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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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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Amazing!

The food was amazing and the service was absolutely wonderful! Carlos came out to greet us with a welcoming smile, and remembers every customer's name. The lamb was the best we've ever had, and the wine and dessert was superb.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
LSprings
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for a dinner, following online reviews with expectation we will get good quality good. Food was average at best. I ordered the avocado fruit salad, which is a bunch of greens with avocado on the top and few pieces of fruit on the side. Overall combination was good but salad was not complete, as dressing was on the side... More 

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Thank Andrey C
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was amazing and the service was absolutely wonderful! Carlos came out to greet us with a welcoming smile, and remembers every customer's name. The lamb was the best we've ever had, and the wine and dessert was superb.

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Thank LSprings
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We held a corporate dinner here (rented the entire restaurant) and hosted about 75 customers. The owner offered his entire menu to the group, which is unheard of and caused me some serious doubt. Guess what? He not only pulled it off, but did it flawlessly. And the food was among the best we have ever had. We still get... More 

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Thank Greg T
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carlos is know for his tie thrown over his shoulder and warm welcome. But have you ever had the owner of a restaurant come out to the parking lot to greet you? Or have the same owner as well as your server dash together to open the door upon leaving? Well, then you need to go to Carlos Bistro and... More 

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Thank momduster
Sahuarita, Arizona
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't let the exterior fool you, it's what's inside that counts. Escorted inside by the owner, Carlos, and promptly seated. The wine selection was perfect, great Ceasar's salad and the Veal Saltimbocca was excellent, barely managed to finish it. Partner had the John Dory white fish and enjoyed every bite. Can't wait to return for another fine dining experience.

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Thank Rusty C
Arvada, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really, who takes the extra step to greet you outside and thank you for coming to his restaurant? Carlos does! From the time you are seated, Carlos and his staff are so attentive. The food? Absolutely delicious, right down to the special butter. We started off with an mussels and clam appetizer. The best mussels and clams appetizer I have... More 

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Thank Jule365
WOODLAND PARK
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! Fresh seafood and gourmet dishes. It's always a special treat to eat at Carlos'. You really need to try it!

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Thank hartland1085
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had an amazing birthday dinner at Carlos Bistro. Everything from the attention of Carlos and his staff, a wonderful waitress, Jennifer, and the delicious food made for a very special evening. Enjoyed the delicious lobster salad, a house specialty, and then the filet mignon and the pork chop. Nothing but good things to say about it all. Wednesday's in... More 

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Thank RickandDianeW
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I, have been dining at Carlos for around 4 years now. Carlos is a great host with an awesome personality. Even though we do not know him personally, he feels like a really good friend. Carlos goes to every table to make small conversation and is always attentive. He likes to makes sure that we are happy... More 

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Thank Jansael
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had dinner here with a wonderful group of friends. Carlos is incredibly attentive, helping to create a festive environment. I can only write about what I had to eat. The wine list is excellent. The pate was good, but very little of it. For such a high price ($55.00) my filet mignon did not have the look or texture... 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: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?