Carlos' Bistro

4.8
1565 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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What 1565 people are saying
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4.9
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGlendaR
Western KY
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly atmosphere! Great food! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around. The service was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience! Carlos welcomed us upon our arrival with a warm welcome. He made a point to remember our names and what we were celebrating. He over saw our whole experience with suggestions and recommendations.
The food. OMG!!! THE FOOD! Everything we ordered was spectacular! My husband and I are foodies and this by far exceeded our expectations! This has been the FIRST and ONLY wow restaurant in Colorado Springs. Well worth the price! We will return!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with the best service.

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vipMamaD
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, beautiful owner and chef. His dedication to a perfect customer experience is very apparent. The food is excellent! Dessert choices are amazing!

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Coalgirl
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carlos and the staff were very friendly. They came over often to check on us. The food selection was varied. The escargot, calamari, duck, and scallops were delicious. The noise level was louder than I would have preferred, but you could still have a conversation. Carlos' Bistro is a great place to go for a fancy night out.

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vipBettyB
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience!

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vipCarlS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Carlos always greets us with a smile.

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JenniferK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, extensive menu, fantastic wine list and discounts until 2022

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viprick
New Mexico
35 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service and food. You get what you pay for

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightfully unique and special experience! Food is amazing and Carlos is the consummate host and culinary artist. This is a special place worthy of all the awards received! Can’t wait to come back!

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GolfingDiner
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as advertised!

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vipCBeater
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very personalized service. Excellent service and food. A very special find in Colorado Springs. We had a great meal and experience

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Gage
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Extremely expensive. Not one to complain or leave reviews but this one is needed! VERY pushy on "sale" items both food and beverages. The 25 martini was so strong couldn't finish it. The "Kobe steak" was good, but not anywhere close to "better than Vegas" as reminded 3 times by 2 different people and sadly overcooked. The filet....sorry but awful. The sauce was gross and the piece of meat was NOT a filet. One of the most disappointing dining experiences. Unfortunately will never be returning.
After checking the Kobe Beef Association website, this location is not listed so the advertised Japanese Kobe steak is actually NOT!
Wow....talk about feeling ripped off

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Carlos was a great host! Drinks are really good. Food: pasta delicious but pasta itself wasn’t home made. Paella: muy condimentada.

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firstimer
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a phenomenal place to celebrate special occasions!! Friendly staff and excellent food (especially items you won’t find anywhere else in Colorado). So glad Carlos’ made it to the other side of the pandemic!

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vipEveningDiner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

The food is seriously overpriced although you can find an item here or there that's not completely unreasonable. The wine list is off the charts over priced, roughly a 500% markup from what the same bottle costs in a wine shop. The establishment attempts to mitigate that overpricing by selling the wine at half price, meaning the markup is now 250%. That's not completely unusual (250% markup) for some higher end restaurants but given the wine list, I found it too be out of line.

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DaveL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve ever had. Molly was a superb waitress. Not even really a waitress, more of an ambassador. Carlos came out to our car when he saw we were waiting because we got there early and said “we are ready for you.” Unbelievable customer service. We will absolutely be coming back.

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vipJamesW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful! Food extremely good. Carlos takes so much pride in his restaurant. He and his staff were wonderful. Definitely a favorite in The Springs.

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Carlson
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cuisine and ambience at Carlo’s Bistro is always first class. Superb service! Carlos and his staff are top notch. We would highly recommend dining at Carlos Bistro.

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GregE
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant ever—I am talking “last supper” good! Carlos and team’s attention detail is superior, simply perfection!

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Michael
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carlos is always excellent!

Easily the finest restaurant in Colorado Springs.

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TatumV
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and amazing food in a beautiful and romantic atmosphere. We got to meet Carlos himself as he was very much involved in the whole experience. Such a friendly and hardworking owner and it shows in his upscale and delectable restaurant.

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AustinC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at the Carlos Bistro; we will be back! My wife and I loved the staff, the food, and the atmosphere. It is a little pricey but the value return is very good.

We have already recommended it family and friends and would to others looking for an outstanding dinning experience.

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CherylP
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff make you feel like you’re the only table in the restaurant. Food, service and ambience unbeatable!

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rmd620
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Best dining experience in the Springs. We will always dine here when we are in town.

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SidS
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good service very expensive , Is it worth the money I think so!

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BrandonG
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had, and probably the best steak I’ve ever had. The owner is an absolute joy and takes time to greet and chat with every customer while helping his staff clear tables and fill drinks. Was an absolutely sublime experience. Well worth the cost.

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vippaulmagarelli
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at Carlos Bistro is an "event" culinary, fun, familial, and your taste buds are in for a wonderful carnival of flavors. Can't say enough about the food and service. Exemplary.

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MotivatedbyFood
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing dining experience that I would highly recommend for romantic or special occasion events. The host (Carlos) was absolutely outstanding, and everything was well prepared. The expansive menu features amazing selection and outstanding quality!

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Jason
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I made our second visit to Carlos' Bistro. It was another amazing experience and we look forward to returning soon.

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RobertK
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent as always. Highly recommend

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Pharmrep1
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos Bistro was as fine a dining experience as one would expect. The food and preparation were first rate. The service was great. Stephanie assisted our dining experience along with the owner, Carlos. The energy of all involved with our evening was tremendous. Highly recommend this upscale restaurant.

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luv2dine
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding; personalized first name basis. met at the door by the owner. Stephanie was very attentive and knowledgeable about every item on the menu. Lobster salad was amazing. Prime filet ala Oscar was very good and extremely tender, but it came out well done when I had ordered medium rare. Wife's Ribeye Peruvian Lomo Saltado was exceptional. Berries cigar rolled crepes were good but not as good as Paris Crepes. Crème Brule was tastee but had no hard topping. Overall very nice dinner with exceptional service.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great atmosphere, with excellent service and food!

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RichardT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. All the sauces are exceptional. All the waiting staff is the best, attentive and very friendly. Stephanie, our waitress, is one of the best we ever had anywhere. Overall, it is the best restaurant in Colorado Springs. We go as often as we can, especially for special occasions! Carlos , the owner, is friendly and greets the patrons as they come in. I suggest coming to Carlo's Bistro for the food, service and the friendly atmosphere.

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AndreaR
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time and i loved the atmosphere and the food is the best

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vipJohn
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence. From the moment we walked in, through a wonderful dinner, until the moment we walked out. We will go back, time and time again!

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BrentM
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The local gem is one we keep coming back to. Carlos and his staff are customer service oriented and will hard to make sure you enjoy your stay.

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Carlos' Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1565 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.