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About Carlos' Bistro
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.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3705
Continental, Seafood, Steak
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
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Carlos' Bistro Ratings and Reviews
This is a really up scale restaurant. They have a very extensive menu. The prices range from very reasonable to super expensive. One of the better options is to go on a Wednesday when they have a large selection of wine for only $25 a bottle. The service was first rate. Our wait person Jennifer, was very knowledgeable and Carlos, the owner checked on us a number of times. We appreciated all the attention.
Carlos never disappoints! The food is the best in town, hands down. Service is great and every time we've been in, Carlos has said hello and checked to be sure everything is perfect. The menu has something for everyone, I enjoyed an old fashioned, hush puppies and duck on my last visit.
It was an awesome dining experience for our 50th wedding anniversary. Our server Jennifer was attentive but not hovering and her recommendations were spot on. We were greeted with Happy Anniversary from Carlos and everyone we came in contact with. The food was truly a culinary experience as it was the first time we visited the restaurant.
We were treated like royalty as were all of Carlos diners with Carlos visiting our table checking to see if everything was OK.
I would highly recommend the experience of dining, the food and service.
Thank you Carlos and staff
Carlos' Bistro is a true gem. We were greeted at the door by Carlos. He was asking what the occasion was, how our day is going, and provided us a great first experience. Sometimes restaurant owners can be too talkative, or too engaged with their customers. Carlos had the perfect balance of interacting with customers, and leaving them alone.
The waitress did an amazing job of explaining the menu, specials etc. She was thorough, calm, zero pressure.
Many of the items on the menu are expensive, however, my fiancé and I appreciated that Carlos also has lower priced options if you're not looking to spend as much. We selected several of the premium menu items, and a couple of the low cost.
When the food arrived, it looked great and tasted even better. We got the Alaskan King Crab as an app, the duck and the filet with crab for mains. The crab was cooked perfectly, great flavor, and there was much more actual crab than other high end restaurants typically offer. The duck was delicious, was not dry, and seasoned perfectly. The filet was cooked exactly medium rare as ordered, tasted better than any steak I've had at other steakhouses, and like the duck and crab was a good portion size.
I highly recommend Carlo's Bistro due to the world class customer service, great menu options, and delicious flavors.
Carolo's Bistro never fails to impress friends and relatives. My brother and sister in law were in town. Rather than dinner at the Broadmoor where they were staying I got us reservations at Carolo's. They are both extensive travelers and are very familiar with a number of good restaurants around the globe. They were both impressed and BOTH completely cleaned their plates which they almost never do. They were both impressed and I am always impressed. It is expensive but worth it.
This is a wonderful place to eat at. If you have a special event to celebrate, or just want a very nice date, then Carlos Bistro will not disappoint. Carlos is very attentive to all his guest and tries to make the experience as pleasant as possible. Our waiter was fantastic. He knew his job and was very personable in his delivery and service.
Be sure you are ready to spend some money if you go here though. This is not a cheap outing or quick meal. You will want to take some time to enjoy the entire experience, and you will also be paying well to do so. That being stated, the meal was worth the money as every single item we had was top notch.
I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a fine dining experience for any special occasion.
This was a pleasant surprise for the both of us. My date and I had never been to the restaurant before. The occasion was her birthday, and she was pleased. I heard about the restaurant from a coworker. I will/would recommend Carlos Bistro to anyone wanting nice dinning, without feeling an over crowded atmosphere.
Great food and ambiance. The customer service and attention to detail is some of the best I’ve experienced. Carlos actually greeted us in the parking lot upon our arrival, checked on us numerous times during our meal, and bid us farewell when we left for the evening. Definitely recommend!
Phenomenal doesn’t even come close. We dined here for the first time tonight because our old favorite was booked. I’m so incredibly glad it was. Every flavor in every dish was thought out and well balanced. Carlos wasn’t our server but was thoughtful and attentive as a host. Molly was equally amazing! We ordered the following dishes between 3 people, frog legs, crab legs, lobster salad, shrimp cocktail, mushroom soup, avocado rolls, caprese salad, flat iron steak, the Peruvian rib eye and the calf’s liver. Everything was amazing. We half expected something to be a lesser quality since the menu is so extensive and not one thing fell below our high standards. Before we even left we made reservations for 2 days later. I can’t believe we hadn’t heard of this place before then!!
My husband and I reserved a table for 4 for early dining and, as always, were greeted warmly by Carlos and his staff. We had brought my sister last year to try out when she was visiting and she was very exited about the GF options. Carlo's Bistro even has gluten free bread and is very tasty! On this visit, my brother-in-law was with my sister and she really wanted him to enjoy a great dining experience in Colorado Springs. Jennifer was our waitress, as she has been previously, and she is a delight! She is so welcoming, witty and is very knowledgeable with the menu and is happy to offer suggestions with the extensive wine list as was Carlos. Thank you Carlos and staff for a lovely evening!
Carlos is an excellent unique restaurant. The prices are high but the quality of the food, the service and Carlos himself make it all worthwhile. We went during the Christmas holidays. Carlos was as charming and helpful as usual. We had the halibut from Norway which was out of this world. My son loved his scallops. The service was perfect. The whole dining experience at Carlos is wonderful!
Never disappoints! Carlos welcomes you in to the restaurant like you are family. This time he even met us outside and showed us into the warmth on a cold night. We started with champagne poached king crab. Then the non-menu lobster salad. You think you are no where near water so maybe not a good option? Throw that idea out the window since they were both juiced and full of flavor. I had the beef filet with peppercorn sauce and cheese fondue sauce which was served with mashed potatoes and veggies. Every bite was a different flavor of deliciousness. My husband had the boneless ribeye with risotto and veggies. His too was a delight of flavors with each bite. We finished off with key lime tart and a mixed fruit in vanilla bourbon sauce. We make a special point to visit each time we pass through. We did splurge this time so it was a bit a hit to the pocketbook but every morsel was worth it.
This is our third time to Carlos Bistro and we are never disappointed. Carlos has a wonderful personality and chats with all the patrons and engages all of us. Anytime we have a special occasion such as birthdays or anniversaries, we think of Carlos first and foremost. It is a phenomenal experience and I would recommend it to anyone.
This was a hidden gem that I was very pleased to learn about and share with my group of friends. We meet Monthly to get together for food and drinks and always look to find new places to try. I am a firm believer in if you eat quality food you will pay quality prices. The food was worth every penny and so was the staff which were amazing. Carlos is a hands on owner and very engaged to every customer that walked in the door but it didn't end there. He visited every table assisting in any part of your experience which made the experience an outstanding one. I will be revisiting.
My husband and I chose this restaurant while on our honeymoon in Colorado Springs because it seems to be a winner among the locals. Ambiance was very romantic and quiet. We ordered a drink each, two appetizers and and two salads. Our appetizers were delicious and filled us both up so we opted for salads before venturing off to explore Colorado. The waitress was incredibly rude after we ordered our salads and scoffed at us ordering them as a main course. She made us feel unwelcome and out of place on a very special night for us.
Carlo’s is hands down the best restaurant in Colorado Springs. We were greeted by Carlo when we arrived and were taken care of the entire time we were there. The menu is filled with options you will not see on most menus. It is high end quality and you will pay for it but everything from a variety of appetizers and entrées were outstanding and worth every penny. Make your reservation for any Special Occassion and you will not be disappointed. Check out the menu online to see what fabulousness awaits you.
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