo loves it and they interact with him so much. They even make him special plates, just to his liking. The food is amazing, we all tried everything from each other’s plates and loved everything. Carlos stops by and chats and makes recommendations. Such a great experience. You get what you pay for and this is worth every penny.

  6. LE

    LivetoEat

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and service

  7. K

    Krzysztof

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Uncompromising service—Stephanie was impeccable carefully explaining the menu options. Her service was outstanding. Food was phenomenal. We had calamari, steak tartar, soup, salads and scallops and tomahawk pork chop. Each was perfectly done! Exceptional experience. We’ll go back!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had an excellent evening at Carlo’s from beginning to end. He has an amazing liquor and wine selection. He even has the cult favorite Screaming Eagle. The selection is large. So it’s likely everyone will find their favorite for the evening. My friend and I split the Kobe and salmon oscar. They actually split it in the kitchen so the plates came out beautiful with half of each entree. Each entree melted in your mouth. The bread pudding was outstanding to finish a delightful night. Our server Stephanie was superb. We wanted for nothing but she let us enjoy our conversation.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the best place. No question about it.

  10. MG

    MaryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dining experience at Carlos’ Bistro will forever be a marker in our lives. Our group travels all over the world and we have never encountered what we experienced last night … sheer excellence, astonishing beauty, warm hospitality and a rare menu! We expect to travel to Colorado Springs frequently and we plan to return again and again. Carlos and Liz, thank you for an unforgettable dining experience! You are both special! God bless you all!

  11. K

    Kolorado

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an amazing night as we celebrated Mother's Day. Carlos met us in the parking lot with a big welcome and the evening just got better. Molly, the waitress, came by on a regular basis, but not too often. She gave us plenty of time to relax and enjoy the appetizer and drinks before even taking our entre order. And the entre's were outstanding, first in presentation and then in taste. And then to end it all with a delicious dessert. It has been many years since we had been to Carlos but we are already discussing the next visit. Thank You Carlos for a special, memorable evening.

  12. JG

    JaneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was top notch. Each bite was delicious, staff was friendly & informative without being overbearing. We look forward to returning.

  13. BJ

    BJ18

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Carlos’ was amazing. Perfect to celebrate or just to pop in for a date night. Best escargot ever! Halibut was divine. Fun menu with something for everyone. Great playlist. Loved the intimate setting. Carlos attended to all of his guests & Liz was superb. Felt very special.

  14. SS

    StevenS

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    In terms of food creativeness and quality, service, and ambiance, likely one of the best restaurants in El Paso County. Very pricey but, I guess, you get what you pay for.

  15. JS

    JoelS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place will always go back for any occasion

  16. MZ

    MarkZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went to Carlos' for our anniversary. Carlos greeted us at our car and congratulated us on our anniversary. Throughout the whole experience Carlos was very attentive and made sure it was a night to remember. Highly recommend!! Great food, service and atmosphere!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely time; the service was outstanding and the food was spectacular; I had the seafood pasta- the broth was amazing!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Carlos came out to the parking lot to greet us and walk us in. The atmosphere was very relaxing and the server was very attentive. The food was excellent in appearance and taste. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

  19. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Owner was vibrant and friendly. Generous portions. Presentation was nice. Tasty and unique dishes. Wine list good but expensive. Enjoyed our dinner

  20. SG

    SusieG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were here last night for dinner with friends. The service is the best I have experience in the USA in decades. Carlos, what a character, welcoming, charming, caring, addressed us all by our names as did Molly who provided top notch service. The food and drinks outstanding, we will definitely be returning.

  21. TE

    TamiE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a wonderful dining experience for my husband & myself celebrating an anniversary! Carlos greeted & seated us w/a warm & friendly smile. Our server, Molly was excellent & very helpful. The food was simply delicious & presentation beautiful. Carlos was very accommodating w/making sure that my gluten free needs were met. This was a very special evening & we are excited to go back again & bring friends with us!

  22. MG

    MaureenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We go to Carlos' fir special occasions about twice a year. This time was for my parents' 60th wedding anniversary. This restaurant always delivers delightful meals, exceptional service in a quiet and beautiful space.

