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Carlos' Bistro

4.9
4.9
1744 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 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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What 1,744 people are saying

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

4.9
4.9 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

  • Colorado Springs

    Best Service

  • Colorado Springs

    Best Ambiance

  • Colorado Springs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Colorado Springs

    Notable Wine List

  • Colorado Springs

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  1. SH

    SallyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING AMZING AMAZING! Not only was the food outstanding (and a wide variety), but the service was just off the charts incredible. I have never experienced anything like it! Can't wait to go back again when we are in town.
  2. M

    Mike

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlos Bistro was a fantastic experience! Carlos greets you and takes you to your seat, the atmosphere is elegant and the food was phenomenal!
  3. RW

    RayW

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dining experience as always. Superb service combined with consistently excellent food and a tremendous wine selection.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    very very expensive, me personally don't think the food was worth it. My pork chop was good and the lobster salad but drinks that cause 25 each , oh no. oysters over prices for 6. good food and ambiance but won't go back.
  5. DW

    DennisW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always excellent. a wonderful relaxing, elegant, kind and wonderful experience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlos greets you at the door and learns everyone’s name, which is such a nice gesture. He remembered our names throughout the dinner as well. My husband, daughter, and I were vacationing here and this restaurant was supposed to be the best of the best - it was! We had the best lobster bisque we have ever had, foie gras, Japanese Kobe beef, filet, and crab Alfredo. We then tried the brandy soaked cherries, crème brûlée, and cheesecake wrapped dessert. Everything was superb and the service was wonderful. Carlos and our waitress, Liz, really made our night wonderful. You really should come enjoy a dinner here if you can!
  7. GB

    GarciaB

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place for celebrations and this year were celebrating our 26th anniversary.
  8. d

    diningcouple

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had an enjoyable dinner and food and service was good. The price range is closer to $80-$120 or more. I had 4 scallops on pasta for $85 and my wife lamb chops for $120. The total bill was $300 for two drinks, two entres and one dessert. We skipped the $50 salad and $20 soup. You will have a very nice dinner, but it will cost you. Foe our life style, we felt it was over priced.
  9. J

    Jean

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlos Bistro is the best restaurant in Colorado Springs! Highly recommend going there to celebrate any occasion with a fine dining experience.
  10. TR

    TamelaR

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall best in springs for food and service was great
  11. D

    Daff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best service I’ve ever experienced! I’ve never been greeted by name by the owner of the restaurant before dining at Carlos’ Bistro! Food was phenomenal and service was impeccable!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  13. 0

    04gigi

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a treat, outstanding food and service. Don’t let the prices scare you away. I feel that if you expect great food you need to be willing to pay more. Quality doesn’t come cheap. The early bird special is the way to go…food is discounted and the wine is half price. I will definitely return the next time I am in Colorado Springs.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    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.
  15. RJ

    RegularJoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    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.
  16. TR

    TamelaR

    Springfield

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service, accommodating for different needs. Always the best top shelf food and alcohol.
  17. KS

    KenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    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.
  18. 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.
  19. LE

    LivetoEat

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and service
  20. 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!
  21. 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.
  22. MJ

    MarioJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the beginning to the end, Carlos and his staff treated us very well and made our 40th Wedding Anniversary very special. Thank you!
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 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!
  31. 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!
  32. 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.
  33. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 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
  34. 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.
  35. 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!
  36. 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.
  37. DD

    DiddleDen

    Denver

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. 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.

FAQs

Carlos' Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 1744 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 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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