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Carlos Bistro

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1025 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3705 (Hw 24)
719-471-2905
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Finest of the Finest Dining in Colorado Springs

From Carlos greeting you in the parking lot until you leave Carlos' Bistro there is nothing but dining pleasure to be had. Everything is 5 star. The service is always top notch. The food from the presentation to the final bite is, I must say perfect. We first dined here a couple of years ago... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Doug80904
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

From Carlos greeting you in the parking lot until you leave Carlos' Bistro there is nothing but dining pleasure to be had. Everything is 5 star. The service is always top notch. The food from the presentation to the final bite is, I must say perfect. We first dined here a couple of years ago, and have been back many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was a superb experience for a special birthday celebration! The menu choices were perfect for the discriminating diner with great taste. Carlos' recommendations and his friendly demeanor added to the memories. We will be back to enjoy again.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Looking for a new place for our company holiday party, Carlo's place came as a recommendation. A little skeptical because of the simple name, after checking the menu out we gave it a go. They did an excellent job of handling our group and the food was amazing, everyone kept talking about how good it was. Since then we went... More 

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Colorado Springs
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Calos Bistro is as good as fine dining can get. Don't worry about the dinning rooms in the fancy five-star resorts. Instead, come here where the food is better, the service is perfect, and every aspect of the operation shows meticulous attention to detail.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I love that whenever I come to eat here Carlos always greets me and remembers my name. He is always such a gentleman and touches every table in the house. I had my rehearsal dinner here as well and it was nothing short of amazing. I've had several food items on the menu and I haven't had one dish that... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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171 reviews 171 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

when you're paying the prices charged by Carlos Bistro (Halibut $55, Avocado salad $13, etc.). In our meal this New Year's Eve, those standards were met, and we feel we got our money's worth. That expensive Halibut was cooked to perfection, the mashed potatoes were super great, the frog legs delicious, the key lime torte delectable. My wife said the... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Everything at Carlos Bistro is top notch. The owner, Carlos greets each diner in the parking lot starting the evening off with an amazing customer experience. The food was impeccable! From the salads, to the entrees to the dessert. This is one of our very special treat restaurants.

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Healdsburg, California, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Wide range of menu items serve enthusiastically and supervised by Carlos himself. The menu items were only slightly less eclectic than the wines. That made both the food and wine selecting fun, even exciting. My dinner was wonderful, my wife was less impressed but not so that she wouldn't return.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you are going to a restaurant, where cost is no object, then the experience should be memorable. Carlos Bistro will give you the memorable experinece both in food and service. You are met and greeted by Carlos himself, and he will again see you at your table sometime during your meal to hear about your experience with you food... More 

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Colorado
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105 reviews 105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The French escargots were delightful, and the sauce they came in perfect for dipping. The house specialty salad with half lobster and goat cheese is a treat for the senses. The veal scaloppini were delicious. The seafood special, "something-something" sole, was somewhat bland and the risotto was overcooked. Both main dishes had great sauces. The dessert with berries and vanilla-burbon... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 719-471-2905

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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