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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
The Best Of the Best

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
chieftaveuni
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Carlos himself helped make sure my group had a top notched experience. We approached this large varied menu different than most to take the greatest advantage of the many delicious sounding selections - 7 apps and 3 entrees for 5 people! Everything from abalone, lamb, foie gras, frog legs, 2 salads, fillet, escargot, gizzards and duck! All superbly prepared, but... More 

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Seabrook Island, South Carolina, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

CARLOS AND HIS WIFE own ,work and manage the finest restaurant in CO. Springs FOOD is incredible, service is outstanding and CARLOS provides the warmth and attention , all other places are lacking, to each and every diner. We choose it repeatedly above all other eating places in COLORADO SRINGS

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went on my birthday. Ordered a 'special' - they had ahi tuna and I was sooo looking forward to my meal! Not only was my tuna only 1/4" thick, salted to death, it was priced at $60! My husband got something equally salty. The couple behind us also complained about their salted meal. I will NEVER go back.Honestly, Carlos has... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food is excellent in a sophisticated casual atmosphere. Out of downtown but don't be fooled by the area...simple can be elegant!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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Fairbanks
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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
123 reviews 123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

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