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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 10
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delightful and Delicious Dining Experience

To celebrate a special occasion we visited Carlos Bistro. Originally we considered one of the Broadmoor Restaurants but wanted an unpretentious setting. Upon entry we were warmly greeted by Carlos himself an escorted to our table. Jennifer our server was knowledgeable, helpful, engaging, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Bgreenard
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Colorado
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

To celebrate a special occasion we visited Carlos Bistro. Originally we considered one of the Broadmoor Restaurants but wanted an unpretentious setting. Upon entry we were warmly greeted by Carlos himself an escorted to our table. Jennifer our server was knowledgeable, helpful, engaging, and efficient. Throughout the meal she gave us tips and suggestions that made our dining experience that... More 

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Soquel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

we has a combo celebration of family birthday and AFAcademy graduation. It was wonderful!! Coming from out of state, with many foodies and wine lovers, it was a hidden delight! Thank you Carlos ,from meeting us in parking lot, to our fabulous dinner/celebration!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Yes, Carlos was there and Yes he did make us feel very welcomed---we need more Carlos's in the restaurant world. His food was very good and his staff was well prepared and educated on what they were serving. We ordered their most famous dish---the lobster salad--and it was very good. My wife ordered the lobster linguini diavola and enjoyed the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We came in for late evening drinks and appetizers. Everything we had was so delicious! The calamari was the best I have ever had. It was wonderful to meet and talk with Carlos. He made our evening a very pleasant one. We are looking forward to returning very soon for dinner.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It is rare to be greeted so warmly at a business as we were at Carlos Bistro. Carlos was at the front door with a very welcome smile as he agreed to seat us, without reservations, on a busy Saturday evening. Carlos Bistro has been on our list for years and somehow we had yet to try this highly-rated, revered... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Carlos is hospitable and gracious. $50 entrees- filet mignon and vension were excellent. More "moderate" priced entrees, ~ $30, lacked flavor and subtlety. Starters- avocado eggrolls-bland and unimaginative, shrimp cocktail-excellent quality shrimp but not chilled to optimal temperature, shrimp and scallop salad-protein was overwhelmed by the over dressed greens. We really wanted to be blown away by this Zagat rated... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Lived in the Springs for a few years, and we were always curious about this place. A recurring theme in the reviews is "good, but not good enough to justify the prices". Having finally visited, I would now have to agree. I wanted to try their signature steak, the Filet Oscar. Can any steak dish be worth $60? Well...not this... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had the absolute pleasure of dining here on Saturday May 9th. We had reservations at 8pm. Based on the reviews and the fact that we had yet to try, I now regret not being here until now. On one of our amazingly rainy evenings, Carlos (owner), without even knowing us, arrived at my car with an... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We come from LA and were incredibly surprised to find such a delightful restaurant in Colorado Springs. What is not surprising is that Carlos is a professional and really works every angle of this restaurant to make it such a treat. The waitstaff was very professional and the food was delicious! It had such a nice variety of items on... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I have traveled throughout the America's, Europe, and Southeast Asia over the last 50 years and have NEVER had a better dining experience to compare to Carlos Bistro in Colorado Springs. The quality of the food in both it's presentation and taste is second to none. I do not say this lightly, as I do not give praise lightly. Of... More 

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Additional Information about Carlos Bistro

Address: 1025 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3705
Phone Number: 719-471-2905
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Continental

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?