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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

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  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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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
Friendly Bistro

Carlos did greet us in the parking lot and came by our table a couple of times to check on us. Great hospitality!! The menu is huge and I wish we lived closer so that we could come back to taste our way through it. We started with some langoustine nachos which were very tasty, but the cheese could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
jnmtravelTexas
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Texas
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Texas
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Carlos did greet us in the parking lot and came by our table a couple of times to check on us. Great hospitality!! The menu is huge and I wish we lived closer so that we could come back to taste our way through it. We started with some langoustine nachos which were very tasty, but the cheese could have... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I have eaten at a number of Colorado Springs' finer restaurants and I do believe Carlos Bistro is the best of the best. The menu is fairly straight forward on the surface but the treatment and presentation feature unique combinations that will surprise and satisfy. The wine list is reasonable for dining of this caliber. A little broader selection might... More 

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Sheridan
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was the first time we dined here...and NOT our last. We were celebrating our Aniversary, and our sons engagement. We were greeted and seated immediately upon our arrival. My further daughter-in Law chose a wonderful wine. I had the Lobster, perfectly done, served on a spiced linguini...fabulous. The others had the Calimari, every one enjoying their meal. I very... More 

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We dined at Carlos Bistro for my birthday this evening. The owner greeted us at the door and knew it was my birthday. The food was amazing, quite possibly the best steak I've ever eaten. We'll definitely be back!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have not been here in about 3 years until we celebrated my husbands birthday there tonight. We were greeted at the door, by the owner, and by name with a birthday greeting for my husband. I don't know ANY other place in this city or many others that do that! Wow. On Sunday nights they have an early bird... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My husband and I headed in for just the weekend and after eating at several restaurants that were less than great we were referred to Carlos bistro by a local and it was everything and more of what we were looking for! The owner Carlos is always there and is so friendly! We were unaware of how nice this restaurant... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend and well worth it! The exterior does not give the interior justice. The owner was so kind and the food was great

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Anchorage, Ak
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Greeted in the parking lot by the owner. Everything about the restaurant was quiet, restful, attentive. The owner stopped by the table numerous times to see if he could improve on anything. He was not intrusive, but attentive. The menu was extensive, the food was beautifully presented, and the taste explosive. Just enough extras to bring out the flavors. We... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

This was the first. Tthe owner actually greeted us in the parking lot to welcome us to his restaurant. That's the kind of personal attention you'll receive at Carlos Bistro. We had a party of 9. We ordered everything from raw oysters to duck to steak to escargot. Everything was amazing. You can tell the owner/chef is passionate about food.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a very large group and the service could not have been better. I had the elk. It was wonderful. I would go back if ever in the area.

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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: Doing business, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?