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Carlos Bistro

1025 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3705
719-471-2905
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Ranked #7 of 1,179 restaurants in Colorado Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Hw 24
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English first
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Carlos’ Bistro is that rare gem which once found, you will want to return. Be it only a visit for a special occasion or more regularly. Regardless of your frequency, Carlos greets you as a welcome visitor and truly appreciates your visit. Carlos’ Bistro is in a non-descript building but after he greets you in the parking lot, heartily shakes... More

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Lufkin, Texas
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a gem. Off the beaten path, in Colorado Springs. Carlos greeted us in the parking lot, which apparently is the norm. That added to the local charm. Service was quite good. Menu is really varied, which was a bit strange (from seared Hudson Valley foie gras and $75/glass Chateau d'Yquem to Italian to Mediterranean veggie pasta), and prices... More

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I dined at Carlos Bistro to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We were staying at the Broadmoor Hotel on a Monday night and most of the hotel restaurants were closed. So we ventured elsewhere and we're so glad we did! Like other reviewers mentioned, Carlos greeted us in the parking lot as we were heading into the... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Service was good. Owner was friendly. Reservation, Location and parking were easy. Deco was decent. But wine was overpriced and taste of food was not my type - not French not American not Italian not Californian. In sum, dishes were not impressive nor delicious. I was excited to give this a try due to others' good review but disappointed. What... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Being greeted in the parking lot by the Owner was just the beginning of a great experience! With a menu so vast that it doesn't matter what you may want, chances are it is on the menu. Ask about the lobster salad! It was a plate licking kind of salad. It was not on the menu, so ask about it!!... More

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Scottsdale
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have travelled extensively and not adverse to telling it like it is. When I heard about Carlos and hi wonderful restaurant from friends we had high expectations. Far surpassed our expecations. Carlos is Peruvian but his food is international in preparations and flavor. Carlos will welcome you and explain the menu. He makes you feel very special in his... More

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Chicago, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A 'must visit' in Colorado Springs; fantastic experience and food!! Carlos' was recommended by the Broadmoor concierge to us as a great restaurant to try off property, and we are so glad they recommended it. Our fantastic experience began when Carlos met our car in the parking lot, welcoming us to the restaurant. The ambiance was very comfortable and every... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you arrive between 5&5:30 the menu is half off. That was a nice surprise. We all enjoyed our dinner. The menu has a great selection and service was excellent.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Carlos Bistro is a go to for special occasions for my family. The menu is pricy, but the food can not be beat. The portions are perfect (not too small) and the owner makes you feel like family. Carlos greets and talks to every table and congratulate you on your special occasion if you list one during your reservation. Though... More

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Rather than dinner at our hotel, we ventured off to Carlos' Bistro - were not disappointed. The signature lobster salad was fantastic, the steaks were cooked to order, and dessert - what can you say about great desserts? Will go again next time we are in the Springs.

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