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Carlos Bistro

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1025 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3705 (Hw 24)
+1 719-471-2905
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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102 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Brought very important customers here for dinner, and I'm glad I did. Great food, wine, waitress and experience. The owner was very engaging, and the waitress was the best one I ever had. Had the lobster salad as first course and it was great. The wine list was very good with great selections. The main course selection was very good... More 

Thank Bill S
Arvada, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner here so very much. The scallops were on point, perfectly cooked, the sides were wonderful, and the desserts were gorgeous. For desert we ordered a pan fried crepe filled with a smooth cheese custard type filling, I'm sorry I can't describe it better than that, and it was covered with a vanilla whiskey sauce. That... More 

Thank KitAtwater
Alamosa, Colorado
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

If you are looking for a place where you absolutely get what you pay for then Carlos Bistro is the place for you. We had a family reunion in Colorado Springs and I was looking for an upscale restaurant to take our adult kids and spouses. I tried initially to book a table for 13 at one of the Broadmoor... More 

1 Thank GeeandVee
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

How can this possibly be regarded as one or the best restaurants in Colorado Springs??? Owner was gracious and welcoming...server was attentive but had to go back to kitchen a few times to answer questions...atmosphere was nice.... My wife and I both ordered foie gras which was excellent....then things went down hill big time. I ordered weinerschnitzel and my wife... More 

Thank n2r49rs
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in all of Colorado! The food is pricey, BUT WORTH IT!!! The table bread is homemade, with homemade butter sprinkled with sea salt. There were 7 people in our party. Each of us ordered a separate dish and it was ALL good. The service was outstanding. We pulled into the parking lot and Carlos walked... More 

1 Thank MyFolks
Sahuarita, Arizona
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Decided to return to Carlos and I should have ordered the Veal Saltimbocca, a previous excellent dish. BUT our server offered a veal chop as a special and I got suckered into ordering this POS chop! My mistake in not asking the price of this special which turned out to be $90! UGG! Over half of it was fat and... More 

Thank Rusty C
Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

For our 20th anniversary, our children arranged an evening at this world class restaurant. We were warmly greeted in the parking lot by Carlos and escorted to our table by Marcia. Mere words cannot describe the experience. They have a perfect level of attention to every detail, amazing layers of flavor, and service as if you were their only guest.... More 

Thank plpitrone58
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

First off we were greeted by Carlos and he was very attentive and made sure our dining experience was wonderful which it definitely was. Our waitress was awesome. The food was phenomenal. Highly, highly recommend eating at this superb establishment,

Thank Jill M
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I had lamb, and it was outstanding!! The flavor was excellent, it was very tender, and it was cooked perfectly. My wife had steak with a jalapeno sauce that she loved. I also had the owners special cocktail. It was some kind of frozen swirl drink. It was also delicious, so delicious that I had two of them. Oh, and... More 

Thank CBaumgartner
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is a lovely little bistro in an unexpected location. The food and service are top notch. I enjoyed the grilled scallops (3 for $45). The spinach was bland, though. I had to add butter to it. The feta Greek salad was nice. My husband had the calamari pasta, and he liked it. We each had a martini. The bill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1025 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3705
    (Hw 24)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-471-2905

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?