  23. DD

    DiddleDen

    Denver

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    When my Clients from DC are in town, they insist on Dinner at Carlos Bistro. The food is great, the service is exceptional and the drinks menu covers everything from "A to Zed". Plan on at least 2 hours for your meal. You will never feel rushed. Relax and enjoy.

  24. T

    Trude

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a wonderful meal. Great ambiance and Carlos is always welcoming.

  25. RW

    RobertW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The most amazing dinner we've ever had.. Carlos is amazing.. the food was hands down the best .. worth every dollar and I can't wait to come back

  26. TY

    TomY

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent and very attentive service from Brian. He explained many menu items. Didn't try to push us in any direction. The chef's presentations were attractive and most pleasing. The entire menu possibilities were varied and extensive. And, Carlos' tie was still in place. A most enjoyable dinner/evening.

  27. CS

    CarlS

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, Carlos always gives us his personal attention.

  28. RD

    RajD

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as always. Carlos is a great host - very personable and has great stories to tell. Our waitress, Stephanie was awesome.

  29. MC

    MikeC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Carlos and Liz took very good care of us. Took the time to get to know us and why were there. Very good food.

  30. JL

    JustinL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant was an amazing experience! My husband and I went for our anniversary and everything was exquisite from the appetizers to the main course. The staff was extremely respectful and very entertaining. The restaurant is nice, quiet, and intimate.

  31. CH

    ChadH

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is amazing, from the moment you arrive, to the moment you leave, it’s truly a dining experience. Upon arrival your greeted with a sincere welcome, full of energy. The service is impeccable. The menu provides a good variety of options, including Elk, Waygu and Kobe, and everything we had was absolutely amazing. The Elks was out of this world, and my filet was one of the best ever. Do yourself a favor and go have an experience here, truly amazing!

  32. v

    vickieelaine

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    Fabulous food..great service..exorbitant prices..

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Carols and Stephanie took the best care of us. The food was incredible and service amazing. Thank you!

  34. H

    toddH

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is so nice to go to a high end fine dinning establishment and have a perfect evening. Everything you would expect. Perfect service great atmosphere fantastic menus. Everything we have ever ordered was been perfectly prepared. We plan to make this a monthly event.

  35. LH

    LisaH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place, excellent service, great wine list. And Carlos himself is so fun! But I would prepare others for the steep tab.

  36. KN

    KenN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food I’ve ever eaten. Amazing menu and Carlos definitely cares about each individual experience. No wonder it’s rated #1 in Colorado.

  37. KK

    KateK

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The food was incredible and we can’t say enough about our waitress! But those prices??? We have gone to a lot of fine dining restaurants all over the country and we have NEVER seen prices that high! At least $30 more per entree then same type of meal in Aspen and we thought Aspen was expensive but at least there was a beautiful view! I think he really needs to lower the prices but it seems to be working because tables were filled.

  38. JY

    JoshYoung

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an incredible dining experience. Immediately upon entering the entire staff was prepared for our reservation. The owner created us as if we were old friends and he was so happy to see us. This was superior than any other dining experience we’ve had in Colorado Springs. Our Waiter was attentive, knowledgeable, and quick. He felt like he was always there and never interrupting at the same time. The wine selection is superb and our bottle was gone before we knew it. The appetizers were delicious. The lobster salad was the best salad we’ve ever enjoyed. Our main course also was cooked to perfection. The sides complemented every bite. The atmosphere is romantic, warm and inviting. The staff seem to love their boss and the boss loves his craft. He was working alongside everyone the entire time. Checking in to ensure we were enjoying our meal. I can’t wait to return. Carlos Bistro is a MUST dine experience. 5 Stars for excellence. ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  39. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best restaurants in town. The owner Carlos along with my waiter were very respectful. Definitely will be coming again

  40. RJ

    RonJ

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for early Valentines Day dinner. The food was amazing to look at and to eat. The service was fantastic!

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Carlos' Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1733 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Carlos' Bistro

1025 S 21st St Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3705

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hw 24

  • Neighborhood

    Colorado Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 4:15 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Echeandia

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (719) 471-2905

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 278-5798

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